Scientific Program

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Edna Adan Ismail

Director & Founder of Edna Adan Hospital

Keynote: Safer Motherhood in Somaliland

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Biography:

Edna Adan Ismail is the former Foreign Minister of Somaliland Republic. She held this office from 2003 until 2006, and had previously served as Somaliland's Minister of Family Welfare and Social Development. She is the director and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa and an activist and pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female genital mutilation. She is also President of the Organization for Victims of Torture.

Abstract:

Following a long and devastating civil war with Somalia, Somaliland emerged from that war in 1991 with its infrastructure totally destroyed, the majority of its health professionals killed, and no resources available to address the health problems of the people. In addition to this, the lack of international recognition of Somaliland was another obstacle that hampered the provision of adequate health care and education that were needed to recover from the human rights violations they faced during the war.

In light of these problems, Dr Edna Adan Ismail, a nurse and a midwife herself, made a decision that initially focused on building a maternity hospital to care for the needs of women and their babies. Since the hospital was opened in 2002, it steadily grew to become a regional referral and teaching hospital which has helped to reduce by 3/4 the alarming rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in Somaliland ( 63 maternal deaths among 22,000 deliveries that were assisted during the past 16 years= MMR of 280/100,000) . Being a referral hospital, this reduction became possible through the set-up of a facility that has a 24/hour readiness to deal with obstetrical emergencies, including fully functional operating theaters, a resident Anesthesist, blood bank, laboratory, and the accelerated training of Midwives that could be deployed to hospitals as well as to all corners of Somaliland where communities had never had health services nor ever seen a trained health professional.

Finally, in order to improve education, training and therefore services, Dr Edna Adan Ismail also founded her own university in 2011 which trains doctors, midwives, nurses, laboratory technicians, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nutritionists and public health specialists. As women had been previously excluded from education, the Edna Adan University favours applicants from young women as well as students from a disadvantaged background

Keynote Forum

S Chhabra

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Keynote: Women's Health Journey Is On Slippery Road

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Biography:

S Chhabra is a Director Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, India and CEO of Akanksha Shishu Kalyan Kendra and OSD in Dr. Sushila Nayar Hospital, Sewagram.

Abstract:

Women suffer globally, with variations in the burden of sufferings of their body and mind. On one side their body structure, functions, make them vulnerable to various disorders, on the other side, there are society’s gender inequalities and norms. The extent of the disorders with which they suffer is mammoth. In India with world’s 15% population, bias starts with attempts at prevention of a girl’s entry into her mother’s womb and female foeticide, infanticide, problems of inequalities in childhood and during adolescence are persisting. Women suffer during reproductive life and beyond. There is growing burden of infertility because of various reasons with sequale of work up, therapy, under assisted reproduction (ART) and surrogacy also. Here also it is women who suffer all the dangers of surgeries, hormones and mental trauma. Pregnancy and birth related disorders, dysfunctions continue to kill women around the world. Preventable maternal deaths and severe illnesses continue in resource poor countries and woman’s life is at stake with each pregnancy. Maternal mortality, severe morbidity have increased even in affluent America. There are consequences of reproductive health events, even with normal functions, more so with dysfunctions as they age, be it Genital prolapsed or Stress continence. Gynaecological cancers are common with challenges of early diagnosis and management. Cervical cancer almost preventable continues to kill women. Other gyn. cancers also continue to affect woman’s life around the world with delayed diagnosis and complicated therapies. Over all women have to walk on the slippery road of their health journey from prebirth to death, Womb to Tomb. All attempts need to be made to make the health journey of a woman as safe as possible by preventing preventable and for others appropriate, affordable, accessible and timely therapies.

Keynote Forum

Danielle K Miller

Infor Healthcare, USA

Keynote: Leveraging technology to increase care coordination in healthcare

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Biography:

Experienced Chief Nursing Officer with a demonstrated history of healthcare subject matter expertise working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Healthcare Management, Hospital operations, Patient experience, Customer Service, Nursing Education, and Board certified in Obstetrics. Holds a BSN and MSN and entering the dissertation phase of her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Nursing Education from Capella University.

Abstract:

Health information technology (HIT) offers hospitals and healthcare systems the tools that integrate data from a clinical, financial, and operational perspective that yields analytical insight into their healthcare organizations. Leveraging technology to manage labor costs can be used by collecting the data from the electronic medical records that drive clinical staffing and clinical assignments to deliver superior patient, clinical and financial outcomes. Technology can be leveraged by healthcare organizations as they pursue the Quadruple Aim, which includes adding the goal of improving the work life of health care providers, comprising clinicians and staff, as well as seeking better cost, quality and outcomes. This allows for an increase in the coordination of care across all continuums.Healthcare organizations need a strategic clinical and operational plan to assist them in their efforts to optimize patient outcomes, improve employee satisfaction and maximize revenue. This can be accomplished by leveraging technology to increase the care coordination received in patient care. Implementing a solution will allow your organization to operate at maximum efficiency. Increased engagement with the patient throughout their continuum of care and increased communication amongst the entire healthcare team leads to better patient outcomes.The increasing advances and development of technology in health care offer the opportunity for increased availability of data to drive operations and the potential to support evidence-based management decisions (Hyun, et al, 2008). As challenges continue to rise, there is an enormous opportunity to leverage technology to provide better patient care to patients and improve clinical outcomes using real time, actionable data.Combining the best science-driven processes with patented technology and years of experience provides a solution that allows you to decrease turnover, improve performance, streamline hiring processes, and reduce risk.

  • Gynecology & Obstetrics | Gynecological Oncology | Midwifery | Cancer Nursing | Oncology Nursing

Session Introduction

Ola Hadaya

Wayne State University, USA

Title: Abnormal dopplers in monochorionic twins-Is TAPS or maternal anemia at play?
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Biography:

Ola Hadaya is graduated from Wayne State's medical school. She'll graduate med school sooner than some finish their undergraduate work.Hadaya was able to enter the medical program early because she skipped the third, fifth and seventh grades, according to a university spokesperson.She was just 11 when she started high school in New Jersey.By 15, she'd graduated high school, having taken enough advanced placement courses to have shaved off a full year of college credits from her to-do list. She'd also completed a chemistry course at Princeton while attending high school.When she graduated from Rutgers with an undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern studies and a minor in biology, she then applied to Wayne State.She was one of fewer than 300 accepted to the school that year, and will graduate Monday with 283 others.Hadaya will follow in the footsteps of her father, also a doctor. Her mother is a mechanical engineer.Wayne State doesn't ask applicants for their age, the school said, so the admissions officers might not have known Hadaya was so young when she started the graduate work.

Abstract:

Abnormal middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocities (MCA-PSV) in monochorionic twins raise concern for twin twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and twin anemiapolycythemia sequence (TAPS) as well as other causes of fetal anemia, including infectious and alloimmunizing etiologies. Rarely is severe maternal anemia considered the culprit behind the abnormal dopplers. We present a case of a 32 year old primigravida with monochromic diamniotic twins found to have an elevated MCA-PSV of initially one and then both twins, with no other ultrasonographic evidence suggestive of TAPS. Her workup was negative for parvovirus infection and alloimmunization but remarkable for severe maternal iron deficiency anemia. Treatment with IV iron was initiated, and the MCA-PSV’S normalized. A comparison of hemoglobin levels of the twins following delivery did not fulfill TAPS post-natal criteria. The significance of this case report is that presents a unique case, not before described in the literature, of severe maternal iron deficiency anemia resulting in abnormal fetal MCA-PSV’s. The fetus may not be as impervious to maternal iron deficiency anemia as has long been believed, but these effects appear to be reversible with treatment.

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Biography:

After completing medical school and residency at Alexandria  University,College of medicine, Soha remained for advanced training in laparoscopy and oncogynecology.In late 2011, Dr. Soha joined the national program for primary healthcare  of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at ministry of health and population. She has worked towards improving the access to gynecologic care for the underserved through the Women’s Center at Alexandria. As a specialist  of the resident gynecologic onco surgical practice at Alexandria Military Hospital, she kindled her passion for surgical and clinical research work. In this role, she participated in many eminent Gyn.& Obs. national and international conference. Moreover, Dr. Soha is committed to creating systems for constant self-assessment and improvement within medicine. She serves as co-assisstant of the Gynecologic Practice Quality Assurance Committee at MOHP with special interests in chemotherapy targeted drug development, patient quality of life programs and early cancer detection within the OB/GYN department. On the clinical side, Dr.Soha enjoys providing exceptional, individualized, comprehensive care to patients, bringing together multi-disciplinary clinical teams to achieve the best outcomes. She is passionate about advancing the field of gynecologic oncology through innovative scientific research and hopes her discoveries will lead to better treatments for patients.

Abstract:

Background: Hyperandrogenism is present in up to 70 % of PCOS patients in the form of hirsutism and others. Serum PSA concentrations were found to be higher in hirsute than in non hirsute males, suggesting that, also in females, PSA may be regulated by androgens. Serum PSA levels also vary during menstrual cycles and increase in women with excess androgen. Aim: Demonstrate correlation between PSA and hirsutism in women with PCOS and the cut off value of PSA in diagnosis of PCOS. Methods and material: Fifty women in their reproductive age (20-40) years old, who had been diagnosed as PCOS and Fifty non-PCO women were served as control. the measurements were age, marital status, obstetric, medical histories, BMI, w/h ratio, waist and hip circumference, fat distribution, serum PSA and testosterone and their correlation with modified Ferriman-Gallwey scale and the cut off value of both PSA and testosterone.Results: PSA with the cut off value is an important indicator of diagnosis of PCOS with sensitivity 98.0% and specificity 96.0%, positive correlation between serum PSA and hirsutism in PCOS patients.

Speaker
Biography:

Caroline holds BS in nursing since 1988, certified in Infection Control (NYIC) as well as educator for NYIC certification. She is JCI certified educator for JCI education program “Safety in Surgical Services”.She has more than 28 years’ experience in Nursing Management, Infection control and Health Care Quality, Accreditation Management and Elderly Care. She held the position of Director of Nursing Services at “Home Care Lebanon”, where she was leading the Health Care Team and responsible for Patient Safety, from 1997 to 2004. From 1994 to 1997 Caroline held the position of Operating Room Nursing Manager in Lebanon. She is an active public speaker at international and national congresses for Patient Safety, Surgical forum, Hand Hygiene Campaigns and Infection Preventions summits in CEEMEA region. Since she joined 3M in 2004, she has been working closely with Hospitals Management team, Infection Control and Patient Safety Committees all over the CEEMEA region to improve patient safety, Expectations and outcomes. Her contribution in creating awareness of the best practices and driving surgical safety solution, surgical pathway, clinical evidences and standards of care to prevent Hospital Acquired Infection as well as educating Health Care Staff in CEEMEA region is broadly recognized and appreciated. She has publication on the Reduction of Surgical Site Infections in Cesarean Section Deliveries by Implementation of a Surgical Care Pathway.

Abstract:

Caesarean section deliveries are an important surgical procedure that is used to improve both maternal and fetal outcomes in complicated pregnancies. In recent times however the convenience of the surgery for both mother and surgeon has resulted in an increasing global trend of C-section deliveries which according to the World Health Organization has now reached pandemic proportions. The nature of the surgery makes it a high risk procedure and the incidence of infection have been increasing in both well and under-resourced countries. Since the entire process is not limited to a single hospital department, a multi-disciplinary approach is needed to minimize the risk of infections. For this study a surgical care pathway was introduced as part of a performance improvement project to a private hospital in South Africa which resulted in C-section infection rates decreasing from 5.12 ± 0.82 % to 0.23 ± 0.15 % (p<0.0001).

Hussein Kandil

Fakih IVF Fertility Center, UAE

Title: Endocrinopathies and male infertility
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Biography:

Hussein Kandil, a urologist specializing in male reproductive, men’s health and sexual medicine,graduated from the division of urology at St. George Hospital University Medical Centre, in affiliation with Balamand university, Lebanon. He completed his residency at the division of urology at Pontoise regional hospital and Lens university hospital in France, and earned his Diploma in Urology in 2008. After completing his residency in 2009, he joined the division of urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a Fellowship in Andrology, sub-specializing in male reproductive medicine. In 2017, Dr. Hussein Kandil earned the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, and received the title FACS. His area of interest lies in in Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction in the management of Non- Obstructive Azoospermia, and has special interest in male reproductive endocrine disorders. Dr. Kandil authored and published on amazon a public manual in English and Arabic, called ‘The Male: Pearls of Hope in Male Infertility’, which is a manual that guides males through their journey of male infertility.

Abstract:

Male reproductive endocrinology has become a topic of great importance, aiming to manage the dramatic decline in male reproductive indices that took place over the last decades, negatively affecting male fertility, sexuality and general well being. Endocrinopathies remain to be a common finding that is linked to male sub fertility. And since stability of the endocrine system is a pre-requisite for a normal male reproductive function, a lot of research is focused on studying the reasons behind this unparalleled alteration, implementing better tools of investigation, and offering new pharmaceutical products to manage this complex and sensitive problem that reached an incidence of more than 30% in patients visiting fertility clinics. The learning objectives of the presentation include: highlighting on the importance of hormonal evaluation of the infertile male, interpreting the results based on the most up-to-date standards and references, discussing critical papers that pioneered hormonal manipulations in the context of male sub fertility, identifying the subgroup of patients requiring treatment, becoming knowledgeable about the different pharmaceutical agents commercially available, and finally, understanding the various hormonal manipulations and techniques used to boost spermatogenesis, improve fertility index, and most importantly improve the male well being.

Gopa Chowdhury

Rajendra Institude of Medical Sciences, India

Title: PCOS and Pregnancy Outcome
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Biography:

Dr Gopa Chowdhury, Rtd. Associate Prof, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MD, FICOG, has her expertise in different areas of Gynecology and Obstetrics and is passionate about spreading her knowledge through papers, articles, Knowledge sessions and her work with patients in the rural region of Jharkhand. She is an Executive member of ROGS and has held different positions as Speaker, Panelist, Chair-person in ROGS and National conferences. Dr Gopa was also the Vice President – FOGSI ROGS (Ranchi Obst, & Gynae Society); 2013-2015 and is an ongoing active member of the group. Besides her work as Associate Prof., she Several Papers published in State, National, International Journals and has been an active participant in CMEs, Conferences (State, National, International): FIGO-SAFOG, RCOG, FIGO, AOCOG, SICOG (oral and paper presentation), National-YUVA-FOGSI, AICOG as delegate and faculty

Abstract:

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an intergenerational condition, is one of the most common endocrine syndrome affecting the reproductive system, encompassing metabolic, cardiovascular, dermatological, psychological conditions starting from adolescence. 4-8% prevalence in reproductive age. Effects manifest via deranged hormone profile with main complaints of menstrual irregularity, hirsutism, and infertility. Diagnostic criteria: GDM-50-100 gm oral glucose tolerance test, PIH-BP >= 140/90 mm of Hg with Protinuria >= two by dipstick (>3gm / 24 hr.). Gestational age >= 20 weeks, premature delivery < 37 weeks. Results: Conception:

  • After Metformin 49% (1345)
  • After Ovulation induction with Clomiphene Citrate 37% (1016)
  • After Gonadotropin 0.3% (82)
  • No turn up 11% (303).
  • Women with PCOSare at higher risk for pregnancy complications. 69% (1686) delivered after 37 completed weeks. 23% (562) before 37 weeks. 8% (195) spontaneous abortion.
  • Significant obesity. BMI >= 25 present in 72% (1686)
  • Major pregnancy complications:
  • PIH 54% (1213), GDM 56% (1258), premature delivery 23% (517)
  • Caesarean delivery high in 32% (719) mainly due to GDM causes big baby and severe PIH 29% (652)

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Biography:

Dr. Aboubakr Elnashar is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Benha University, Egypt. He is the President of clinical society of obs and gyn. He is the member of the board of Egyptian Society of Fertility & sterility from 2015 and till now. He is the editor of the Egyptian Fertility sterility Journal and the Benha Medical Journal. He is the Associate Editor of Middle East fertility Society Journal. He was the assistant secretary general of Egyptian society of fertility & Sterility (2002- 2006). Dr. Elnashar had many publications both national and international. He is managing and directing of many training courses in cytology, colposcopy, ultrasonography, foetal monitor, reproductive endocrinology and ART. Qualification includes, M.B.CH.B. (Very good with honor, 1978, Zagazig University) Post graduate qualifications 1. Master in Ob/Gyn (Very good, 1982), Zagazig University 2. Diploma in cervical pathology (1986, Barcelona, Spain) 3. Medical Doctora in Ob/Gyn (1989, Zagazig University) Post graduate appointments Registrar, assistant lecturer, Lecturer, Assistant professor Ob/Gyn in Benha Faculty of Medicine from January 1996. Appointments 1. Professor of Ob/Gyn, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Egypt, from March 2001 till now 2. Chief of early detection of cancer unit, Benha University Hospital, Egypt. 3. Consultant of IVF &ICSI in Delta Fertility Center & Benha Fertility Center, Egypt.

Abstract:

Main results and the role of chance: Three Cochrane SR and Three non Cochrane SR. Evidence was insufficient to support the use of pentoxifylline in the management of endometriosis in terms of subfertility and relief of pain outcomes. 2. There is some but limited evidence for the beneficial effects of vitamin D supplementation on menstrual dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 3. Myo-inositol provided a beneficial effect for PCOS. 4. Antioxidants; were not associated with an increased life birthrate (LBR) compared with placebo or no treatment. 5. Combined antioxidants were associated with clinical pregnancy rate (CPR). 6. An association was seen between antioxidants and CPR in women with PCOS; however, heterogeneity was extremely high. 7. No association was seen between antioxidants and CPR in women with endometriosis or unexplained infertility. 8. Pentoxifylline was found to be associated with an increased CPR. Limitations, reasons for caution: Despite numerous advances in antioxidant, there is a need for further randomized controlled studies within a larger population to determine their efficacy and safety.Wider implications of the findings: Antioxidants are readily available, mostly unregulated. Significant number of infertile females is taking antioxidants in the expectation that this will improve their chances of conception

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Biography:

Wenxin Zheng, M.D., tenure Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, American board certified pathologist, director of the Gynecologic Pathology and Molecular Pathology program at the University of Arizona, graduated from Shanghai Medical College Fudan University and trained at Columbia University, Cornell University, and Brown University Medical Centers in anatomic pathology and gynecologic pathology. Dr. Zheng is an internationally recognized gynecologic pathologist with expertise in hormonal etiology of sporadic ovarian cancer, type II endometrial carcinogenesis, and hormone replacement therapy.

Abstract:

Background: Ovarian low-grade serous carcinomas (LGSC) are thought to evolve in a step-wise fashion from ovarian epithelial inclusions (OEI), serous cystadenomas (SC), and serous borderline tumors (SBT). Our previous study showed that the majority OEIs are derived from the fallopian tubal epithelia (FTE) rather than from ovarian surface epithelia (OSE). This study was designed to gain further insight into the cellular origin of LGSC by differential gene expression profiling studies. 

Methods: Gene expression profiles were studied in 44 samples including 11 LGSCs, 7 SBTs, 6 SCs, 6 OEIs, 7 FTEs, and 6 OSEs. Correlation analyses of ovarian serous tumors including its precursor OEIs with FTE and OSE samples were performed by unsupervised hierarchical clustering. Rank-sum analyses and Pearson correlation tests were then applied to determine the likelihood of cellular origin of LGSC and its precursors. Final validation was done on selected genes and corresponding proteins.

Results: Gene expression profiles distinguish LGSC from OSE, but not from FTE cells. Furthermore, dendrograms produced by unsupervised hierarchical clustering showed ovarian serous tumors and OEIs were clustered closely in a branch, but separated from OSEs. After ascertaining the reliability of sequencing data, we found that OVGP1, WT-1, and FOM3 highly expressed in fallopian tube and OEI, and ovarian serous tumors, but not in OSE. In contrast, ARX and FNC1 were mainly expressed in OSE, but not in other studied samples.   

  • Menopause | Advances in Obs/Gyn | Gynecological Endocrinology | Women Health Nursing
Speaker
Biography:

Zahra Salim Jessani is currently working as a Registered Nurse from past 3 years at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan in the department of Post Anesthesia Care Unit. In addition, certified Bachelor in science of nursing with a valid Licensed from Pakistan Nursing Council. Multiple researches have been done in the field of Nursing. Written and submitted one scholarly article in i-manager Journal of  Nursing titled “Addressing Physical and Spiritual needs of a patient in End of life care”. Published two poster presentations in International Nurses Day and International day of midwifery on “Psychosocial effects of sexual exploitation on children and Addressing physical and psychological needs of patient in palliative care”. Moreover, Provided with thorough knowledge about “Psychosocial effects of sexual exploitation in children” via oral presentation at National and International Levels respectively. 

Abstract:

Introduction: Giving birth is a life-changing event. It is a crucial phenomenon in the women’s life. To be care, and to be cared for should be the motive for every health care professional’s mind. Good communication, support, clean and aseptic usage of equipment during compassion from staff, and having her wishes respected, can help her feel in control of what is happening and contribute to making birth a positive experience for the woman and her birth companion. Objective: To describe the importance of the holistic care during delivery. The aim is to motivate health care professionals to provide holistic care during deliver in order to enhance patient’s well-being by preventing them from complications. Methods: Literature review conducted to explore “Importance of Holistic care during delivery and its effects on maternal health”. Different electronic engines were explored from 2003 to 2013.Electronic engines includes authentic websites, research based articles and journals. Results: Literature suggests that lack of enforced aseptic techniques can lead to a host of problems for patients. Moreover, lack of privacy could become hindrance in providing holistic care because human dignity is one of the basic principles considering patient’s rights. Furthermore, literature states that patient advocacy is an imperative situation, where health care professional dealt with it effectively and can provide care in a holistic manner. Conclusions and Recommendations: To provide complete care, one should be competent enough to maintain the boundaries in a holistic manner. Teaching session about the importance of privacy and aseptic practices should be provided in order to empower staffs to prevent patient from harm. Accommodation and negotiation with the system will help to provide quality care towards patient.

Day 2 :

  • Uro- gynecology | Family Planning | Medicated Intra Uterine Devices | Nursing Education | Surgical Nursing | Health Related Behavious in Women
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Biography:

Dr. Ligia Patricia Rojas has completed her PhD at the age of 45 years from UNED University. She is Catedratical Professor and Researcher in the University of Costa Rica. She is the Coordinator of Evidence-based Nursing Research Collaboration Program in Costa Rica, Coordinator of Master's Degree in Gynecological, Obstetric and Perinatal Nursing in the Postgraduate in Nursing Sciences at the University of Costa Rica. Editor in Chief of the Current Nursing Journal of Costa Rica. She has published papers in international and nacional journals and participates as a peer reviewer in several nursing journals.

Abstract:

Statement of the Problem: The training of nursing students in postgraduate studies has undergone an important evolution about their role and professional competencies based in the better available scientific evidence. However, postgraduate students place research in the background and this behavior that they bring to their clinical practice as specialists. The academy has made efforts to implement various teaching methodologies that improve the motivation and acquisition of knowledge and interest of the student for the research, that they appreciate it as a form of development of the nursing. Therefore, it is important to follow-up the pedagogical characteristics in student training in research that allow for curricular improvements based on scientific evidence. The purpose of this study is to analyze the pedagogical characteristics in the research training of the postgraduate student in nursing in two masters degree of the Postgraduate Program in Nursing of the University of Costa Rica to improve the processes of training in the research area. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: It is a non-experimental study, long-term evolution of groups (cohort). Three cohorts will be carried out, in each cohort the following pedagogical characteristics will be measured: educational didactics, approach and learning strategies, learning assessment strategies, student participation, teacher support, quality of educational products, impact on clinical practice and scientific dissemination. Findings: The first cohort will be measured in June 2018, so there are no findings at this time. Conclusion & Significance: This protocol aims to have enough information to be able to assess the current pedagogical characteristics in the training of research in postgraduate student and improve them in order to have postgraduate institutions that have favorable environments for research, establish innovative and creative approaches for the research training and very relevant to the expectations and inspirations of students, linked to their ability to motivate themselves to acquire knowledge in research, use their internal locus of control, acquire and use available resources that allow them to improve their practice nursing based on scientific evidence.

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Biography:

Naveed Haider is currently working as a Registered Nurse from past 3 years at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan in the department of surgery and gastroenterology. In addition, certified 3 years diploma in General nursing and 1 year specialization in Accidental and Emergency care with a valid Licensed from Pakistan Nursing Council. Moreover, Research has been done in Asia Pacific future leader in Kula Lumpur Malaysia Thus, Iam much interested to attend the conference for research purpose and to pertain information related to health care.

 

Abstract:

Introduction:Continuity of care is a primary asset and a core value of health care nursing. The term continuity of care depicts that of health care processes takes place with a required time flow, proper and organized coordination and a rapport building with a patient and its family.Objective: To describe the importance of Continuity of care of a patient and its effect on their quality of life. The aim is to motivate health care professionals to provide holistic care during peri-operative procedures and provide effective teaching to patient and its family members. This will enhance patient’s well-being by preventing them from complications.Methods: Literature review conducted to explore “Continuity of care of a patient and its effect on their quality of life”. Different electronic engines were explored from 2007 to 2013.Electronic engines includes authentic websites, research based articles and journals.Results: Literature suggests that continuity of care helps patient to become confident, self-reliant and motivated in meeting their basic needs i.e. care, effective communication, trust and facilitation in their health related risk and benefits. It has increased safety because communication and awareness of subtle changes by clarifying with health allied professionals. Many critical incidents have investigated involve lack of continuity and have resulted in changes to improve relational continuity. Higher patient satisfaction because leads to better reassurance and confidence in care.Conclusions and Recommendations: Continuity of relationship is essential to organize and coordinate the increasingly fragmented care that patients receive. Continuity of relationship is most important in the care of patients with multiple chronic diseases, mental illnesses and social distress. Therefore, from the initial assessment phase of admission till the patient discharge and its care at home is a crucial part for improving and maintain the quality of care. 

 

  • Pediatric Nursing | Neonatal Nursing | Mental Health Nursing
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Biography:

Hussein Kandil, a urologist specializing in male reproductive, men’s health and sexual medicine,graduated from the division of urology at St. George Hospital University Medical Centre, in affiliation with Balamand university, Lebanon. He completed his residency at the division of urology at Pontoise regional hospital and Lens university hospital in France, and earned his Diploma in Urology in 2008. After completing his residency in 2009, he joined the division of urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a Fellowship in Andrology, sub-specializing in male reproductive medicine. In 2017, Dr. Hussein Kandil earned the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, and received the title FACS. His area of interest lies in in Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction in the management of Non- Obstructive Azoospermia, and has special interest in male reproductive endocrine disorders. Dr. Kandil authored and published on amazon a public manual in English and Arabic, called ‘The Male: Pearls of Hope in Male Infertility’, which is a manual that guides males through their journey of male infertility. Hussein Kandil, a urologist specializing in male reproductive, men’s health and sexual medicine,graduated from the division of urology at St. George Hospital University Medical Centre, in affiliation with Balamand university, Lebanon. He completed his residency at the division of urology at Pontoise regional hospital and Lens university hospital in France, and earned his Diploma in Urology in 2008. After completing his residency in 2009, he joined the division of urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a Fellowship in Andrology, sub-specializing in male reproductive medicine. In 2017, Dr. Hussein Kandil earned the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, and received the title FACS. His area of interest lies in in Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction in the management of Non- Obstructive Azoospermia, and has special interest in male reproductive endocrine disorders. Dr. Kandil authored and published on amazon a public manual in English and Arabic, called ‘The Male: Pearls of Hope in Male Infertility’, which is a manual that guides males through their journey of male infertility.

Abstract:

Non Obstructive Azoospermia (NOA), one of the most complicated challenges faced by most fertility professionals worldwide, with an estimate of 15 % among all patients presenting to a fertility clinic, and in 1% of the general population. Though the progress has been rendered slow in the past decades, yet recently scientific research started progressing, and have paved the way to higher level of understanding, and offered more diverse tools that help in the management of patients inflicted with NOA. Such emerging advances included the various forms of medical management and hormonal manipulations, in addition to the more complex surgical sperm retrieval. Learning objectives of the presentation include: clinic evaluation of the azoosermic patient, the clinical differentiation between obstructive azoospermia and non obstructive azoospermia, genetic evaluation of NOA patients, role of hormonal manipulations in the management of NOA, updates on the various forms of sperm retrieval techniques, including the microsurgical procedures.

 

Speaker
Biography:

Zahra Salim Jessani is currently working as a Registered Nurse from past 3 years at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan in the department of Post Anesthesia Care Unit. In addition, certified Bachelor in science of nursing with a valid Licensed from Pakistan Nursing Council. Multiple researches have been done in the field of Nursing. Written and submitted one scholarly article in i-manager Journal of  Nursing titled “Addressing Physical and Spiritual needs of a patient in End of life care”. Published two poster presentations in International Nurses Day and International day of midwifery on “Psychosocial effects of sexual exploitation on children and Addressing physical and psychological needs of patient in palliative care”. Moreover, Provided with thorough knowledge about “Psychosocial effects of sexual exploitation in children” via oral presentation at National and International Levels respectively. 

Abstract:

Background:The happiest moment for parents in their life is to have a child whom they love, guide, protect and care for. A child is recognized soon after their birth on sexual appearances, whether he is a boy or a girl. The term sexuality came into existence since life has evolved on earth. Although the world understands how sexual harassment poses a threat but, it is shrouded in secrecy either in the name of false piety or for intended personal revenge. Resultantly, complaint against the perpetrators of sexual exploitation could not be registered.Research Question:Address the psychosocial effects of sexual exploitation on children.Method:Literature review conducted to explore psychosocial effects of sexual exploitation on children and their impact on their health. Different electronic engines were explored from 1968 to 2014.Findings:Literature suggests that sexual abuse has a profound impact on a child’s health and its management is imperative to prevent them from being sexually abused. It includes eating disorder, sleeping disturbances, phobia, depression, anger, average school performance and lack of confidence level. Proper awareness session, counseling and acknowledging patients’ and caregivers’ concerns can alleviate their psychological sufferings.Conclusion:Child sexual abuse is a heartrending problem. It leaves a scar on the victim which gives rise to psychosocial, behavioral, interpersonal, cognitive and affective problems. As caregivers, our ultimate goal is to remain proactive and start programs for their protection in order to prevent children from being victimized in the society.

 

Speaker
Biography:

Celina, She is Founder/CEO @ the Queen’s Court Nurse Manager/Consultant @ the First String Healthcare, she presented many seminar and events, participated in “Community campaigns” across the USA, and presented speeches annually for major international corporations and organizations, and was Miss. Philippines, Arizona USA 2011. She has Bachelors of Doctor of Nursing Healthcare Management - American Sentinel University, and Master of Business Administration (MBA). She was awarded the Silver Wing in 2006 for having accomplished 1000 flight hours (Native Air Ambulance Neonatal Flight Nurse), and elected member of the Kaplan University Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society (Gold Key) 2011.

 

Abstract:

Background:Based on employee rounding, the NICU leadership team identified the need of the NICU frontline staff members to be encouraged and empowered to make decisions on initiatives,changes, projects and performance improvements. There is a perception of inconsistent follow through from leadership team on issues, concerns, and suggestions regarding opportunities for improvement. As a result, historical employee engagement survey participation has been less than 50% and engagement results were below standards. Purpose: The NICU Practice Council was developed to represent the unit-based aspect of the shared governance model in healthcare. The frontline staff members are empowered to identify barriers to clinical practice, improve processes and/or workflow by partnering with the leadership team to help remove identified barriers and facilitate resources. The NICU Practice Council has the responsibility and accountability to establishing and maintaining the standards of evidence-based practice which describe and guide the care provided.