We are very pleased to welcome you to the 1st Symposium to be held in Reykjavik Iceland, 18-20 of May 2015. The theme for the symposium is expanding care and tranforming lives through integrative nursing.
The interest in integrative nursing is a global phenomena and we are eager to convene leaders, clinicians, educators and students who are committed to advancing person-centered, relationship-based, holistic care that advances the health and wellbeing of people as well as organizations and communities. Our international faculty of renowned experts will offer sessions focused on applications of integrative nursing in a wide variety of clinical settings including acute care, mental health, oncology, community health, pediatrics, senior care, and midwifery. Sessions will also be offered on integrative nursing and education, informatics, self-care and integrative therapies and healing practices. A focus throughout the conference will be leadership and innovation.
Our congress venue is the magnificent Harpa, Reykjavik’s new concert hall and conference center, recently awarded the prestigious World Architecture Award. Harpa is located at the waterfront in Reykjavik City Centrum, close to most conference hotels, restaurants, shopping areas and art galleries.
Iceland is lovely in May. While the air is crisp, the days are long with the sun hardly setting. Following the conference each day, you will have ample time to spend in nature or if you prefer, the galleries, shops and restaurants. We offer pre and post conference tours so you can experience the Blue Lagoon and further explore the fantastic Icelandic nature, including glaciers, lavafields, waterfalls and geysers.
The inspiration for this conference comes from nurses and midwives around the world who are yearning to practice in a way that advances healing and wellbeing for those we serve and as well as our profession. We hope you will join us!
1st International Integrative Nursing Symposium
Mary Jo Kreitzer PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Minnesota
Þóra Jenný Gunnarsdóttir, PhD, RN
University of Iceland