MAY 8 – 9, 2025, Berlin

Call for Abstracts

Dear colleagues.

We are very happy to call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference of the German Society of Nursing Science, taking place in Berlin on May 8th and 9th, 2025. After two online conferences, we are particularly happy to continue with the second in-person conference after the successful first in-person conference in 2018 in Berlin!


  • Online submission opens: July 11, 2024
  • Submission deadline: October 31, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2024
Conference topics

We welcome high quality abstracts addressing scientific questions regarding five conference topics:

(1) Strengthening resilience through nursing research

  • Climate change
  • Pandemic conditions
  • Sustainability in nursing research and practice
  • Migration
  • Workforce issues


(2) Technology in Nursing

  • Digitalisation
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)


(3) Professional development

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Workforce issues
  • Nursing and interprofessional education


(4) Theory

  • Theory development
  • Theoretical approaches and developments for nursing, nursing research and nursing practice


(5) Methodological and clinical research issues

  • Methodological issues of nursing research
    • Methodological challenges, solutions and innovations in nursing and interprofessional research
    • Clinical nursing research
Presentation formats:

The conference offers four presentation formats:

  1. Oral presentation (12 or 15 minutes)
  2. Symposia (60 or 90 minutes)
  3. Workshops (60 or 90 minutes)
  4. Poster presentation (5 minutes)
Abstract guidelines:

In order to standardise the abstract layout, we kindly ask you to read the guidelines carefully.

>>> Regular abstract guidelines

>>> Symposium guidelines

>>> Workshop guidelines

  • Online submission opens: July 11, 2024
  • Submission deadline: October 31, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2024

The following renowned nursing researchers will give keynote presentations:

  • Strengthening resilience: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Hämel
  • Theory: Prof. Alicia O’Cathain, PhD
  • Professional development: Prof. Dr. Melanie Messer
  • Technology: Anna Axelin, RN, PhD

The conference language is English.



Abstracts with a positive evaluation will be published in a scientific content book.



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