1st International Conference of the International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing
Fording the streams of international orthopaedic and trauma care
16-17 September 2010, Crowne Plaza, Northwood Park, Dublin, Ireland

On the 16 17 September, 2010, ICON will be holding its first international orthopaedic and trauma nursing conference in the beautiful city of Dublin. The aim of the conference is to bring orthopaedic and trauma nurses, and other professionals and practitioners linked to musculoskeletal health, from across the globe together. They will have the opportunity to learn, network and share knowledge and ideas with colleagues that will assist them to take steps towards achieving the vision and mission of the organisation.

Topics and Themes

  • Provide insight into orthopaedic and trauma patient needs and experiences
  • Explore the role of orthopaedic and trauma nurses in new and established services worldwide
  • Address issues affecting orthopaedic and trauma nursing in the past, present and future
  • Celebrate innovative individuals, ideas or roles in musculoskeletal care and practice

The conference will be comprised of keynote lectures, plenary presentations, concurrent submitted oral presentations, interactive poster sessions, workshops and symposia sessions. Prizes for the best oral presentation and best poster will be sponsored by the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.

An optional conference dinner will also be held on Thursday 16th September, 2010. The venue will be the Guinness Storehouse, St James Gate, Dublin. Free transport and tour of the Storehouse is included in the cost of the tickets as well as a three course dinner (including wine) and a live band. Please book to avoid disappointment.

The International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing (ICON) was inaugurated in 2001 and was created for the purpose of advancing the practice of orthopaedic nursing globally. The vision of ICON is a future in which orthopaedic nurses will be responsible for the universal application of the highest standards of orthopaedic nursing practice and care. Its mission is to advance the quality of musculoskeletal care internationally by facilitating the sharing of ideas and collaboration in the areas of orthopaedic nursing research, education, and practice.

The conference is sponsored by ICON and organised and supported by the International Journal of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing (formerly Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing).