RCN calls for input into centenary conference and 2016 congress

RCN urges members to submit abstracts for centenary conference and agenda items for 2016 congress

The RCN is looking for abstracts for its international centenary conference next year. 

The conference, to be held in London in November 2016, will celebrate the college’s centenary and focus on the progress of nursing and its impact on care. 

Conference themes will include technology and innovation, populations, health and economic growth, and conflicts, disaster and recovery. 

The RCN wants to receive abstracts from ‘current and emerging nursing leaders, influencers and practitioners across the profession’.

The call for abstracts closes on November 30, 2015 and the full programme will be published in January next year. 

The college is also inviting submissions for agenda items for its 2016 congress which is to be held in Glasgow from June 18 to 22. The debates for resolution and matters for discussion at congress come entirely from RCN members. The RCN agenda committee reviews submissions and builds an agenda of topical issues. 

RCN congress chair Stuart McKenzie said: ‘It may still seem a long way off but I would encourage people to start thinking about agenda items as soon as possible. Congress really does put nursing in the spotlight and is an opportunity for members to shine.’

For information on how to submit an item, email

The deadline is January 15 2016. 

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