Foundation Congress of HORATIO
Program Thursday 22 March
Program Friday 23 March
Program Saturday 24 March
General information
Horatio Membership
Congress Fee and Registration
Registration Form


Program Thursday 22 March 2007

09.00 – 18.00

09.00 – 10.00
Welcome Coffee / Tea

10.00 – 11.00
Opening and Welcome

10.00 – 10.15
Mr. Des Kavanagh (Ireland), General Secretary, Irish Psychiatric Nursing Association and President of Horatio will welcome participants and inform them about the mission and aims of the congress.

10.15 – 11.00
Mr. Ber Oomen (Netherlands), Psychiatric Nurse and Secretary General of Horatio will describe the coming into existence, goals, practice and organization of Horatio within Europe, and especially the mutual benefits for psychiatric nurses and society.


11.00 – 11.30

11.30 – 12.15
Mr. J.K. Buitelaar (Netherlands), professor of psychiatry at the University of Nijmegen
‘Multidisciplinary work and mutual inspiration and knowledge will lead to quality – a regional example of collaboration between hospitals and institutes’

12.15 – 13.00
Mr. Peter Nolan (UK), Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Staffordshire University
‘Exploring the work of European Psychiatric Nurses – presentation of the first survey outcome and call for a wider follow up in connection with Horatio’

13.00 – 14.00

14.00 – 14.45
Ms. Nicoletta Candea (Romania), solicitor, psychiatric nurse and board member GIP/ GINN: Global Initiative on Psychiatry – section Global Initiative Nursing Network.
‘The position of the psychiatric nurse in Romania and the relevance for European collaboration and mutual inspiration with examples from the GIP and GINN’

14.45 – 15.30
Mr. Jon Allen (UK), Director of Nursing, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, founding chairman of the Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurse Directors and Leads National Forum.
‘Leadership in mental health care - the unique contribution and responsibility of nursing leadership at local, organisational and national levels’.

15.30 – 16.00

16.00 – 16.45
Ms. Cobra Hassannajad and Colleagues (Iran / Netherlands)
‘Intercultural nursing in mental health – an exploration of problems and approaches, and the example in the GGZ (Mental Health Care) Nijmegen – Netherlands’

16.45 – 17.30
Ms. Annette Osted (Canada), Executive director of the College for Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Manitoba – Canada
‘Continuing Competence for Registered Psychiatric Nurses - A Canadian approach to promoting positive practice’.

17.30 – 17.45
Closing Remarks
Mr. Des Kavanagh, president of Horatio

17.45 – 18.30
Drinking and networking

19.00 -
Social Evening Program