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Nurses4EXPO: il contributo degli infermieri per nutrire il pianeta

Nurses4EXPO: the contribution of nurses to feed the planet

10 September 2015
Nurses4EXPO: il contributo degli infermieri per nutrire il pianeta


It is called NURSES FOR EXPO, a network of associations of nurses and organizations that represent them, which organizes cultural initiatives to promote health and showcase the potential of nurses in educating about healthy lifestyles and preventing diseases. This virtuous synergy has led to the implementation of events for months with the same easily recognizable logo (see also the website and the Facebook page and group Facebook). In particular, an important international conference is scheduled for the days of September 10, the purpose of which is to present a range of experiences that demonstrate the central role of nurses in favor of the health and well-being of individuals and populations.

It also aims to take advantage of the media attention for EXPOMilano2015 and the schedule of EXPO WOMEN GLOBAL FORUM (EWGF), to highlight the fundamental contribution of women, nurses, and the third sector, to influence policies in favor of a more equitable distribution of resources and healthy nutrition.

The objectives of the September 2015 Conference are:

  1. Make known the World Health Organization's program to promote optimal use of healthcare personnel to improve health and prevent noncommunicable diseases.
  2. Reflect on the importance of forming qualified nursing leadership to impact the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and nations.
  3. Use the resources made available by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and by the National Federation of IPASVI Colleges for professionals and citizens, to promote adherence to healthy eating lifestyles.
  4. Make known the national and international work of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO, Canada) in primary prevention and, in particular, the results of implementing guidelines on childhood obesity.
  5. Sharing experiences of Good Clinical Practice in the field of nutrition for people of different ages and backgrounds.
  6. Create synergies and "networking" to share knowledge and experiences for the health and well-being of people.
  7. Reflect on the broader and deeper needs that nourish man and humanity to contribute to leaving a positive legacy for future generations.


Discover the full event schedule, session times, topics, and keynote speakers.

12:30 - 13:30
Participant registration

13:30 - 14:15
Greetings from authorities, national nursing associations, and IPASVI Colleges

14:15 - 14:45
Introduction and moderation
Guests/Speakers: Cecilia Sironi Giuseppe Ruocco

14:45 - 15:15
The WHO's global strategy for healthcare workers: Workforce 2030 and the strategic directions to strengthen nursing personnel
Guests/Speakers: Jim Campbell

15:15 - 15:45
The role of nurses in promoting healthy eating and preventing non-communicable diseases
Guests/Speakers: Yukiko Kusano

15:45 - 16:15
The role of the National Federation of IPASVI Colleges for health education and the promotion of the well-being of Italians through its portal and website
Guests/Speakers: Rita Maricchio

16:15 - 16:45
Nurse leaders to combat poverty, malnutrition, and diseases: the Global Nursing Leadership Institute and Leadership for Change® programs of the ICN
Guests/Speakers: Lesley Bell

16:45 - 17:15
Regional governance in the development of health promotion programs in communities: the experience in Lombardy
Guests/Speakers: Liliana Coppola

17:15 - 18:00
Debate and conclusions of the introductory session

09:15 - 09:30
Introduction and moderation

09:30 - 10:15
Primary prevention of childhood obesity: RNAO's experience in addressing childhood obesity
Guests/Speakers: Tiziana Rivera

10:15 - 10:45
Nurses enter school: a health promotion experience in a primary school
Guests/Speakers: Fiorella Fabrizio

10:45 - 11:15
Eating disorders: the nursing experience of the Lombardy regional pilot center
Guests/Speakers: Angela Fantoni

11:15 - 11:45
The "Mi sta a cuore" project of the Court for the Rights of the Patient by Cittadinanzattiva
Guests/Speakers: Giulia Mannella

11:45 - 12:15
Educate and nourish the person with heart disease (ENPeC): results of a multicenter study
Guests/Speakers: Cecilia Elli Valentina Spedale

12:15 - 12:30
Debate and conclusions of the morning session

14:15 - 14:30
Introduction and moderation
Guests/Speakers: Cristina Razzini Laura Rasero

14:30 - 15:00
Living with type 2 diabetes: nursing interventions to support self-care
Guests/Speakers: Silvana Pastori

15:00 - 15:30
Nurses in the ministerial project "health promoters" in prisons: the experience in Lombardy

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:00
The theme of Expo 2015: What feeds life?
Guests/Speakers: Angelo Scola

17:00 - 17:30
Conference Conclusion
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