Military Nursing Symposium starts August 6
On invitation from the United States Thirteenth Air Force under the
patronage of the Defence and Urban Development Ministry, the Sri Lanka
Air Force and the United States Pacific Air Force will host the sixth
Asia-Pacific Military Nursing Symposium from August 6-10 in Colombo at
Hotel Taj Samudra.
The Asia Pacific Military Nursing Symposium is the only multinational
military nursing gathering that bonds military nurses within the Asia
Pacific region. The first multinational APMNS was held in Honolulu,
Hawaii in 2007 and since then this annual event has validated the
importance of sharing nursing visions, fostering multi-lateral
relationships and enhancing interoperability with allied forces.
The goal of this annual gathering is to provide a forum for military
nurses to explore challenges, opportunities and diverse experiences
related to military nursing practices and research.
The symposium aims to expand knowledge, share expertise and advance
skills through mutual discussion of professional nursing development
evidence based practices and patient outcome research.
The symposium represents a unique opportunity for military nursing
professionals to engage on issues of mutual interest, exchange
knowledge/expertise, promote excellence in nursing practices, enhance
professional relationships and foster healthcare interoperability
between Asia Pacific nations. In addition to the US and co-host, Sri
Lanka, participating nations include Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia,
Mongolia, Maldives, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines,
Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
The theme of this year's symposium is "Infection Control and
Traumatic Injury Management in the Military: Build Competence, Gain
Confidence and Initiate Change."
This would be a great opportunity to highlight the role and
contribution of the Sri Lankan Military medical services for the
betterment of the military. In addition this event will also provide
good opportunity to promote Sri Lankan culture and tourism in the