ICN 2021 Congress newsletter – 4

The International Council of Nurses is continuing to plan for its ICN 2021 Congress, which will be held virtually for the first time. The Congress will take you on a unique journey of “Nursing Around the World”, with a traveling hub that moves across the globe over a three-day period from 2-4 November 2021.


ICN is pleased to announce the following distinguished keynote speakers for the ICN Congress.

Peggy Vidot is a registered nurse and midwife, Minister of Health of Seychelles, and chairperson of the National Aids Council. Read more her




Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse and United States Congresswoman serving Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Read more here.  An interview with Congresswoman Underwood by ICN CEO Howard Catton can be seen here.



Previously announced:

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan
  • Helen Clark

See press release here.
See our full list of speakers here.

Early Bird Registration

Early bird rates for registration to Congress are open until 9 June – so hurry up and register! Early bird fees range from just 80 euros for students to 185 euros for ICN Members and 220 euros for non-members – and those from low-income countries get a further discount! For this low price, you will receive full access to all official Congress sessions: full access to e-posters, partner and industry symposia; full access to online chat and other virtual networking areas; automatic allocation of continuing education credits (ICNECs) and full access to sessions after the event for a period of six months. So, what are you waiting for?

Sponsors and Partners

We are very pleased that the following organisations have confirmed their sponsorship to date!

  • Jhpiego – Silver sponsorship (NGO)
  • Taiwan Nurses Association – Bronze sponsorship
  • University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing – Bronze sponsorship


We look forward to having more of you on board for our ICN Congress. Find our sponsorship packages here. More exciting opportunities to come in the following weeks!

ICN is proud to announce three official media partners for the upcoming #ICNCongress 2021!  We are delighted to have Nursing TimesAmerican Journal of Nursing and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal on board. Find out more about our congress and our partners here.

Concurrent Sessions and E-Posters

Abstract submitters have been notified this week regarding abstract selections and will have until 9 June to register in order to confirm their place. Final numbers of concurrent and e-poster sessions will be announced soon. At Congress this year, it is anticipated that we will have the largest collection of concurrent and e-posters in ICN history!