ICN 2017 - Congress Barcelona 2017 - SPAIN, 27 May - 01 June 2017. The largest International Event for Nurses.

Nurses at the forefront transforming care

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Welcome to the 2017 ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain! This international gathering of thousands of nurses will explore nurses’ leading role in the transformation of care, with a particular focus on universal health coverage, the Sustainable Development Goals and human resources for health. The Congress will provide opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries. The three ICN pillars – Professional Practice, Regulation and Socio-Economic Welfare – will frame the scientific programme and the dynamic exchange of experiences and expertise

The main objectives of the Congress are:

To demonstrate and advance the nursing contribution to informed and sustainable health policies
To support nursing’s contribution to evidence-based healthcare and to encourage problem-solving approaches to health priority needs.
To provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of experience and expertise within and beyond the international nursing community

Plenary and Main Session Speakers

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Dr Leslie Mancuso, R.N., President & CEO, Jhpiego

Virginia Henderson Lecture, 9:00 Wednesday 31 May

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Dr. Aiko Yamamoto, President, World Society of Disaster Nursing

Linda Aiken

Dr Linda Aiken, R.N., Director, Centre for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvanie School of Nursing.

Mary Wakefield

Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., Former Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

P1: Nurses at the Forefront Transforming Care, 9:00 Sunday 28 May 2017

Mary Wakefield served as Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama.


Prior to this position, she was administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) from 2009 to 2015.  She joined HRSA from the University of North Dakota where she was associate dean for rural health at the Schol of Medicine and Health Sciences.  In the 1990s, she served as chief of staff to two North Dakota senators, and has also served as director of the Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics at Geoorge Mason University.

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ICN 2017
27 May - 1 June 2017
Barcelona, Spain

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