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To provide a platform among professional and student nurses to share their expertise in the conduct of nursing research towards evidence-based quality practice, College of Nursing (CN) of Cebu Normal University (CNU) hosted the 9th International Conference of Nurses (ICONS9) at the Teaching Arts Centrum Auditorium last Friday.

With this year’s theme, โ€œBracing Disruptive Health Innovations in the Society 5.0: Implications to Nursing Education, Research and Nursing Care”, various medical institutions and universities across the country and other parts of the world had gathered to discuss the recent scholarly outputs in the field of nursing.

Dr. Daisy Palompon, CNU Vice President for Academic Affairs, commenced the event through providing the rationale and the welcome message, in behalf of CNU President Dr. Filomena Dayagbil.

Palompon also talked about the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution to the concept of Society 5.0 which is a human-centered society that incorporates economic developments to solve modern societal problems.

The first keynote speaker, Dr. Tetsuya Tanioka, Graduate School Professor of Tokushima University, tackled on Japan’s utilization of humanoid robots as nursing partners.

Chairperson Board of Nursing in the Professional Regulation of the Philippines and second keynote speaker, Dr. Glenda S. Arquiza, stressed the importance of improving nursing practices through embracing innovations and developments in technology.

After the plenary talks, the participants of both students and professional categories were accommodated to Tandang Sora Hall and Rooms 228 and 229 of CN Building to present their respective researches.

Meanwhile, Jillian A. Bejoc, Head Convenor of the ICONS9, said in an interview with Ang Suga, that despite of the event’s success, the conflicting schedules of the speakers and the expected low numbers of participants, considering the K to 12 program’s effect, was a challenge in the preparation.

“Since this is a tradition since 2011, we don’t want to break that tradition of having this annual conference so, we still forgo while our fingers keep crossed,” she furthered said.

Below is a list of winners for ICONS9:
Infographics presentation (Student category)
1st place – Cebu Normal University
2nd place – Siliman University
3rd place- Foundation University

Infographics presentation (Professional category)
1st place – Cebu Normal University
2nd place – West Visayas State University
3rd place – West Visayas State University

Infomercial presentation (Student Category )
1st place – CIT-U
2nd place – Siliman University
3rd place -University of Bohol

Informercial presentation (Professional Category)
1st place – West Visayas state University
2nd place – Notre Dame University
3rd place – University of the Visayas College of Nursing (UV-CN)

Research involving Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (Professional )
1st place – Melvin R. De Castro (USJR )
2nd place – Joana Mariz C. Castillo (CNU)

Emerging Trends in Nursing Care and Nursing Academe ( Students)

1st place – Meryl Katriel G. Pedroza (USJR)
2nd place- Ione Nicole L. Enderez (CDU)
3rd place – Mae Ann A. Neis (CDU)

Podium Presentation
1st Place – “Web-Based Air Quality Monitoring System with SMS Notification Using Arduino Microcontroller” by Eva Mae Aldeon, Therese Antoinette Alonzo, Fatima Sheldy Aseo, Sophia Barte (CNU)
2nd Place – “Effect of Multimedia Intervention to Nurses’ HIV/AIDS Stigma in Hospitals: Basis for Intervention” by John Peter Boniel, Danielle Rhys Bontuyan, Ma. Eva Zalve Bullecer, Chan Hee Christian Byeon, Maria Pamela, Caballes, Johanna Kristeen Pinili de la Torre
3rd Place – “Nurse-Patient Ration and Work Satisfaction Among Nurses in Dumaguete City” by Amplayo D., Basye, BM., Flores, FM., Gabas, GB., Grajo, JJ., Lumjod, CK., Mayor, JM., Paras, CC., Rufino, JJ., Tambunting, A.M., Tiloy, DK., Villarosa, GM. (Siliman University)

Words by Mika Filipino and Leonel Quillo
Photos by Leonel Quillo and Bruce Borja

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