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RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference

8-11 April 2008 - Liverpool, England, UK

  • Location
  • Accommodation reservation
  • Tourist information
  • Conference dinner
  • 7 April wine and cheese tasting reception for early arrivers


About the conference

The RCN International Nursing Research Conference is the annual showcase conference of the RCN Research Society. In 2008 the event is organised in association with Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and Edge Hill University in collaboration with the local health economy.

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

The conference will also include a variety of symposia, workshops, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and fringe meetings which, together with a lively social programme, will stimulate networking and debate

Key dates

  • 30 Jun 2007 - Online abstract management system opens
  • 17 Sep 2007 - Deadline for submitting abstracts
  • 1 Dec 2007 - Outcome of scientific review accessible via online abstract management system
  • 10 Feb 2008 - Deadline for early bird registration
  • 31 Jan 2008 - Deadline for suggesting fringe items
  • 7 April 2008 - Reception for all delegates arriving early
  • 8 - 11 April 2008 - 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.