Registration for the 9th Biennial Conference of ACENDIO is now open.

The Conference of will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin, Ireland, on 22nd and 23rd March 2013. This is the first time that the conference will have been held in Ireland and we are looking forward to welcoming many ACENDIO members and other colleagues from across Europe and beyond. This conference has all the signs of being a very exciting one and will continue the eHealth focus of the previous conference. This time, though, we are examining the implications for nursing as we innovate for a rapidly changing health care environment.

We are most fortunate to be welcoming four distinguished guests who will provide exciting keynotes (please see next page). These will be complemented by a series of invited workshops on topics of particular interest to ACENDIO’s work.

There has been great interest in the conference with abstracts having been submitted from 20 countries spanning five continents! Indeed, the interest was such that we extended the abstract submission date twice to accommodate those who wanted to send an abstract. The ACENDIO Scientific Committee is currently reviewing all abstracts and notification will be emailed in due course.

Conference registration opened on 19th October 2012 and Early-Bird Fees will apply until 15th January 2013. These fees, which are the same as for the last conference, are as follows:

ACENDIO Members: €275.00

Non-Members: €325.00

Students: €275.00

Remember, payment of the conference fee includes free membership of ACENDIO for the biennium 2013-2015. Registration is via the ACENDIO website (ACENDIO REGISTRATION). Follow the link to the registration page where varying options on accommodation are also available. The low conference fee and the availability of low-fare air travel options from many locations across Europe make this an ideally accessible conference for all.

Finally, if you want to enjoy the Dublin atmosphere, what better time to come than in mid March, when the St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be in full swing ( and what a better year than 2013 as Ireland prepares to welcome back its global family and friends in the wonderful Gathering (

Join our ACENDIO Gathering in 2013!


Professor Anne-Marie Rafferty DPhil CBE FRCN

Dean and Chair of Nursing Policy

School of Nursing and Midwifery

King’s College London


Prof. Rafferty’s interests include workforce research and policy; quality of work environment; nurse and patient outcomes; nursing history, international and colonial nursing; research and health policy.

Professor Jane Grimson PhD FRAC FIAE FICS FRAMI

Director of Health Information

Health Information and Quality Authority


Prof. Grimson’s research interests include knowledge and data engineering, information systems, health informatics, system integration, EHR.

Professor Bonnie Westra PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

University of Minnesota


Prof. Westra’s research focuses on developing and using knowledge to improve the exchange and use of electronic health data to support older adults to remain safely with optimal health in the community. This focus includes efficient capturing, storing, and secondary analysis of electronic health data; development, standardization, and harmonization of nursing and health data; informatics competencies for effective use of health information technology; and secondary analysis of EHR data, including data mining techniques.

Dr. Cornelia Ruland RN PhD FACMI


Center for Shared Decision Making and Nursing Research
Rikshospitalet National Hospital Oslo,


Dr. Ruland’s interests include: patient preferences and shared decision making; decision support systems (DSS) to support preference-and evidence-based patient care; consumer Health Informatics; evidence-based practice; quality Improvement; DSS for nursing resource management; Web-based education; Issues in knowledge representation.


1. Competent information management - a call for value added to nursing documentation in the HER.

Prof. Anne Moen PhD, Department of Nursing Science, University of Oslo, Norway.

2. Standardised nursing documentation and its effect on patient outcomes

Prof. Anna Ehrenberg PhD, Head of Research, School of Health and Social Studies Dalarna University, Sweden.

Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, Project Researcher (Patient Health Research), University of Eastern Finland, Finland

3. European Observatory on Nursing Standards


4. eHealth workshop (focusing on hardware and applicability for nursing)

Martin Lysser, Nursing and Medical Informatician, INSELSPITAL, Universitätsspital Bern, Switzerland.

5. To be or not to be represented? The use of nursing standardized language in a multi-professional health record.

Dr. Jan Florin, Head of Department, School of Health and Social Studies Dalarna University, Sweden.