Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 17th World Congress on Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Vancouver, Canada.

Day 1 :


Corinna Lozano is a junior and a second year in the Science Research program run through SUNY Albany. Corinna is a member of peer leadership in which she is the secretary and the town of Pawling’s interact club. She is an active participant in soccer and dance team. When Corinna is out of school she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in her community.She is very dedicated to working hard in school and in her sports. Corinna is very friendly and enjoys meeting new people through school programs.Pawling High School is a great environment in which has been bettered by Corinna’s bright and cheery spirit. The teachers of Pawling High School all enjoy having Corinna as she is super helpful when her fellow peers have a problem. She is currently working with her mentor on her research project that focuses on the effects of 20-HETE.



20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) is an eicosanoid metabolite of that has a wide range of effects on the vascular system such as Collateral cell growth, vascular rebuilding of the heart. Metabolic Syndrome and 20-HETE have been shown to be correlated together.There is a higher concentration of 20-HETE in Metabolic Syndrome patients. With a higher concentration of 20-HETE patients with Metabolic syndrome have symptoms that are more severe. The effect of elevated 20-HETE is negative and can influence the cell growth after a Myocardial Infarction. Myocardial Infarction (MI) is another term for a heart attack. In previous studies, it shows an MI size increases with an elevated level of 20-HETE. During the study, the Metabolic Syndrome rats and control group of rats will be induced with an MI for about 30-minutes. After rats from both groups are given an MI and 20-HETE antagonist named 20-SOLA which counteracts 20-HETE levels will be given. 20-SOLA treatment was given to the rats at 48 hours, 1 week and 8 weeks. The results indicated that the AMPK antibody for both total and phosphorylated showed a significant decrease in 48-hour samples. 20-SOLA was found to create an equilibrium in 20-HETE levels in all tissue samples and significantly more in JCR MI rats. 20-SOLA aided the decrease in ischemia for both rats, but again results indicate a more reliable significance in JCR MI rats. These findings are relevant to the epidemic of cardiovascular diseases plaguing populations globally.


  • Mental Health

Session Introduction

Oyeyemi Oyelade

PhD,University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Title: Rehabilitation of People Living with Schizophrenia in Sub-Sahara Africa: A scoping Review

Time : 11:00-11:30


Oyeyemi Oyelade is a PhD student at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria while Nokuthula Gloria Nkosi-Mafutha ia a Lecturer at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Oyeyemi’s PhD research supervisor         


Rehabilitation has been declared evidence-based in reducing the burden and stigma of Schizophrenia. The report of the evidence on the rehabilitation of Schizophrenia emanates from the western countries where rehabilitation is embraced and practised. Rehabilitation equally has a potential impact in minimising the consequences of being diagnosed with Schizophrenia on the individuals and bring about the positive impact of the country, Sub-Saharan Africa, especially it’s economy. However, there seems to be a dearth of literature regarding the rehabilitation of individuals with Schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is therefore considered imperative to review the resources from Sub-Sahara Africa for situational analysis, appraisal, recommendation and possibly adaptation by settings that are without rehabilitation programmes for individuals with Schizophrenia. 

The  Arsey and O'Malley scoping review framework guide the conduction of article search and compilation in this review. Articles included passed through three stages of screening which are; title screening, abstract and full article screening. The content analysis of the screened articles was done using NVIVO. Two articles were found on the rehabilitation of people living with Schizophrenia from Sub-Sahara Africa, and the article are form Ethiopia and South Africa. The articles show that rehabilitation has high potential to reduce stigma and increase social desirability for individuals living with Schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Schizophrenia being a chronic mental illness and the most stigmatised, strategies for rehabilitation has high potential to improve the standard of living of individuals living with Schizophrenia because of the negative symptoms that do not respond to medication but rehabilitation.


  • Depression and Anxiety
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Kwarteng Yeboah who was  student in Astrakhans state university (АГУ), he received Mental Health Nursing. He  has worked  as a  Campaign  Manager  for Showers of  Blessing  Savings and  Loans   before  proceeding  to Study  Mental  Health at  Ankarful  Psychiatric  Training Collage.

He has also worked as chief Coordinator in Ghana Methodist Students Union. after he completed his diploma in psychiatric nursing , he also worked with several hospitals and NGO foundation as health service provider, in Ghana, Ankaful psychiatric  hospital for two year, ST Patrice hospital two years and finally settled in Kumasi south hospital as  psychiatric nurse and now he completed his BSc in psychology in Russia and working as mental health nurse and serve a counselor to Bibiani municipal hospital and it communities.



 Concept of mental illness like schizophrenia is increasing and is particularly severe for people living in rural
communities. Ghana adopted a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) for persons with mental illness to address
the problem comprehensively. However, negative attitudes towards the mentally ill, stigmatization and
discrimination constitute a serious barrier to CBR. The objective of the study was to assess societal beliefs and
perceptions about people with schizophrenia, among the adult population in a rural community (Offinso, Obuasi and Nkawie other communities in the Ashanti Region. The study used a mixed method where both qualitative and quantitative techniques
were employed. A sample size was determined using a systematic approach. The respondents held fairly positive
views about the mentally ill, despite a few negative authoritarian surroundingly restrictive attitudes and views.
Though participants appeared to be knowledgeable about the possible physical, social and environmental causes
of mental illness such as accidents and genetic factors, 96% of all participants thought mental illness could be
due to witchcraft/evil spirits, and 60% felt that it could be a consequence of divine punishment. This is an
indication that stigma and discrimination against the mentally ill were still widespread among the respondents.
The widespread belief in supernatural causes is likely to act as a barrier to designing effective anti-stigma
educational programs and as a result frustrating the implementation of CBR. There is a need in the
Ashanti Region and elsewhere to develop strategies to change stigma attached to mental illness at both
the rural and urban community levels. This paper is one of the first to report to be made on attitudinal research on mental illness in the Ashanti Region by selected areas and the places are offinso municipal, Obuasi municipal and Nkawie district and other communities.

  • Anxiety
Location: Vancouver, Canada

SueMcWilliams is a Clinical Professor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She will complete her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in May of 2020 along with a Garduate Certificate from the University of South Florida Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse. 


The project introduced the concept of CF and the development of a program for family caregivers of AMHD. The program utilized a validated screening tool and educational intervention and materials for family caregivers of adolescents receiving care at a residential treatment center (RTC) for adolescent girls with mental health disorders. A pre/post-Continuing Professional Development Reaction Questionnaire (CPD Reaction Questionnaire) was used to measure the intention of staff to  change practice. Family caregivers attended a one-hour group session led by a staff therapist and completed a Family Quality of Life (FQL) survey a modified Professional Quality of Life Survey. Interventions include knowledge, coping strategies, peer support programs, self-help, guided self-help.

Results: Comparing the pre-post scores of the CPD reaction questionnaire the most significant for the construct of intention and beliefs about capabilities. FQL survey included twenty-one respondents, 18 reporting a moderate level of burnout, and 17 reporting a moderate level of secondary traumatic stress, which are indicators of CF. Follow up survey, 60.5 % who received the information on CF reported considering implementation or implemented an intervention. 50% reported sharing information with someone they trusted, 37 % reported making sleep a priority, eating a healthy diet, and learn to relax and meditate.

The CPD reaction questionnaires indicate the staffs' intention to change  practice. The results of the FQL survey suggest that family caregivers are at risk for CF. The families who participated and received information on CF gained a new understanding and considered or had implemented one or more interventions.


  • Nursing practitioners
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Session Introduction

Clarisa Yos

doctor degree,nursing from Brandman University

Title: Adding a Walking Program to Depressed Adults Taking Antidepressants

Clarisa Yos is currently pursuing a doctor degree in nursing from Brandman University.  She is expected to graduate May 2020.  Clarisa holds a masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Caliornia (USC, 1998) and a bachelors degreee in nursing from California State University Dominguez Hills (1996). Clarisa has worked for Kaiser Permanente for the last 21 years in a variety of roles.  Her current position is proving depression care in a collaborative based practice. Clarisa is married, has 2 adult boys, who are both in college.  During her free time, she enjoys pilates, watching movies, decorating her home, and simply enjoying her surroundings.



Depression is a devastating illness that affects millions of Americans. The need to implement evidence-based practices is imperative since current standard care is not enough. The two most common forms of treatment are antidepressants and psychotherapy. Despite these two treatments, the remission rate is low. Depression, at its worse, contributes to suicide, and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In this clinical project, a walking program was added to depressed adult patients already on antidepressants, and after eight weeks, there was over a 2.78-point decrease in PHQ 9 scores. A paired sample t-test was used for the analysis, t (4.93) = -2.78 (SE = 2.39),  p < 0.5.