Call for Abstracts for ILC 2020


Call for Abstracts for the ILC 2020 Summit are now open. This year, the event will be held at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

This year’s event will begin with an invite-only co-design workshop for nursing leaders on Wednesday June 10 (separate invitations will be spent to specific nursing leaders for this event). This will be followed by the members-only Summit on June 11-12 (Thursday-Friday). You must be a member of the ILC to submit an abstract and attend the Summit.

The theme for this year’s event is Nursing Leadership for Fundamental Care. The theme recognises that nursing is one of the largest healthcare workforces globally, and that investing in the leadership development of this group – at all levels – is crucial for health system gains and patient benefits. The theme will focus on: what nursing leadership for fundamental care means; what it looks like; and how it can be achieved across research, education, practice and policy.

Importantly, the theme recognises that leadership must occur at all levels of nursing. Hence, the Summit will focus on nursing leadership in all its domains: education, research, practice and policy.

Abstracts must showcase your work in relation to this year’s theme; that is, presentations must be relevant to nursing leadership and its relationship to fundamental care.

Abstracts must be no more than 300 words and structured using the following headings:

  • Background/Introduction
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • Conclusions

In your abstract submission, please also specify:

  • Title of presentation
  • All presenters’ names and institutions (presentations from individuals or groups are welcome)
  • The format for your presentation:
    • A 20-minute oral presentation (15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion/questions)
    • 3-minute thesis for PhD students and early career researchers
    • 3 to 5 minute video presentation

Please submit all abstracts to by 5pm Monday March 30 (your local time).

You must be a member of the ILC to submit an abstract. You can apply for membership here.

Once all abstracts have been received , the Steering Group will review them and consider how they fit into this year’s theme and program.

Successful presenters will have the opportunity to submit full papers to a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing, which will arise from this summit and be published in 2021.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Oxford for ILC 2020.