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Largest NP/APN World Conference ever!

26 mei 2018


Largest NP/APN World Conference ever

With more than 450 concurrent sessions spread over 10 rounds, 17 outstanding keynote speakers and a record breaking number of participants from over 50 (!) countries, we are very proud that the upcoming 10th ICN NP/APN Conference can be called the largest NP/APN World Conference ever.

A lot of work has been done in the past month to get the programme planned, which is now posted on the website. Please click on the links below for the details:


We are very honoured that 17 outstanding keynote speakers will present at the conference. Take a look at the impressive line-up:

If you have not registered yet, now would be a good time to do this while there are still seats available. For more information on the registration, please click here.



Special by Prof. Dr. Petrie Roodbol
Sunday 26 August, 13.30-15.30 hrs.

The maturation of the Dutch Nurse Practitioners
The way nurse practitioners are implemented in the Netherlands is remarkable. It was a more or less individual initiative with support of the government but without the professional nursing organization. It appeared to be a success story, although with hindrances. Now there is an opportunity for them to profile themselves as the first point of care. The so-called medical model is responsible for an enormous progress in medical technologies. However, the demand for care is changing. Not for every problem is the only solution a medical one. People ask for shared decision making and a more holistic approach is needed. That’s why Advanced Practice Nurses with their broad scope in cure and care are challenged to play an important role in the Dutch healthcare. There is a need for a paradigm shift to a bio psychosocial model with shared decision making and taken into the account of the wishes of the patients, personal and environmental factors. To accomplish this, it is important to have a clear unambiguously vision al a professional group of your scope and standards. Meet each other in networks for discussion to profile the role of the nurse practitioners strongly in our society.

The workshops/network meetings are thoughtfully facilitated by V&VN VS, the Dutch association for Nurse Practitioners and will cover the following themes:
– Elderly care (Nursing home and Geriatrics)
– First line
– Mental healthcare
– Neonatology
– Oncology

Meet with colleagues from all over the world to exchange knowledge, experiences, views and ideas and to create valuable and lasting contacts.


Dutch Innovation Plaza
During the conference the newest e-health technologies will be presented at the Dutch Innovation Plaza.
The Plaza is definitely worth a visit: discover the newest measuring equipment, care robots and other innovative technologies and see how this may help you at your job as a Nurse Practitioner. Join the e-health quiz, view demonstrations and much more. The Plaza will be open from Monday-Wednesday and will present different inventions daily. Access to the Dutch Innovation Plaza is free for all conference delegates.

The Dutch Innovation Plaza is supported by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and will be opened by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Deputy Prime Minister Hugo de Jonge.


Site Visits during the Conference

Nurse Practitioners from Humanitas, Antes, Franciscus and Erasmus MC are opening their doors for you during the conference. Visit their locations to watch, learn and talk about the work at these location. A great opportunity to exchange experiences and views.

Monday 28 August
10.00-12.30 hrs

  • Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

14.30-17.00 hrs

  • Antes – FACT: rehabilitation-oriented clinical case management model
  • Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

Tuesday 28 August
10.00-12.30 hrs

  • Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

14.30-17.00 hrs

  • Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland – Cardiology and Geriatric Trauma Unit

Wednesday 29 August
10.00-12.30 hrs

  • Antes – Sprink primary mental health care department
  • Stichting Humanitas, location Leeuwenhoek – Multicultural nursing home for chronic somatic, psychiatric and psychogeriatric diseases

12.45-15.00 hrs

  • Antes – Delta Mental Health Care Clinic, Poortugaal

For more information about the site visits please click here.


Free Sunday Tourist Walk
Hosted by Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

All participants of the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference are invited to discover the beautiful city of Rotterdam, the second largest city of the Netherlands, known for its rich history, modern architecture and innovative downtown.
This city walk is an hour around historic and cultural sights with our faculty, NP alumni and students. We will meet outside in front of Rotterdam Central Station on Sunday 26 August at 10:45 hrs. Wear good walking shoes and bring water if necessary.
The tour will last until 12:00 hrs. where we will bring you to the Registration Desk at the Doelen Congress Center.

If you are interested, please RSVP:
Lillian Maas, International Coordinator MANP
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

[email protected]


Up to -15% on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide
We are proud to announce that AIR FRANCE KLM agreed to be the official carrier of the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference. Their support will allow you to receive exclusive discounted fares to and from Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) when you book through the link below. The offer is valid for flights within the period of 21 August to 3 September 2018.
Frequent flyer/loyalty programs of Air France and KLM partner airlines are credited with “miles” when Air France or KLM flights are used.
Clickhere to benefit from discounted flights and book online.
Promotion Code: 32949AF
Travel Valid Period: 21/08/2018 to 03/09/2018

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Special lodging deals

Preferred Hotel Reservations is the official housing agent for the 10th ICN NP/APN Conference. For the attendees of the conference they negotiated special rates and conditions at the selected hotels. Please click on the button to make your hotel reservation.

Reservations can be cancelled free of charge until 48 hours prior to arrival at most hotels.

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

About the conference

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

This 10th ICN NP/APN Conference will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 26-29 August 2018. It provides a unique opportunity to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership skills across NP/APN-specialities, cultures and countries.

The ICN NP/APN conferences are renowned as the largest international forums for NP/APNs. The 2014 ICN NP/APN Conference in Helsinki, Finland brought together more than 700 delegates from across the globe exploring the importance of cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation in nursing. In 2016 the ICN NP/APN Conference in Hong Kong welcomed 900 delegates. In 2018 the Rotterdam conference aims to receive 1,500 delegates.

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
The conference programme and further information is posted on the conference website which will be updated regularly: www.npapn2018.com.

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Approval for awarding International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs) is currently being sought from the International Council of Nurses. Certificate of participation will be sent to international delegates by email after the conference. For Dutch participants: accreditation will be applied for at Kwaliteitsregister V&VN and Verpleegkundig Specialisten Register.
The expected number of accreditation points will be 20.












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