nEURO care Project- European initiative for capacity building to meet the challenges of caring for people with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Sri Lanka – Inauguration Ceremony and the Workshop
The Inauguration Ceremony of the nEUROcare capacity building project of the Faculty of Nursing University of Colombo was held on 7th February 2022 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla at 8.30am followed by an international workshop with the participation of four Sri Lankan universities and four European universities.
Senior Prof Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo participated as a Chief Guest. In addition, Professor Santh Dammika Deputy Vice Chancellor, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Prof. SSP Warankulasuriya, Dean/Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo, Dr. ARN Silva, Acting Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University and representative from Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Ruhuna, University of Peradeniya graced the occasion.
The Project coordinator, Prof Martin Persson, Kristianstad University, Sweden and other representative from three European universities such as Triskelion University, Norway, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, University of Tartu, Estonia and Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus, also participated. In addition, project managers and project members of all four local universities such as University of Colombo, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, University of Peradeniya and University of Ruhuna attended the inauguration ceremony.
The international workshop was continued after the inauguration ceremony from 7th to 11th February 2022. A total of 25 participants (project managers and project members) from all four local universities and four partner EU universities participated the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to develop the course structure for Master Degree, Diploma and Certificate program on Neurodegenerative disorders based on Sri Lankan Qualification Framework. Development of these courses were facilitated by the Neurosurgeon, Neurologist, Psychologist and General physician visited from EU partner universities. Trainers from local universities were facilitated to improve the provision of care for the patients with neurodegenerative diseases through these course.
Prof. SSP Warankulasuriya, Dean/Faculty of Nursing (Project Manager), Dr. G. Kisokanth, Mrs. Rupa Menike, Ms. Shiroma Malkanthi and Mrs. Chanrani Herath have participated from Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo.