The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has issued the Call for Abstracts and launched the website for its 25th Quadrennial Congress and CNR which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 18-23 May 2013 under the theme of Equity and Access to Health Care. Instructions for submitting abstracts for the scientific programme and details on the themes to be addressed can be accessed at www.icn2013.ch. The deadline for abstract submission is 14 September 2012.
The ICN Congress will feature plenary sessions exploring the Congress theme, with particular focus on gender equity, the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases and the tension between personal and societal responsibility for health. Featured main sessions will offer the most recent expertise on wellness and prevention, the nursing workforce, ethics/human rights, clinical care and patient safety. Themes for abstract submissions (concurrent sessions, symposia and posters) will address these issues plus developments in nursing education, disasters and conflict, care systems and access, eHealth, regulation and the history of nursing. The Congress will also be the venue for ICN Network meetings. The abstract submission guidelines are available on the Congress website: www.icn2013.ch.