Spread over 5 days, the ICN 2021 Congress and Exhibition will provide delegates with an array of plenary, main and concurrent sessions, a poster exhibition, symposia and policy cafés. The Congress programme will be packed full of the latest research, trends and priorities in nursing. Multidisciplinary plenary sessions and symposiums will feature expert speakers and cater to an international audience.
The Scientific Committee is delighted to invite you to submit an abstract for Oral and Poster Presentation.
Submitters will be asked to determine the best category within which to submit the abstract:
Sub-theme 1: Nursing Leadership
Sub-theme 2: Epidemics and Pandemics: Nurses’ Experiences, Responses and Policy Recommendations
Sub-theme 3: Nursing Regulation and Education
Sub-theme 4: Quality and Safety
Sub-theme 5: Nursing Care and Advanced Practice Nursing
Sub-theme 6: Nursing Workforce
Sub-theme 7: Global Health Challenges
Sub-theme 8: Digital Health and Innovation
Besides scientific abstracts, ICN has created concurrent sessions for COVID-19 case studies. Case study sessions highlight the vital contribution of nurses in the battle for public health and well-being in the pandemic and to encourage nurses to share their own experience with others working in relation to COVID-19. The guidelines for case study submission will be visible when you select the option for “Case Study” in the abstract submission system.
We look forward to receiving your abstract and/or case study before the 31 July 2020 deadline.
Want to hear what ICN’s thought leaders are working on? Join us at the ICN Plenary lectures to hear from the brilliant minds changing the world of nursing as we know it.
Main Sessions will feature highly esteemed international and local speakers who will dive deep in their 20/30-minute presentations to uncover some of the most important issues facing nurses today. They provide opportunities to build relationships for in-depth exchange of experience and expertise within and beyond the international nursing community
The sessions will also bring us insight on the latest developments of nursing contributions to improving health and wellness for individuals, families, communities and the entire world. Big topics affecting nursing will be covered, including public health preparedness and response, global heath priorities, health workforce, ethics, leadership, nursing regulation, advanced practice, etc. Join the discussion!
Concurrent sessions are composed of up to 9 oral abstract presentations (10 minutes each), selected among the best abstracts submitted to the ICN 2021 Congress. Concurrent sessions provide great opportunities for participants to share scientific knowledge and practice of clinical care, to engage stimulating discussions and to gain insight on the eight abstract sub-themes (Nursing leadership, Epidemics and pandemics, Nursing regulation and education, Quality and safety, Nursing care and advanced practice nursing, Nursing workforce, Global health challenges and Digital health and innovation).
This year, besides scientific abstracts, ICN has created concurrent sessions for COVID-19 case studies. Case study sessions highlight the vital contribution of nurses in the battle for public health and wellbeing in the pandemic and to encourage nurses to share their own experience to those of others working in relation to COVID-19.
We will be accepting symposia proposals by invitation only. Selected proposals will be allocated a 60-minute slot in the programme devoted to a specific theme. Each symposium is organized by a recognized expert in the field who leads a coherent session with 3-4 international speakers working together thoughtfully to highlight the latest nursing practice, research, education and professional issues. Cutting edge nursing and health topics will be explored from a global perspective.
ICN’s partners have a lot to say! Check out what our partners are up to in their 90-minute sessions featuring top-notch speakers delivering presentations on topics of interest to ICN delegates.
Our industry partners will have 60 or 90 minute slots to connect with you and share their latest research and developments.
The ICN Policy Cafés are highly popular. Located in the exhibition hall, the two Cafés give the opportunity for small group discussion with a panel of experts on a key policy topic. Arranged in an informal setting, the Cafés allow delegates to ask in-depth questions and interact with speakers.
The ICN Nursing Student Assembly is a one-day meeting that provides nursing students the opportunity to connect, explore and collaborate on priority issues selected by students themselves. In addition, students are given the opportunity to present a summary of their discussions to the ICN Council of National Nursing Association Representatives (CNR). Free of charge and open to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate nursing students.
Interpretation will be available in English to French and Spanish, for selected Congress sessions. More information will be provided closer to the event.
ICN will award International Continuing Education Credits (ICNECs) for eligible sessions. More information will be provided closer to the event.
Professional Visits provide delegates with unique learning experiences through interactive site visits to local hospitals and institutions in Abu Dhabi. The goal is to exchange knowledge, best practices, successes, challenges, and innovative solutions.
Professional visits are available to Congress participants through the registration process as of September 2020 at a cost of EUR50 per visit and are scheduled to take place on 10 June 2021.