Welcome to the ICN Congress 2025 platform!

Nursing Power to Change the World


9 - 13 JUNE 2025


In 1925, nurses from around the world gathered in Finland for the 5th Congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). One hundred years later, ICN and the Finnish Nurses Association are delighted to invite you back to Helsinki to attend the 30th ICN Congress, 9-13 June 2025!

In the Land of the Midnight Sun, the ICN Congress theme “Nursing power to change the world”, will illuminate the extraordinary influence wielded by nurses, pivotal in shaping the ever-evolving landscape of health care delivery. Emphasizing nurses’ profound capacity to positively impact lives across a spectrum of health care settings, our Congress underscores nurses’ invaluable role in enhancing equity and accessibility to health care services, and shaping health policies at every level of governance. At the heart of this discourse lies our collective commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage and driving forward the global health policy agenda.

Please join us to celebrate the power of nursing, build relationships and disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries!

We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!


Dr Pamela F. Cipriano
President, International Council of Nurses

Dr Heljä Lundgrén-Laine
President, Finnish Nurses Association


Call for abstracts open


Key dates:

  • 17 May 2024

  • Call for abstracts

  • 2 August 2024

  • Abstract submission opens

  • 1 Sept 2024

  • Early bird registration starts

  • 30 Sept 2024

  • Abstract submission closes

  • 1 Jan 2025

  • Early bird registration ends

  • 1 Feb 2025

  • Regular registration fee starts

  • 1 May 2025

  • Regular registration fee ends

  • 1 June 2025

  • Onsite fee starts


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