The WFCCN is an international federation comprised of national critical care nursing associations from over 50 countries and regions. It was founded on 30 October 2001 in Sydney Australia. The key aims of the WFCCN are to represent critical care nursing at an international level and to help improve critical care nursing practice worldwide. WFCCN supports effective international cooperation between health professionals, institutions, agencies, healthcare industry and charities that have an interest in the care of critically ill patients. The WFCCN Council is comprised of one representative from each full member association. The Council meets annually and every two years elects a Board of Directors from its members and associates. Listed below are the current WFCCN Board of Directors.