The Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia (FoN UI) held The 7th Biennial International Nursing Conference (V-BINC) which was held online through Hopin media. The 7th V-BINC this year is organized in 3 series. The first series was held on September 24, 2020, the second series was held on October 30, 20020, and the third series was held on November 16, 2020.
With the theme “Nurses, the central to addressing health challenges: before, during, and after disaster”, this congress discussed six issues, namely Health Education, Research, Clinical Practice, Management and Health System, Community Health Care, Health Informatics, and Transcultural Nursing.
During the COVID-19 pandemic which is currently being experienced by almost all countries in the world, it is clear that nurses are one of the front lines of health services. Nurses play an important role in disaster preparedness at the local, national and international levels through planning, education, and direct care provided during disasters.
One of the objectives of holding this congress is to explore the role of nurses as a center for dealing with health challenges both before a disaster, during a disaster, and after a disaster.
This conference contains pre-conference seminars, conferences, oral presentations, and poster presentations. A total of 149 participants from 8 countries were involved in this activity and 123 of them became speakers at the oral presentation.
The V-BINC event was officially opened by Agus Setiawan, S.Kp., M.N., D.N as the dean of the Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia. In the first series, Prof. Achir Yani S Hamid, MN, DNSc, Professor of Nursing, FoN UI) as the keynote speaker presenting the topic Nurses, the central to addressing health challenges: disaster preparedness in Indonesia. In the first series, several other speakers were also present, namely Fu-Chih Lai, RN, Ph.D (College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University), Shefaly Shorey, PhD, RN, RM (National University of Singapore), and Chanvatanak LY, MHPEd, BSN, RN (University of Health Sciences Cambodia). The three speakers presented material with the topic “Nurses, the central to addressing health challenges: Lessons learned from Taiwan, Singapore and Cambodia”.
In the second series, the Head of the DKI Jakarta Health Office, Dr. Widyastuti, MKM was present as the keynote speaker. There was also presentation of material from several other speakers, namely Diane Jare, Ph.D (University of Malawi, Kamuzu CoN), Mary Casey-Lockyer, MHS, BSN, RN, CCRN (American Red Cross), and Prof. Chia-Chin Lin, RN. PhD., FAAN (LKS Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing). When the resource person delivered material on the topic “Nurses, the central to addressing health challenges: Lessons learned from Malawi, US and Hongkong”
In the third series which is also the closing series of The 7th V-BINC series. This series was attended by Lt. Gen. TNI (Ret.) Dr. Dr. Terawan Agus Putranto, Sp. Rad (K) as keynote speaker. Dr. Terawan conveyed the topic “Addressing non natural disaster, Covid-19: strengthening the role of nurses in health care system”. In the third series, which was held in conjunction with the 35th Anniversary of FoN UI, there were also several other speakers, namely Prof. Hu Yan (Fudan University, School of Nursing), Dr. David Tellez Velasco (Autonomade University Barcelona), Dr Kevin B. Ousman, BSN, HSM, RN (WHO Africa Region), and Anna Doab, MPH (University of Technology Sydney).
Along with the third series, the 35th FoN UI anniversary event was also held. Also present congratulating : congratulating : congratulating : congratulating : Minister of Research and Technology / Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency, Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Ph.D; Governor of DKI Jakarta, H. Anies Rasyid Baswedan, SE, MPP, Ph.D; Chairperson of MWA UI, Saleh Husin, S.E., M.Si; Head of Depok City Health Office, drg. Novarita; The President Director of UI Depok Hospital, dr. Astuti Giantini, Sp.PK, MPH.