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Liverpool 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, www.man.ac.uk/rcn/ 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 Merchant. 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, www.rcn.org.uk/research2008 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 www.rcn.org.uk/events is easy to get to and is well served by Rail, Accommodation Road, Air and Sea. To join the RCN: www.rcn.org.uk/whyjoin/howtojoin 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 Booking form Event code X520/80401 Source code 002894 The 2008 International Research Conference Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 April 2008 Your details (in block capitals) RCN member Yes No RCN member no. Email This must be completed if you wish to pay the membership rate. If you do not know your RCN membership number, please call RCN Direct on +44 (0)845 772 6100 Title Home address First name Surname Job title Postcode Organisation Country Telephone (daytime) Specific requirements (dietary, accessibility) Mobile no Conference fees Payment Early bird Standard (up to 10.02.08) (from 11.02.08) By cheque: (made payable to the Royal College of Nursing) RCN Member £389.00 £459.00 I enclose a cheque for £ Non RCN Member £459.00 £539.00 Credit Card: I authorise you to debit my Member day rate £175.00 £205.00 VISA / MASTERCARD / MAESTRO (please circle) for £ Non member rate £205.00 £235.00 Conference dinner (Thursday) £38.00 Card number Tue Wed Thu Fri Issue No Please tick which days you wish to attend If you are a nursing student (pre-registration only), an Associate Start Date Expiry Date Retired RCN member or an HCA (with an SVQ or NVQ in any designated care area) you can attend any RCN conference and Cardholder’s name receive a 40% discount on the registration fee (discount doesn’t apply to cost of accommodation or conference dinner). Please attach a copy of your RCN membership number, your student ID Cardholder’s billing address card or a copy of your HCA qualification certificate to the booking form, along with the correct payment. Group Discounts: If you are booking a group of six or more delegates to attend this RCN conference, each delegate will receives a 10% Postcode discount on their applicable fee, when booked at the same time. BACS: National Westminster Bank • Sort code: 60-40-02 • Account no: 58898557 Accommodation Please send remittance advice with your completed registration form as proof of An online conference accommodation booking payment. service is being provided by The Mersey Partnership at specially negotiated rates. To book please visit the conference website and You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places follow instructions for accommodation. cannot be held provisionally. www.man.ac.uk/rcn/research2008 We regret that we are unable to invoice. How to book Post this booking form with payment/remittance Fax this booking form to: +44 (0)29 2054 6489 with If you want to confirm that you are registered for advice to: Event registrations, your credit card details the event, please contact: PO Box 2329, Cardiff, CF23 8YZ Registration confirmation: All bookings will be RCN Events registrations on +44 (0)29 2054 6460 Phone (payment with credit card/Maestro): confirmed in writing and nearer to the conference mon-fri 9.30 - 4.30.+ +44 (0)29 2054 6460 you will receive delegate information, including directions to the venue. Terms of booking Conference fees: The conference fee includes programme or the occasional identity of the speakers. Kathryn Clark, RCN Events, 20 Cavendish Square, registration for the conference, conference materials, London W1G 0RN lunch and refreshments. It does not include the RCN Events take no responsibility for non-refundable conference dinner, travel or accommodation. travel/accommodation in the case of a changed Tel: +44 (0)20 7647 3585 programme or cancelled event Fax: +44 (0)20 7647 3411 Cancellations: Cancellations received one full month Data protection: The information you provide will be Email: email@example.com before the start of the event will be refunded, minus a held on the RCN Events’ database and may be used Website: www.rcn.org.uk/events 25% administration fee. No refunds can be processed to update you with details of other events, goods or *If you are not an RCN member and would like to join, after this date. Places can be substituted with the prior services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish please call RCN direct, our information and advice knowledge and agreement of RCN Events. to receive such information, please tick this box service, between 8.30am and 8.30pm, open seven days a week on +44 (0)845 772 6100 or download It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of Further information: If you need to enquire about other an application form on www.rcn.org.uk/whyjoin/ the organisers to alter the content and timing of the details of the conference please contact the organiser: howtojoin Royal College of Nursing The 2008 of the United Kingdom International Research Society Nursing Research Conference Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 April 2008 The Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, England www.rcn.org.uk/research2008 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 he Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, England. 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. Workshop 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: www.rcn.org.uk/research2008 When preparing your submission to be input directly on-line, you must consider that responses will be required for all the following points. 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 www.rcn.org.uk/research2008 (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: firstname.lastname@example.org 24. Three key words writing. 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. E-mail: email@example.com
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