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10th ICN NP/APN Conference 2018

10th ICN NP/APN Conference 2018

  • 26 augustus '18
  • Rotterdam
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26, 27, 28, 29 August 2018, Rotterdam

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.

Conference theme

Advanced Nurses/Nurse Practitioners Bridging the gap: main characteristics in futuristic Healthcare by collaborative leadership.

Many European countries are very much interested to start developing advanced practice nursing roles within their own healthcare system.
For this reason several universities have already started negotiations on cooperation with other universities on the development of Master Advanced Nursing Practice schools in their own country. For these countries, the Netherlands as a host of the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference 2018, is a great opportunity to come over, meet colleagues and share experiences within the venue of Rotterdam, where we symbolize the entry of Advanced Practice for Europe. Our medical centers are more than willing to open their doors for the visitors of the conference and to show them how they implement the nurse practitioner as one of the key professionals.

For more information about the conference, please visit www.npapn2018.com or send an email to [email protected]


Theme: Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Nurses Bridging the Gap: Towards Futuristic Healthcare through collaborative practice and leadership.

This international conference will attract delegates from Clinical Practice, Research, Education, Health Policy, Leadership and Management. The conference will explore a number of issues including:

  • Leadership and innovations for new and emerging NPs/APNs models of care
  • NPs/APNs leadership in transformation of healthcare
  • The role of NPs/APNs in widening access and equity to healthcare
  • Impact of NPs/APNs on improving healthcare for patients, organizations and society
  • Leadership of NPs/APNs in clinical and professional practice
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare and leadership role of NPs/APNs
  • Education and competency development

On behalf of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Nurse Practitioner/ Advanced Practice Nursing Network, the 10th ICN NP/APN Organising Committee invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations, workshops or poster presentations.

CLICK HERE to view the complete call in PDF.

Key dates
1 July 2017 Online submission of abstracts opens
20 July 2017 Conference registration opens
29 November 2017 Online submission of abstracts closes
25 January 2018 Applicants notified of abstract acceptance
7 February 2018 Deadline for registration of abstract presenters

For more information about the conference, please visit www.npapn2018.com or send an email to [email protected]

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click here to register for the conference as a participant. Please find the registration fees and conditions below:

Early bird
(until 28 February 2018)
(from 1 March –
26 July 2018)
Late bird
(from 27 July
& on site)
Access on all days, incl. pre-conference day with opening ceremony, pre-conference activities and welcome reception on Sunday 26 August 2018
V&VN-VS member € 595.00 € 715.00 € 855.00
ICN-member € 595.00 € 715.00 € 855.00
Non-member € 675.00 € 795.00 € 915.00
Student € 225.00 € 280.00 € 315.00
Day ticket
Access on one of conference days; does not apply for pre-conference day with opening ceremony, pre-conference activities and welcome reception on Sunday 26 August 2018
V&VN-VS member € 295.00 € 360.00 € 425.00
ICN-member € 295.00 € 360.00 € 425.00
Non-member € 335.00 € 395.00 € 460.00
Student € 110.00 € 140.00 € 155.00


International delegates will receive a certificate of participation by email after the conference.
For Dutch participants: accreditation (20 points) will be applied for at Kwaliteitsregister V&V and Verpleegkundig Specialisten Register.


Students full-time enrolled in a college or university can register as a student for the reduced rate. However, students with a regular income like: part-time students, post-doctoral students, PhD candidates, or Nurse Practitioner-/ Nurse Specialist-trainees are NOT eligible for the discounted student rate, as they do not meet the requirements above. Proof of status from the institute verifying full-time status is required to process your application.

Pre-conference day

The pre-conference day on Sunday 26 August 2018 is only accessible for participants with a passepartout. With the passepartout registration you are welcome at the opening of the conference, all pre-conference activities and the reception hosted by the mayor in the City Hall. There are no day-tickets availlable for the pre-conference day.

Break and lunches included

At the conference days all refreshment breaks and lunches are included.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner on Monday 27 August 2018 can be booked by all participants at an additional charge of € 75,00.

Welcome reception

The welcome reception is free of charge for participants with a passepartout, but registration is required. Please note that there are limited places available. This reception is not accessible for delegates with a day ticket.

Changes in your registration

If you wish to change your registration, please send a detailed email to [email protected]
If change concerns adjusting the invoice, €50 of administration costs will be charged in addition to the original price as mentioned on the invoice.


If you need to cancel your registration, please send an email to the conference secretariat at: [email protected]

The following will be charged in case of cancellation:

Until 1 May: Bank and credit card charges and € 50 administrative fees
Until 1 July: 50% payable
After 1 August: No refund

For more information about the conference, please visit www.npapn2018.com or send an email to [email protected]


De Doelen

Schouwburgplein 50
3012 CL Rotterdam

CLICK HERE for more information on travel directions.