ICN launches Call for Abstracts for Congress 2025

17 May 2024
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The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today launched its Call for Abstracts for the ICN Congress 2025 in Helsinki, Finland. Abstracts for an oral or e-poster presentation can be submitted from 2 August 2024 to 30 September 2024 under nine sub-themes. With the theme, Nursing power to change the world, the 30th ICN Congress will take place 9-13 June at the Messukeskus Expo & Convention Center in Helsinki. Abstract submission is reserved for members of ICN’s national nurses associations. ICN also encourages undergraduate student nurses to submit an abstract.

The nine sub-themes for the 2025 ICN Congress are:

  1. Empowering nursing leadership – Catalyzing global health
  2. Elevating health care excellence: Strategies for quality and safety in people-centered systems
  3. Advancing nursing practice: Seize the moment!
  4. Educating the nurse of tomorrow
  5. The ‘Triple S’ - A skilled, satisfied and sustainable workforce
  6. Nursing in humanitarian and emergency contexts
  7. Technology 4.0 – The era of connectivity, advanced analytics and automation
  8. Towards a healthier world - The strategic influence of nursing on global health priorities
  9. Upholding integrity and excellence - Nursing ethics and regulation

The key dates to remember for the submission of abstracts are:

  • 2 August 2024: Online submission of abstracts opens
  • 30 September 2024: Online submission of abstracts closes
  • 30 November 2024: Applicants notified of acceptance
  • 31 January 2025: Early bird registration deadline ends
  • 15 February 2025: Extended early bird deadline for abstract presenters

Since its first Congress in 1901, the ICN Congress has served as a forum for an exchange of knowledge, fostering collaborative learning about health and health care, and delving into the nuanced strategies employed by nurses in navigating and redressing the multifaceted social determinants of health. In 2025 the Congress will underscore the formidable influence wielded by nurses in shaping the landscape of health care delivery; and emphasizes their profound capacity to improve lives across diverse health care settings, enhance accessibility to health care services, and significantly influence health policies across all levels of governance. Central to this discourse is the goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage and propelling the global health policy agenda forward.

Organized in collaboration with the Finnish Nurses Association (FNA), this will be ICN’s 30th Congress, and 100 years since the FNA was founded and the ICN Congress was last held in Finland!

Further information on how to submit an abstract can be found on the Congress website.

ICN’s Congresses are the world’s largest international events for nurses. Registration for the 2025 Congress in Finland will open on 1 September 2024.