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2nd Building Children’s Nursing for Africa Conference

Belmont Square Conference Centre * | cape town, SOUTH AFRICA
From 300 to 450 USD
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Title: 2nd Building Children’s Nursing for Africa Conference
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Apr, 22, 2015 to Apr, 24, 2015
Location: cape town, SOUTH AFRICA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 300 to 450 USD
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Event Venue:

Belmont Square Conference Centre *

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Visit the Venue to read more
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Welcome to the website for the 2nd Building Children’s Nursing for Africa Conference!

This event is designed to facilitate active participation of nurses and other professionals who work with and care for infants, children and adolescents in African hospitals and communities. The conference will offer a unique opportunity for participants to consider best practice in local contexts for nurses, nurse educators, researchers and families.

We invite all to attend who share our vision of finding best solutions and innovative ways of caring for sick children in our care settings.

We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town. Come be challenged, encouraged, and inspired to find your voice in leading practice change!


 Minette Coetzee                      AND                           Sandra Roodt

Associate Professor                                                                                Nursing Manager
Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative                                      Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital




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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2015-03-01 To: 0--
On site Registration
Full Confrence
2015 UCT Child / Critical care child students
Daily Fees

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


While the Belmont Square conference centre does not offer any accommodation itself, there are

many wonderful hotels, B&B’s and guest houses available close by. Please browse through the list

below to select the best available option for yourself.

Please note: rates are subject to availability. Book your accommodation early and advise the hotel or

B&B that you are attending the conference when making your reservation. All bookings and

payments should be made directly with the establishment.


Southern Sun Newlands

7 Main Road, Newlands

Tel +27 21 683 65 62

Single: R1299 per room per night

Double: R1499 per room per night

Rates include breakfast

Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard

Cnr. Melbourne and Coronation Roads ,

Walmer Estate, Cape Town

Tel +27 21 448 4123

Single: R1099 per room per night

Double: R1299 per room per night

Rates include breakfast

Upper East Side

Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Tel+27 21 4040570

Fax + 27 21 404 0571

Single: R1015.00 per room per night

Double: R1115.00 per room per night

Rates include breakfast

B&B’s and Guesthouses

Little Scotia

5 Rustenburg Avenue, Rondebosch

Tel +27 21 686 8245

Fax +27 21 685 1887

Single: R750 per room per night

Double: R970 per room per night

Rates include breakfast

Medindi Manor

4 Thicket Road, Rosebank

Tel +27 21 686 3563

Fax + 27 21 686 3565

Single: R765 per room per night

Double: R1190 per room per night

Rates include breakfast Hame Cottages

41 Klipper Road, Rondebosch

Tel +27 21 689 3507

Fax +27 86 219 8146

Single: not applicable

Double: from R550 per room per night


Roodenburg House

74 Campground Road, Rondebosch

Tel +27 21 685 2933

Fax +27 21 685 2862

Single: R1000 per room per night

Double: R1450 per room per night

Rates include breakfast

The Oak and Vine

19 Keurboom Road, Newlands

Tel +27 21 685 3553

Single: R750 per room per night

Double: R1100 per room per night

Rates include breakfast 

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Submission Info

Abstracts should be a brief summary of the paper's primary premise and findings, no more than 300 words and should be submitted online.

Abstracts submissions open on 3 September 2014

Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts is 5 December 2014.  Participants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and whether the submission has been accepted for a poster or verbal presentation. 

Conference Themes

Papers are invited for the following sub-themes:

  • Evidence-based best practice in children’s nursing has measurable outcomes
  • Building the evidence base: intentionally including families in every child healthcare setting
  • Building the evidence base: best practice for teaching and learning in children’s nursing
  • Clinical outcomes that support innovation: developing new and alternative foundations of evidence in children’s nursing


Abstract Guidelines

Authors are asked to please follow the following guidelines carefully:

  • Abstracts should be written in English.
  • Please indicate whether you are submitting for oral or poster presentation.
  • Indicate clearly under which conference theme the abstract is being submitted.
  • Use a concise title that indicates the content of the abstract.
  • Non-research abstracts should be structured coherently.
  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words.
  • No graphs or diagrams should be included.
  • References are not required in the abstract.

Click here to download our 'Basic Abstract Guide'

The due date for abstracts is 5 December 2014.

All delegates wishing to submit an abstract will be required to set up an 'abstract account' before submitting the abstract. You are required to include your biography before the system will allow you to submit an abstract.


Registration & setting up of your abstract account

Please click here to register and submit your abstract.


Conference registration and rates:

All presenters of accepted abstracts must also be registered as conference delegates, and are encouraged to register early.

  • Conference speakers are eligible for the early bird registration rate of R3 500.00 p.p.
  • We encourage delegates to approach their managers to discuss sponsorship opportunities through their facilities/the Department of Health/external funders.


Notification and Correspondence
Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the scientific committee and selected on the basis of merit for either oral or poster presentation.  
Presenting authors of accepted abstracts will be notified in writing, indicating the method of presentation (oral or poster) by 19th January 2014.


Poster Presentations
Poster presentations will be displayed during the conference in the exhibition area. The required poster size is A1

(841 x 594 mm) and it can be in either portrait or landscape format.  We request that all pictures used on posters have informed consent.



Should you give permission for your paper to be published on the conference website then these will be uploaded after the event in secure PDF format for delegates to view after the event.

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

Calling all potential sponsors and exhibitors 

We are delighted to offer you the exciting opportunity to partner with us to strengthen good nursing practice in the care of children and families in the African context!

The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, in collaboration with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, are hosting the second ever ‘Building Children’s Nursing for Africa’ conference for neonatal, paediatric and paediatric critical care nurses in Cape Town from the 22 April to 24 April 2015.

We have invited all nurses with an interest in the nursing care of children, including nurse leaders, educators and clinician nurses, to join us to explore and build on good nursing practice in Africa. Delegates will be provided a platform to share and celebrate what they do, and to discuss what they know works best for sick children and their families in Africa.


Exciting policy and implementation strategies at National Department of Health level regarding child health and health care provision require a renewed commitment by children’s nurses to deliver best practice in their local settings.

The intentionally participative conference design recognises each participant’s value and aims to encourage creative contribution and reflection on actual, day-to-day children’s nursing practice. It further aims to serve as an academic forum for professional nurses and those who work with sick children in the African context. Local nurses will also be exposed to international nurses – experts in the field of effective practice change to improve outcomes for sick new-borns and children - from Kenya, Malawi and North and South America. Attendees are expected from across all South African provinces and from at least 8 Sub-Saharan countries.  Delegates from the UK and the Americas are also anticipated.

In order to attract as many nurses as possible, we have kept the registration fees low and would appreciate your sponsorship support in this venture.

Sponsorship opportunities 

We have several opportunities for sponsorship; these are detailed in the sponsorship info pack that is available for download below. We look forward to working together to make this a successful conference.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers.

Yours sincerely,

Minette Coetzee

Associate Professor                                                                             

Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative   

Organising Agency
Belinda Chapman
Tel: +27 21 406 6381
Fax: +27 21 650 1926
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