ABU DHABI, Abu Dhabi is set to host the International Council of Nurses' first regional conference from 25th to 27th September, 2018, under the theme "Nurses: A Voice to lead � Ensuring access to healthcare through leadership, innovation and collaborative practice."

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, will host the conference at its Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The conference will be co-hosted with the Emirates Nursing Association, ENA, in collaboration with the SEHA International Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference. This regional gathering of nurses will focus on the strategic topic of "Ensuring access to healthcare through leadership, innovation and collaborative practice," an area of particular interest for the GCC region.

The forum will act as a platform to exchange experience and expertise among the nursing community, discuss best international practices, network and build relationships, and disseminate knowledge and information among the global nursing fraternity.

The event assumes tremendous significance for the region, given that the International Council of Nurses, ICN, has chosen Abu Dhabi as the next host city for their Congress, in 2021 widely complementing the Emirate's continuing efforts to be a regional hub for medical excellence.

Through plenary speakers, concurrent sessions and posters delegates will be able to hear about innovations in nursing practice and models of care and the role of Nursing leadership as well network and share ideas with nurses from across the region. Other key themes will include informatics and technology, disaster and emergency nursing, infection control and prevention, workforce development and education. The conference will provide a platform to mobilise, promote and raise the profile of the nursing profession across the Middle East/Gulf Region.

Source: Emirates News Agency