XVI National Congress, XI International Nursing History

October 29 to 31, 2018

The history of nursing is woven with devotion, diligence, and compassion, becoming “a way of being”. In the main therapeutic traditions, care has always been understood as the basis of the assistance that responds to the need of the human being as a whole, and not only the diseased part. But this act of responsibility by another, more than an action, is an attitude that entails effort, intelligence, and determination.

The title of the Congress, “Power and Influence of Nurses in History “, takes us to the fundamental pillars that have led a profession, Nursing, to exercise not only its practical side, but to harmonize leadership, authority, and responsibility, as it has in its hands the most precious aspect of a human being, life, which it has to take care of. For this purpose, Nursing has integrated science and charity in performing its role.

Its sources, manuals, regulations… give us documented reasons of all of this, but it is necessary to understand how in the twists and turns of history to which each discipline brings its knowhow it has been altered by the power interests of other professions, which now needs analysing. The Congress addresses all this, therefore your research is essential. The journey made by the Permanent Seminar through the different conferences seeks to clarify the History of this Profession in its search for meaning: what it has been, and what it is called to be in the future.

Francisca J. Hernández Martín
President of the Scientific Committee

There is every reason why Mallorca, an ancient Mediterranean enclave, should host one of the most long-standing conferences on the History of Nurses in Europe. We are pleased with the choice of our island historical and culturally enriched over many centuries and encourage national and international researchers, the real protagonists of the event, to present the results of their research. We hope, with the help of the invited experts, that we can move forward in the understanding of, if not where we are going, at least how and why history has brought us here.

The Organizing Committee is preparing to share with you a few days of reflection and debate concerning the issues currently affecting the History of Nursing. Meanwhile, Palma awaits your visit, offering its hospitality, culture, beauty, a special breeze and aroma and, above all, much calm. An experience we trust will be memorable, along with the scientific interest of the Congress.

Rosa Maria Hernández Serra
Gloria Gallego Caminero
Presidents of the Organizing Committee

Thematic areas

AT1. The value of Historical Research in the consolidation of the Nursing.
AT2. Professional power and influence of nurses in History.
AT3. Nursing relationships with other disciplines from a historical perspective.
AT4. Influence of nurses in the health context.
AT5. Nurses in war conflicts and catastrophes.
AT6. Care scenarios: architecture and material and immaterial heritage.



Fill in and send the online registration form. If this is not possible for you, download the Registration Bulletin on the Web, which you must send completed with the copy of the transfer to the address:


Registrations to the XVI National Congress and XI International of the History of Nursing will be carried out in strict order of registration until the seating capacity is full, and will be effective once the entry of the registration has been checked by transfer to the following bank account:

ES 86 2100 0551 500200369768

It is important that in the “account” section of your transfer you indicate “name and surname of the congressman”

 You may register for the congress in several different categories.

Registration categories

Early Registration

5 April to 15 September

Late Registration

From 16 September to 16 October




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Workshop 1



Workshop 2



* Non-attendance registration. **Only for scientific sessions


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  • All the information related to the Congress can be consulted on the Web: www.congresohistoriaenfermeria.com



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Registration fee (all on-site modalities) includes: attendance to the Congress in the corresponding modality chosen, the corresponding material, and certificate of attendance, coffees, welcome cocktail, and lunch on the second day (if registration is on-site). It does not include either travel or accommodation. There will be a simultaneous translation service included for the sessions on 30th and 31st October.
You may attend all the sessions included in the scientific program provided that identification is carried, and while seating is available in the rooms.
The deadline for requesting a refund of the registration fee is 5th September 2018 at 24:00 hours, and the refund will be made after applying a penalty of 20%. You may cancel your registration using the details from the receipt received after registration. If the reason for cancelling your registration is due to non-acceptance of your work proposal, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded. From that date and time, the cancellation of registration will not be possible and there will be no refunds of any kind.
To request a refund, you must send a written application signed by the person concerned to the technical secretariat at: info@congresohistoriaenfermeria.com


IBAN: ES86 2100 0551 5002 0036 9768

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Congress Venue

Palma, a 365-days-a-year destination

Palma de Mallorca, which is renowned and valued as Europe’s reference point for beach tourism, is also an ideal place for city breaks, a lively and cosmopolitan city that makes an attractive destination 365 days-a-year and not just during the high season months.

Palma has a wide range of cultural, gastronomic, sporting and leisure options, making it especially attractive for a perfect break and for enjoying a range of experiences at any time of the year. Any visit to the city should include a tour of its most important historical buildings and its artistic heritage, as Palma boasts patios, outstanding religious architecture and iconic buildings as well as museums and art galleries.

For more information, please visit the official website of the townhall of Palma: http://www.visitpalma.cat/en/

Xesc Forteza Theater, Miquel Maura Square, 1. 07001. Palma


Colegio Oficial de Enfermería de les Illes Balears, Carrer de l’Almirall Gravina nº 1, Palma.