International Symposium for Nurses and Clinicians – 23 to 25 August 2017

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International Symposium for Nurses and Clinicians

“Managing Mental Health Holistically to Enhance The Patient Care Experience”

23 – 25 August 2017

Pullman Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Health service providers are currently facing a crisis worldwide to meet the demands of the continuous rise of mental issues amongst children, young adults and the elderly. Suicide is on the rise and so are the number of people being diagnosed with mental illness. As such there is a great burden on health service providers from all sectors to keep abreast with this ever-changing and rapidly growing issue. Steps must be taken to reshape and re-align the workforce to provide the right care and patient experience.

This symposium is about showcasing the expertise and good practises of the various multidisciplinary health profes-sionals with a vested interested in mental health care and learning from one another to prepare the workforce for the future. By doing so, we hope to address the changes and demands in mental health and ultimately improve patient care and the patient experience.

Venue

Pullman Kuching is centrally located in the Kuching Golden Trian-gle, enjoying pride of place on Jalan Mathies hill, with panoramic city and river views. The first Pullman hotel in this vibrant city.

Pullman Kuching features 389 spacious, contemporary rooms and offers easy access to renowned Borneo national parks. The hotel is ideal for business guests, offering an abundance of conferencing space, state of the art facilities and technology, plus a range of trendy restaurants and bars, and a high-end spa.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:00am Registration
  Welcoming Speech – Dame Hjh. Ramziah Hj. Ahmad, Symposium Chairperson & President, Commonwealth of Nurses and Midwives Federation
9:15am Keynote Address – Current Issues Surrounding Mental Health: Reducing the Disparity In
  Priority Between Mental & Physical Health; Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director- General of Health, Malaysia
10:00am Morning Refreshments
  Improving Mental Health Through Early Intervention, Acute Care and Improvement Science; Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Chair in Acute Medicine, Imperial College, London and Programme Director, Northwest London Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care United Kingdom
11:30am Bridging the Gap Between Mental and Physical Health and Improving the Physical Health of People with Severe Mental Illness; Dr. Bill Tiplady, Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Lead Psychologist for Central and North West London’s Acute Services, Inpatient Experience Clinical Network Lead, and Vice-Chair of the Health London Pertnership’Stolen Years’ Programme
12:30pm Improving Mental Health Awareness: Perspectives from the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation; Jill Iliffe, Executive Secretary, Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation, Australia
1:30pm Lunch
3:00pm Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health – A Holistic Approach; Jane Rennison, Lead, Recovery and Wellbeing College, Central and Northwest London, NHS Foundation Trust, Professional Lead, Occupational Therapy, United Kingdom
  Syena Skinner, Manager, Recovery and Wellbeing College, Central and Northwest London, NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
4:00pm A Service User’s Recovery Journey and the Involvement of the Patient, Service Users, Carers and Public in shaping Mental Health Services; Sandra Jayacodi, Research Fellow, Northwest London Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, United Kingdom
5:00pm Afternoon Refreshments
  End of Day 1
8:00am Registration, Exhibition Opens & Welcome Refreshments
9:00am Mental and Physical Health in Malaysia – The Past, Present & Future: The Role of NGOs in Shaping the Reality; Dato’ Dr. Andrew Mohanraj, Deputy President, Malaysian Mental Health Association, Malaysia
10:00am Post-Natal Blues: The Untold Story; Dr. Razana Zakaria, Family Medicine Specialist, Malaysia
11:00am Morning Refreshments
11:30am Help and Hope: Community Mental Health; Associate Professor Dr. Zabidah Putit (PhD), Deputy Dean (Student Affair and Alumni), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Sarawak, Malaysia
12:30pm Lunch Break
2:30pm Mental Health Issues: Thailand’s Experience – Problems and Solutions; Associate Professor Dr. Jintana Yunibhand APN (PhD), Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Director, Thailand National Quitline, Thailand
3:30pm Afternoon Refreshments
4:00pm Global Issues on Mental Health: Differences in Ethnicity – Issues and Solutions Enhancing The Removal Of Stigma; Dr. Joseph Leong, Deputy Chief, Community Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
5:00pm Closing Speech; Dame Hjh. Ramziah Hj. Ahmad, Symposium Chairperson & President, Commonwealth of Nurses and Midwives Federation
5:30pm End of Symposium

Speakers