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					Friday 26 – Saturday 27 February 2010, Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
                                                                                     Call for papers

 RCN Education Forum conference
 and exhibition
We are delighted to announce the first                             Continuing professional
conference of the new RCN Education forum. This                    development (CPD)
event aims to bring together all those involved                    All RCN Events have been RCN accredited.
                                                                   RCN accredited events include a ‘Model for
in nursing education and skills training wherever                  Structured Reflection’ for you to use, to reflect
it is delivered and whoever delivers it.                           on your experiences and to capture your
                                                                   learning. This can be kept in your PREP portfolio
Nursing education is moving through a period of                    and contributes towards your continuing
                                                                   professional development. Authorised
rapid transition and we will be looking for both                   certificates of attendance are issued to all
papers and posters that explore themes within                      delegates attending an RCN accredited event.
an exciting agenda of constant change and new
developments.                                                      Exhibition information
                                                                   If you are interested in sponsorship or
                                                                   exhibiting opportunities at this event, please
                                                                   contact the exhibitions team on 020 7647 3959
                                                                   or email

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RCN Education Forum conference and exhibition
Friday 26 – Saturday 27 February 2010, Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Abstracts are invited for concurrent and poster presentations and should fall                        Abstract submission
under one of the following conference themes:                                                        In order to facilitate the process of selecting
• New developments in pre-registration programmes                                                    and processing abstracts, RCN Events require
                                                                                                     the following information to be compiled by
• Practice placement/mentorship issues
                                                                                                     the author. Please send via email only to:
• Innovations in continuing professional development and lifelong learning                 
• Student experiences                                                                                Please ensure that you supply all the requested
• Health care support worker initiatives                                                             information. Failure to do so may affect your
• Changes and developments in primary care workforce and education
                                                                                                     If you are a commercial organisation, please
• Innovations within workforce development                                                           contact the Exhibitions Team on 020 7647 3959
• Quality assurance of education and training programmes                                             or email for further
                                                                                                     details of seminar opportunities.
• Models of good practice in inter professional education
• Impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on education and practice                              Personal information
                                                                                                     1.   Title (Prof/Dr/Miss/Mrs/Ms/Mr/other)
Ideally your submission should relate to one        Deadline for receipt of abstracts                2.   First name and surname
of the above themes, although other areas will      Closing date for receipt of all submissions is   3.   Qualifications
be considered. The conference planning team         4 September 2009 via email to
are looking forward to receiving abstracts                                                           4.   Job title
                                           Applicants will be
which reflect these themes and to welcoming         notified as to whether or not their paper has    5.   Workplace
you to Partners in Practice 2010.                   been accepted by 20 October 2009.                6.   If appropriate, co author’s name, job title,
                                                                                                          workplace, mailing address and email
Abstract Purpose                                    Receipt of abstracts                                  address
The purpose of the abstract is two-fold. Firstly,   Receipt of your abstract will be acknowledged.   7.   Address at which you would prefer to be
it will enable the Steering Committee to make       If you do not receive acknowledgement within          mailed, including postcode
an informed anonymous decision on the               14 days of emailing, please call Suzanne
                                                                                                     8.   RCN Membership no. (if applicable)
suitability of the abstract for the conference      Sinclair on 020 7647 3581 or email
programme. Secondly, the abstract will     to ensure that it    9.   Day time telephone number
provide participants attending the conference       has been received.                               10. Mobile number
with written information to support the                                                              11. Email address
presentation.                                       Conference attendance                            12. If applicable, co-presenter’s name(s),
                                                    All participants chosen to present papers must       qualifications, job title, workplace and
Concurrent presentations                            register for the conference to be eligible to        mailing address
All concurrent sessions will be 25 minutes in       present their paper.
length, including time for questions.               The conference committee regrets that it is      Abstract information
                                                    unable to meet any accommodation, travel or      13. Title of paper
Poster presentations                                subsistence expenses.                            14. Type of presentation (concurrent/poster)
Posters should be visually stimulating in
                                                                                                     15. Aim of paper
design and convey clear aims and outcomes.          Venue
They have the potential to reach a wide                                                              16. An abstract/précis of your presentation
                                                    Paramount Imperial Hotel, North Promenade,
audience and constitute an interactive              Blackpool FY1 2HB                                17. Three intended learning outcomes
medium. Posters are displayed for the               Tel: 01253 623971                                18. Include no more than three recommended
duration of the conference.                         Web:                      reading titles
                                                                                                     19. Professional biography of main and any
Abstract format                                     Accommodation                                        co-presenters (written in the third person)
Your abstract should be a concise summary           We have negotiated special accommodation
of the main points of your presentation. It                                                          20. First time presenter – yes/no
                                                    rates at the Imperial Hotel.
should be jargon-free, indicate clear aims and                                                       Please ensure you check your submission
                                                    Single accommodation with breakfast is
objectives and demonstrate the impact on                                                             before you email it to
                                                    £75.00. To book, please call the hotel’s
nursing practice and the patient experience.
                                                    reservation line on tel: 01253 623971 quoting
                                                    RCN Conference.
Abstracts should be:                                                                                 For more information on abstract submission
• 250 words maximum (excluding references                                                            and the conference please contact:
  and intended learning outcomes)
                                                    Conference dinner
                                                    A conference dinner with entertainment will      Suzanne Sinclair, RCN Events,
• Typed in single line spacing
                                                    be held at the Imperial Hotel on Friday 26       20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN
• Not formatted in grids or tables
                                                    February 2010. Open to all delegates and         Tel: 020 7647 3581
                                                    guests, tickets cost just £32.00                 Fax: 020 7647 3411
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RCN Education Forum conference and exhibition
Friday 26 – Saturday 27 February 2010, Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
RCN member                 Yes                 No       RCN member no.
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 0845 772 6100

Please write your email address clearly as additional conference information will be sent to you by email.

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                                               Early Bird                   Standard             If you are a nursing student (pre-registration only) an associate retired RCN member
                                             (to 4 Jan 2010)            (from 5 Jan 2010)        or an HCA you can attend any RCN conference and receive a 40% discount on
                                                                                                 the conference fee. To be eligible for this discount you must include your RCN
RCN member                                        £229                      £259                 membership number above. If you are not an RCN member, you can still be eligible
                                                                                                 for the 40% discount if you attach a copy of your student ID card or if you are an
Non RCN member                                    £259                      £299                 HCA, a copy of your HCA qualification certificate, or a letter from a registered nurse
RCN Member day rate                               £129                      £144                 confirming that your work is delegated by them to the booking form, along with the
                                                                                                 correct payment. If you are an accredited RCN Trade Union Representative, you will
Non RCN Member day rate                           £144                      £164                 receive a 25% discount on the conference fee.
Conference dinner                                                         £32.00                 Group Discounts: If you are booking a group of six or more delegates to attend this
                                                                                                 RCN conference, each delegate will receive a 10% discount on their applicable fee,
If attending one day only, please indicate your preferred day                                    when booked at the same time. If you pay for this conference using your RCN credit
                                                                                                 card you will receive a £15 discount. Only one discount can be used for each booking,
Friday 26 February                                    Saturday 27 February                       and discounts do not apply to the cost of accommodation or conference dinners.

You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places cannot be held
provisionally. We regret that we are unable to invoice.
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                                                                refunds can be processed after this date. Places                     on a variety of externally provided services
Registration confirmation: All bookings                         can be substituted with the prior knowledge and
will be confirmed in writing, and nearer to                                                                                          Further information: If you need to enquire
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the conference you will receive delegate                                                                                             about further details of the conference please
information, including directions to the venue.                 It may be necessary for reasons beyond the                           contact the organiser:
                                                                control of the organisers to alter the content                       Suzanne Sinclair, RCN Events, 20 Cavendish
If you want to confirm that you are registered                  and timing of the programme or the occasional                        Square, London W1G 0RN
for the event, please contact:                                  identity of the speakers.                                            Tel: 020 7647 3581
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