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2024 Annual COnference

45th Annual IAHC Conference

Join us as we reconnect at our first in-person Annual Conference since 2019!

2024 Conference Theme

Gathering Anew in Community:

Celebrating Innovations in Caring Science

June 22 – 23, 2024

With opening reception 6 PM, June 21 hosted by the

Anne Boykin Institute

Florida Atlantic University

Christine E. Lynne College of Nursing

Boca Raton, Florida

Registration Is Open

Host and Sponsor:

Florida Atlantic University

Christine E. Lynne College of Nursing


Watson Caring Science Institute

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Marilyn “Dee” Ray

Dr. Caroline E. Ortiz

Dr. Thomas A. Chavez

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 approved of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration Rates

In person and virtual options are available.  In person registration includes access to selected presentation recordings.

Virtual registration includes access to keynotes and selected presentation recordings.

In person registration includes access to post conference virtual recordings.

Become a member today to attend at a lower rate.

IAHC Members, In person................... $350.00

IAHC Members, Virtual........................ $200.00

Non-Members, In person..................... $500.00

$150.00 of the conference registration may be used toward IAHC standard Membership.

Non-Members, Virtual.......................... $250.00

Students In person and Virtual............. $150.00

Full time student registration requires registrant to enter the discipline and school name. 

Low Resource Countries

for In person and Virtual....................... $100.00

In Person Conference Features

Opening Reception hosted by the Anne Boykin Institute

12 -18 Contact Hours Planned

Two full days include 41 Podium Presentations, 20 Scientific Posters, 6 Workshops, and 1 Symposium. [ add link to conference brochure ]

Opportunities for networking, connection, professional growth, and self-care.

Access to post conference virtual recordings.

Virtual Conference Features

Open for viewing July 22 – August 16, 2024

6 Contact Hours Planned

Keynote (60 minutes)

Dr. Marilyn “Dee” Ray

Workshop: (90 minutes)

Connecting Theory, Research and Practice

Mary Ellen Wright, Susan O’Hara, & Veronica G.  Parker

Symposium: (90 Minutes)

Applications of the Unitary-Caring Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Research Method

Howard Butcher

Podium Presentations: (30 minutes each)

Technology Use in the Postpartum Period during a Pandemic

Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez

A Signature Pedagogy for Nursing Education: The Time is Now

Colleen Maykut

Caring Science Workshop for New Nurses in Surgery Department

Elaine Suris

The Narrative Intervention for Long COVID-19 (NICO): Three Narrative Case Examples

Rachel Johnson

Pre-Conference Reception Hosted by the Anne Boykin Institute

Consider attending the Anne Boykin Summer Academy June 20 – 21, 2024



Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton, FL. 33431

Saturday June 22nd  8:45 am - 5:15 pm

      Sunday June 23rd :8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Hotel Information: Wyndham Boca Raton

Link for Discount Rate

Boca Raton, FL Information

Airport Information

Florida Atlantic University Information

Announcing the 2024 IAHC Conference Brochure Cover Art Competition!

We are excited to announce the 2024 IAHC Conference Brochure Cover Art Competition!   IAHC members (and their students) are invited to submit original artwork for the 2024 IAHC Conference Cover.  The theme of the 2024 conference is: Gathering Anew in Community: Celebrating Innovations in Caring Science.

Please submit the following to the Education Committee Chair: Shirley Gordon by December 15th:

  • your artwork  
  • title of your artwork
  • brief description of the meaning to human caring
  • photo and brief bio of the artist
  • faculty name - if applicable

The IAHC Education Committee will review all submissions and select the winner! Questions should be directed to Shirley Gordon

As inspiration. please review the 2022 Conference Cover showcased the work of Paula Marcelo, a nursing student at San Beda College of Nursing, Manilla, Philippines.  Her professor was Rudolf Cymorr Kirby Martinez. 

IAHC collaborates with the following organizations

Anne Boykin Institute        Watson Caring Science Institute


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


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