An online mini-conference was held between Hochschule für Gesundheit Bochum (hsg Bochum), Germany and Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences (IPUHS), Japan, from 15:00 to 18:00 JST on Friday, September 24, 2021.
The conference began with keynote speeches by Dr. Christian Timmreck, President of hsg Bochum, and Dr. Akira Matsumura, President of IPUHS, following which presenters from each university introduced aspects of their wider activities and also prospects for their future partnership.
After this breakout sessions were held in which participants from each university’s midwifery, nursing and occupational therapy departments gave presentations and held detailed discussion about the direction of future collaboration. Also, a breakout session was held for undergraduate students from both universities and they were able to enjoy a lively discussion asking questions and talking about the student lives of their counterparts.
The conference was a great success and closed with all participants looking forward to their next opportunity to meet.