Health Professional Regulation

A Stream on “Health Professional Regulation and its Impact on Safety and Quality”
as part of the 4thAnnual International Conference on Nursing
7-10 May 2018, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

The Nursing Unit of ATINER organizes a Stream on “Health Professional Regulation and its Impact on Safety and Quality” as part of the 4thAnnual International Conference on Nursing, 7-10 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences.

This stream will explore the interface between public protection, health professional regulation, safety and quality and continuing competence (or competence awareness, as we have described it). In particular, it will focus on three research studies conducted by the stream leader and co-presenter, examining: continuing competence requirements and their impact on patient safety and fitness to practise; international regulatory definitions of competence awareness and the definition of and understanding about competence awareness, often described as “insight”. These research studies will be linked by a fourth paper to the relationship between competence awareness and patient or public protection, the agreed intent of health professional regulation.

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 a 300-word abstract before 26 March 2018, by email, to atiner@atiner.grDr. Mary Chiarella, Professor, Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia & Dr. Rachael Vernon, Associate Professor and Associate Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, Australia. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (  

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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 seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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