Amagagasi Olwasi: Waves of Knowledge (JBIColl2006)

Venue: Southern Sun, (formerly Holiday Inn), Elangeni

Location: Durban, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2006 End Date/Time: Aug 08, 2006
Registration Date: Aug 06, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 28, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Aug 06, 2006
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I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 5th Joanna Briggs Colloquium, proudly hosted by the South African Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery in Durban, South Africa.  Durban, in Africa's Zulu Kingdom, is a beautiful seaside destination that will provide a perfect backdrop to the Colloquium, which will focus on confronting contemporary threats to global health.

The Colloquium will endeavour to generate discussion regarding an evidence-based approach to the reduction of the burden of disease and disability in developing countries and the elimination of contemporary threats to international and global health, with particular emphasis on new disease threats, new phenomena and continuing global issues.

Nelson Mandela once stated, "The greatest single challenge facing our globalised world is to combat and eradicate its disparities".  A global approach to solving what are now considered global health issues, including HIV/AIDS, Avian Flu and SARS, is of vital importance.  Disease, poverty, war, and terrorism are no longer isolated factors that influence health status in our global society. It is hoped that this Colloquium will bring together professionals from all over the world to present a united front in this battle to "combat and eradicate" such threats.

Regardless of the focus of your academic or clinical endeavours, the knowledge you bring to this Colloquium regarding the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of the best available evidence will contribute to informing the discussion and debate surrounding current global health issues.

Dr Patricia McInerney

Director, South African Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery.