On September 17, the World Patient Safety Day takes place. Help us promoting the day and download the IFPN poster.

World Patient Safety Day Poster- V2_1709

With more than 1.100 attendees form over 41 countries, the EORNA Congress 2019 was a huge success.

Opening Ceremony, The Netherlands

Please have a look on our Photo wall here.

We also would like to inform you about the best poster The workflow of the gastric bypass patient in the operating room by Camilla Hoastrup from Denmark and the best oral presentation Australia’s greatest invention on the move with ACORN done by Paula Foran from Australia.

The national congress of our Portuguese member AESOP took place from April 4-5 and the EORNA treasurer was highly involved in the organisation.

EORNA was represented at AORN and our Congress got promoted too.

The national Congresses of our member associations A.E.E.Q. – Spain and SIGOP/SIDOPS – Switerland, took place this month. The EORNA president May Karam was invited as honorary member.

Angel Ruiz, Rocio Cabezudo and May Karam


Angel Ruiz and Rocio Cabezudo

Christine Robin

Christine Robin


Healthy Work Places

On March 5 and 6, Healthy Workplaces celebrated its 10th anniversary of the Campaign partnership scheme and invited longterm partners to their Healthy Workplaces Campaign Partner event in Brussels.

Maria Louriero from our member association VVOV represented EORNA. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership.

Over 400 participants over the world participated in the survey on a new symbol concept for multi-layer sterile packaging of medical devices.

The Sterile Barrier Association and Fraunhofer Institute will release a detailed report soon.

After 32 years, Christine Robin, the current president of our member association SIGOP-SIDOPS, will stop her activies this year. Thank you Christine for your engagement!

EORNA President May Karam is guest of honour at the annual Congress of our member association SIGOP-SIDOPS. If you want to participate in the Congress, have a look at the programme here.

French speaking nurses needed!

Dans le cadre de son mémoire, une étudiante en psychologie, Astride Rigot, aurait besoin de votre aide pour mener à bien une étude portant sur le stress des infirmièr(e)s au bloc opératoire.

Ceci est un questionnaire adressé spécifiquement aux infirmier(e)s instrumentistes diplômés ou autres infirmières du bloc opératoire.

Il est accessible via le lien direct :
ou via le site web :

Our member association from Iceland celebrated its 100 anniversary. Happy Birthday ISORNA!!

On February 15, 2019, the European Perioperative Nurses Day took place. Find out what has been done in the different countries different here

Our Danish member association FSOP has a new logo and an new name! Have a look:

Last year our Finnish member association from FORNA celebrated its 30th anniversary. During their Annual General Meeting, Jaana Perttunen was elected to continue as the President of FORNA. She is also the chair of the Scientific Committee of the EORNA Congress 2019 in The Hague.

The President of the Finnish Parliament Paula Risikko (right) with the President of FORNA Jaana Perttunen

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