Abstract Topics & Key Dates

Abstract Topics & Key Dates

Abstract submission for ICN 2023 is now closed!

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens Thursday, 1 September 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline Monday, 31 October 2022
Abstract Notification Friday, 23 December 2022
Early Bird Registration Deadline Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Registration Deadline for Abstract Presenters Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Abstract Topics

  • The competencies and confidence required to succeed as a nurse leader
  • Role of leadership in building and shaping a successful organisation (including education and health service providers)
  • The value of nursing leadership
  • Transformative leadership to inspire, motivate and advance change
  • Leadership in times of crisis
  • Maximizing collaboration within and across disciplines and outside of nursing
  • Leading in a data driven culture
  • Politics of nursing
  • Public image of nursing
  • Nursing leadership within Government
  • Leaders in healthcare across all sectors and countries
  • Nursing leadership in policy making
  • Financial and business acumen for nurses

  • The path forward for building resilient communities
  • Nursing care and disaster management: Humanitarian and conflict settings/Environmental emergencies
  • Rebuilding and transforming after a pandemic/epidemic
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in disaster and emergency management
  • Education preparation and staff development
  • Changes and challenges in the regulatory environment during the pandemic and beyond
  • Protecting the safety of healthcare workers
  • Driving data to inform disaster response and workforce capacity (including surge capacity)
  • Economic crisis and effects on nurses and communities
  • Interagency and interprofessional coordination and collaboration
  • Quality improvement mechanisms for emergency health care teams
  • The experience of nurses displaced by conflict
  • Nursing and healthcare ethics
  • Challenges and solutions to regulatory systems
  • Regulatory standards and competency development
  • Continuing professional development and lifelong learning
  • Competence-based education and innovative education strategies
  • Evolving roles of nursing and scopes of practice
  • Interdisciplinary and Inter-professional learning
  • New techniques in teaching and clinical placements
  • Preparing the nurse of the future
  • New technologies, simulation and media in teaching and practice
  • Curriculum innovation and development
  • Faculty and Preceptorship readiness
  • Nursing regulation across borders
  • Re-entry to practice
  • Collaboration within and between ‘nursing regulatory bodies’, ‘professional associations’ and ‘institutions of nursing education’
  • Implementing and assessing standards for education providers
  • Stimulating participation and involvement in professional associations
  • Professional associations’ role in the development of standards and competencies required for contemporary nursing practice
  • Person- and family-centred care improving outcomes and experiences (including co-design care with patients)
  • Patient engagement and shared decision making
  • Safe staffing and risk reduction
  • Value based healthcare
  • Data driven healthcare (including nurse sensitive indicators)
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Patient safety and workplace health and safety
  • The patient experience
  • Promoting a culture of patient safety
  • Integrated care
  • Meeting the holistic needs of patients
  • Nurse prescribing challenges and solutions
  • Innovations in nursing practices
  • Advanced Practice Nursing (CNS, NP, NAs)
  • Nurse-led models of care
  • Nurse proceduralist (including diagnostic services)
  • Nurse led business models
  • Virtual nursing
  • Harnessing digital health and Artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize performance
  • Alternative sector service delivery models (hospital, community, long term care, corrections, public health, primary care)
  • Designing and implementing new models of care
  • Prioritizing nurses’ health and wellbeing
  • Innovative and intervention strategies for the management of wellbeing for workforce
  • Creating career pathways
  • Healthcare workforce challenges and solutions
  • Recruitment, retention and a sustainable workforce
  • Investment in the nursing workforce and cost effectiveness
  • Student and novice nurses and career development
  • Nurse migration and mobility
  • Workforce and organizational culture
  • Bullying and violence against nurses
  • Optimal organisational culture
  • Building a sustainable nursing workforce for rural and remote locations
  • Ethical recruitment
  • Nursing working conditions and positive practice environment
  • Respecting the rights of nurses
  • Addressing racism within the health workforce
  • Coming together to shape the future: positivity, resilience and optimism
  • Building cohesive and thriving communities
  • Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity
  • Person-centred care and improving health literacy
  • Primary and community health
  • Nursing and the social determinants of health
  • Protecting populations from information overload and misinformation
  • Working with vulnerable population groups
  • Healthy ageing
  • Maternal, child and adolescent health
  • Tackling health inequities and racism
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Health and healing with Indigenous Peoples
  • Preventing and treating heart disease, cancer and the groundswell of noncommunicable diseases
  • Combatting antimicrobial resistance
  • Improving patient access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship
  • Communicable diseases control (including AIDS, TB, Malaria, Tropical Diseases, viral hepatitis, polio, etc.)
  • The nurse’s role in climate change and health
  • Promoting and protecting mental health and wellness
  • Substance use and addiction prevention, recovery, and policy
  • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Improving access and uptake of vaccines
  • Innovative and effective approaches to tobacco control
  • Lessons learned and preparing for public health emergency
  • Living with COVID-19

ICN would like to thank all the nurses around the world who dedicated their time to submit an abstract in this challenging time. We very much appreciate the great work of all of the experts involved in the abstract reviews.

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