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The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honour of the 200th  birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

The year 2020 is significant for WHO in the context of nursing and midwifery strengthening for Universal Health Coverage. WHO is leading the development of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report which will be launched in 2020, prior to the 73rd World Health Assembly. For more information, visit the World Health Organization website.

Special prices for nurses & AHPs to attend Digital ILC 2020 on demand

EASL recognises the role of nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) in leading initiatives to improve education, standards, and ultimately the care for patients with liver disease.
This is why we are offering special registration fees for nurses for on demand The Digital International Liver Congress™ 2020. 

Nurses and AHPs programme at The Digital ILC 2020

On 29 August nurses and AHPs have an entire day dedicated to them at The Digital ILC 2020, including the Nurses & AHPs Forum, poster tours, and oral presentations. The EASL dedicated Nurses and AHPs Task Force will be chairing a large part of the events on this day, so it will be a lovely opportunity to interact with them.

Nurses and AHP Forum: 2020 Celebrating the year of the nurse

29 August 2020 09:30 – 10:00

Chairs: Michelle Clayton, United Kingdom & Phil Newsome, United Kingdom

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Nurses and AHP Forum: Symposium – The art and science of behaviour change

29 August 2020 11:00 – 12:30

Chairs: Nathalie Goutte, France & Patrizia Kuenzler, Switzerland

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Nurses and AHP Forum: Meet the Experts – Liver cancer management: The role of nurses

29 August 2020 14:00 – 14:30

Chairs: Neus Llarch, Spain & Julie Devictor, France

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Nurses and AHP Forum: Case Study – Complications of cirrhosis – the journey to transplantation

29 August 2020 15:00 – 16:00

Chair: Palle Bager, Denmark

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Nurses and AHP Forum: Board – The unique role of the liver nurse across Europe

29 August 2020 16:00 – 17:00

Chair: EASL Nurses & AHP Task Force

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Poster tour: Nurses and AHP research

29 August 2020 12:30 – 13:00

Chair: Eva Roman, Spain

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Poster tour: Nurses and AHP research

29 August 2020 14:30 – 15:00

Chairs: Kathryn Jack, United Kingdom

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Oral presentation

29 August 2020 13:00 – 14:00

Chair: Neus Llarch, Spain

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EASL Nurse and AHPs Task Force

In early 2016, a special nurse membership was initiated by EASL. The Nurses Task Force met for the first time during ILC 2016 in Amsterdam and has since been actively working on several initiatives.

Objectives of the task force

  • Work collaboratively on the research and quality agenda. Develop links with affiliated liver nursing forums, committees, and societies across Europe
  • Develop programmes, including the Nurses and AHP Forum at ILC, intended to benefit nurses and AHPs
  • Work jointly with the EASL Office to have a sustainable membership programme for nurses and AHPs
  • Collaborate in strengthening liver nursing across Europe, with joint funding and links to ongoing medical projects
  • Work together to raise and improve the experience of care, and to deliver quality service that is measurable and transparent to people with liver disease and their families

Read more about EASL’s Nurses and AHPs Task Force