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25th Anniversary

Developing professional cadre through initiatives in postgraduate nursing education

St. Petersburg hosted a scientific-practical conference titled “Developing professional cadre through initiatives in postgraduate nursing education”. The conference, which took place from 25 to 26 June 2014, was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the activities of the St. Petersburg Postgraduate School of Nursing of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

The event was attended by over 150 dignitaries participants, which included representatives from various medical and educational institutions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Togliatti, Izhevsk, Yaroslavl and many other cities, as well as leaders and lecturers from universities in the UK, Finland and Portugal.

The main objective of the conference was to address issues surrounding development of human resource policy in the health system, effective cooperation between medical, educational and social organizations, analysis of changes in laws governing continuing professional education and network partnership.

Sergey Belyaev, head of affairs, personnel & legal support at the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia (FMBA) delivered the welcoming remarks on behalf of the Agency.

Larisa Lapo, deputy head of affairs, personnel and legal support and civil service of FMBA gave a speech on the realities, challenges and prospectives for development of the human resources of nurses and intermediate medical personal in the FMBA system.

The keynote report dealing with the strategy and prospectives for development of educational consortium in the area of continuing professional education was presented by Irina Bakhtina (PhD, Medical Sciences) — Chief Off-staff Specialist on Management of Nursing Management at FMBA of Russia; Chief Specialist on Postgraduate Professional Education in the St. Petersburg healthcare system; Director, The St. Petersburg Postgraduate School of Nursing, FMBA of Russia.

Tatiana Fedoseyeva, representative of the Union of Continuing Professional Education, presented a report titled “Recognition of the Quality of Continuing Professional Education”. Her report focused on contemporary approaches to auditing the quality of educational services.

In her own presentation, Valentina Sarkisova, president of the Russian Nurses Association, highlighted the issues of improving the quality and accessibility of health care, such as new roles of nurses in future health care.

Discussions on network forms of interaction between educational and medical NGOs in addressing human resource policy were led by Natalia Yakimova, Director, Republican Centre for Training and Retraining of Health Professionals, Udmurt Republic.

Tamara Antyushko, lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, spoke on adaptation to innovations in clinical nursing practice.

Vladislav Raskovalov, Director of St. Petersburg Interregional Resource Center, presented a report titled “Public-private Partnership in Professional Expertise Development”.

Coordinator of the Russian-British Neurological Partnership, Professor Pauline Monro, shared her thoughts on the role of continuing professional education of nurses.

Elena Marchuk, Head of Department of Healthcare and Social Security, Russian Trade Union of Nuclear Energy and Industry Workers, delivered a report with the title “Competitions on Professional Skill as an Example of Social Partnership in Optimization of Human Resource Policy”.

Honoured teacher of the Russian Federation Sergey Regentov presented an analysis of the modern law on modernization of continuing professional education.

In his report, Yakov Nakatis, Chief Physician of FMBA’s Sokolov Clinical Hospital No. 122, focused on the importance of continuous formation of human resources as the basis for competitiveness of medical organizations.

Sergey Okov, Chief Physician of FMBA’s Clinical Hospital No. 50, presented a report with the topic “Medical Nurse: Today and Tomorrow”. With practical examples, he illustrated the fundamental principles of nursing development at FMBA.

Maria Borodina, Head of the Department of Emergency Conditions, Institute of Advanced Training of FMBA, spoke about such instrument of formation and improvement of health workers’ expertise as innovative education.

Foreign counterparts — representatives from Portugal (Professor Wilson C. de Abreu, Ph.D.) and Finland (Salla Seppänen, President of the European Wound Management Association, Director of Faculty of Social Services, Health Care and Rural Industries at Savonia University of Applied Sciences) — all shared their experience in effective cooperation between medical clinical, scientific, social and educational institutions, as well as in organizing nursing education in Europe.

The conference featured an exhibition of samples of leading manufacturers of consumables, medical and simulation equipment. We thank the conference partners — Paul Hartmann AG, KELEANZ Medical and 3B Scientific GmbH.

The media partners of the conference included journals “Who’s Who in Medicine”, “Nursing”, “Continuing Professional Education in the Country and the World”, “Chief Nurse” and “Nurse”.

The first day of the conference culminated with an inauguration of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg Postgraduate School of Nursing, FMBA, and a presentation of a simulation lab.

The conference ended with a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Postgraduate School of Nursing, which was held at the Rose Pavilion in the city of Pavlovsk. The event attracted close friends and partners of the School, all those who started the common cause 25 years ago and those who are still in the cause today.

We heartily thank all those who took part in the conference and celebration of the 25th anniversary of our School!

Our sincere gratitude goes to all who gave and sent congratulatory address and telegrams on the occasion of the 25th anniversary!

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