RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2024

ICN Member Events Newcastle-upon-Tyne
10 September - 12 September 2024
RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2024

Theme: "Inclusivity in nurse research: working together to make a difference"

Nurse-led research aims to achieve positive impact for all. However, key populations continue to be under-represented and under-served in our research.

This year’s RCN International Nursing Research Conference will specifically showcase research that addresses the needs of under-served populations, for example (but not limited to):

  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • age
  • geography
  • health
  • disease or conditions of living.

We will also celebrate research that uses innovative designs to facilitate inclusion of all stakeholders.

We invite submissions in all areas linked to nursing research, but particularly encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • research with under-served populations
  • research using inclusive methods and/or achieving true diversity
  • inter-disciplinary research
  • clinical effectiveness and nursing research
  • evaluating change
  • patient experience and the role of research
  • health and social care policy research
  • the impact of research on nurse-sensitive outcomes.

After the successful pilot of the 'Best of the best' segment in the programme last year, we are pleased to announce its continuation. Authors of the 'top-rated abstract' and 'top-rated student abstract' will be invited to present in a dedicated plenary session. Find out more and view the criteria here

Abstract Submission deadline: 18 March 2024

 New for 2024

  • Clinical research nursing

We are delighted that for the very first time, this year’s conference will include a day (Weds 11 Sept) focused specifically on Clinical Research Nursing. We hope that this will support learning across nurses who deliver research and those that lead and design research.

  • Flash talks

Those submitting abstracts will have the option to select a new mode of presentation: a ‘5-min flash talk’.

Flash talks are strictly timed 5 minute presentations delivered in main plenary session (i.e. to whole conference) and provide the opportunity for your findings to reach a large number of delegates but in a concise form.

The traditional oral sessions will continue to offer the opportunity to present work in a longer format (20 mins + 5 mins Q&A) in the concurrent sessions. Presenters can indicate their preferred format upon submission.

Target audience

The conference is open to anyone interested in nursing and research. It will be of interest to nurses, and colleagues in related disciplines, involved in the development and use of knowledge that impacts on nursing practice or the context in which nurses’ practice.

Visit the RCN conference website here

Watch the promotional video here