European Regional Conference

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Promoting Global Nursing: Education, Research and Practice to meet tomorrow’s health and care needs. #SigmaERC2024

Bournemouth University and the Phi Mu Chapter are delighted to be hosting the 7th European Regional Sigma Conference from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th June 2024.

The main theme for the Conference is: Promoting Global Nursing: Education, Research and Practice to meet tomorrow’s health and care needs.

The main theme incorporates the following six sub-themes:

  • Working together across disciplines, boundaries and countries, including co-production with service users, patients and families
  • Entrepreneurship: creativity, enterprise and innovation
  • Inclusivity: working with socially excluded and vulnerable groups
  • Sustainable nursing: climate, resource and workforce
  • Nursing during times of conflict, crisis and disasters
  • Digital health

    The window for abstract submission is from 1st June 2023 - 15th September  ( extended to 30th September )2023. 

There will be six grants of 600 euros available to support Sigma Europe members to attend the conference. Two grants will be for members who have had an abstract accepted and four grants for members where there is not a requirement to have had an abstract accepted. The opportunity to apply for these grants will be from 15th  September. To apply for the grant please complete this form and submit to Dr Marie -Louise Luking 


Prizes will be available for Winning Cup In Hand. Royalty Free SVG, Cliparts, Vectors ...

Best verbal poster presentation

Best presentation

There will be five categories of winner  for each Award

Student (MSc or below)       

PhD student/early career researcher (up to 3 years)           

100% in patient facing practice         

First time presenter prize        

 Other Presenter


The following speakers will be presenting Keynote presentations during the conference, each focusing on one of the sub-themes:

  • Joanne Bosanquet MBE, Chief Executive, Foundation of Nursing Studies
  • Professor Michael Shannon, Crown Coaching International
  • Professor Joy Duxbury OBE, Professor of Mental Health, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Maggie Langins, Nursing and Midwifery Policy Advisor, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe
  • Professor Martin Bricknell, Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine, King’s College London
  • Dr Natasha Phillips, Chief Nursing Information Officer, NHS England. 

We are also delighted to announce that Dr Sandra Bibb (President of Sigma from November 2023) and Dr Liz Madigan (Chief Executive Officer of Sigma) will be attending and speaking at the Conference.

The full scientific programme will be made available in January 2024.

Fees for 26-28th June 2024 conference

  • Sigma Member Full Conf - Early Bird (31/03/2024) = £300
  • Sigma Member Full Conf = £350
  • Sigma Member Full Conf (Low Income Country, including Italy, Armenia, Portugal and Croatia) = £200
  • Non-Member Full Conf - Early Bird (31/03/2024) = £375
  • Non-Member Full Conf = £425
  • Day Delegate - Day 1 = £150
  • Day Delegate - Day 2 = £150
  • Day Delegate - Day 3 = £150
  • Students are classed as only any student in full time study e.g. BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Student Member Full Conference = £100
  • Student Non-Member Full Conference = £150
  • Retired = £150
  • Online Delegates = £100
  • Student Ambassadors = £0
  • Free Places = £0

Photographs and comments from Sigma Europe 2022