August 30 – September 2, 2020

Halifax Convention Centre, Canada

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

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

August 30 – September 2, 2020 // Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)


NPAPN is aware of the global news regarding COVID-19 (commonly known as the Novel Coronavirus) and the evolving travel advisories and measurements taken by governments. 
Rest assured that NPAPN remains diligent in ensuring that the safety and security of our attendees, staff and operational personnel remains the top priority. 

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring the situation and working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners. Together they are gathering information and providing advice and guidance on the issue as it evolves. In order to remain informed at both the global
and local levels, we are also monitoring and are in communication with Health Authorities, Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), and partner associations.

There are currently no definite plans to cancel or postpone NPAPN 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus. We will update you on a regular basis, so please follow
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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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Abstract Submission DEADLINEAbstract Notifications Early bird deadlineRegular registration closesConference Days
November 22, 2019Early March 2020May 31, 2020August 29, 2020, 11:59 pm ASTAugust 30 - September 2, 2020

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