Call for 2013 Oral Abstracts


ICPAN welcomes all perianaesthesia* practitioners to submit oral (speaker) abstracts for this conference. Whether you work in pre-admission, pre-anaesthesia / anaesthetic nursing, day surgery, general or specialist PACU (post anaesthesia care unit / recovery room), don’t miss this incredible opportunity to share professional knowledge, research and best practice strategies related to perianaesthesia nursing. Panel discussions, workshops, poster and formal presentations will allow maximum exchange of ideas. The goal is to reflect diversity and promote shared practice around the globe!

*Perianaesthesia nursing care includes : preadmission, pre-anaesthesia / anaesthetic nursing, day of surgery admission, post anaesthesia [recovery] phases 1 [PACU/Recovery Room], phase 2 [Day surgery, Ambulatory Care] and Extended Observation Post Anaesthesia

Our 2013 programme themes focus on using evidence to improve the quality of patient care during anaesthesia and in the PACU:

• Initiatives in the clinical care of a patient undergoing anaesthesia
• Initiatives in clinical management of the PACU patient
• Managing the PACU: policies, procedures, people
• Research and its application to practice
• Quality assurance and audit in action
• Education and mentorship

Specific topics requested include, but are not limited to:

• Sleep Apnoea
• Pain Management
• Paediatric Care
• Use of Capnography
• Complex Case Management
• Autonomous Advanced Practice
• Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
• Malignant Hyperpyrexia/Hyperthermia


The conference team are particularly interested in receiving abstract submissions from potential speakers from across: Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We would particularly like to encourage abstract submissions from perianaesthesia nurses within the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Poster abstract submission deadline: Closed

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Conference Location

Citywest Hotel, Dublin


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