Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to join us at the 4th PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing which will be held in Athens, 1-2 June, 2018. The Congress is organised by the Paediatric Nursing Associations of Europe (PNAE) in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Paediatric Nursing.

We have joined forces in order to promote and ensure quality Paediatric Nursing care across Europe, keeping in mind the need for specialised care by health care professionals, with both high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The Scientific Programme of the Congress will include a large number of educational and scientific events, along with abstracts from distinguished Paediatric Nurses who will share with us their research findings, practical knowledge and experiences regarding the care of children, young people and their families.

We owe particular thanks to the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Faculty of Nursing for their support in enabling this Congress to be held at the premises of the Department of Nursing in central Athens.

We anticipate the attendance of Paediatric Nurses across Europe, as the 4th PNAE Congress on Paediatric Nursing will be a good occasion to enrich knowledge and experience about the latest developments in the care of children, young people and their families.

We look forward to welcoming you to the vibrant and multifaceted city of Athens!


Fiona Smith
Chair, Organising Committee
Professional Lead for Children & Young People’s Nursing,
Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom
Vasiliki Matziou
Chair, Scientific Committee
Professor in Paediatric Nursing
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece