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The 24th Quadrennial Congress and CNR “Leading Change: Building Healthier Nations” takes place in Durban, South Africa from 27 June – 4 July 2009


The Council of National Representatives (CNR) will be held 27–30 June and the ICN Congress, 30 June – 4 July

A programme navigator is now available on the ICN Congress website www.icn.ch/congress2009.htm making it possible for you to search for accepted congress abstracts, by author, country, key word and date/time. You can begin to plan your congress experience as of today, arriving at the Congress prepared to take full advantage of the rich offering.

The programme at a glance of the CNR and Congress can also be found on the website.

Guest speakers from all over the world will deliver four plenary sessions and more than 30 main sessions, presenting up-to-date experiences and expertise in areas such as disaster nursing, positive practice environments, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, new learning environments, professional regulation, retention incentives for health professionals. One main session will be devoted to the South Africa health system – how it functions and the role of nurses.

There will be 70 symposia, 490 concurrent session presentations and 800 posters providing a global as well as local view on present health systems and nursing opportunities and challenges. The timely debate – Task Shifting: Solution or Problem? – will inform policy making on this hot issue.

By participating in workshops, Congress attendees will be able to develop skills in a range of areas, including coaching, workplace violence prevention, writing for professional journals, regulation of support workers, assessing performance of regulators, health and human rights, handling professional complaints, and positive practice environments. In addition, special interest group sessions will be held for historians, government chief nurses, ethicists, workplace representatives, accident and emergency nurses, and others.


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