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2nd International Research Conference

Empowering Care: Innovations in Healthcare for a Sustainable Future 22nd - 23rd August 2024

About this Conference

The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems is delighted to announce the 2nd International Research Conference titled "Empowering Care: Innovations in Healthcare for a Sustainable Future.

This two-day conference taking place on 22nd and 23rd August 2024, will see internationally acclaimed speakers share their knowledge and expertise on the cutting edge of nursing, midwifery and health systems research. In addition, the School is delighted to be offering three pre-conference workshops on 21st August 2024.

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The conference will be in person, and we look forward to welcoming you to Dublin, Ireland.

To contact the organisers please email (opens in a new window)snmhs2024@conferencepartners.com

Conference Details

Date22nd - 23rd August 2024

Time9.00am - 5.00pm

LocationHealth Science Centre, UCD Belfield Campus, Dublin 4, Ireland

OrganisersUCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

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Why should you attend?

This conference aims to address the future focused needs of healthcare systems globally and ensuring patient centred care is at the forefront of innovation. The conference will bring together like-minded nurses, midwives, academics and healthcare professionals to share the cutting edge in healthcare research. The conference will encompass keynotes from leading academics, interactive workshops, networking and social opportunities. 

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Diana Baptiste

Prof. Diana Baptiste


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Hugh McKenna

Prof. Hugh McKenna


Ulster University, Ireland

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Roma Maguire

Prof. Roma Maguire

MBE, Professor of Digital Health and Care

Strathclyde Institute Of Pharmacy And Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

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Jane Ball

Prof. Jane Ball

FRCN, PhD, RN, Bsc(Hons), Professor of Nursing Workforce and Planning

University of Southampton, UK

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Valerie Smith

Prof. Valerie Smith

RM, Professor of Midwifery

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, Ireland

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Conference Programme 2024

We are delighted to share the Full Interactive Conference Programme for 2024. The Conference will take place in the UCD Health Science Centre, UCD Belfield Campus, Dublin 4.

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Delegate Fees

Please note the following delegate rates are available. 

Delegate Early Bird €295

Full Delegate €345

PhD Student Rate €105

UCD Alumni/Graduate Rate €250

Clinical Staff 2 for 1 (€295 for two delegate tickets) - please contact (opens in a new window)emily.watts@ucd.ie for further information.

Pre-Conference Workshops (21st Aug) €25

Conference Dinner €75

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More Information

We will be providing further information in due course in relation to extracurricular activities and cultural excursions associated with this conference. In the meantime, please feel free to peruse the information in the following links on why you should be considering visiting Ireland in August 2024.

Conference Accommodation


Conference organisers are delighted to announce that delegates will be able to avail of special rate on-campus accommodation, a stone's throw from the main event hall. Accommodation can be booked through the registration portal when open.

Become a Sponsor

The Conference Organising Committee welcomes potential sponsors for this event. Please review the available sponsorship packages, benefits and also our bespoke additional "pick and mix" options to find what best suits your companies goals and budget.  

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Submit an Abstract

Abstracts are invited under the following headings at the 2024 Conference

  1. Workforce, Innovation and Sustainability 
  2. Advancing Evidence-Based Practice Across Care Settings
  3. Public Patient Involvement (PPI) and Inclusion Health 
  4. Enhancing Care through Technology, Environment and Systems Innovation 
  5. Global Health for a Shared and Sustainable Future 
Conference Why Ireland

Why Choose Ireland this Summer?

Céad Míle Fáilte "One hundred thousand welcomes" to Dublin

Contact the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 6488 | Location Map(opens in a new window)