Nursing in Practice's first Northern Ireland Event lived up to expectations yesterday, drawing together some 300 primary care nurses from across the province.
The one-day event was supported by the Royal College of Nursing and carried out in partnership with Unite/CPHVA.
Northern Ireland's Chief Nursing Officer Martin Bradley began the day by speaking about the challenges and opportunities facing community nurses in the area.
Mr Bradley praised the event for providing an "opportunity for our practice nurses to network and familiarise themselves with new technologies and techniques, service design and strategic developments.
"This is essential as individuals and communities become more involved in decision making on matters relating to their own health."
Alongside exhibitions, nurses had the chance to attend workshops on elderly care, HPV vaccinations, perinatal mental health, smoking cessation and many more.
Nursing in Practice Editor in Chief Elaine Linanne said: "Our first trip to Ireland proved a huge success and we must thank all the nurses who took time out from their busy schedules to join us.
"I think they'll agree that not only was it an enjoyable day but professionally it was also very stimulating and educational. We look forward to returning next year."