Four faculty members of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently traveled to Thailand for the 5th International Conference on Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions: Nursing Innovation in the Next Era.
The conference is held every four years and this was the first time representatives from Case Western Reserve University were invited to attend. This year the event was hosted by the Ramathibodi School of Nursing at Mahidol University at the Ambassador Hotel in Bangkok.
Dean Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; PhD Program Director Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mary Quinn Griffin, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean of global affairs; and Ronald Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BS, FAAN, associate dean for research attended and presented at the event.
Dean Musil sat on a panel session titled “Balancing touch and technology: The Essence of nursing” as well as a leadership panel titled “New technology and future of nursing: Academic and clinical perspectives.” Quinn Griffin sat on a panel session titled “Health premier on genomics and biomarkers,” and Hickman presented a keynote address titled “End-of-life decision-making in the ICU: Avatar-based decision support.”
Outside the conference, Dean Musil and Quinn Griffin also met with and presented to faculty and students of Ramathibodi on the ongoing research related to climate change and health, as well as senior caregiving.
The group also had the opportunity to meet with alumni from Thammasat University and Chulalongkorn University, including those who were in the U.S. as visiting faculty, post-doctoral researchers, visiting students and graduates.