By the grace of God, the College of Nursing at Misr University for Science and Technology held the first International Scientific Nursing Conference in cooperation with the Scientific Association of Arab Nursing Faculties. This scientific event comes within the framework of the college endeavor to participate in achieving the goals of sustainable development and Egypt strategy 2030, under the patronage of Professor Khaled El-Toukhy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Misr University for Science and Technology, and Prof. Ashraf Haidar, President of the University, and Prof. Nevin Samir Abdel Galil, Dean of the Nursing College and President of the Conference. The First International Scientific Nursing Conference included more than one important axe, including green hospitals, and the role in the promotion of comprehensive health care, and the role of scientific research in achieving the goals of sustainable development related to health, digital transformation in nursing education, and applications of artificial intelligence in the nursing profession.
Two workshops were also held on the sidelines of the conference entitled, “Patient Safety between International and National Standards”. The workshop centered on presenting the international goals for patient safety in accordance with the standards of the International Authority for Accreditation of Health Care Quality (JCI) and presenting national safety requirements in accordance with the standards of the General Authority for Healthcare Accreditation and Regulation (GAHAR). Another workshop was held entitled, “Principles of Elderly Care”, which discussed the comprehensive care for the elderly, the promotion of biological, psychological and social care for the elderly, how to deal with some of their common health problems, and psychomotor rehabilitation.
The International Nursing Day also celebrated at the end of the conference activities by honoring a large number of nursing leaders in Egypt and the Arab world by presenting them with shields and certificates of honor. Many deans of nursing colleges in Egypt and the Arab World attended from Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Oman, Lebanon and Syria, and many professors participated in nursing and medicine from foreign universities from Japan such as Hiroshima and Health Institutions in Germany and England. The conference was distinguished in the participation of a group of doctors and nurses in the activities of the conference from the armed forces sector and the Ministry of the Interior Sector, in addition to many professors in the field of computer science, artificial intelligence, engineering, biotechnology, medicine, archaeology and health informatics, which enriched the conference sessions and induced important recommendations that will lead to the upgrading and development of the nursing profession, God willing.