The ICN Regional Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi 25-27 September 2018. Nurses are critical to addressing major global health issues such as NCDs, infectious disease and mental health and this conference will consider the regional challenges and opportunities these present for the Nursing profession and healthcare system. Through plenary speakers, concurrent sessions and posters delegates will be able to hear about innovations in Nursing practice and models of care and the role of Nursing leadership as well network and share ideas with Nurses from across the region. Other key themes will include informatics and technology, disaster and emergency nursing , infection control and prevention, workforce development and education. The conference will provide a platform to mobilize, promote and raise the profile of the Nursing profession across the Middle East/Gulf Region.