BY OJO SAMSON AYOMIDE
Held every two years, the International Council of Nurses Congresses bring together the world’s nurses and related disciplines to share best practice, research and knowledge. The Congress provides a regular opportunity for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing and health-related knowledge.
With the theme “Nurses together: a force for global health”, and in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association, the ICN 2023 Congress, which holds from 1-5 July in Montreal, Canada, will be a global hub of nursing and other health leaders, bringing together national nursing associations, global health leaders, expert speakers, clinicians, students and academics.
SUB-THEME 1. Nursing leadership: shaping the future of healthcare.
SUB-THEME 2. The critical role of nurses in emergency and disaster management
SUB-THEME 3. Driving the professional practice of nursing through regulation and education
SUB-THEME 4. Improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery
SUB-THEME 5. Advancing nursing practice: pushing the boundaries
SUB-THEME 6. Growing and sustaining the nursing workforce
SUB-THEME 7. Promoting and enabling healthier communities
SUB-THEME 8. Addressing global health priorities and strengthening health systems
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing the 28 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
ICN’s ever-increasing networks and connections to people reinforce the importance of strong linkages with national, regional and international nursing and non-nursing organisations. Building positive relationships internationally helps position ICN, nurses and nursing for now and the future. Our work with the specialised agencies of the United Nations system, particularly with the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank, are important for nurses everywhere. In addition, we work closely with a range of international non-governmental organisations and other partners.