AKAL College of Nursing conducted an International Conference on “Innovative trends in Community Health nursing” in a two day conference held on October 5th & 6th, 2013. Eternal University is located in a scenic large campus, 110 kms from Shimla in the Himalaya foothills at Baru Sahib. Besides the University, the Baru Sahib campus has an International Akal Academy, multi-specialty Charitable Hospital and Gurdwara. A research driven model has been adopted to achieve excellence in various fields including Bio Technology, Public health, Applied Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Renewable Energy.

The theme of the conference was Innovative Trends in Community Health Nursing and the sub themes were Community Health nursing in context of Globalization, Innovative Community Health Nursing and Research, Partnership to expand community based initiatives and Significant challenges and issues in Community Health Nursing. This theme was selected because of the impact it can have on Public Health programs and to reduce inequalities in health while ensuring the best health for the greatest numbers.

The Chief Guest of the conference was Ms Meera Mohanty (IAS), Director of Town and Country Planning . Eminent Indian Nursing Professionals like Dr. Inderjit Walia, Dr. Satwant Baltej and Dr Sandhya Ghai and the International dignitaries Dr. Jill Derstine, Professor, Drexel University, USA and her team of legends in Nursing Dr. Mary Lou Mchugh, Prof. Sandra Friedman, Dr. Donna Sabella and Dr. Mimie Avance are the main participants who gave their contributions to this 3rd International Conference.

More than 300 enthusiastic delegates participated in professional deliberations from various parts of India including Gwalior Madhya Pradesh, DMC Ludhiana, PGI Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala in Punjab and New Delhi. Honorable Baba Iqbal Singh ji, President, Kalgidhar Trust who is also the chancellor of Eternal University blessed the Conference with his esteemed presence.

~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 8th Oct ’13