Prestigious International Nursing Conference coming to Sheffield in 2019

Prestigious International Nursing Conference coming to Sheffield in 2019

23 April 2018

Thanks to the hard work of a number of Sheffield Region partners, the Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference is set to come to Sheffield in 2019.

The RCN International Nursing Research Conference is the annual scientific meeting of the nursing profession held the UK. It is the event where nurses and others from around the world come together to present and debate leading edge research in nursing and discuss the implications of new nursing knowledge for health and social care policy and nursing practice.

It is THE place where nurses interested in research development and research career opportunities come to network and hear from opinion formers and leading researchers about contemporary developments in nursing research. It’s where early career researchers, nurses working in clinical research teams and nurses leading service innovation and improvement exchange ideas with colleagues and add to their professional development by learning about cutting edge developments in research methodology and the latest research findings.

This leading international nursing research conference is open to RCN members and non-members and is designed to support nurses, as well as allied healthcare professionals working in academic, clinical and professional settings in the UK and around the world.

The annual conference attracts up to 400 delegates and will bring opportunities for nurses in the region to hear about and share leading research with colleagues from across the world, a truly fantastic event for Sheffield to be hosting. 

The bid was led by Sheffield Conference Ambassadors-  Irene Mabbott and Daniel Wolstenholme of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with support from Marketing Sheffield and the Sheffield Hallam Events Management Team, and will be hosted at Sheffield Hallam University with contributions from the University of Sheffield, School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Teaching Hospitals.

“We are delighted that Sheffield will be hosting this prestigious RCN conference in 2019. This is not only a great example of a 'Team Sheffield' bid but is once again a clear example of the passion and dedication of our conference ambassadors. It's easy to forget how important events like these are to cities and Sheffield is fortunate to have an amazing network of professionals like Irene and Dan who are determined to showcase their city and expertise to peers in the industry- we are looking forward to working with the delivery team and making sure every delegate has a fantastic trip to Sheffield.” Marketing Sheffield

“This is fantastic news, and a huge boost to the Sheffield City partners region. The RCN International Research Conference is a leading healthcare event, and we are extremely proud of the team for putting together a successful bid. The conference will give us an excellent opportunity to showcase our work, our organisation and our city to healthcare professionals and academics throughout the world.”  Professor Dame Hilary Chapman, Chief Nurse, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“As a nurse, academic and alumni of Sheffield Hallam university I am proud that we will host the RCN international research conference in 2019. The RCN research conference has always been central in promoting the importance of nurse research in advancing practice, policy and education. In hosting the conference with our local partners, we proudly contribute to the continuation of that legacy “  Professor Laura Serrant, Professor of Nursing, Sheffield Hallam University