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Annual Conference 2017

The 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2017 

Nursing and Midwifery Professional Values - The Key to Effective, Safe and High Quality Person-Centred Care'

The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland hosts an Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference.

This Conference is now in its 36th year and as such is one of the oldest conferences in Europe. This conference provides an important forum for practising nurses and midwives, students, researchers and academics to network, exchange ideas on current research, best clinical practice and ultimately use this up-to-date information to contribute to the enhancement of patient care. The Conference will take place on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2017 click here to view the Conference Programme 

Opening Ceremony- Wednesday 1st March

The Conference Opening Ceremony takes place on Wednesday evening and an Opening Address will be delivered by Mr Niall Breslin. This will be followed by the Honorary Fellowship Conferring and the Annual Dinner. The Faculty will award three Honorary Fellowships, to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and outstanding work across both nursing and midwifery and strongly influenced and impacted on health and society.

We are delighted to announce that Honorary Fellowships will be awarded to:

Mr Niall Breslin, Mental Health Advocate, Musician and Former Leinster Rugby Player;

Ms Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission;

Mr John Murray, Vice President Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Niall Breslin Honorary Fellow RCSI       Emily Logan Honorary Fellow RCSI    John Murray Honorary Fellow RCSI

Mr Niall Breslin                                 Ms Emily Logan                              Mr John Murray 

Annual Conference Day-Thursday 2nd March

The Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Keynote and Plenary papers will be delivered by renowned National and International speakers, addressing the professional values of Nursing & Midwifery. Concepts such as Person-Centred Care, Compassion, Dignity and Caring will be explored by nurse and midwife researchers and policy makers and an opportunity will be provided for delegates to engage with presenters and ask questions at the end of each of these addresses.

Concurrent research papers, covering a diverse range of professional, clinical, methodological, leadership and policy issues, will also be presented on the day. A wide variety of Poster Presentations will also be available for viewing in the Exhibitor Hall.

Refreshments will be provided to delegates attending the Conference and delegates will have ample opportunities to speak with exhibitors who will be displaying a range of products.