4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference – call for abstracts


The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference to be held in London 10-11 March 2018.

The conference  is a wonderful opportunity for nurses and midwives across the  Commonwealth and  beyond to share their experience with and learn from each other; to make new friends and to establish international networks. The call for abstracts closes on 30 June 2017.

Our world today is far from being safe, healthy or peaceful. Many countries are experiencing war or civil conflict; there are more refugees than ever before seeking a safe place to live for themselves and their families; bush fires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis are a frequent occurrence; diseases such as Ebola and Zika threaten health and stability; climate change threatens entire populations. Nurses and midwives are in a unique position to act as role models and lead the way in promoting a safe, healthy and peaceful world.

The conference has four key themes:

Promoting health and wellbeing

  • Working with older people, young people, adolescents or children; people with mental health issues or other disabilities; in health education; or primary health care settings.

Alleviating illness and disease

  • Working to develop or implement new or improved practices, policies or quality improvement projects; to prevent
    or minimise communicable or non-communicable disease; in all health care settings.

Promoting social harmony and cohesion

  • Working with minority groups; with people who are marginalised, vulnerable or oppressed; in cross cultural settings; with refugees or people seeking asylum.

Contributing to a safe environment

  • Working with disease outbreaks; in disaster zones; with the effects of climate change; in areas of conflict; or in peacekeeping activities.


Submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation by 30 June 2017. Late abstract submission cannot be accepted. Abstract submissions must be made using  the abstract template which can be downloaded from the CNMF website: http://www.commonwealthnurses/conference2018.

Email abstract submission: cnf@commonwealthnurses.org


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