The Florence network is one of Europe’s oldest nursing and midwifery networks and is to date still an active and welcoming network which is reflected in a membership of almost 50 partner institutions of higher education.
Academic staff, managers and students meet each other at the Florence Network annual meeting, in short, the FNAM. This annual conference is organized each year by one of the member institutions. The hosting of the FNAM should be discussed and announced at the General Assembly at least one year prior to the coming FNAM. It is also possible for more than one institution to co-host a Florence Network Annual Meeting.
In close cooperation with the permanent board and the student board, the host institution(s) assume responsibility for the agenda, organisation, administration, programme, and minutes of the FNAM.
The annual meetings deal with the present challenges and needs of students, academic staff, researchers and managers.
Examples of previous themes are:
- Global Human Security (2021). This Florence Network Annual Meeting was the first virtual meeting in the history of the network. SARS-CoV-2 challenged us to organise this digitally and we successfully succeeded!
- In 2019 the theme was “Future Forward: The Future of Nursing & Midwifery in a Changing Health Arena”.
- In 2018 it was “Cha Cha Cha in care – Changes, Challenges, Chances!”
- And a last example from 2017 where the topic focused on Mental Health: Global Challenge – Local Actions.
On behalf of Ege University Nursing faculty Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to attend the 29th Florence Network Annual Meeting and Conference 2022. We were hoping for a face to face meeting held in Türkiye (Turkey) in the beautiful city of İzmir 9th and 10th of May 2022. However, due to the unpredictable landscape with COVID-19 restrictions and Omicron Variant FN board has decided that a virtual meeting is the safest and most realistic way forward.
The theme for FNAM 2022 is Nursing and Midwifery education: a new era after the pandemic.
You can register via the web page below.
An opportunity not to be missed
These network meetings are a perfect opportunity for all involved to meet each other in person, to share knowledge, expertise and innovations, to find ways to collaborate on short projects like COIL or on research. And above all, it is a place to meet and make friends!
So, besides a very instructive programme filled with workshops and study visits, there is also time for social activities!
A programme of social activities for students runs parallel to the staff programme. The activities of the students are focused on a better knowledge and understanding between all the partners of nursing and midwifery education and of health care and the social care system in general. Getting to know each other, learning from each other and respecting each other’s situation!
There is more to discover
With this new website it is our aim to create more opportunities for collaboration besides the FNAM. To this end, upcoming international events organised by the Florence network partner institutions of higher education will be shared via the calendar. Just have a look!