A participative conference for health care professionals in the paediatric field to celebrate and build on what we do well in caring for children and their families

We are very excited to welcome you to the website of the third biennial Building Children’s Nursing for Africa Conference.

The theme for our 2017 conference is ‘Pillars of Practice’ in paediatric and children’s nursing and will showcase recent research, clinical practice projects, education and leadership initiatives.

As you will see from our themes, we continue to be excited about showcasing good clinical nursing. More and more research confirms the parents vital role in improving outcomes for children. So expect workshops and conversations about collaboration and innovative strategies of enrolling people. If you are working in the field of paediatrics do consider submitting an abstract or presenting a poster.

Whether or not you have attended one of our previous conferences, this is a great opportunity to share innovative practice and evidence based care that improves child health outcomes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town’s newly renovated River Club, to gather, to be refreshed and inspired!


    Associate Professor,                                                Acting Manager of Nursing,

    Child Nurse Practice                                                 Red Cross War Memorial

    Development Initiative                                              Children's Hospital

Countdown Clock

Days to Conference 28.03.2017 08:00

Important Dates

Registration open: 1st June 2016

Early bird fees end: 31st January 2017

All speakers at the conference to be registered before 31st January 2017.

Abstract submission open: 4th July 2016

Abstract submission closes: 30th September 2016

Notification to authors by email correspondence: 1 st December 2016.

Provisional programme available online: 10th February 2017 

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The Building Children's Nursing for Africa 2017 conference is hosted by the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in collaboration with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital