Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice. 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Áras Moyola,National University of Ireland, Galway

Location: Galway, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Apr 06, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 07, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 12, 2009
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2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
6th – 7th April 2009, hosted by the School of Nursing & Midwifery,
National University of Ireland, Galway.

Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice
The 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference hosted by and held in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway will take place on the 6th and 7th April 2009. This conference provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to get together to learn, debate and share methods of building and promoting excellence in practice. The first conference held in 2007 was attended by more than 200 national and international delegates. It is our hope that this year's conference will continue to build on that success by promoting national and international scholarship through creating opportunities for participants to network, form new relationships and explore opportunities to work collaboratively.

The conference programme will be made up of key note presentations, submitted oral and poster presentations, and special interest groups focusing on five main themes;
• Chronic illness
• Older people
• Maternity care and women’s health
• Community and population Health
• Teaching & learning

The conference will also feature the following invited speakers, who will all deliver key note addresses:
1. Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott
Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania - School of Nursing.
2. Professor Agnes Higgins
Associate Professor in Mental Health Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
3. Professor Mike Clarke
Director, UK Cochrane Centre, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin)

The over-arching theme of the conference 'Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice' highlights the importance of strengthening nursing and midwifery practice at international, national, local and community level..

Call for abstracts
We invite abstract submission for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the conference themes. For information and guidelines for submission of abstracts, please go to the conference website at www.nursingmidwifery.ie Please note that the closing date for submission of abstracts is January 12th 2009.

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