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The IAHC Annual Conference has provided an opportunity for Caring scholars to meet, share and learn since 1978. We invite you to join us at our next conference.


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to November 30, 2022

2023 Virtual Conference Theme

Human Science and the Praxis of  Caring:

A Global Conversation 

June 3rd – September 3rd  2023

Learn More Here

Events and Updates

All Times Shown are Eastern USA Time Zone

Journal and IAHC Virtual Journal Club

The International Journal for Human Caring (IJHC), the official journal of the IAHC, is a  peer-reviewed quarterly which serves as a forum for identifying major philosophical, epistemological and professional dimensions of care and caring to advance the body of knowledge of human care.  

Available to Members in good standing. Join the IAHC to access the Journal.

The Virtual Journal Club is Open to All and Free, Registration is Required

About IAHC 

The core philosophy of the association is based on the belief that caring is the
essence of nursing and caring is the unique and unifying focus of the profession.

The IAHC  has a rich history and dedication to the IAHC Mission, Vision and Goals. We invite you to learn more about the IAHC.

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Learn about the benefits of joining the IAHC including access to our
peer-reviewed quarterly journal, annual conference and connecting with IAHC Caring scholars

I am so honored to be serving as your IAHC president for the next two years. Our membership has elected a dedicated and experienced board of directors to steer the ship and navigate safely and effectively through old and new waters. We welcome all new members to the crew and for those returning over and over again to keep our mission afloat, I express gratefulness for a job well done.

There are many exciting things happening currently in IAHC. First, if you haven’t already, please register and join hundreds of caring science scholars around the world who are sharing their ideas and research at the 2022 IAHC online conference, running from June 4 – Sept 4, 2022. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear live and recorded presentations centering around this year’s theme, Inclusive Caring: Theory Guided Evidenced Based Practice. There is caring science content focused for everyone in clinical practice, academics, administration, and research.

While our annual conference is unique in design and content, IAHC offers many other educational offerings to improve your knowledge of caring science and networking opportunities with scholars and caring practitioners in the field. Members have online access to our premier journal, International Journal of Human Caring. Members also have live and recorded access to Conversations with Theorists, Journal Club sessions, and Caring Conversations. Please review our calendar for the schedule of upcoming events.

Please join me in setting caring intention to be present to the needs around us, in our homes and workplaces, and our beautifully diverse community and world. Love and kindness is needed everywhere right now. Let’s commit to using caring consciousness to heal the woundedness and fragmentation of the world, so that beauty and peace can flourish. 

Gayle L Casterline, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

IAHC collaborates with the following organizations

Anne Boykin Institute        Watson Caring Science Institute


Address: P.O. Box 6703 * Grand Rapids, MI  49516

Email: assoc.manager@humancaring.org

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