Dr. Jyothi Clara Micheal, Nursing Director, Global Health City, Chennai, was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory function held on the second and closing day of the National Conference Transcendence-13: Managing to Make a Difference, organised by Sahyadri College of Nursing, the pioneer institute in the field of professional nursing.

Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation, Prof. Irene Veigas, Principal, Sahyadri College of Nursing, Dr. Raja A., Conference Coordinator and Mr. Sreelal, Student Organizer, presided over the function. Mr. Manjunath Bhandary in his presidential address said that the main aim of the conference was to create awareness and bring about change. He thanked everyone for their presence which made a big difference to the conference.

Forenoon, Mr. D. Samuel Abraham, Legal Advisor, CMC, Vellore, engaged a session on medico-legal issues in nursing role. He pointed out the importance of laws in the field of nursing and special laws protecting the medical professionals.

Abstracts of scientific research papers were presented by the Ph. D. scholars, professors, lectures, staff nurses from various nursing colleges and hospitals. About fifty papers were presented on the second day of the conference and research experts from various colleges evaluated these papers. The best three papers were selected.

Post lunch, a session on, 'Assertive Nursing for Admiring Administration', by Mr. Kiran Kulkarni from Apollo BGS Hospital, Mysore was held. He said that priorities can change very quickly, so one is required to set priorities. Subsequently, Dr. Jyothi Clara Micheal, Nursing Director, Global Health City, Chennai, spoke on, 'Equilibrium in Nursing Manpower.' She stressed upon developing training capacities for providing human resources and health with adequate skill management at all levels.

Mr. Manjunath Bhandary presented the awards for the best paper and Dr. Jyothi Clara Micheal, the Chief Guest, distributed the certificates to the participants. 250 delegates from different parts of the county attended the two-day national conference. The delegates appreciated the college for organizing and conducting the national conference in such a grand manner.