Call for Abstracts

2020: a year of celebration of nursing and midwifery

World leaders have committed to the achievement of universal health coverage; tackling non-communicable disease; promoting primary health care; and the Sustainable Development Goals. None of these can be achieved without the contribution of nurses and midwives.

2020 is anticipated to be named as the World Health Organisation "Year of the Nurse". The first ever World Health Organisation "State of the World's Nursing" report will be launched in 2020 as well as the release of the third "State of the World’s Midwifery" report. 2020 is the final year of the global "Nursing Now" campaign; and 2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Sunday 8 March 2020 is International Women’s Day, and Monday 9 March 2020 is Commonwealth Day - all excellent reasons to celebrate.

At the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference we will be celebrating the past achievements, present endeavours, and future contributions of nurses and midwives.

Abstracts should showcase how individual nurses and midwives, or nursing and midwifery groups, associations or institutions are contributing to global health and wellbeing across the lifespan in all settings within the following themes:

• Clinical practice
• Leadership and management
• Education and training
• Policy and projects
• Research and innovation.



Abstract Guidelines

Submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation by 31 May 2019.

Please note: no late submission of an abstract can be accepted.

Abstract submissions must be made using the abstract template which can be downloaded using the link below. All submissions will be acknowledged on receipt.

Please note: conference organisers cannot provide financial support for presenters’ travel or accommodation to present at the conference. When registration opens for the conference, all presenters must register for the conference and pay the registration fee to be included in the conference program. There will be a reduced registration fee for presenters.

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