Manipal International Nursing Research Conclave (MINRC) organised by Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE

January 29, 2022

Manipal, 29th January 2022: Manipal International Nursing Research Conclave (MINRC) – Virtual is organised by Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal from January 19 to 22, 2022.

The inauguration of the conference was held on 19th January 2022 at the Dr. TMA Pai Auditorium, KMC, Manipal in a blended mode. The Chief Guest of the program Dr. Punitha Ezhilarasu, Consultant, Indian Nursing Council, Former Dean & Professor, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, in her address, highlighted, on translational research in various sectors by adopting best practices and implementing high quality research. She also stressed on the importance of Research in Nursing.  She further said, nursing leaders have to involve themselves in nursing research, which in future will assist in taking health care decisions while designing health policies. 

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, MAHE, Manipal in his presidential address, accentuated the need for research in academic institutions, especially in the health care sciences.  He emphasised that the key for successful research is perseverance, networking, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He encouraged the young health professionals to carry out more innovative research in health care field and community set up.  He congratulated the entire team of MCON for organising the conference which is useful and relevant for the current times.

Dr. Judith Angelitta Noronha, Dean and Organizing Chairperson – MINRC, MCON, MAHE, Manipal presented the welcome address and introduced the Chief Guest Dr. Punitha Ezhilarasu and presiding officer of the conference Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Venkatesh. Dr. Mamatha S Pai, Professor & Organizing Secretary – MINRC, Department of Child Health (Paediatric) Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal elucidated the overview of the conclave.

The inauguration program was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mrs. Jeyalakshmi K, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal. The event was hosted by Ms. Edith Jovita Bangera, Assistant Lecturer, Manipal School of Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal.