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Conference Information


Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
Elizabetes 55, LV-1010 Riga, Latvia

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From Saturday, 6th September, 2014
Until Tuesday, 9st September 2014

Key dates to remember

Deadline for Accommodation with no cancellation fee 1st June 2014
Early bird registration deadline 20th June 2014
Regular registration deadline 8th August 2014
Deadline for pre-registrations 22nd August 2014


All participants must be registered and are advised to register in advance using the on-line system - click here. Those not registered will be refused access to the session halls and exhibition area.

Accreditation of learning hours

The importance of the Conference grows year by year. To ensure maximum quality education and a professional Scientific
Programme EDTNA/ERCA intends to obtain International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNEC) for the International
Conference 2014. The ICNEC are granted by the International Council of Nurses once strict admission conditions are fulfilled.
The ICNEC awards provide proof of a high quality conference. EDTNA/ERCA makes its best effort to render such opportunity to its delegates and members so the approval for awarding International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs) is currently being sought from the International Council of Nurses.
Details of the sessions eligible for accreditation points will be published on the Conference website in August.
1 credit will be assigned for each 60 min spent within the session halls, this is flexible and allows delegates to change between sessions and continue to accumulate credited time.

The ICNEC certificate will be granted by the ICN and requires an Attendance Verification Form. This Form will be available from
the Registration desk during the Conference and it is to be filled (address and email) and signed by the delegate and returned to
the Registration staff.

A Certificate detailing the number of credits achieved will be provided after the Conference by ICN.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided by the Registration desk on the final day of the Conference as usual (or you can apply
via email at

Each participant is responsible to ensure his/her barcode is scanned upon entering a session.

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Session evaluation form

We kindly invite all delegates to fill in the Session Evaluation Form. Your opinion will be valuable both for ICN and to improve and
deliver even better services in EDTNA/ERCA future Conferences.


A number of hotels of various categories at reduced rates are available for participants of EDTNA/ERCA 2014 Conference. All
hotels are located within walking distance from the Conference venue - Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija. For all information about the
hotels and in case of reservation please click here.
Please note that reservations at Radisson Hotels must be made by 1st June 2014. Any reservation made after 1st June 2014 is not
Please note that reservations at other hotels must be made by 30th July 2014. Any reservation made after 30th July 2014 is subject
to availability.
Due to heavy demand and the fact that distribution of rooms in many hotels is limited, please book your accommodation as soon
as possible.


Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. Badges must be worn at all times to enable session attendance
and to be tracked for education accreditation. On your badge there is a barcode which is scanned on entering and leaving each
session hall. Credits will be assigned according to information received from the barcode system. This information is also used
for safety reasons to record participants actually in the building in case of emergency. Therefore it is important you present your
badge with barcode at each session hall.

Coffee breaks and lunches

Coffee/tea will be served during the morning and afternoon breaks.
Lunch boxes will be distributed on Sunday, 7th September and Monday, 8th September.
These refreshments are included in the registration fee.

Official language

Official language of the Conference is English. Plenary sessions and sessions held in the main hall (Omega) will however be
translated into French, German and Spanish.

Restriction of taking pictures at the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference

Participants are kindly reminded that photography is prohibited at all oral presentations to reduce disruption for speakers and the
audience at the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference.
The presentations will be available for EDTNA/ERCA members after the Conference on the EDTNA/ERCA website.

Mobile Phones

Need to be switched to silent mode or switched off during the sessions.

EDTNA/ERCA Brand Ambassadors

Attended by the Brand Ambassadors representing different countries, the EDTNA/ERCA stand will be a part of the International
Exhibition area and will provide a focus for disseminating information regarding Association activities. EDTNA/ERCA Volunteers
will be accessible to answer questions or solve problems, or feel free to use the available message board at the stand to contact
colleagues at the Conference.


The participant acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the organisers should the holding of the
Conference be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economic events or generally by force majeure, or should the
nonappearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes. With registration, the participant accepts this