Mason to Host International Nursing Congress

Posted: September 22, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

The College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) is sponsoring the Fourth Nursing Academic International Congress, held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Tysons Corner, Oct. 1 through 4. The congress provides an opportunity for health educators and practitioners around the world to share issues, ideas, and innovations related to the preparation of caregivers for the global population of the 21st century.

The congress also offers four days of speeches, panel discussions, paper presentations, exhibitions, and networking opportunities. Sir George Alleyne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, is the keynote speaker for the event, and George Mason president Alan Merten and CNHS dean Rita Carty will speak at the opening ceremonies.

The congress features a celebration of the Margaret Mead Centennial and recognition of her commemorative exhibit, followed by a gala reception and fine arts performance. Mead, an internationally acclaimed anthropologist, was interested in childhood and personality development in different societies. She was involved in a range of issues related to gender roles and education. Mead’s daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, who is the Robinson Professor of Anthropology and English at Mason, and June Goodfield, former Robinson Professor of History of Science, Biomedicine, and Global Health, will deliver addresses for the event. The celebration will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at George Mason’s Center for the Arts.

For more information about the congress, contact Joanne Hansinger-Mitchell, development officer for CNHS, at x31899, or visit the CNHS web site.

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