“Discovering the paradigms beyond caring hands”

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Introduction to iPUNRSE– 2022

The Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, is pleased to declare the “Peradeniya University International Nursing Research Sessions (iPUNRSE) - 2022” on 26th and 27th May 2022 via virtual mode. iPUNRSE will provide an excellent platform for academics, nursing professionals, researchers, students and industry representatives throughout the country to share, report on and discuss the research innovations, advances and scientific achievements within the scope of nursing practice and academia. The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, workshops and scientific sessions (Oral and Poster Presentations) for participants from all over the world in which the new information and exciting innovations of the nursing field and healthcare will be exchanged. In breadth, the iPUNRSE 2022 will provide an opportunity for networking with different health care personnel throughout the country and overseas.

Aims and Objectives of the Conference

Nurses play a vital role in the health care team. Thus it fortifies with scientific skills along with a strong background in the social sciences and humanities. The integral role of nurses makes a significant contribution to protect and promote health and wellness, prevention of injury and illness and restore health. Despite the advances in medicine, a major challenge for current nursing practice and nursing education is to address better and equal health care for all in the country. The iPUNRSE 2022 aims to,

  • Explore the innovations in nursing practice towards healthcare.
  • Discover the advances in nursing education and research.
  • Disseminate research evidence in relation to better healthcare.
  • Explore nurses’ contribution to evidence-based healthcare.
  • Build relationships and exchange of experience and expertise across the nursing specialties in the country and overseas.

Target Audience

  • Academics
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing Students
  • Staff Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals
  • Nursing Administrators and leaders
  • Nursing Training Institutes
  • Health Care Industry

Guest of Honor

Professor Aisha Holloway

Chair of Nursing Studies, Co-Director Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative (EGNI)

Rm 2m6, Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science
Doorway 6|Elsie Inglis Quad, Old Medical School|Teviot Place
The University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AG", United Kingdom

Conference Streams

iPUNRSE -2022 will be a forum for disseminating the innovative research findings under four extensive nursing streams and diverse sub categories including,

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Community Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Prevention of Tobacco Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Learning from pandemic: COVID-19

Quality and Safety of Health Care Delivery

  • Nurses and health care technology
  • Occupational Health and safety
  • Infection control
  • Health Informatics

Diversified Nursing Practice

  • Paediatric/Neonatal Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care
  • Palliative care and end of life care
  • Pain management in Nursing practice

Nursing Education, Teamwork and Nursing Leadership

  • Nursing Administration and policy making
  • Team working and multi professional practice
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Nursing Ethics
  • Nursing Education
  • Research and Evidenced Based Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Education during new normal period

Keynote Speakers

Professor Catherine Ling,


Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Professor Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,UK.
Founder Global Health Focus
Editor in Chief: Public Health Challenges
Deputy Editor in Chief, Global Health Research and Policy

Professor Wendy Moyle

Program Director, Healthcare Practice and Survivorship

Menzies Health Institute
Griffith University,

Professor Tonks Fawcett

Professor of Student Learning (Nurse Education)

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)

Nursing Studies University of Edinburgh
The School of Health in Social Science
The Medical School, Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG
United Kingdom.

Dr. Aya Saitoh

Associate Professor

Department of Nursing,

Niigata University,
Graduate School of Health Sciences,

Call for Papers


Call for abstracts: Starting From 10th January 2022
Abstract submission deadline: 05 th March 2022 21 st March 2022
Notification of acceptance 15 th March - 20 th April 22 nd March 2022- 27 th March 2022
Conference dates 26 th and 27 th May 2022 (Due to an unavoidable circumstance, the conference (i PUNRSE - 2022) scheduled to be held on 26 th and 27 th May 2022 has been rescheduled for 16 th and 17 th June 2022 as mentioned below. Inconvenience caused is regretted.)
Pre congress workshops 16 th June 2022 (Day 1)
Conference 17 th June 2022(Day 2)
Registration opens on 23 rd May 2022
Registration closes on 06 th June 2022 14th June 2022
Only the electronic versions of the certificates and book of proceedings will be provided to all the registered participants and the fee structure of the conference has been revised accordingly.

Revised Fee Structure

Conference Only
LKR5000 LKR1500
$90 $50
Workshop Only
LKR1500 LKR1000
$60 $40
Workshop & Conference
LKR6000 LKR2000
$140 $80
Undergraduate Students
Conference Only
LKR1500 LKR500
Workshop Only
LKR500 LKR500
Workshop & Conference
LKR1800 LKR800

Partner Institutes


Early Registration is strongly encouraged

Every participant of iPUNRSE 2022 must register ONLINE before the stipulated date: 
Registration opens on 23 rd May 2022
Registration closes on 06 th June 2022

Payment method: Payment by Bank Transfers / Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Name of the account: Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya
Account number: 057-100-1-16994228
Name of the bank: People's Bank
Branch: Peradeniya
Please note that in the case of each submission, ONLY one author is permitted to make the presentation and it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for iPUNRSE 2022.
Payments should be done according to the following categories of registration.

Registration only for the conference

Indicate your name with initials, abstract ID and "Registration only for the Conference iPUNRSE 2022” as the reason for payment.

Registration for the conference and workshop

Indicate your name with initials, abstract ID and "Registration for the conference and workshop of iPUNRSE 2022" as the reason for payment.

Registration only for the workshop

Indicate your name with initials and "Registration for the workshop of iPUNRSE 2022" as the reason for payment.

A proof of the payment in the form of an electronic image (.jpg) or a PDF must be attached to the online registration form. Please also kindly note that those abstracts whose presenting authors have not registered for iPUNRSE 2022 by the final registration deadline will be expunged from the Proceedings/Book of Abstracts.