Conference programme

The final conference programme for oral and poster presentations is now ready and available!

The three conference days include four keynote presentations, around 180 oral presentations in eight sessions, eight workshops, and an extensive poster exhibition. The presentations will cover more than 30 nationalities and all the nine conference themes:

1.    Ensuring access and equality to care for patients and their family members
2.    Prevention and health promotion
3.    Expanding roles and shaping future workforce
4.    Evaluating outcomes and efficiency
5.    Developing professional competencies and clinical careers
6.    Leading innovations in nursing and health care teams
7.    Educational innovations in nursing and health care
8.    Regulation, autonomy of practice and legal issues
9.    Networking inside health care organizations, and outside of it in the society


Download the final conference programme with oral presentations

Download the final poster programme

After this any last minutes changes in the programme or ‘Late News’ will be indicated on the information board at the Conference venue. Follow also updatings on Facebook and Twitter #APNN2014

See changes in the final programme as updated 17 August 2014

All scientific papers (abstracts) that have been accepted to the APNN2014 Conference are published in the Abstract book. Due to ecological reasons there is no printed version of the abstract book available nor included in the participants’ conference material. The link to the Abstract book will be sent to the participants prior to the conference.The electronic abstract book is available only for registered conference participants.


See also the floor map with the room locations.


In addition, study visits will be arranged during the noon of Thursday 21 August. There are still vacant places. Choose a place of your interest from various premises in spesialized or primary health care! Please see the instructions for registration and more precise information.


Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs)


This continuing education activity has been approved by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs). They will be applicable for keynote presentations, oral sessions, and workshops. One credit is equivalent to approximately 60 minutes of an approved learning experience.


What is ICNEC?

ICN has instituted a system of credits for participation in ICN approved continuing education activities, in response to increased internationalism, an accelerated demand for formal recognition of acquired continuing education, and growing re-licensure requirements that demand a professional profile or portfolio as proof of continuing competency.

The initiative benefits from ICN’s long-standing status as an international organisation working effectively with regulatory and accrediting bodies. This status enables International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs) to gain recognition worldwide and be used by nurses for their professional development as they practice in different settings throughout the world.

Because the ICNEC system is designed to assure the quality of the event, provide evidence of attendance and the successful achievement of learning objectives, ICNECs constitute evidence of continuing professional development. They may be used as part of the professional profile or portfolio required as proof of the nurse’s continued competency and required for:
- Re-licensure
- Career advancement
- Evidence in salary reviews

The Conference will be opened by the Finnish Minister of Transport and Local Government Paula Risikko


Minister Risikko has been a Member of Parliament since 2003. She holds a doctorate in health sciences and  has graduated also as a health care teacher and registered nurse. The topic of Risikko’s doctoral dissertation in 1997 was the qualification requirements of nurses at the present time and in the future. She has worked in various positions in the social and health sector in different parts of Finland, and has held numerous positions of trust at national, regional and local level.

  • Minister of Social Affairs and Health 22 June 2011–24 June 2014
  • Minister of Health and Social Services 22 June 2010–22 June 2011
  • Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister at the Ministry of the Environment 19 April 2007–22 June 2010