Cancellation of Nightingale2020

The Nightingale2020 Conference Steering Group has taken the very difficult decision to cancel Nightingale2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This decision was made after consulting our delivery partners and taking advice from senior leaders in healthcare both in the UK and internationally. However, Florence Nightingale Foundation will deliver this conference virtually on the 27th & 28th October 2020.

Nurses and midwives across the world are facing some of the toughest front-line challenges of a generation as they tackle this pandemic. Health and care organisations are rightly focussing their efforts on responding to the virus and providing the best possible care for patients.

We expect these organisations to continue to experience heightened activity throughout the year and we do not think it is right to ask critical front-line colleagues to dedicate time to the conference.

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in developing Nightingale2020 – from our partners and supporters to international leaders and researchers who generously agreed to share their work at the conference.

In particular, we would like say a huge thank you to colleagues around the world who submitted an abstract for the Nightingale2020 Academy. We are working to establish a way to share the submissions with the nursing and midwifery community. More details about how we do this will be added to this website shortly.

We would like to pay tribute to and thank all the nurses and midwives around the world who are battling COVID-19 and saving lives every day.

We are contacting registered delegates, speakers and partners about the cancellation of Nightingale2020. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]