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Season’s greetings from the ETNA President Professor Irena Papadopoulos

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Dear ETNA members, 

As we are approaching the end of another year,  I would like to send you all my best season's greetings. This time of the year there are a number of religious festivals, such as, Hanukkah, Xmas, Pancha Ganapati, Zarathosht Diso, and non religious festivals, such as, the Solstice and HumanLight. May you all have a meaningful time to celebrate and reflect. I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, health and fulfilled New Year 2020.

2019 has been a busy year for the ETNA. We had a very successful conference in the Czech Republic, The University of South Bohemia, in June where around 120 people from all over the world gathered to present, discuss, ponder, listen, participate, etc on matters relating to the conference theme: "THE NURSING CURRICULUM NEEDS A CULTURAL REVOLUTION: THE WHY, THE HOW, THE WHAT AND THE WHEN OF A GLOBAL CULTURALLY COMPETENT CURRICULUM". We also had a lot of fun and opportunities to learn about the Czech culture. I want to thank Professor Valeria Tothova and her team for all the hard work associated in hosting the conference. It was FABULOUS!

At the AGM, the ETNA Board decided that we should organise an event to celebrate the International Year of Nursing and Midwifery 2020. So the work for a 2020 conference began straight after the 2019 conference. Dr Maria Jose Morales and Dr Epifania Medina Artiles from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, have agreed to host the 7th ETNA conference ' Celebrating Excellence in Transcultural Nursing'.  I thank them very much and look forward to being there during 25-28 June 2020.  We are now accepting abstract submissions. Please join us in what promises to be an exciting conference. You can find all the info at https://conferenciaenfermeriatranscultural.ulpgc.es/

In 2020 ETNA will be celebrating its 15th anniversary. To help us mark the occasion the ETNA Board has decided to raise some money through donations from its members and their friends and colleagues. Please consider making a donation and sharing our Paypal link https://www.paypal.me/ETNADonations with your friends and colleagues.

Sending you my warmest season's greetings as well as my best wishes for the New Year 2020. 

With sincere regards,

Professor Irena Papadopoulos
President of ETNA

Dear ETNA members, colleagues and friends, 

The European Transcultural Nurses Association (ETNA) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020. Over the years ETNA, a non-fee membership association, run by volunteers, has offered support, advice and opportunities to its 400 members. We organise and deliver amazing and affordable conferences every two years, we provide a regular newsletter in which our members have the opportunity to write about their work and disseminate information about events they are organising, and we maintain a website with useful information and further networking opportunities.

Whilst all this work is being done on a voluntary basis and some donations from the ETNA Board members, we now wish to give you an opportunity to make a donation to enable the organisation to grow and continue its good work. Any donation will be much appreciated and it will help pay the rising costs associated with the ETNA website, the establishment of regular webinars to provide much needed training in culturally competent health and social care, and the mentoring of students and qualified staff (in Europe and globally) who wish to undertake research projects related to transcultural health and cultural competence. 

I wish to thank you for reading this message, for making a donation and for sharing our Paypal link https://www.paypal.me/ETNADonations with your friends and colleagues.

For more information visit the ETNA website at http://europeantransculturalnurses.eu.

Kind regards

Prof. Irena Papadopoulos  
President of ETNA

Call for Papers and Registration for the 7th International ETNA Conference 2020 is now open!

Please click on the button below to visit the registration website where you can also submit an abstract.

You will also find more information about the conference, venue and travel tips. 

Visit the website below https://conferenciaenfermeriatranscultural.ulpgc.es/.

It is our great pleasure to announce that 7th International ETNA Conference 2020 will be held in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain on the 25th - 28th June 2020! The pre conference programme will commence on the 25th June, followed by the scientific programme on 26th and 27th June, and a social programme (optional) on the 28th June.

Please save the dates! More details on how to submit an abstract and register for the conference will follow soon!

Make sure that you join ETNA and follow us on twitter for the latest news! Tweet using the hashtag #ETNAConf20.


The final programme for the  6th International ETNA Conference 2019 in České Budějovice, Czech Republic on June 19th–21st 2019 is now available for you to download.

There is still time to register and attend the conference, and if you cannot make it you can follow us on twitter for the live tweets using #ETNAConf19.

Visit https://www.etna2019.cz/ to register now!

Download the programme here

Good news! If you wish to submit an abstract to present at the next ETNA Conference, which will take place on June 19th - 21st 2019, in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, there is time until the 31st December 2018 to do so! 

Visit https://www.etna2019.cz for more information! 

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 6th ETNA conference entitled,
The conference will take place on the 19th to 21st June 2019 at the University of South Bohemia, in the beautiful city of České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

I invite you to visit the conference website for more information and for submitting your abstracts at https://www.etna2019.cz/

I look forward to an exciting conference. Our motto for all our conferences has always been to have fun whilst learning. The ETNA standards have always been very high. Come and join us as we chase the innovative, the provocative, the critical, the challenging, the political, the cultural, the diverse aspects of transcultural healthcare and cultural competence.

Enjoy your summer 2018 and consider submitting an abstract and registering to attend the ETNA conference.

Best wishes
Rena Papadopoulos, President of ETNA (European Transcultural Nurses Association (increasing global and multidisciplinary)

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*SAVE THE DATE*  6th  International ETNA Conference 2019

*SAVE THE DATE*  6th  International ETNA Conference 2019

The 6th International ETNA Conference will be held in The Czech Republic at the University of South Bohemia on the 19th – 21st June 2019.

More details to follow soon!

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