Submit your abstract

Nightingale2020, ExCeL, London
27-28 October 2020

Nightingale2020 is your conference and we want to hear all about your best work in the academy


Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation to the Nightingale2020 conference programme.  

All conference submissions are organised into four themes or ‘tracks’ so the first thing for you to consider is which track is the best fit for your submission.  The tracks are: Impact, World Health, Professionalism and Digital Health and the scope of each of these tracks is described in the submission pages that follow.

The next decision for you to make is what type of presentation you would like to give at the conference. Our aim is to provide conference content which is interesting and relevant for an international audience of conference attenders drawn from a diverse range of professional nursing and other backgrounds.  In short, we want to ensure that there’s something for everyone and to ensure also that there are opportunities for presentations from first time conference attenders and from expert and experience practitioners, researchers and teachers.  To meet this aim, we invite submissions for six types of presentation: Poster, Open paper, Symposia, Skills workshop, Panel discussion and Formal debate. We provide fictitious examples of submissions for these different types of presentation in the submission pages which follow which we hope will be useful to you in putting together your proposed presentation.

Scientific review of all submissions will be conducted by four diverse panels of expert reviewers, one for each track, chaired by a leading nurse academic; Professors Peter Griffiths, Ruth Harris, Patricia Davidson & Elizabeth Manias.

“As the Chair of the Scientific Committee I have the privilege of working with international panels of reviewers to select presentations which illustrate cutting-edge innovations in nursing practice and highlight the major contribution of nursing to population health”

- Professor Ian Norman RN, PhD Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London, UK

Professor Peter Griffiths

Chair of Health Services Research, University of Southampton

Peter Griffiths is Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Southampton...

Professor Ruth Harris

Professor of Health Care for Older Adults

Ruth Harris is Professor of Health Care for Older Adults...

Professor Patricia Davidson

Dean and Professor Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Professor Patricia Davidson has been a registered nurse since 1980...

Professor Elizabeth Manias

Associate Head of School (Research), Deakin University...

Professor Elizabeth Manias is a Research Professor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery...

Panels will consider three criteria when evaluating each submission: quality of the submission, importance of the topic and relevance to the conference track.  Panels will also provide brief written feedback on all submissions which are selected for inclusion in the conference.  We expect to provide a decision on submissions by mid-March 2020; unfortunately, we are not able to provide feedback on those submissions which are not selected.  

Content submission for Nightingale2020 is open from 3 September 2019 until midnight 19th February 2020.

I look forward to receiving your submissions and would like to thank you on behalf of the Scientific Committee for supporting this landmark conference. 

Professor Ian Norman

Chair, Conference Scientific Committee

Executive Dean
Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
King’s College London, 
London, UK