Conference - CNE

3rd National Conference was organized by ESCON on "Infectious Diseases: Public Health Challenges on January 6th 2017 at Theivannai Ammal College for women, Villupuram. The emergence of life-threatening infections highlights the urgent need for efficient infection control practices in health care. Failure to apply infection control measures favors the spread of pathogens, and health-care settings can act as amplifiers of disease during outbreaks, with an impact on both hospital and community health. Breaches in infection control measures undermine every advance and investment in health care. keeping this in view ESCON organized National conference on "INFECTIOUS DISEASES: PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES" that would serve as a base for nurses and other professional to have better understanding on infectious disease and develop a desirable attitude and skill to provide holistic care.


The colorful day was started with registration of participants. The delegates were welcomed by our hosts at the help desk at the entrance of the TACW. They were escorted to the respective registration counters allotted to them. There were 6 counters for institution from Tamilnadu and 3rd counter are arranged exclusively for the delegates from other states. Totally 498delegates (outside delegates 259 from 19 colleges and 23 hospitals & ESCON delegates including staff & students 231) registered themselves out of which 12 from Andhra Pradesh, 32 from Pondicherry and two from Karnataka, delegates were guided to the auditorium by the volunteers.7 Resource persons and one observer were present.


The event started with inaugural ceremony at 9.50am.The conference was anchored by ESCON.The dignitaries lighted the lamp. Dr. Hemamalini Principal of ESCON welcomed the gathering with her warm words of welcome.


The theme of the 3rd National Conference was unfolded by Mr. Krishnamoorthy-Asso. Professor., E.S.College of Nursing.


Dr. E. Soundarajan Deputy Registrar, ESSK Educational charities addressed the gathering by his inspiring the speech. In which he stated about monitoring patients holistic development, order of treatment. Nurses should act as a social worker, advocate of patients. Nursing is protection, promotion, elevation of suffering. He congratulated the team for the selection of topic.

Dr. Kasthuri Bai Dhanasekaran - Registrar, ESSK Educational charities. She discussed how to promote health sector. Considering the importance of health issues ESSK established nursing college to promote health there by promote Indian economy. Knowledge is acquisition (report), research (Creating knowledge), and conference (Knowledge dissemination). She also insisted to find out common diseases in our area and the reason and follow up measures to be taken by students. She motivated students to do case study, research, etc.


Mr. Senthilkumar, Secretary, E.S.College of Nursing.. Money alone cannot save life. Infection may cause death. He shared a memory of his uncle, surgery was success but due to development of infection led he expired. He encouraged students to take up PG course.. Government should promote nursing education to develop the country. Nursing students need to be updated with current knowledge.


Dr. P. Ganeshkumar., MBBS., MD Scientist C National institute of Epidemiology, Indian Council of medical research, Ayapakkam, Chennai.Any degree can be master when due amount of time is spent but nursing requires maximum time with patients, outcome of treatment. According to 1980 multiple data source proportion of population die due to common diseases. In 2015-2016 percentage of death due to non-communicable diseases was 54% and communicable 24%.Till date only one disease is eradicated that is small pox. India introduced immunization programme up to now India is polio free country. He concluded by stating by Prevention is better that cure and any profession needs teaching, service and research.

The inaugural section concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. Mrs. Porselvi - Vice Principal.


  • Overview and magnitude of emerging infectious diseases was delivered by Dr.T.Sujatha .,M.Sc(N),PhD,Professor ,SRM university,Chennai.
  • Current top priority infectious disease, Dr.Padmavathy.,M.Sc(N),PhD,Vice Principal Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.
  • Early detection and surveillance of emerging infectious disease, Prof.Shandrila Immanuel, Professor ,College of nursing ,CMC, Vellore
  • Emerging infectious diseases Vulnerabilities and contributing factors, Dr.S.kanchana.,M.Sc(N),PhD,Principal ,Omayal Achi College Of Nursing ,Chennai.
  • Social and economic impact of infectious diseases, Mr. M. Navaneetha. M.Sc (N), PhD.Prof,college of nursing PIMS Pondicherry
  • Legal and Ethical aspects in Infection control, Dr. P. Sudha Rani M.Sc (N).,PhD,Principal I/c,College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati.
  • Infectious diseases –assessing challenges and finding solutions, Prof.christy Megala M.Sc(N), Vice principal, ESIC College of nursing, Gulbarga, Karnataka
  • Emerging infectious diseases – nursing response, Dr. M. Hemamalini, Ph.D (N), Principal, ES College of Nursing.

Scientific Session:

Simultaneously Scientific session was held between 11am to 12 pm .Dr.Sujatha M.Sc(N),PhD,Professor ,SRM university,Chennai and Prof.Porselvi Vice Principal was the moderator for the paper presentation.13 delegates participated. Dr.S.kanchana.,M.Sc(N),PhD,Principal ,Omayal Achi College Of Nursing ,and Dr.Padmavathy.,M.Sc(N),PhD,Vice Principal Madras Medical Mission, were the moderator for the Poster presentation. Totally 34 delegates participated.

The Valedictory session commenced at 6.30 PM memento with welcome note by Dr.Hemamalini Principal ESCON. Ms. Sathiyavathi Prof. from Sri Rangaboopathi college of Nursing, Gin gee in her report congratulated the team for selecting the topic. She also stated that Physical arrangement, seating, organization and hospitality were excellent. She requested the delegates to take home the informative messages given by the speakers. Prizes were given away for winners of paper presentation and poster presentation. Certificates were distributed to all the delegates.The Vote of thanks was proposed by Prof.M.Porselvi vice Principal. The 3rd National Conference ended successfully with National Anthem.