Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Past conferences

Click on the year below to learn more about some of our previous conferences. 

2018

Unfortunately, the unprecedented adverse weather conditions in Ireland resulted in the cancellation of the Faculty's 37th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2018.

The Faculty's Annual Dinner was rescheduled to April 2018, when Honorary Fellowships were conferred on Mr Liam Doran and Mr Keith Wood, in recognition of Liam's outstanding contribution to the nursing and midwifery professions in Ireland and Keith's contribution to the health of the nation in Ireland, as Inaugural Chair of the Healthy Ireland Council.

2017

The Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI hosts an Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference on Wednesday, 1 and Thursday, 2 March 2017.

Opening Ceremony - Wednesday, 1 March

The Conference Opening Ceremony took place on Wednesday evening and an Opening Address will be delivered by Mr Niall Breslin. This was followed by the Honorary Fellowship Conferring and the Annual Dinner. The Faculty awarded three Honorary Fellowships, to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and outstanding work across both nursing and midwifery and strongly influenced and impacted on society.

Mr Niall Breslin, Mental Health Advocate, Musician and Former Leinster Rugby Player

Ms Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Mr John Murray, Vice President Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Annual Conference Day - Thursday, 2 March

The Annual Conference took place on Thursday, 2 March 2017. Keynote and Plenary papers were delivered by renowned national and international speakers, Concurrent research papers, covering a diverse range of professional, clinical, methodological, leadership and policy issues, were also presented on the day.

2016

The 35th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference took place in RCSI on 2 and 3 March 2016.

The conference opened on the evening of Wednesday, 2 March 2017 and included the opening ceremony, opening address, and the Honorary Fellowship Conferring.

Honorary Fellowships were awarded to Ms Norah Casey, TV and radio presenter, author and Chairwoman, Harmonia Publishing; Dr Diane Cooney-Miner, Professor of Nursing and Dean, Wegman’s School of Nursing, St John Fisher College, Rochester, New York and Ms Anna Shakespeare, CEO, St Michael’s House.

The Conference took place on Thursday, 3 March 2016. Keynote and plenary addresses along with concurrent papers in a diverse range of topics, along with a Commemorative Address for the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising focused on Nurse Elizabeth O’ Farrell and her role in the 1916 Easter Rising.

2015

34th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference took place in RCSI on 18-19 February 2015.

The Conference opened on the evening of Wednesday, 18 February and included the opening ceremony, opening address, and the Honorary Fellowship Conferring.

Honorary Fellowships were awarded to Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan, Ms Rachel McLeod of The Rose Project and Mr Paul Gallagher, President, Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.

The Conference took place on Thursday, 19 February 2015 and included a Ministerial Address by Dr Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Health; keynote and plenary addresses along with concurrent papers in a diverse range of topics.

2014

The 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference took place in RCSI on 19 and 20 February 2014.

The Conference opened on the evening of Wednesday, 19 February 2014 and included the opening ceremony, opening address, the conferring of an Honorary Fellowship and a black tie dinner.

The Conference took place on Thursday, 20 February 2014 and included keynote, plenary and closing addresses along with concurrent papers in a diverse range of topics.

2013

32nd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference (February 2013)

Title: ‘Nursing Development in Times of Austerity’

2012

31st Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference (February 2012)

Title: ‘Nursing and Midwifery Practice in a Global Community: Collaborating and Networking for the Future’

2011

30th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference (February 2011)

Title: ‘Promoting Patient Centred Care in Times of Change – the Challenge for Nurses and Midwives’

2010

29th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference (February 2010)

Title: ‘Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development: Meeting the Challenges’

2009

28th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference (February 2009)

Title: ‘Advancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice and Performance in Modern Healthcare Systems’

2008

27th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference (February 2008)

Title: ‘Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development: Meeting the Challenges’