Collaborate with Catholic Nurses from Around the World!

Every four years Catholic nurses from around the world come together for spiritual nourishment, education, professional collaboration, and enhanced global cooperation.

CICIAMS is the International Association of Catholic Nurses who collaborates with the Vatican in the mission of bringing together member nurses from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pan American nations.

One of the member nations, NACN-USA, is proud to host this event. The last World Congress held in the USA was in 1990 in New York City.  All nurses (students included) front-liners, innovators, educators, researchers, and policy makers are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Important Dates

  • Regular registration
    • February 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022 extended until May 31, 2022
  • Early registration
    • July 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
  • Call for Abstracts
    • September 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Registration includes access to all congress sessions and meals of continental breakfast and boxed lunch each day. Click on button below for more information and to register.

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Enjoy this 4 minute video from our President Ellen Gianoli and International President Dr. Khosi Mthethwa who applaud nurses in their global efforts during the pandemic and welcome them to a World Congress of Catholic Nurses in August 2-4, 2022, hosted by NACN-USA at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congress Theme: United in Mission, United in Faith.

Early registration begins July 1, 2021 and can be accessed here.

Read Dr. Khosi Mthewa’s full message from the video.