Opening Ceremony including 40th Anniversary Celebration - July 28th
Dr Ann-Kristin Rotegård
Dawn Dowding & Leanne Currie
Professor Allan Pacey
Professor Nicola Ranger
Brigitte Séroussi & IMIA-NI Honorary Members
Dr Pamela Cipriano

Opening Keynote - The Importance of Digital Nursing to Global Health

Dr. Cipriano will bring to light the ICN position statement, Digital health transformation and nursing practice. The recent report highlights how digital technologies have the potential to support equitable and universal access to health services, increase the efficiency and reliability of health systems, improve patient and health worker safety, respond to health workforce shortages, reduce costs and, ultimately, improve people’s health outcomes.

Dr. Pamela Cipriano, an internationally recognised nursing leader, is the 29th President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and a Professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in Charlottesville, VA.

Closing Keynotes - July 31st
Dr Charlene Ronquillo

Closing Keynote - Health Equity and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Ronquillo is a Filipina scholar, Registered Nurse, health informatician, and the Lead of the Health Informatics Equity Lab at the UBCO School of Nursing. The goal of their work is to improve equity in healthcare with thoughtful and inclusive technologies. Dr. Ronquillo’s ongoing research aims to ensure the meaningful inclusion of non-dominant groups in the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of health technologies in health systems.

Assoc. Prof. Zerina Lokmic-Tomkins

Closing Keynote - Data-Driven Evidence for the Impact of Climate Change on Health Outcomes

Professor Zerina Lokmic-Tomkins utilises her expertise in Environmental Health and Climate Informatics to develop innovative approaches for climate solutions, aiming to mitigate the impact of climate change on global maternal and child health and healthcare services. Serving as a delegate from Monash University to UNFCCC COP, A/Prof Lokmic-Tomkins advocates for policies that prioritize populations at risk, public health, and the healthcare workforce within climate action agendas. Her work is a testament to her core value: “Health is a basic human right, and we all share the responsibility of ensuring that children everywhere have a healthy life and a promising future.”

Plenary Panel - The Role of Leadership in Nursing Informatics - July 29th

Fran Beadle

Currently CNIO at Digital Health and Care Wales where Fran has been instrumental in the introduction and development of nursing and midwifery, national data/information standards, clinical informatics roles in Welsh health boards and trusts in Wales. Throughout her tenure in Wales Fran has advised and led in the development of nursing documentation standards, policies and guidelines at local and national level to support the provision and delivery of safe effective care in addition to providing leadership with data to support key performance indicators and service improvement collaboration with governmental and national nursing leaders.

Currently Chair of the British Computer Society (BCS) nursing committee, Member of the WNMC and Executive Nurse Directors forums and Welsh representative on the 5 Nations Nursing Informatics Group.

Loretto Grogan

Loretto is the National Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer for the health service in Ireland. The purpose of her role is to provide leadership and strategic direction for nursing and midwifery in conjunction with her multi-professional leaders in digital health; ensure clinical practice is fully supported by the use of digital technology and data science; and the clinical workforce are empowered to practice and lead in a digitally-enabled healthcare system now and into the future.
She believes connected digital health can make all our lives better and delivering an enabling architecture to support Irelands overarching vision for healthcare which is Slaintecare, with integrated care at its core, is a fundamental driver for her role.

Loretto has extensive experience working across health services and has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in acute and community services in addition to research, programme management, data analytics, quality improvement and leadership roles.

Helen Balsdon
Mark Fleming

Fireside Chats - Experiences of Emerging Professionals in Nursing Informatics - July 30th

Dr Ana Solana López

Dr. Ana Laura Solano López is part of the first generation of nursing PhDs in Costa Rica. She graduated with honors from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), and received her doctorate from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, USA, supported by a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Costa Rica and the University of Costa Rica.

Dr. Solano is an Associate Professor at UCR Nursing School, is the editor-in-chief of Enfermería Actual in Costa Rica Journal, and Associate Dean of the Center for Research in Nursing and Health (CICES). She has presented at several national and international conferences, published in peer-reviewed journal and awarded the Emerging Nursing Researcher 2019 from Sigma International.

Ryan Chan

Key Dates

Monday 18th September 2023

Submissions portal opens

Monday 11th December 2023

Congress registration opens

Friday 15th December 2023

Submissions portal closes

Friday 15th March 2024

Notification of Submission Acceptance​

Friday 3rd May 2024

Accepted Presenters must be Registered

Sunday 28th July 2024

NI2024 Congress begins

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