ICN Congress Singapore: Call for Abstracts released

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Geneva, Switzerland; 20 June 2018 The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the launch of its Call for Abstracts for the ICN Congress 2019 in Singapore.  With the theme, Beyond Healthcare to Health, the Congress will take place 27 June – 1 July 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The on-line submission system will be open from 1 September to 31 October 2018.

Hosted by the Singapore Nurses Association, this international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore the many ways in which nurses work to achieve universal access to health, not only providing healthcare but also addressing the social determinants of health, such as education, gender equality, poverty, etc. The Congress will provide opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries. The Council of National Nursing Association Representatives, ICN’s global governing body, will convene from 25-27 June 2019. Congress participants who are members of ICN member associations will be able to observe global nursing leaders, identify the profession’s priorities and future directions.

The main objectives of the ICN Congress 2019 are:

1. To demonstrate and advance the nursing contribution to universal health coverage and health for all.

2. To support nursing’s contribution to people-centred healthcare and to encourage problem-solving approaches to health priority needs.

3. To provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of experience and expertise within and beyond the international nursing community.

Further information and regular updates on the Congress programme will be posted on the events page of the ICN website www.icn.ch

ICN’s Congresses are the world’s largest international events for nurses.  Registration for the 2019 Congress in Singapore will open on 1 September 2018. 

Note for Editors

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.


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