FOCUS ON AN ICN MEMBERThe Federal Council of the Swedish Association for Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet) met on 16-17 September 2014. The Federal Council is an advisory body to the Board of the Association. The Nordic Nurses' Federation's board meeting was also held on 17 September in the offices of the Danish Nurses' Organization. The Nordic Nurses Federation is a cooperative body for six Nordic nurses' associations: the Danish Nurses' Organization, the Finnish Nurses' Association, the Faroese Nurses' Association, the Icelandic Nurses' Association, the Norwegian Nurses' Organisation and the Nurse Section of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals.. The Federation gives representatives of the member associations the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern regarding professional and socio-political matters and organisational affairs.