2017 International Council of Nurses Congress

27 May–1 June Barcelona, Spain

Professor James Buchan, WHO/Europe, Senior Advisor, Human Resources for Health, attended the 2017 International Council of Nurses Congress in Barcelona last month, participating in a panel session on workforce sustainability and a side meeting on the WHO Collaborating Centres Network. Themed sessions throughout the Congress covered the following topics: health care systems; sustainable health care: disasters and conflicts; quality and safety: workforce and workplace; professional practice and policy innovation. The opening ceremony reportedly had more than 8000 participants with worldwide representation.