In November I received an invitation to be one of the main speakers from the Grupo Gics Investigacion Team; and so next month I will be heading south to Paipa, Boyacá, Colombia.
This prospect would not be possible without the support of the conference organisers - GICS and Prof. Wilson Canon Montanez, Nursing Faculty of the University of Santander UDES (Bucaramanga-Colombia) and my employer Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Recently a group of Nursing Faculties of three major Universities in Colombia (Universidad de Santander UDES, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnologica de Colombia UPTC y Universidad de los Llanos UNILLANOS) have come together to organize the First International Congress of Nursing Models and Theories.
This congress will be held in the city of Paipa-Colombia 24 and 25 of February, 2011:
I very much look forward to this trip for several reasons:
- New people to meet and things to learn.
- This invitation literally puts h2cm on the map (so I must deliver)!
- It is marvellous to see faculty and nurses in Colombia re-invigorating thought about models of nursing.
- I have never travelled this far south - how will Orion look?