3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference Coming to Ireland

The 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference (IPHNC) is coming to the coastal city of Galway, Ireland in 2013. Taking place in the National University of Galway (NUIG) from the 25th – 27th August, the conference will see the international public health nursing community gather together to discuss the theme ‘Making the Difference: The Public Health Nursing Contribution to Primary Health Care’.

The conference is being hosted by The Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN), the professional nursing body that advocates, facilitates, empowers and supports PHNs and RGNs working in the Public Health Nursing Service throughout the Republic of Ireland.

‘It’s a wonderful opportunity for the public health nursing community in Ireland’ said Anne Corridan, President of ICHN. ‘Connecting with our peers from around the world can only strengthen our voice in the wider health sector. I also believe that we have a lot to share with our visiting delegates. The global goal is always to raise standards; both for our practitioners and our patients.’

IPHNC 2013 is expected to see over 500 participants coming from both with Ireland and the rest of the world, giving a unique opportunity for delegates to connect with Public Health Nursing practitioners, representatives, decision makers and key organisations over the 3 day conference. The call for abstracts for those wishing to present at the conference will close on 14th December, 2012. A new student poster section has also recently been added to give students the opportunity to contribute to the conference.

Due to its excellent reputation within the field, some of the leading practitioners in public health nursing are already confirmed to speak at the conference, including Pauline Pearson, Professor of Nursing, Northumbria University, UK, Doctor Michele Issel, Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, USA and Ms Annette Muransa Nkowane, Nursing and Midwifery Technical Officer, WHO Geneva, amongst others.

‘We can’t wait to welcome all our colleagues from around the world’ continued Anne Corridan ‘Galway is one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland – a true treasure of the west – and we plan to put on a fantastic social programme to make sure they get the full Irish experience.’ Online registration will open on Monday, 7th January, 2013, with early bird registration fees in place for a limited time.

For more Information

Website – www.iphnc2013.com

Contact Ms Eimear Dunne, MCI Dublin Project Manager, IPHNC 2013, Eimear.dunne@mcigroup. com General Inquiries, Conference Secretariat, iphnc2013@mci-group.com

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Opens – 10th September 2012

Call for Abstracts Closes – 14th December 2012

Registration Opens Online – 7th January 2013

Abstract Submitters Notification – 1st February 2013

Early Bird Registration Closes – 3rd May 2013

Registration Closes Online – 9th August 2013

IPHNC 2013 starts – 25th August 2013

Supporting Institutions University College Cork – National University Galway – University College Dublin – Office of the Nursing & Midwifery, Services Director – Trinity College Dublin – University of Limerick

About The Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN) The Institute is a professional and educational body representing Community Nursing throughout the State. It is not a trade union, but an organisation of Community Nurses, incorporated in 1985, to promote Community-nursing services through continuing education, development and research.

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