Foto av Malmö med Turning Torso. Foto av Werner Nystrand
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The 2017 European Conference in Nursing and Nursing Research

The 2017 European Conference in Nursing and Nursing Research is taking place in Malmö 4th-5th July. The conference is jointly convened by the European Academy of Nursing Science & the Swedish Society of Nursing and will bring together PhD students, post-doctoral and experienced researchers to overview the current position of research and clinical practice in nursing.

The theme of the conference is "Future Direction of European Nursing and Nursing Research" and the programme will provide clinical and research nurses with an unparalleled opportunity for European networking, debate and discussion on the core issues affecting nursing in the 21st century.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Workshop Leaders

Professor Alison Kitson from Adelaide, Australia is internationally renowned for her work on the essence of nursing care, and will talk about her latest work on Person Centred Fundamental Care. Alison will highlight the global lack of agreement about the nature of basic or fundamental nursing care; how it is delivered; and provide some crucial insights into what the role of the qualified nurse is in delivering that activity.

Denise Polit, from Saratoga Springs, New York, USA is best known for her seminal textbook – Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice—now in its 10th edition and still the world’s No. 1 textbook on research methods for nurses. After more than 40 years providing research expertise to countless nurses, Denise will look back at the dramatic changes in that have occurred in that time and give an overview of strategies for improving the relevance and applicability of nursing research.

David Richards, from Exeter, UK is the President of the European Academy of Nursing Science, and works tirelessly to improve the quality and relevance of nursing research for patients, people and nurses. His recent book – Complex Interventions in Health: An overview of research methods, co-edited with Ingalill Rahm Hallberg – quickly shot to the top of the research methods sellers lists and has become a must read for PhD students in nursing and health. In his presentation, he will ask the question: ‘how do nurses know how to care?’

Souraya Sidani, from Toronto, Canada has spent many years developing ideas on how complex nursing interventions can be developed, tested and evaluated so that they are practically useful for nurses and beneficial for patients. She will offer a glimpse at strategies that can be incorporated in early phases of developing and evaluating complex nursing interventions to make them efficient, acceptable, feasible and most importantly, effective.

Ania Willman, from Malmo, Sweden has been at the heart of Swedish evidence based nursing research and education for most of her distinguished career. She is the former President of the Swedish Society of Nursing and served for eleven years as a member on the Scientific Council at SBU, the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Heath Care. She will ask if nursing is the same today as it was in Florence Nightingale’s time and whether the science of nursing has been “distilled into actions which bring results”.

Accepted Abstracts

Accepted abstracts for oral presentations (but not posters) will be published as a supplement to BMC Nursing.


Download the final conference programme (opens in new window)


Online registration is now closed. 


Early bird until 20/02/2017
Member* 3.500 SEK
Non-member 4.000 SEK
Workshops** 400 SEK

Standard rate 21/2/2017 – 17/3/2017
Member* 4.000 SEK
Non-member 5.000 SEK
Workshops** 400 SEK

Late fee 18/3/2017 – 19/5/2017
Member* 5.000 SEK
Non-member 5.500 SEK
Workshops** 400 SEK

*Member of Swedish Society of Nursing, or European Academy of Nursing Science 
** Free for members of the Swedish Society of Nursing and European Academy of Nursing Science. 

Tid 4 jul 08:00 - 5 jul 17:00
Plats Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live, Sweden
Arrangör European Academy of Nursing Science, Swedish Society of Nursing and Malmö university department of care science

Konferensansvarig, Ingela Simonsson
08-412 24 13, 0730-68 52 30

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