ICN congress to be virtual

February 1, 2021

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) congress this year will be a virtual affair. With the theme, Nursing Around the World, it will take place virtually on November 2-4.

ICN is calling on nurses to share their ideas, research and expertise by submitting abstracts for the scientific programme.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 11. Details of the themes for abstracts and how to submit abstracts are available on the ICN Congress 2021 website.


In a statement on the congress, ICN said it had hoped to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives internationally, during the inaugural International Year of the Nurse and Midwife last year and draw attention to often challenging conditions nurses faced.

“The arrival of the global COVID-19 pandemic emphasised, even more than our planned celebrations could have, the importance of the nursing workforce in this time of need. Nurses have been and continue to be at the centre of efforts to prevent, contain and manage this health emergency.”