Dear Conference Registrants and Presenters,
IAHC has been following reports of the Global Pandemic for the past few weeks. Last night, the IAHC Board made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Conference in Bergen to be held June 11th -13th due to concerns over CO-VID 19. Our decision was based on caring concern for the safety of others and our shared values. The decision is also consistent with recommendations from the Scandinavian Health Authority.
We share in your disappointment for what promised to be an incredible conference.
I know you may experience some challenges receiving refunds for airfare and other conference expenditures. These are the same challenges our board members face. IAHC is in the process of refunding all conference registration fees. You do not need to formally request a refund or withdraw from the conference.
If you had an abstract accepted for a podium presentation, I encourage you to consider submitting a manuscript to the International Journal for Human Caring https://www.springerpub.com/international-journal-for-human-caring.html Please include an acknowledgement that the paper was accepted for presentation at the 2020 Annual IAHC Conference to be held in Bergen, Norway. Please note, all manuscripts submitted to the journal undergo a rigorous peer review process.
Thank you for your ongoing support of IAHC and we hope to see you at the 2021 Conference to be held June 10th -12th at:
CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE
Los Angeles, CA
Shirley C. Gordon PhD, RN, NCSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Linking Theory to Caring Practice and Caring Practice to Theory
June 11 to June 13, 2020
Host and Sponsor: Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Sponsor: Center for Care Research West
Arne Wilhelm Rehnsfeldt
Professor Emeritus in Caring Science
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Professor in Nursing Science
UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
Malardalen University, Sweden
Our preferred hotel, the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken, is filled. It is important to note the conference is not being held at the hotel. It is being held at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences: Campus Kronstad. The street address is Inndalsveien 28, 5063 Bergen.
There are several good choices around $100 per night. We invite you to consider the following area hotels located in the center of town.
In addition, we suggest registrants check other platforms such as AirBnb, VRBO, hotels.com. Board members have reported they have achieved considerable savings.
To assist you we have included google maps and maze maps to locate distance to the Kronstad campus of Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and/or the Magic Hotel Solheimsviken.
Bergen has an excellent train system that drops off in front of the building where the conference will be held. Some of the hotels are in walking distance of the venue ( 10-15 minutes). Please check the google/maze maps to determine what is reasonable for you.
We look forward to seeing you in Norway!
Maps of Bergen
(This maze map shows location of the Kronstad campus and conference rooms. You can enter the address of your selected hotel to determine walking distance).
Additional Helpful Resources
Welcome to all our 2020 IAHC Conference Registrants. If I had to choose just one conference to attend each year, there is no doubt it would be the Annual IAHC Conference. Connecting, renewing, and learning are some of the benefits offered to conference attendees.
Due to the conference location this year, and size of the hotels in Bergen, we were unable to have just one primary conference hotel. Because the hotels are smaller, they fill up quickly.
To help attendees choose a hotel in the city of Bergen, and to help IAHC members connect with each other, I am keeping a list or where conference attendees are staying.
As a lone traveler I was hesitant to choose a hotel myself until I found that 3 of my friends were registered at one of the suggested hotels.
If you’re agreeable, please email me the name of the hotel you’re registered at. I will post hotels and the number conference attendees at each hotel on the IAHC website. I will not post names just the number of members staying at each hotel.
Thank you so much,
Hope to see you at the Conference!!!
Marlienne Goldin, Membership Chair.
Abstract Submission has been Closed
We invite you and your colleagues to present at the upcoming 41st Annual International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) conference. The conference to be held June 11 to June 13, 2020, is the world’s leading forum for interdisciplinary, caring science.
We are currently accepting abstracts for podium, workshop, symposium, simulation and poster presentations that focus on caring science in the areas of research, theory, evidence-based practice, and best practices.
Abstract Deadline October 21, 2019
Student Abstract Deadline November 25, 2019
To submit an abstract, click on the
This information will assist you to prepare an abstract for submissionSubmission Outline and Requirements Abstract Scoring & Review Outline Download and Share this Call for Abstracts
All authors & presenters will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Form for your Abstract to be considered. The form can be downloaded here. It will be your responsibility for the completed forms to be signed and returned via email to email@example.com THE LEAD AUTHOR is responsible for the submission of all CoAuthor's Conflict of Interest forms. Coauthors will not be contacted during correspondence with the primary authors unless there is a need to resolve any potential conflict of interest issues.
They will be included with the primary author in the conference brochure only if submitted 45 days prior to conference. Registration for conference is required to present.
Eduardo Salas, PhD
Expert on team work in healthcare systems and TeamSTEPPS.
Anne Boykin, PhD
Director Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing.
Artist and nationally renowned speaker on patient care advocacy.
Download the 2019 IAHC Conference Program Here
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This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Presentation formats include podium, workshop, symposium and poster.
All authors will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Form for your Abstract to be considered.
THE LEAD AUTHOR is responsible for the submission of all CoAuthor's Conflict of Interest forms. Coauthors will not be contacted during correspondence with the primary authors unless there is a need to resolve any potential conflict of interest issues. CoAuthors will be included with the primary author in the conference brochure.
Special Thank you to Bill Wagner for providing the photo record!
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39th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Minneapolis, MN, USA
38th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
37th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Boston, MA
36th International Association for Human Caring Conference - New Orleans, LA
35th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Kyoto, Japan
34th Annual Conference - Orlando, FL
Mystery and Miracles - Embracing the Difference Caring Makes in Nursing Practice, Education, and Research.
33rd Annual Conference - Philadelphia, PA
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32nd Annual Conference - San Antonio, TX
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