RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference
24 - 27 March 2009, Cardiff, Wales, UK
"Celebrating 50 years of nursing research: looking back, moving forward"
- Call for abstracts (now closed)
- Keynote speakers
- Fringe programme
- Witness Panel
- Gallery of photos
- Concurrent sessions
- Symposia and workshops
- Organising committee
- Scientific committee
- International Scientific Advisory Panel
- Poster award and presentation information
- Marjorie Simpson New Researchers Award
- Akinsanya Award for innovation in doctoral studies in nursing
RCN Study in Nursing Care Project
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Research Society under the auspices of the RCN, and thanks to the sterling work of Susan McGann and Fiona Bourne in RCN Archives, these reports have been digitised to enable the greater dissemination of these seminal pieces of work.
Website: RCN Study in Nursing Care Series
Witness Panel. To help celebrate 50 years of nursing research under the auspices of the RCN, a Witness Panel is being convened on the Friday of the conference, with some of the original authors of the RCN Study of Nursing Care Series and some of the original members involved in the formation of the RCN Research Society. Go to the Witness Panel for more information
Students Day. Once again, the RCN Research Society are keen to encourage pre-registration students to experience first hand the world of nursing research. On Friday 27 March, much of the activity will have students in mind. Pre-registration students can come to the conference on the Friday for £45.
Final Announcement. The final announcement for the 2009 conference is now available. This gives information about the structure of the conference, and all the concurrent sessions, ViPers, Symposia and Workshops. Details of the posters will appear shortly.
Final Announcement (PDF, 311K)
Accommodation. RCN Staff, RCN Research Society Steering Committee and RCN 2009 Scientific Committee will be staying at the Parc Hotel, Thistle.
About the conference
The RCN Research Society is pleased to announce the 2009 International Nursing Research conference to be held at Cardiff City Hall. This is the annual showcase conference of the RCN Research Society and is organised in association with Wales Cyngor Cymru for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions Education, and in collaboration with the Welsh health economy. Cyngor encompasses the Universities of Swansea, Cardiff, Bangor, Glamorgan and Glyndwr.
This conference aims to:
• Bring together nurses and colleagues from diverse clinical and academic settings from around the world to participate in critical debate
• Promote and develop nursing knowledge
• Facilitate sharing and collaboration between health care researchers
• Understand better and contribute to evidence-informed policy and practice
To stimulate networking and debate the conference will include a variety of keynote papers, symposia, workshops, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and visual presentations with expert review (ViPER)*. There will also be fringe meetings and a lively social programme.
* Introduced for the first time into the RCN International Nursing Research Conference in 2009, a ViPER is a mode of visual and oral presentation which provides increased opportunity for active engagement in discussion. The method includes the presentation of a poster and brief (5 minute)
oral presentation. This is followed by 20 minutes of facilitated group discussion with input from an expert in the field with the facilitator and/or the topic expert appointed by the Scientific Committee.
- 21 Jul 2008 - Online abstract management system opens
- 3 Nov 2008 - Deadline for submitting abstracts
- 1 Dec 2008 - Outcome of scientific review accessible via online abstract management system
- 31 Jan 2009 - Deadline for early bird registration
- 31 Jan 2009 - Deadline for suggesting fringe items
- 23 Mar 2009 - Reception for all delegates arriving early (TBC)
- 24 - 27 Mar 2009 - Conference
The RCN Research Society is keen that the process of building up the conference programme be open and transparent, and feedback is welcomed. The scientific committee is responsible for managing the process of abstract selection and preparing the professional content of the conference programme. The organising committee, which has local knowledge, is responsible for all other aspects of the conference.