August 30 – September 2, 2020

Convention Centre Halifax, Canada


Welcome to the 11th International Council of Nurses' NP/APN Nursing Network Conference

Envisioning advanced practice nursing beyond 2020: Wider reach, bigger impact

The Nurse Practitioner Association of Nova Scotia (NPANS) in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will be hosting the 11th ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network Conference 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia – one of the oldest cities in Canada, renowned for its warm, vibrant and music steeped culture.

The conference is one of the largest international meetings on advanced practice nursing. With more than 1,000 advanced practice nurses such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse consultants, along with researchers, educators, administrators, policy makers and students expected to attend, the conference promises to be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to learn together.

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Our conference theme, “Envisioning Advanced Practice Nursing Beyond 2020: Wider Reach, Bigger Impact” was deeply inspired by Florence Nightingale, who by today’s standards would have been the world’s very first advanced practice nurse. As Florence once said, “For we who nurse, our nursing is something which, unless we are making progress every year, every month, every week, we are going back. No system shall endure which does not march.”

Thus, our conference theme challenges us to look forward and to set the foundation for developing and expanding the reach and impact of the next generation of nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses. Conference sub-themes build on ICN’s strategic priorities and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to examine progress and future directions for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses towards addressing the health needs of populations. We are honored to host high-profile keynote speakers from around the globe as well as many concurrent oral and poster presentations on key health issues and advances in healthcare from conference participants.

Join this international gathering for four days of knowledge transfer, lively discussions and networking. And experience our Canadian hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!



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Call for abstract opensRegistration opensAbstract Submission deadlineEarly bird deadlineRegular registration closes
August 5, 2019September 24, 2019November 15, 2019May 31, 2020August 29, 2020, 11:59 pm AST

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