Speakers - Annette Kennedy

Anette Kennedy
President Emeritus International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Annette Kennedy is President Emeritus International Council of Nurses (ICN). Currently working with Santa Marta and other groups on human trafficking and also an advisor to Women in Global Health Ireland committee.

Annette Kennedy was 28th President of ICN 2017 -2021 representing 28 million nurses after serving four years as Vice President.

She was appointed Commissioner on the WHO Independent High –Level Commission on NCD’s (2017- 2019).

Annette served as a member of the Nursing Now Campaign Board (2018-2021)
Annette was a Ministerial appointment to Slaintecare Advisory Implementation Committee, 2018-2021 (Irish Health & Social Care 10-year Strategy).

She is a former President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), an independent organisation consisting of Nursing Associations in over 30 European countries, representing over six million nurses.

Annette served on University College Board and on the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

She is a registered Nurse and Midwife with a Dip in Management and a BA in Nursing Studies and an MSc in Public Sector Analysis.
Annette received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 2017 and Honorary Doctorates from Dublin City University 2020 and was named one of the 100th most outstanding women nurse and midwifery leaders 2020 by Women in Global Health& WHO . She received WHO Director General’s Global Health Leaders Award from Dr Tedros in 2021.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts




Abstract Submission Deadline


Early Bird Deadline


Notification of Abstract Review Outcome

17 May 2022

Start of Regular Registration

1 June 2022

Deadline for Accepted Authors to Register

28 June 2022

Programme Available Online

End of June 2022

Countdown to ICN NP/APN Network Conference 2022

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