Annual meeting


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:

  • Nursing and Midwifery education: a new era after the pandemic (2022). This FNAM was virtually organised in İzmir, Turkey.
  • 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.

FNAM 2023

On behalf of the University of San Rafael Nebrija, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to attend the 30th Florence Network Annual Meeting and Conference 2023. It will be organised in Madrid, Spain from 24th until 28th of April 2023.

The theme for FNAM 2023 is Health innovation for change.


You are cordially invited to register for the forthcoming Florence Network Annual Meeting and Conference 2023 hosted by San Rafael Health Sciences University Centre in Madrid (Spain). Registering is easy: use the link you find below. Once you have filled in the registration form, you will be asked to write down your “Correo” (e-mail address) in order to receive a copy of your registration form in your email.

Registration link:

Booking will be opened until the 10th of January 2023 (maximum 2 teachers + 2 students per institution). Then we will close it for its review and reopen it until the 28th of February or full capacity.

Preliminary programme

Monday, April 24th, 2023 (evening)

15:00-16:00h – Registration

16:00h– Opening and Institutional welcome (Assembly Hall)

16:30h- Welcome reception

17:00h (only students)- Student board program

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

8.00-8:30h – Late registration (Main hall)

8.30-9:15h – Opening Ceremony (Assembly Hall)

Welcome from FN President

Welcome in the name of the Student Board´s President

Welcome from San Rafael´s FLECO

Video presentation of the facilities.

9.15-10:15h – Keynote Session 1 (Assembly Hall)

10.15-10:45h Coffee time and networking

10:45 -12:45h – Parallel Sessions 1 and 2 (1.- Teaching and learning Innovation and entrepreneurship; 2.- Challenges and successes within students mobility) (Assembly Hall + Room 3.1)

13.00-14:00h Lunch break

14:00-16:00h – Workshops Sessions (rooms 1-8)

16:00- 18:00h – FLECO meeting and Student meeting 1 (coffee time)

19:30h (only students)- Book Fair “Feria del Libro” (Retiro´s Park) (organized by the SB)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

8.30-9:30h – Research meeting 1 (only lecturers)

9.30-10:30h – Keynote Session 2 (Assembly Hall)

10.30 – Group Picture

10.30-11:00h Coffee time and networking

11.00-12:00h – Market place

12:00- 13:00h – Poster presentation

13.00-14:00h Lunch break

14.00-16:00h – Workshops Sessions (rooms 1-8)

16:00-18:00h –FLECO meeting and Student meeting 2 (coffee time)

19:30h (only students) – Downtown social tour and informal dinner (organized by the SB)

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

8:30-9:30h – Research meeting 2 (only lecturers)

9:30-10:30h – FLECO meeting and Student meeting 3.

10:30-11:00h Coffee time and networking

11.00-13:00h – Parallel Sessions 3 and 4 (3. – Innovation vs Humanization in healthcare; 4.- Intercultural Competences) (Assembly Hall + Room 3.1)

13.00-14:00h Lunch break

14.00-16:00h – Oral presentations

16:00-16:30h – Coffee time and networking

16:30 -17:00h – General Assembly (by FNAM President and Student Board Pres- ident) (Assembly Hall)

17:00-17:30h – Closing Ceremony and price awards (by Host President of FNAM 2023, FNAM President and Student Board President). Presentation of candidates FNAM 2024 (Assembly Hall)

20:00h – GALA DINNER

Friday, April 28th, 2023

10:00- 19:00h SOCIAL PROGRAMME (Toledo city tour).

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 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!

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