Welcome Message

Dear Perioperative Colleagues,

On behalf of EORNA and its Organising Committee, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to attend the 9th biennial congress of the European Operating Room Nurses Association. The congress will be held in The Netherlands in the beautiful city of The Hague from 16 to 19 May 2019.  It will be a great moment bringing together all committed nurses, leaders and perioperative professionals.

The scientific programme will offer delegates a wide range of innovative and interesting topics, with oral presentations, poster sessions and workshops. During the last congress held in Greece in 2017, EORNA welcomed delegates from over 40 countries. It is a huge opportunity to learn and to share knowledge with colleagues from around the world. The first call for abstracts will be in January, 2018.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, also called Holland, is famous for many things such as tulips, architecture, windmills, famous painters like Rembrandt, Van Gogh and many others. You will discover the international city of The Hague with its longstanding buildings where its history was forged, and a modern, world-class architecture.  The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands, the residence of the Royal Family, the seat of the Dutch government and the city of storks. The stork appears on the coat of arms and the logo of the municipality.  The Hague is also an international city of peace and justice.

The congress theme is “ON THE MOVE”. With this title we indicate that our profession is constantly moving forward to enhance perioperative care, with more advanced technology for quality and safety of patient care in operating theaters. All these developments require the attention and commitment of the entire surgical team. Besides that, it is not only the operating room environment which is moving, but also the world around us. Thus, we know how essential it is to have up-to-date knowledge and to be prepared for any eventuality.

The Dutch Association LVO is very proud to host the 9th EORNA Congress in The Netherlands and to organise a warm welcome for all delegates.

We are sure to offer you a fantastic and unforgettable congress.

So, join us in The Hague.  We look forward to seeing you there!

May Karam
EORNA President

Henk Folkerstma
Chair of the Organising Committee

Jaana Perttunen
Chair of the Scientific Committee