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EORNA News - September 2021

Welcome Message by EORNA President 

Communicating effectively is important for the nursing career in general and particularly for us as perioperative nurses, for patients and for the team.

We communicate with others orally and in writing.

Writing is an integral part of our daily lives and is an essential means of communication in nursing. 

Writing provides an opportunity to share knowledge, to improve patient care, to learn more, to enhance knowledge, to promote and advance the profession, to be recognised and heard, and also to gain the respect of our peers.

We know that information communicated orally is not kept for long. There is a Latin proverb: « Verba volant, scripta manent » which means "Words fly away, writings remain". By writing, we reach a much wider audience for a much longer time. We all know that the vast amount of knowledge that has come down to us over many centuries comes from books. For Alice Munro "what is not written disappears".

Please remain posted and share with the European community of perioperative nurses via the Forum. The 10th EORNA Congress is being prepared and is approaching and here is a good opportunity to join, participate and share your experience with colleagues from more than 40 countries. We look forward to meeting you in May 12-15, 2022 in Stavanger, Norway.

Yours sincerely,
May Karam
EORNA President

EORNA 2022 Updates – abstract deadline

The EORNA oral abstract submission has now closed, but it is still possible until January 2022 to submit your scientific abstracts for ePoster presentation at the EORNA Congress 2022 in Stavanger, Norway!

You can find the submission guidelines, key dates, and information about the Congress on the website.
Submit your abstract here

Become an EORNA Member!

With its 24 Member Associations coming from 23 Countries, EORNA is the only recognised and leading professional organisation in the field of perioperative nursing, bringing together representatives from all quarters of Europe.

Our vision is to enhance and develop better perioperative patient care across Europe. While being the influential voice of perioperative nurses in Europe, we link and collaborate with relevant European and international organisations.

Is your national association interested in joining our becoming a member of EORNA? Then have a look at all the great Benefits of being a member here!

We look forward to welcoming you within the EORNA Community!
Become a Member!

EORNA ACE - Accredit your Event! 

Are you holding an educational event in the field of perioperative nursing? Then consider having your event accredited by EORNA ACE. Further details about the application and certification process can be found on the website.
Find more details here

News from EORNA Members

News from AFISO, french speaking or nurse association from Belgium            

On September 11th, AFISO held its 34th Annual Congress. The theme was “Working as a team”. It was the first congress face-to-face since the COVID 19 pandemic. A sanitary pass, facemask and strict sanitary rules were followed by the 200 attendants. The presentations varied between surgical techniques, soft skills, algology and political actualities. Attendants and sponsors were very glad to be able to exchange face-to-face and reflect on their practice. AFISO 35th Annual Congress will take place on March 26, 2022. For more information, please consult We would be very happy to welcome you!

News from SIGOP-SIDOPS Switzerland           

Our first webinar took place on June 23, 2021 on the topic : "Surgical site infections and different suture methods" and was a great success with 200 participants from Switzerland, France, Portugal, Belgium and even Reunion Island.

Our last training took place on October 2, 2021 in Lavey-les-Bains in presential with the collaboration of Johnson & Johnson SUTURES THEORY AND PRACTICE. Take care of yourself!

News from AESOP 

AESOP is delighted to share the news of its activities with the EORNA membership. You can find their newsletter with all the latest updates (in Portuguese only) here

Thank-you to EORNA’s Corporate Partners 

Corporate Partners have a long-term commitment to EORNA and help to finance our day-to-day commitments. We would like to thank our circle of Corporate Partners: 3M, Cardinal Health, Medtronic and Stryker. Your support is very much appreciated!

Upcoming Meetings

6th AESOP National Operating Room Forum
December 9-10, 2021

35th AFISO Annual Congress
March 26, 2022

15th Congress SIGOP-SIDOPS 
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland 

April 1-2, 2022

10th EORNA Congress
Stavanger, Norway
May 12-15, 2022
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