8th International Nursing Conference 2018

8th International Conference 2018

Akal College of Nursing

in collaboration with

Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA


 8th International Nursing Conference

Global Perspectives of Better Mental Health


12th and 13th, October 2018


Bhai Gurdas Hall

 Eternal University, Baru Sahib,

Sirmour Dist., Himachal Pradesh.

Aim of the Conference


Invitation for Abstracts

Organizing team

Previous Conferences 

Important Links:

  1. Brochure  Brochure 18.09.2018
  2. Registration form (Offline): Registration Form_8th Conference 2018
  3. Registration form (Online): Click here to submit online 

Aim of the Conference 

The conference aims at bringing together Nursing and Mental Health professionals at different levels to share their knowledge, experience, research findings and perceptions regarding better mental health and to provide a holistic vision to guide the future action towards the promoting mental health at individual, family, institutional and societal levels.   The conference also focuses on role of positive psychology and comprehensive approaches to promote positive mental health through various interventions.


  1. Positive psychology
  2. Mental Health across ages
  3. Socio-cultural determinants of Mental Health
  4. Interventions for the promotion of mental health

Invitation for Abstracts

Abstracts of original research, case studies and concept papers are invited for oral/poster presentations. Original research should be submitted in IMRD format. Abstracts should be submitted in not more than 500 words as MS Word file.  Authors’ name, type of article, designation, official address and email address with contact number has to be mentioned in the abstract.

Oral Presentation:

  • Duration is 10 minutes (7 minute for presentation & 3 minutes for discussion).
  • LCD will be available at the venue.


  • size 3 x 4 feet and portrait layout.
  • Last date of submission of abstracts: 25/09/2018
  • Last date of submission of the full-text and material for presentation: 05/10/18

Only registered delegate will be allowed for oral or poster presentation.

Best oral papers and poster will be awarded.

All submissions should be mailed to:  akalcon3@gmail.com 


Organizing team

Chief Patron

His Holiness Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, Chancellor, Eternal University (Retired Director, Agriculture, H.P.)


  • Dr. H.S. Dhaliwal, Vice Chancellor, Eternal University
  • Dr. Davinder Singh, Secretary, The Kalgidhar Trust & Registrar, Eternal University
  • Dr. NeelamKaur, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Eternal University

Advisory Committee (ACN)

  • Prof. Ranjit Kour, Principal, Akal College of Nursing
  • Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Administrator, Akal College of Nursing

International Advisory Board (Drexel University, USA)

  • Dr. Jill B Derstine, Associate Clinical Professor,
  • Dr. Mary Lou McHugh, Associate Clinical Professor

International Resource Persons (Drexel University, USA)

  • Dr. Jane Green Ryan, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Carol Okupniak, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Rita Aderenian, Assistant Professor

Organizing Secretary

  • Dr. Lekha Viswanath, Professor & Vice-Principal, Akal College of Nursing, Phone: 9447239312, 8628030391

Organizing Committee

  • Faculty, Akal College of Nursing
  • Registration: Ms. Sangeeta Sharma (8679461506)
  • Transportation: Ms. Simarjeet kaur (8427016084, 9816421609)
  • Accomodation: Ms. Preeti Thakur (9418541611)
  • Paper/poster: Ms. Jasneet Kaur (9646950367)

Previous Conferences 

 As a part of extending contribution to the advancement of Nursing profession in India, Akal College of Nursing organizes International Nursing Conference every year in Collaboration with Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA since 2011. The conference in organized on a topic of relevance to Nursing each year. Following are the themes of International Nursing Conference in previous years.

2011: Nursing Informatics

2012: Global Nursing- A step ahead towards Global Health

2013: Innovative trends in Community Health Nursing

2014: Gynaecological and Obstetrical Nursing – New insights into Research

2015: Innovations in Nursing Education and Practice

2016: Bridging the gap between Theory and Practice in Nursing

2017: Family Nursing- A futuristic approach to Health Care

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