International Conference on Neonatal Nursing 2010 (ICNN 2010)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2010||End Date/Time: Oct 27, 2010|
|Registration Date: Jun 30, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2010|
COINN was established following the 5th International Neonatal Nurses Conference in Ottowa, Canada, in 2004. The conferences are held every three years. COINNâ€™s membership consists of national neonatal nursing associations including South Africa and Kenya. They also have 40 affiliate members/contacts â€“ many in developing countries e.g. Russia, Liberia, Pakistan etc.
The Unicef target MDG 4 aims for a 66% reduction in under-five mortality. More than 38% of these deaths occur in the neonatal period and half of these occur within the first week. 99% of neonatal deaths arise in low and middle income countries, particularly in sub- Saharan Africa.
In the light of this, NNASA was keen to bring the International Neonatal Nurses Conference to southern Africa with the following objectives:
â€¢ To highlight neonatal care in the region
â€¢ To provide the opportunity for African delegates to attend an international conference of this nature
â€¢ To promote neonatal nursing as a specialty
â€¢ To highlight the fact that neonatal nurses are professionals who need to be part of the debate regarding policy
â€¢ To encourage the formation of national neonatal nursing associations and membership thereof
â€¢ To promote international communication
â€¢ To showcase neonatal care given within South Africa through hospital visits in the area
â€¢ To reward excellence
Our theme â€œExcellence against all odds â€“ Researching solutions for global challengesâ€ reflects the aim of all neonatal nurses to constantly give of their best in their pursuit of excellence in patient care. The conference will support this by offering pre-conference skills workshops and a comprehensive scientific progamme of local and international presenters who will equip delegates with knowledge of the latest research and practice to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based neonatal care.