The Nursing Subforum of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) School of Medicine International Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on June 19, 2023.The forum was hosted by SJTUSchool of Medicine and organized by the School of Nursing, with the aim to provide high-level academic exchange platform for localand international outstanding young nursing scholars to share their latest research findingsand facilitate collaborations. The forum featured eight scholars delivering oral presentations and 16 graduate students delivering poster presentations. The forum wasco-moderated byAssociate Dean ZHU Bingqian, Research Assistant Professor ZHANG Yuanyuan, and Lecturer GUO Ningyuan. ViceChancellor FANG Yong of SJTU School of Medicine, Secretary of CPC SJTU School of Nursing Committee ZHANG Xin, and over 100 faculties, students, and nursesfrom affiliated hospitals attended the forum.
Vice Chancellor FANG Yong delivered opening remarks at the forum.He emphasized the School's dedication to attracting young talents and strengthening its strategic foundation.SJTU School of Medicine has been committed to thriving on strong talent throughout its journey of quality development. In particular,the School of Medicine's significant support for the nursing discipline has steadily increased the reputation and influence of the School of Nursing. He expected young nursingscholarsto embrace an inclusive mindset, to work for a better society, and to find their mission and purpose in this significant era. Last, he expressed his best wishes for the successful conclusion of the forum.
The forum featured eight young scholars from renowned institutions worldwide, including New York University, National University of Singapore, Peking University, and Peking Union Medical College. Their presentations coveredvarious topics, including mental health, geriatric nursing, rehabilitation nursing, and oncology nursing. The methodology utilized by the young scholars reflects interdisciplinary integration. For example, some scholars applied machine learning models for evaluation, some used WeChat for intervention, and some worked ondeveloping rehabilitation robots. After each presentation, the audience actively engaged with the speaker, fostering a positive atmosphere of discussion. The forum also held an exhibition of posters created by graduate students. By showcasing students' research achievements, the exhibition further promoted academic exchanges among leading universities and helped improve innovative thinking skills. The engaging atmosphere of scholarly interaction was well received by the attendees, who expressed a strong interest in continuing this exhibition in future events.
At last, Secretary ZHANG Xin made the closingremarks of the forum and thanked all the scholars for their excellent contributions.He noted that this was the third international forum for young scholars organized by the School of Nursing. The forum successfully achieved its goal of facilitating extensive academic exchange and was recognized as a resounding success. He further emphasized the commitment to continue offering such platforms for research exchange in the future. Secretary Zhang also encouraged young nursing scholars to uphold the historic mission of researchers, to seize the opportunities of the times, and to actively improve their own capabilities, thereby contributing to the advancement of the nursing field.
The four-hour event garnered high praise from participants for its future-oriented topics and international perspective. Thisacademic exchange not only celebrated the achievements of young scholars here and abroad but also provided new research insights in a global context.