From: Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa, convener of national conference, Christchurch New Zealand 2014
Professor Philip Darbyshire
On behalf of the Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa and the local orgainising committee, we would like to thank you for your wonderful contributions to the National Neonatal Nurse Conference, held in Christchurch New Zealand in November this year. As hosts of this national conference entitled “Back to the future I-Care” we could not have asked for a more appropriate, motivating and inspirational keynote speaker. Your presentations “What are neonatal nurse for in a post human age “and “Fab 4” the 4 best questions you will ever ask of yourself and your unit” really did test our thinking and clearly the evaluations captured those sentiments of motivating, thought provoking, inspiring. Indeed, many delegates said they could have listened to your presentations for much longer than the allocated time available.
Your willingness to be available throughout the conference, your approachability and your enthusiasm for networking with those at the conference was also very much appreciated.
We have now collated our delegates’ feedback and found that their responses echo ours. You truly did help us host a very successful conference and encouraged us, whatever age bracket we fit into, to embrace the changing world of healthcare, nursing and the specialty of neonatal care.
Once again, thank you for your wonderful contribution to our conference. We look forward to any further opportunities for working with you in the future. I can speak on behalf of many neonatal nurses in New Zealand who would thoroughly enjoy listening to you any time, as the word ‘fabulous’ cropped up a number of times in the evaluations.
Convenor conference organising committee Christchurch New Zealand