ICONS 12 Unveils the Future of Healthcare for Older Persons through Global Collaboration and Innovation

On November 24-25, 2023, Cebu Normal University – College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Research Institute for Ageing & Health (RIAH), Nightingale Student Council (NSC) and select higher education institutions in the country marked the 12th International Conference of Nurses (ICONS 12) under the theme, “Advancing Healthcare for Older Persons: Current Trends and Future Directions” at The Golden Peak Hotel and Suites in Cebu City, Philippines. The event aimed to unite accomplished professionals in nursing, fostering the exchange of knowledge and research to advance nursing practice and education. With more than 200 attendees from the Philippines and various global regions, the two-day conference provided a platform for the convergence of insights and expertise in the dynamic field of nursing.

The event addressed the challenge of ensuring that older individuals can equally access and benefit from the advancements in the field of medical technology and gerontology. Within the event, research from various institutions within the Philippines, such as Siliman State College, Iloilo Doctors’ College, Cebu Doctors’ University and our very own Cebu Normal University, together with featured presenters from Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan were presented. The presenters showcased their works as well-spoken podium presentations and  infographics throughout the event.

Innovations in the field of gerontology and health were the main focal point of the event. With research all encompassing elderly cognition, psychological well-being, vitality, sensory functions, and locomotion, forming a crucial aspect in achieving longevity and promoting healthy aging. The impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the well-being of older people and recognizing the benefits it brings to overall living and health were the focal points of the event.

On the 2nd day of ICONS 12, the awarding for both the student and professional category of the presentations came through. Here are the winners:

STUDENT CATEGORY

 Podium Presentation

Stream 1: Gerontology

1st place: Iloilo Doctors’ College; Socioeconomic Profile and Healthcare Seeking Behaviors of Senior Citizens After the Pandemic

2nd place: Cebu Doctors’ University; The Lived Experiences of Working Senior Citizens With Chronic Illness in Mandaue City: A Basis for Community Empowerment Program

3rd place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; Prevalence Of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Among Geriatric Residents Living Near Cement Factory at Barangay Tina-An, City of Naga Cebu

Stream 2: New Normal

1st place: Silliman University; Experiences of Burnout Among Student Nurses in Dumaguete City During Covid-19 Pandemic

2nd place: Cebu Normal University; Assessment of an Urbanized Barangay’s Mental Health Program: From Planning to Implementation

3rd Place: Iloilo Doctors’ College; Readiness for Clinical Exposure Among Student  Post-Pandemic

Stream 3: Nursing Education

1st place: Cebu Doctors’ University; Clinical Belongingness as Predictor to Self-Esteem Among Level IV Nursing Students in Metro Cebu

2nd place: Cebu Normal University; Correlates of Career Pathways of Graduating Nursing Students in an Urbanized City

3rd place: West Visayas State University; Career Plans of Graduating Nursing Students in a State University

Infographics

1st place: West Visayas State University; Knowledge about Cholera and its Prevention among Household Heads in a Highly Urbanized City: A Cross-Sectional Study

2nd place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; Food Safety Knowledge and Practices Among Street Food Vendors in Carbon Market

3rd place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; Factors Contributing to Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Selected Individuals with Co-Morbidity In Talisay, Cebu.

Inferentials

1st place: Cebu Doctors’ University; The Lived Experience of Older Adults in Lapu-lapu City in the Aftermath of Typhoon Odette (RAI): Basis of Information Dissemination.

2nd place: University of San Jose-Recoletos; Attitudes and Practices in Josenian School of Allied Medical Sciences Students Towards Pneumococcal Vaccine.

3rd place: University of San Jose-Recoletos; the Implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction Management at USJ-R Main Campus for 2022-2023.

 

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

Podium Presentation

Stream 1: Older Adults’ Issues during the Pandemic

1st place: West Visayas State University; Relationship of Coping Strategies and Quality of Life: Parallel and Serial Mediating Role of Resilience and Social Participation Among Older Adults in Western Philippines

2nd place: Cebu Normal University; Lived Experiences of Older Adults While Working in the Academe Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Philippine Context

3rd place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; Perspectives of Childless Couples During their Golden Years: A Phenomenological Study

Stream 2: Qualitative Exploration of relevant aging issues

1st place: Cebu Normal University; Exploring the Spiritual Compliance in Achieving Wellness among Older Adults: A Qualitative Multi-case Approach

2nd place: Cebu Normal University; “Flourishing Beyond the Hands of Time”: A Kaleidoscopic Perspective from the Lenses of Creative Older Adults: A Phenomenological Inquiry

3rd place: Cebu Normal University; An Axiomatic Approach in the Development of the Theory of Creative Aging

Stream 3: Gerontology care in the context of the new normal

1st place: Cebu Doctors’ University; Acquired Care Culture of Older Adults from the Refugees of the Bolshevik Russian Revolution in Tubabao Island, Eastern Samar: The Inculturation Theory of Care 2nd place: University of San Agustin; The Intergenerational Care Received by Older Adult Men Religious in a Religious Community

3rd place: University of the Visayas; Quality of Discharge Teaching Among Intergenerational Discharged Patients in a Medical-Surgical Ward of a Government Hospital

Infographics

1st place: Cebu Normal University; Living Alone and Using Social Media Technologies: The Experience of Filipino Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic

2nd place: Cebu Normal University; Lived Experiences of Older Adults While Working in the Academe Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Philippine Context

3rd place: Cebu Normal University; Push – Pull Theory: Older Adults Use of Traditional Health Practices

Infographics

1st place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Bipolar Patient: An Idiographic Analysis

2nd place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; The Phases of Adaptation for Children with OFW Parents: A Straussian Grounded Theory Approach

3rd place: Cebu Institute of Technology University; The Novice Special Education Teachers in the Philippines: The Post-Pandemic Perspectives

ICONS 12 envisions a future of continued research and collaborative efforts towards paving the way for innovative solutions and a brighter future for the elderly and humanity at large.

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