CNA News Room

Theme and dates for 2023 International Council of Nurses Congress in Montreal, Canada, announced

Geneva, Switzerland; 12 April 2022
  — The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will co-host the 29th ICN Congress from 1-5 July 2023 in Montreal, Canada with the theme: “Nurses together: a force for global health”.

Dr Pamela Cipriano, ICN President said:

“Despite the success of our virtual Congress in 2021, we are truly delighted to be hosting a face to face event next year in Montreal! Our past Congresses have enabled many thousands of nurses to join together in person and learn from one another as well as from high level experts on a variety of pressing issues. We look forward to having this opportunity once again! I would like to thank the Canadian Nurses Association for hosting what promises to be a really exciting, inspiring and educational event!”

Sylvain Brousseau, CNA President, said:

“I am very delighted to invite nurses from all corners of the world to join us in my hometown of Montreal for the 2023 ICN Congress. As a proud Quebec nurse myself, it is a true honour and rare privilege to have the ICN Congress in Montreal while I am CNA president. CNA looks forward to co-hosting ICN 2023 and to seeing nurses from around the world teach, learn, network, and celebrate the best of global nursing.”

ICN Congresses are the premier event for nurses across the globe. Attracting thousands of nurses to discuss the most critical health topics of the day, ICN Congresses showcase high-level expert speakers from the worlds of politics, healthcare, and beyond.

Howard Catton, ICN CEO said:

“ICN 2023 promises to be an even bigger and more impactful event than ever before! Our world is changing so rapidly and nurses must grab every and any opportunity we have to discuss, debate, network and learn to ensure that we are up to date with these incredible changes and challenges we are facing. We welcome all nurses, nursing sudents and our colleagues in other health professions or those working closely with nurses to join us in Montreal in July 2023!”

The Canadian Nurses Association has hosted the ICN Congress on three previous occasions: in 1929 and 1969 in Montreal and in 1997 in Vancouver. The 2023 Congress will be held in the Montreal Palais de Congrès. More information on how to register and how to submit an abstract will follow soon. Click here for the latest information.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.

Gyorgy Madarasz, ICN Press Officer at
Tel: +41 22 908 01 16

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. We represent registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, retired nurses, and nursing students across all 13 provinces and territories.

Lucas Veiga, CNA Public Affairs Lead at
Tel: +1 613 697 7497