RIYADH: November 23, 2023: The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is poised to hold the 10th International Nursing Conference in Jeddah from November 27th to 29th. Themed 'Nurses: Catalysts, Navigators, and Innovators in Healthcare,' this conference is designed to create a collaborative platform for healthcare professionals. It serves as a hub for sharing knowledge and experiences, with a strong emphasis on transforming healthcare practices and advancing the nursing field to unprecedented levels.
Celebrating its 20th year, the conference will explore pivotal themes in the nursing sector. Top on the agenda is the integral role of nursing in achieving Saudi Vision 2030's ambitious objectives. The event will also probe into the future of healthcare, particularly how technology and innovation are reshaping the landscape. Discussions will extend to the sustainability of healthcare services, alongside strategic insights into nurse recruitment and retention. Additionally, the conference will spotlight the latest advancements in nursing research and the critical role of evidence-based practices in modern healthcare.
The upcoming event will showcase a roster of renowned experts from the Middle East, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Headlining the event is the Director-General of the General Department of Nursing Affairs at the Ministry of Health, who also presides over the Saudi Nursing Association, the Chief Nurse of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the President-Elect of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Director of the American Nursing Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program.
Marking its first edition post the COVID-19 pandemic era, this year's conference, spanning over three days, features a lineup of 14 keynote sessions, 40 concurrent sessions, 10 in-depth workshops, and 55 simultaneous presentations. The expected attendance is around 600 individuals.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre stands out globally for its specialized healthcare and advanced nursing services. Notably, it has been awarded the prestigious Magnet accreditation for the third time in a row, a testament to its excellence in nursing. This accreditation, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), represents the global gold standard in nursing. It is an honor reserved for elite hospitals that demonstrate exceptional nursing services, high-quality patient care, innovative practices, and remarkable clinical outcomes. This recognition is highly selective, with only about 8% of hospitals worldwide achieving this status, highlighting the hospital's distinguished position in the global healthcare community.