Nurse leadership: a report from the 2019 European HIV Nursing Conference, 21–22 September 2019, Rome, Italy

Ian Hodgson
Independent Consultant in Global Health, and Conference Co-chair

In September 2019, the 3rd European HIV Conference for nurses working in HIV care was held in Rome, Italy. The majority of the 100 or so attendees hailed from the European region, and included three nurses from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The conference was hosted by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), in association with the European HIV Nursing Network (EHNN), Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC, US), and the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA, UK).
During the exciting 2 days we heard a range of presentations from colleagues on nurse leadership, nurseled interventions, and challenges, such as providing care that meets the needs of complex patients or those living in areas where optimum HIV care and support is diffi cult to access. Read more…