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                       The 2008 European Capital of Culture

Liverpool - the World in One City                                                               District National Parks; just over 4 hours
                                                                                                from London.
When is there a better time to visit Liverpool than in 2008, when the city                      By coach
celebrates its year as European Capital of Culture 2008. This UNESCO                            There are good express connections to
World Heritage City is waiting to show you its sights and sounds.                               Liverpool from most towns and cities in
Over 800 years of maritime history has created a cultural wealth and                            Britain (to Liverpool there are half hourly
                                                                                                services from Manchester, hourly services
diversity that is reflected across the whole region. Wherever you turn                          from York and every two hours from London
you’ll discover impressive architecture, fascinating museums and                                and Birmingham). The National Express
galleries, vibrant theatres, famous sporting venues and superb shopping                         coach station is located in Norton Street,
                                                                                                Liverpool City Centre.
experiences. Exciting developments are driving up Liverpool’s pace,
making it one of the most diverse and fastest growing cities in the                             By train
country: the city is undergoing a £3bn transformation as it prepares for                        Intercity services run from major towns and
                                                                                                cities into Liverpool Lime Street Station.
2008. Then there’s the nightlife, which is truly in a league of its own, and                    Journey time from London to Liverpool is
to unwind, miles of beautiful countryside is just a stone’s throw away.                         just over 2.5 hours. Links are also available
                                                                                                to other parts of Merseyside.
                                                To book, simply go to the conference            By air
                                                website and follow instructions for             Liverpool John Lennon Airport is just 8 miles
                                                accommodation,               from the City Centre. There are regular
                                                research2008. This will direct you to the       scheduled flights from Belfast, Dublin and
                                                Royal College of Nursing Conference 2008        Cork, Isle of Man, Alicante, Amsterdam,
                                                Online Accommodation Booking Service.           Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Nice,
                                                Payment can be taken via credit card or         Paris, Palma and Malaga. Merseytravel
                                                pro-forma invoice. This applies for the         operate a regular low cost bus service into
                                                accommodation booking service only. To          the City Centre seven days a week and taxis
                                                register for the conference, please see the     are also available.
                                                conference application form.
                                                                                                Manchester Airport offers an International
                                                                                                gateway from all parts of the world. There is
The Britannia Adelphi Hotel                     Social events                                   a rail link from Manchester Airport directly
The conference is being held at the                                                             into Liverpool City Centre (journey time
                                                There will be a range of social events          1 hour). There are regular shuttle flights
Britannia Adelphi Hotel, in the heart of        through the conference.
Liverpool city centre. The hotel is as much                                                     into Manchester from Britain’s other major
a part of Liverpool’s heritage as the River     The conference dinner will take place on        airports including Gatwick and Heathrow.
Mersey, with many emigrants staying at the      Thursday evening at St Georges Hall, an
                                                                                                By sea
hotel before voyaging off across the Atlantic   architectural treasure that lies at the heart
                                                                                                Services between Liverpool, Douglas,
to the New World. The Adelphi is the largest    of Liverpool city centre. St Georges Hall is
                                                                                                Belfast and Dublin are operated by Norse
hotel in Liverpool. It is a spacious and        one of the finest examples of 18 century
unique example of art deco architecture         neo classical architecture in Europe. Tickets
built in 1914, with superb public rooms         for the dinner will be £38.00, which will
                                                include a three course dinner, wine and
and panelled suites, including the Sefton                                                       Useful websites
Room, which is a replica of the First Class     entertainment.
Lounge of The Titanic. The Adelphi hotel is                                                     Conference website:
currently undergoing a £14m refurbishment,                                            
which will be complete by the time of the       How to get to Liverpool                         PDF of this Call for papers:
conference.                                     Located in England’s North West, Liverpool
                                                is easy to get to and is well served by Rail,
Accommodation                                   Road, Air and Sea.
                                                                                                To join the RCN:
An online conference accommodation
                                                By road
booking service is being provided by The
                                                From the M6 the city is easily reached via
Mersey Partnership. A range of hotels is
                                                the M58, M56 & M62 motorways. Liverpool
being offered at special negotiated rates
                                                city centre is approximately 45 minutes
starting from £72 per person per night, and
                                                drive from Chester, Manchester and North
are all located within a few minutes walk of
                                                Wales; just over 1 hour from Blackpool, the
the Adelphi Hotel.
                                                Lake District, Yorkshire Moors and the Peak
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The 2008 International Research Conference
Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 April 2008
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   Royal College
      of Nursing
                    The 2008
           of the
 United Kingdom     International
Research Society

                    Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 April 2008
                    The Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, England

                    Call for papers
       Royal College
          of Nursing                       The 2008 Interna
               of the
     United Kingdom                        The RCN Research Society is pleased
    Research Society                       Research Conference to be held at th

T  he RCN International Nursing Research Conference is the annual showcase
   conference of the RCN Research Society. In 2008 the event is organised in
association with Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and
Edge Hill University in collaboration with the local health economy.

This conference aims to:                        Call for abstracts
•   Bring together nurses and colleagues        Abstracts are invited which:
    from diverse clinical and academic          •   represent the leading edge of research
    settings from around the world to               relevant to all areas of clinical practice
    participate in critical debate
                                                •   research the delivery and organisation
•   Promote and develop nursing                     of services, policy or education
    knowledge                                   •   research the dissemination and
•   Facilitate sharing and collaboration            utilisation of research
    between health care researchers             •   address methodological issues

•   Understand better and contribute to         The RCN Research Society has developed
    evidence-informed policy and practice       “Guidance for User Involvement in
                                                Research by Nurses”. Abstracts that
The conference will also include a variety of                                                    Criteria for abstract selection
                                                demonstrate user involvement are
symposia, workshops, concurrent sessions,                                                        For inclusion in the conference programme,
                                                particularly welcomed. Please see website
poster presentations and fringe meetings                                                         the Scientific Committee will ONLY consider
                                                for more information.
which, together with a lively social                                                             abstracts that meet the following criteria:
programme, will stimulate networking and        The conference will commence on Tuesday
debate.                                         morning and close on Friday afternoon.           1   The abstract must be about a research
                                                                                                     project or a research related issue
                                                The purpose of the abstract                          (for example research policy or a
Keynote speakers
                                                The purpose of the abstract is twofold.              methodological issue).
Brendan McCormack, Professor of
Nursing Research, University of Ulster and      First, to enable the Scientific Committee        2   Material presented in abstracts must be
Director of Nursing Research and Practice       to make an informed decision on the                  concise and coherent, with the focus of
Development, Royal Hospitals Trust,             suitability of the proposed presentation             the abstract stated clearly.
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK                   for the conference programme. Second,            3   The authors must make explicit what
                                                to provide participants attending the                they intend to present.
Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning
                                                conference with written information on the       4   Abstracts of empirical studies must
Disability Nursing, University of Glamorgan,
                                                presentation.                                        outline the research process and
Pontypridd, Wales, UK
                                                The RCN Research Society is committed                the focus of the analysis, they must
Andrea Baumann, Associate Vice-                                                                      indicate when the data was collected
                                                to promoting ethical research and ethical
President, Faculty of Health Sciences,                                                               and provide an indication of the results.
                                                research practice. It is assumed that those
International Health & Director, Nursing
                                                submitting an abstract have ensured that         5   Abstracts reporting on the results of
Health Services, Research Unit, McMaster
                                                all relevant ethical standards have been             research studies should be structured:
University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
                                                met. In addition it is assumed that the              background, aims, methods, results,
                                                owner(s) of the intellectual property of any         discussion and conclusions.
                                                research submitted for presentation have         6   Sample size and sampling method used
                                                granted their express permission for the             must be supplied where appropriate.
                                                research to be submitted for presentation.
                                                                                                 7   Relevant contextual information must
                                                                                                     be given.
ational Nursing Researc
d to announce the 2008 International Nursing
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   8   If a presentation is dependent on the      Word limit                                    Authors wishing to submit papers as a
       findings of research which is still in     For concurrent and poster submissions the     symposium must nominate a symposium
       progress, assurances must be given         word limit is 300 (excluding references).     leader to submit a SINGLE abstract form.
       that the research will be completed in                                                   The abstract must
       time for presentation at the conference    For a symposium the word limit is 300
                                                  for each of the individual papers to be       •   include an outline of the symposium
       in April 2008 i.e: a description of data
                                                  included in the symposium (excluding              proposed, itemise the individual
       already collected and an outline of
                                                  references and authors details) and an            papers and their authors and explicitly
       future data collection and analysis
                                                  additional 300 words may be used to               demonstrate how the papers will link
       should be provided.
                                                  demonstrate how the papers will link              together
   9   Authors must specify how the paper
                                                  together (excluding references, authors       •   ensure that each paper proposed
       will contribute to the development of
                                                  details and principal authors’ CV).               meets the ‘criteria for abstract
       knowledge and policy and practice
                                                                                                    selection’ (criteria 1-14) and word limit
       within health and health care              For a workshop the limit is 1000 (excluding
                                                                                                    detailed above
                                                  references, authors details and principal
   10 The word limit must be adhered to and                                                     •   identify who will chair the symposium
                                                  authors’ CV).
      authors are required to declare that                                                          (Please note the chair need not
      their abstract is within the limit.                                                           necessarily be the symposium leader or
                                                  Mode of presentation
   11 Abstracts for poster and concurrent         Authors are invited to identify their             a presenter).
      presentations should not contain            preferred mode of presentation.               The symposium leader must enclose a
      information which could identify the
                                                                                                curriculum vitae (1000 words maximum)
      author/s, as these are reviewed blind.
                                                  Poster Presentation                           which demonstrates their competence to
   12 Up to three references may be cited         Poster presentations are visual displays of   lead the symposium. Symposia abstracts
      for each paper submitted and these          material to be presented and constitute an    are therefore not reviewed blind.
      must be provided using the Harvard          inter-active medium.
      referencing system.
   13 Symposium and workshop abstracts            Concurrent session                            Workshops are interactive sessions of 60
      must be accompanied by a CV                 Concurrent session papers are presented       or 90 minutes duration where the leader
      demonstrating the principal author’s        orally. Each presenter is allocated a         works with participants to develop their
      competence to deliver.                      maximum of 20 minutes for presentation        knowledge and understanding within a
   14 All abstracts must be written in English.   followed by 5 minutes for discussion.         specific field.
                                                                                                A workshop is presented by an expert
                                                  Symposium                                     within the field and may be pitched at a
                                                  A symposium is a presentation of between      novice, intermediate or advanced level.
                                                  three and five papers with a shared focus.
                                                  The duration of a symposium is normally
                                                  60 or 90 minutes.
h Conference                                                                                   Abstract submission
                                                                                               The method of submission is on-line via the
                                                                                               internet by going to:
                                                                                               When preparing your submission to be input
                                                                                               directly on-line, you must consider that
                                                                                               responses will be required for all the following
                                                                                               1.   Title (Prof/Dr/Miss/Mrs/Ms/Mr/Other)
                                                                                               2. Name
                                                                                               3. Job title

                                                 The Scientific Committees decision is final   4. Qualifications (professional/academic)
                                                 regarding                                     5. Department

                                                 •   whether an abstract has been accepted     6. Employer
                                                     or rejected                               7. Town of work
                                                 •   the mode of presentation offered          8. Mailing address
 Anyone wishing to lead a workshop
 must submit an abstract making explicit         •   the date and time of the presentation     9. Postcode/ZIP
 the workshop focus and the nature of                offered                                   10. Country
 participation. The level at which the           Registration for the conference is a          11. RCN membership number (if applicable)
 workshop will be pitched must also be           requirement for ALL presenters and a pre-
                                                                                               12. Day time telephone number
 indicated.                                      requisite to an abstract being re-produced
                                                 within the conference programme.              13. Mobile telephone number
 The proposer must submit a curriculum
                                                                                               14. Fax number
 vitae (1000 words maximum) to                   The conference committee regrets that it is
 demonstrate their competence to deliver         unable to meet any travel or subsistence      15. Email address
 the workshop.                                   expenses.                                     16. Title of paper
                                                                                               17. Maximum of 3 references (using Harvard
 Please note                                     Exhibition and sponsorship                        referencing system)
 The method of submission is via the on-         opportunities                                 18. Type of presentation: Concurrent, Poster,
 line abstract management system                 The RCN International Nursing Research            Symposia, Workshop (from 30            Conference will provide you with an           19. Abstract (Maximum of 300 words for
 June 2007).                                     unrivalled opportunity to connect with            poster or concurrent, 1800 words for
                                                 a significant group of the UK’s leading           symposia and 1000 for workshops)
 All abstracts successfully submitted are        researchers and their international
 issued with a unique identification number                                                    20. Your professional biography (Maximum of
                                                 colleagues. There are a number of
                                                                                                   100 words)
 The deadline for receipt of abstracts is        opportunities for you to be involved in the
                                                 conference and exhibition, allowing you to    21. Additional authors’ details (two fields
 Monday 17 September 2007
                                                 network and raise your profile within this        provided, although more authors can be
 The outcome of the scientific review            specialist nursing arena. Packages can be         listed within these fields)
 process will be accessible via the on-          tailored to meet specific objectives. For     22. First time presenter - yes or no
 line abstract management system from 1          further information, please contact the       23. Is a lay person/user co-presenting? yes or
 December 2007                                   Exhibitions Team on +44 (0) 208 872 3119          no
 All successful presenters will be notified in   or email:
                                                                                               24. Three key words
                                                                                               25. Source of funding (if applicable)
                                                                                               26. Level of funding (if applicable)
                                                                                               27. If undertaken as part of a formal
                                                                                                   qualification, indicate level, i.e. BSc, MSc,
                                                                                                   MPhil, PhD etc.
                                                                                               28. Willing to participate in media work - yes
                                                                                                   or no
                                                                                               29. Word count

                                                                                               Please direct any enquiries about the
                                                                                               conference to:
                                                                                               Kathryn Clark, RCN Events, Royal College
                                                                                               of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London
                                                                                               W1G ORN, England.
                                                                                               Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7647 3585.

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