Scientific Programme

Spread over three days, the International Council of Nurses 2021 Congress will be the largest gathering of nurses from across the world in 2021. ICN 2021 will be a fully virtual event where delegates can actively participate and network. This highly interactive meeting will provide a vast array of content which includes plenary, main and concurrent sessions, e-poster displays, symposia and policy cafés. Using the theme “Nursing Around the World”, we will pass the nursing baton across different regions in a series of live and interactive events over a 72-hour period. The Congress programme will be packed full of the latest research, trends and priorities in nursing and will look ahead to the future of healthcare and a post-COVID-19 world. Multidisciplinary plenary sessions and symposiums will cater to an international audience and bring together nurses from all regions.



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Scientific Programme

Abstracts

We are delighted to announce we have received over 4970 abstracts from more than 100 countries. ICN would like to thank all the nurses around the world who dedicated their time to submit an abstract in this challenging time.

Abstract submissions were received under all eight sub-themes:

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

The abstracts will undergo a robust blind review by our panel of expert reviewers and each will be scored by at least three different reviewers.  The final decision on acceptance will be made based on the average of these three scores, ensuring a balance of topics and geographical diversity.

Applicants will be notified in May 2021 if their abstract has been accepted.  They then have until midnight CET, 9 June 2021 to register for Congress.  Accepted abstracts will be eliminated from the programme after this date if registration and fee payment have not been received.

All decisions on abstract acceptance are final. Once the decision has been rendered on an abstract, no further correspondence will be undertaken on the selection process. A big thank you, once again, to everyone who submitted. We look forward to putting together a stimulating programme for all!

We very much appreciate the great work of all of the experts involved in the abstract reviews.

Click here to see the full list of reviewers

Click here to read the abstract submission guidelines

Speakers

Helen Clark

Helen Clark+

Rt Hon. Helen Clark is the former Prime Minister of New Zealand Co-Chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-Moon+

Mr Ban Ki-Moon is former Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2016)

HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein

HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein+

Her Royal Highness is the WHO Patron for Nursing and Midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Lauren Underwood

Lauren Underwood+

Ms Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse and United States Congresswoman

Peggy Vidot

Peggy Vidot+

Ms Peggy Vidot is a registered nurse and midwife and the Minister of Health of Seychelles

Aysha Al Mahri

Aysha Al Mahri

President of the Emirates Nursing Association, United Arab Emirates.

Gillian Berry

Gillian Berry

Founder and Director of PerCen Technologies, Ireland

Dr Mark Britnell

Dr Mark Britnell+

Vice Chair and Global Health expert, KPMG UK

Professor Mary Chiarella

Professor Mary Chiarella

Professor Emerita, University of Sydney Nursing School, Australia

Dr Fariba Al-Darazi

Dr Fariba Al-Darazi

Former Coordinator, Health Workforce Development and Regional Adviser for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Personnel, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Dr Christophe Debout

Dr Christophe Debout

Professor and Director of the Department of Nursing sciences at EHESP – the French School of Public Health, Paris, France

Karen Dolva

Karen Dolva+

CEO and co-founder of No Isolation

Dr Nuhad Yazbik Dumit

Dr Nuhad Yazbik Dumit

Associate professor, Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Professor Debra Jackson

Professor Debra Jackson

Professor of Nursing, Susan Wakil School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia

Dr Rozina Karmaliani

Dr Rozina Karmaliani

Professor and Dean, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan

Dr Mary Moller

Dr Mary Moller

Associate Professor of Nursing and Lead Faculty for the Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing Program, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Dr Natasha Prodan-Bhalla

Dr Natasha Prodan-Bhalla

Chief Nurse and Professional Practice Officer, Ministry of Health, British Columbia, Canada and Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia School of Nursing

Professor Leticia San Martín-Rodriguez

Professor Leticia San Martín-Rodriguez

Professor, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Lill Sverresdatter Larsen

Lill Sverresdatter Larsen+

President of the Norwegian Nurses Organisation, Norway

Dr Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

Dr Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Dr José Luis Cobos Serrano

Dr José Luis Cobos Serrano

Vice Secretary General, General Council of Nursing, Spain

Session Types

Plenary Sessions
Main Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
Partner Symposia
Sponsored Symposia
Student Assembly

Student Assembly

We are happy to announce that the next ICN Student Assembly will take place in the Fall of 2021. This interactive meeting will take place virtually and will bring together students from all around the world. The Student Assembly will offer a platform to:

  • Present and discuss key priorities for nursing students and youth as identified by them
  • Explore how to support and enhance the student and youth voice and influence and in the development of future leaders in policy and practice
  • Network and share experiences and information

Please watch this space for updated information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please contact Erica Burton (burton@icn.ch) for any questions.

Interpretation

Interpretation

Interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish, for selected Congress sessions. More information will be provided closer to the event.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits

ICN will award International Continuing Education Credits (ICNECs) for eligible sessions. More information will be provided closer to the event.

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