About the Organisers

Organised by

International Council of Nurses

International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 27 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

ICN’s ever-increasing networks and connections to people reinforce the importance of strong linkages with national, regional and international nursing and non-nursing organisations. Building positive relationships internationally helps position ICN, nurses and nursing for now and the future. Our work with the specialised agencies of the United Nations system, particularly with the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank, are important for nurses everywhere. In addition, we work closely with a range of international non-governmental organisations and other partners.

Learn more about ICN by visiting our website: www.icn.ch

In partnership with

Emirates Nursing Association (ENA)

Emirates Nursing Association (ENA)

Emirates Nursing Association (ENA) is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2003 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was established and exists exclusively to strengthen the nursing profession in UAE and has been a member of the International Nursing Council (ICN) since 2005.

ENA advances the nursing profession by promoting professional development of nurses through coordination and cooperation with local, regional and international organizations to develop and maintain efficiency standards, support and promote nursing education and research, encourage young Emiratis to enrol in nursing, contribute to the development of national nursing workforce to meet the nation’s healthcare needs and encourage nurses to adhere to the professional code of ethics.

ENA’s values revolve around seven key areas: Evidence-based practice; Maintaining excellence; Innovation; Role model; Accountability; Transparency; Empowerment; Standards which stands for EMIRATES.

For more information: www.ena.ae

Congress Committees


Congress and Conference Committee
Scientific Committee
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