A Stream on Compassion
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Nursing
4-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

The Nursing Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on Compassion, 4-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Nursing, 4-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences.

The changing global landscape of healthcare is situated within complex multifaceted systems, underpinned by professional, political, economic, social and demographic drivers coupled with advancing science and a fast-paced digital age. However, the beating heart of all these complex and dynamic influences is the ability to tap into the human lived-in experience and deliver safe and ethical compassionate care. Patients’ experience compassion when-ever they experience their basic needs being met in gentle, respectful ways that acknowledge their unique humanity, paying attention to what really matters to them. It is reported that it is the essential ‘ordinary care’ which matters most to them, and not those grand heroic gestures. You may participate as presenter of one paper, or observer.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 20 April 2020 to: Dr. Carol Anne Chamley, Head, Nursing Unit & Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University UK or Dr. Louise Price, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University, UK. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: