The Nightingale2020 programme has four tracks, which together make a unique and unforgettable conference. The 4,000 seat auditorium will be live throughout both days with keynote presentations from international speakers. In the comfort of the Capital Suite, delegates can choose from a wide range of presentations, practical workshops and panels curated by our Academic Committee. Meet friends, network and visit our partners in the Capital Hall, where you’ll also be served lunch.
Demonstrating and celebrating the impact nurses and midwives can have on patients.
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This track is about demonstrating and celebrating the impact nurses and midwives can have on patients and how their health outcomes are improved by evidence-based care pathways. We welcome contributions that demonstrate the added value nurses and midwives bring to health and care.
These can include: effective care, better patient experience, quality of life after a healthcare episode and economic efficiency. Submissions could also consider how to raise the profile of nursing and midwifery and how to support the contribution of nurses’ and midwives experience and insight to practice and policy.
We will also consider submissions which illustrate best practice and highlight the role of nurses and midwives in developing innovative health and care services.
NB: this track supports the mission of the Florence Nightingale Foundation
The role of nurses and midwives in promoting better public and population health.
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This track will study the role of nurses and midwives in promoting better public and population health in line with WHO’s Sustainable Development Goals; and the work of frontline nurses and midwives work in response to global health emergencies. For population health submissions we are looking for examples of nurse-led primary care, efforts to reduce health inequalities and improve access, and prevention of infections and lifestyle diseases.
For health emergencies we will consider submissions that develop understanding on nursing and midwives with refugees and migrants, responding to natural disasters and working in theatres of war. The management of veterans, psychological trauma and long-term care for displaced people are suitable topics for submissions.
Nursing and Midwifery input into health and care policy development and delivery.
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This track focuses on nursing and midwifery input into health and care policy development and delivery. This includes ways of ensuring the voice of nurses and midwives are heard at the highest levels of organisational policy development and an identification of the key issues in which nurses have the most traction.
Twinned with this is an exploration of professional issues in nursing and midwifery practice, education and continuous professional development. We welcome submissions on the developing role of the nursing and midwifery profession through education and continuing professional development, challenges of recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and of leadership.
We welcome submissions on the history of nursing and/or midwifery, the culture of professional nursing and/or midwifery, their public image and initiatives and campaigns to raise their social status and influence and maximise nurses’ and midwives scope of practice.
NB: this track supports the objectives of WHO’s Nursing Now programme and its final State of the World's Nursing Report.
Transformation of health and care through nurse-led digital technology.
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This track explores the transformation of health and care through nurse-led digital technology.
Called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ by the World Economic Forum, health tech has the potential to transform how nurses and midwives deliver safe effective care, empower patients to manage their conditions and use data analytics to predict population health needs. We are looking for submissions that will inspire delegates to incorporate health tech into their nursing and midwifery practice.
We will also consider the role of nurses and midwives working with augmented intelligence, precision medicine using genomic data and patient empowerment through home diagnostics.
We’re confirming new speakers, partners and in-conference events every day, so keep an eye on our news feed and Twitter. We’ll publish the full agenda in May 2020.
Our main stage will run a full programme throughout both days. Here, you’ll see international speakers and find out about their work. We’re inviting people who will inspire you with their stories and work. Our special guests from the arts and entertainment world will reflect what it means to be part of the nursing profession.
This is your chance to take part and contribute to the conference agenda. Tell us what you’re working on, your research and your success stories. Submit a paper or abstract to the Scientific Committee and you could be invited to join the roll-call of speakers in the academy. Content submission for Nightingale2020 is open from 3 September 2019 until midnight 19th February 2020.
In the Capital Hall we’ll build an inviting exhibition where you can meet our carefully chosen sponsors and exhibitors and learn how their work can support your nursing practice. We’ve given space to our partner organisations to make sure delegates have plenty of opportunity to meet these leadership groups. Here, you’ll also be able to network, build relationships and enjoy your complimentary lunch.