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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!

Gathering Anew in Community: Celebrating Innovations in Caring Science

June 22-23, 2024

Florida Atlantic University

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Boca Raton, Florida 

We invite you and your colleagues to present at the upcoming 45th Annual International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) conference.  The conference will be held in-person June 22 – 23, 2024.  Participants can attend the keynote event virtually.  In addition, selected presentations will be recorded and available for viewing following the conference. 

IAHC is the world’s leading forum for interdisciplinary, caring science. 

We are currently accepting abstracts for podium (30-minute), workshop (90-minute) and poster (15- minute) presentations that focus on human caring science in the areas of aesthetics, research, theory, and evidence-based practice/best practices.


Abstract Submission Deadline

November 30, 2024

2024 Conference Theme

Gathering Anew in Community: Celebrating Innovations in Caring Science

June 23 -22, 2024

Florida Atlantic University

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Boca Raton, Florida

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Marilyn “Dee” Ray

Closing Speakers:

Dr. Caroline E. Ortiz

Dr. Thomas A. Chavez

At least one presenter for each abstract will be required to register for the conference.


To submit an abstract, click on the

Abstract Submissions Link

Presentation formats include: Podium, Workshop, and Poster.


This information will assist you to prepare an abstract for submission

Submission Outline and Requirements

Abstract Scoring & Review Outline

Registration for the conference is required to present.

Presentation Formats

Presentation formats provide an opportunity to address caring-based research, practice, education and/or aesthetic topics. All 2023 presentations will be in-person. Authors may submit multiple abstracts.

Topics reflecting the conference theme are preferred. Research studies submitted for presentation must be complete at the time of abstract submission with evidence of IRB approval/exemption. However, posters may reflect research in progress. IRB approval is not expressly required for program evaluation or quality improvement studies.

Podium Presentations consist of a single paper. The presentation time is 30 minutes.

Workshop Presentations include interactive activities. The presentation time is 90 minutes.

Poster Presentations reflect a single topic. Research in progress may be submitted with evidence of IRB approval.

PLEASE NOTE: IRB approval is required for all human subject research abstracts and IRB approval and institution name must be included in the abstract text to avoid automatic disqualification.

Abstract Title: Please limit the title to 15 words.

Abstract: Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Note: If abstract is a completed, or still in progress research project, please indicate in the abstract that IRB approval has been given, and by which institution.

Indicate which presentation format you would like your abstract to be considered for: • Poster • Paper •

Indicate the category you wish the abstract to be considered. • Research • Education • Practice • Aesthetic

Registration for conference is required to present.

IAHC Finacial Disclosure Form Template revised 2_6.docx

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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