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18th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference



Monday 8 September - Wednesday 10 September 2014


Starts 11am 8 September - Ends 3pm 10 September


University Park Campus: Sir Clive Granger Teaching Building


Varies depending on package - see the online registration form for details


Online registration


18th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS): Brave new world? Health, technology and evidence based practice

Keynote speakers

  • Prof Nelly Oudshoorn
  • Prof Davina Allen
  • Associate Prof Stephen Timmons
  • Dr Alan Barnard
  • Dr Neema Sofaer

Is this for you?

The International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) has been promoting the importance of philosophical thinking in Nursing since it was established in September 2003 and runs an annual conference and a quarterly Journal, Nursing Philosophy. This year the focus of the conference will be on the increasing emphasis placed on technology in health care. This raises a number of important practical, moral and political questions which will be explored from a philosophical perspective. 

Further information can be found on the IPONS website.

Conference essentials


Call for Abstracts

Abstracts of 250 words in length are invited for oral presentations in concurrent sessions. Speakers will have 30 minutes to present followed by questions for 5-10 minutes. The topic may reflect the main theme of the conference, but any topics of philosophical interest to nursing and the health sciences more generally are encouraged.

Abstracts should be emailed to 

In order to support blind review, please send the abstract as an attachment (MS Word, or another common word processor format). In this document, please include only:

  • Title of paper
  • 250 word abstract
  • In the body of the email, please include:
    • Title of the paper
    • Name and title of presenter/s
    • Institutional affiliation
    • Contact address, phone number and email address
    • Any audio visual aid requirements, eg. overhead projector, PowerPoint
Deadline for abstracts is Monday 4 August 2014. Please direct queries to Stuart Nairn:



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