Abstract submission opens for ICN advanced practice nursing conference in Scotland

14 November 2023
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The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is pleased to announce the opening of online abstract submission for the 13th ICN Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nurse (ICN NP/APN) Network Conference to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, 9-12 September 2024.

Organized by ICN, and the ICN NP/APN Network and hosted by the North of Scotland Advanced Practice Academy, the conference will bring together advanced practice nurses from around the world.

The Conference theme is Advanced practice nursing an invaluable investment for global health. ICN with the North of Scotland Advanced Practice Academy invites nurses and others around the world to share their ideas, research and expertise by submitting abstracts for the scientific programme. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2024.

Dr Daniela Lehwaldt, Chair of the ICN NP/ APN Network, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have the 13th ICN NP/APN Network Conference coming to Aberdeen. This is the main global event for Advanced Practice Nurses worldwide to come together, network and share their expertise and research with an international audience. If you are interested in NP/APN roles, interventions, leadership and impact on individuals, families and population health, do not hesitate to join us. All practitioners, educators, policy makers, regulators, researchers and interested parties are most welcome to contribute and attend. See you there!"

Dr Michelle Acorn, ICN Chief Nursing Officer, shared: “Investing in advanced practice nurses locally to globally is a health system solution to improve access to care, advance primary care and universal health coverage and boost team capacity”.

Abstracts can be submitted under the following themes:

  • Investing in the advanced practice nurse health workforce
  • Advancements in digital health and technology for enhanced advanced practice nurse practice
  • Extending the reach, amplifying the impact, and realising the value of advanced practice nurses
  • Advanced practice nurses’ role in shaping a healthier, more equitable world
  • Educational and regulatory landscapes shaping advanced practice nursing
  • The dynamics of interdisciplinary collaboration in advanced practice nursing
  • Aligning advanced practice nursing with global health imperatives and health systems resilience
  • The UK perspective – multi-professional advanced practice (for UK delegates only and open to other health professions with a recognized governance framework for advanced practice)

Instructions for the submission of abstracts and details on the themes to be addressed can be accessed at www.npapn-aberdeen.co.uk.

The ICN NP/APN Network was established by the International Council of Nurses over 20 years ago as an official ICN affiliate group to facilitate communication around common professional interests on APNs. The network is continually evolving to better represent APNs from all regions of the globe.