By reflecting on the legacy of the first modern nurse, Florence Nightingale, we are focusing on the role of nurses and midwives in health and care today and in the future. Delegates from all backgrounds will find something to inspire their work and outlook.
In the 4,000 seat auditorium we’ll hear from exceptional international speakers; our scientific committee is creating an agenda of lively peer-led presentations in the academy and delegates can network and build relationships in the exhibition hall, where lunch will be provided.
Our conference agenda is organised into four tracks which are current to today’s nurses and midwives: covering nursing impact, world health, professionalism and digital health.
Demonstrating and celebrating the impact nurses 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 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 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.
Why sponsor and exhibit?
Nightingale2020 is your chance to meet and influence nurse leaders from the NHS and around the world. The conference will position nurses as the guardians of world health and care and give you the opportunity to demonstrate how your products and services can support the raised profile of international nursing.
The two-day conference will attract more than 3,000 delegates from world-leading hospitals, government departments and policy organisations. The multi-track agenda gives you plenty of opportunity to meet your core audience in a meaningful and productive way. You can introduce your organisation to new customers at your stand, build brand awareness by sponsoring part of the conference or invite delegates to a presentation in the symposium.
Nightingale2020’s agenda and conference tracks will allow you to pinpoint exactly who you want to meet and allow your organisation to align itself with the many of the most important issues and initiatives in world health today. This conference will demonstrate how nurse-led health tech can transform patient outcomes and how the impact of the world’s largest healthcare workforce can be applied to global health ambitions.
Build and develop business connections in a vibrant networking environment by meeting the decision makers from across the health and care sector.
Show off your expertise, champion health and care reform, test new products and ideas, and connect with the people leading the sector’s transformation.
Meet more than 3,000 delegates - 2,500 of whom will be either direct controllers, or influencers of budget spend.