10th March 2020
20 student and research nurses and midwives received an EIT Health bursary to attend THEconf2020 at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.
On 4 and 5 March, bursary recipients, along with hundreds of nurses and midwives, engaged with keynote speakers and experts in healthcare to discuss this year’s topic – “Integrated Healthcare: Developing Person-Centred Health Systems.”
Among those offering their insights, EIT Health UK-Ireland Education Programme Manager, Pau Miñarro, delivered a talk on the important role nurses and midwives play in digital transformation.
Launched in December of last year, the EIT Health bursary opportunity aims to support learners, offering health professionals an in-depth look into research-led integrated healthcare.
Christine Clinton, a public health nurse based in North County Dublin, was one of the 20 bursary awardees.
“I had the opportunity to listen to and learn new and fascinating research pertaining to a wide spectrum of health organisations and how the integration of evidence-based interventions, coupled with a person-focused premise, poses a unique vision for our future health,” said Christine, when asked about her experience.
“The EIT Health bursary provided me with a unique opportunity to listen to many international speakers on the world stage.”
Ann-Marie Duff, a PhD student/research assistant and an ICU clinical nurse manager, also received a bursary.
“I found both keynote speakers fantastic and highly informative. The poster presentations were of a high calibre also. The EIT bursary helped from a practical point of view as it helped me learn from experts and other researchers in the field,” said Ann-Marie.
The bursary was offered as part of EIT Health’s Campus programme. You can find out more about our educational programmes here.