On behalf of the organising committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th Congress of the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA). The congress will be held in Rhodes island – Greece on May 4-7th, 2017 at the Rodos Palace Hotel. It will be a great moment bringing together all committed nurses, leaders and perioperative professionals.
The scientific program will offer delegates a wide range of innovative and interesting topics, with oral presentations, poster sessions and workshops. This congress will be an excellent opportunity to enhance and strengthen your knowledge for improving perioperative care. During this congress you will also share knowledge and experience with colleagues from over 40 countries.
The congress theme is: The Colossus of perioperative nursing.
If you describe someone as a colossus, you mean that he is extremely important and great in ability. We, perioperative nurses, are “the colossus” to provide the best, the more secure perioperative care to the patient.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a symbol of peace and unity for the people who were living in the beautiful Mediterranean island of Rhodes. In perioperative nursing practice, we do not work alone, but as a team. In a united team, we communicate, we have common goals. Teamwork is more than just working together, it is bringing out the best of everyone’s strengths, the key in ensuring quality perioperative care.
Abstracts that address the latest clinical practice, education, innovation, research/evidence based practice, leadership and management, informatics, healthy workplaces, risk management and service development issues or any other latest trends and developments relevant to perioperative nursing, are welcome for education session proposal or for poster presentation.
- Scientific research
- Perioperative/clinical practice
- Patient safety
- Healthy workplaces
All Presentations will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the delegates and the Best Speaker and the Best e-Poster will be awarded. Awards will be announced in the Closing Ceremony of the congress.
- Chairperson: Dimitris Poulis, Greece
- Vice Chair: Ioannis Koutelekos, Greece
- Henk Folkertsma, The Netherlands
- Mirella Lepore, Italy
- Jaana Perttunen, Finland
- May Karam, France
- Olivier Willième, Belgium
- Chairperson: Jaana Perttunen, Finland
- Emese Berczi, Hungary
- Graça Miguel, Portugal
- Helga Guðrún Hallgrímsdóttir, Iceland
- Maria Loureiro, Belgium
- Britta Nielsen, Denmark
- Filiz Ogce, Turkey