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UEA co-hosts international conference 2019

In November 2019, Professor Kenda Crozier, Professor Zoe Butterfint and Associate Professor Julia Hubbard attended an international conference hosted by the Praboromarajchanok Institute in Bangkok, where the UEA acted as a conference co-host. The institute is the umbrella organisation for 36  Ministry of Public Health nursing colleges across Thailand.

Professor Crozier presented a keynote on ‘creating education programmes to meet the demands of changing healthcare’ (link to photo of kenda) whilst Professor Butterfint and Associate Professor Hubbard chaired concurrent sessions and took part in judging competitions (for best themed lecture category) for presentations from internationally recognised speakers from Europe, Japan, China, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and USA on a range of ‘health reform and innovation’ lectures.

The HSC academics also visited Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chiang Mai as visiting scholars to present lectures on innovation and health care partnerships. Professor Crozier led workshops on writing for publication and preparing applications. The event was exceptionally successful and attended by participants from across northern Thailand.

Due to the success of both of these events, HSC has been invited to Chiang Mai in August 2020, where Associate Professor Hubbard will accompany ten HSC undergraduate students for a two-week observational clinical/education/cultural placement, undertake workshops with Boromarajonani college academic staff and spend some time working clinically (as an expert practitioner) in the cardiac unit at Nakornping Hospital, Chiang Mai.

HSC/UEA (led by Professor Crozier) have been invited by the Thailand Ministry of Public Health to co-host the next international health conference in November 2020 in Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand with the Dean of HSC, Professor Sally Hardy joining them as a key note speaker at the event.