Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, COI
As president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), I’ve been proud and grateful to have met so many members of the organization. Most recently, STTI hosted the 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, where I was thrilled to connect with nearly 900 nurse professionals gathered to share information, learn, and network with one another.
During the event I saw overwhelming evidence of the importance of nursing research to health care. I was impressed with the professional and academic research results presented, just as I was with the keynote presentations I attended. I have no doubt that the wealth of information exchanged at congress will pay dividends for decades to come.
If you were unable to attend the event, I’d like to invite you to visit the following areas to get an idea of the depth and breadth of the topics discussed.
When I returned to the U.S. from Prague, I was physically tired but mentally invigorated by all
the knowledge, support, and wonderful ideas I received at the meeting. I get tremendous motivation, mental stimulation, and satisfaction from my participation in events and activities such as congress. If you have not participated in one of the STTI major events, I’d like to personally invite you to attend in the near future. I am confident it will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
As I continue my travels and service to STTI, I look forward to the 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, 16-20 November 2013, and the 25th International Nursing Research Congress that will take place in Hong Kong in July 2014. I look forward to meeting and connecting with many more of you at one of these events as our global organization continues to enhance the work of nurses and improve the health of people worldwide.