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2024 Annual COnference

45th Annual IAHC Conference

Important Information - The water from the flooding has subsided and the Fort Lauderdale airport is open. The city that the conference is held, Boca Raton, was not flooded and so the conference will proceed as scheduled.:


Saturday and Sunday: Caring for Self-Activity

Gentle Flow Yoga 7:00 am - College of Nursing Yoga Studio

Optional Events at the College of Nursing


Labyrinth walk with Sound Bath - 5:15 pm

Meditation room - Chakra and Oura Reading - 5:15 pm 


Parking is reserved for the conference attendees in Lot 1, Circled in BLACK!

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.


"Criteria for approval of contact hours: Hours will be granted for 18, 12 or 6 hours depending on the number of sessions attended in-person and/or virtually. Participants will report the hours attended in-person and/or watched virtually and request a certificate based on completed hours. All participants will complete a program evaluation upon request for a certificate. No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible company."

"This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation." Approved to 18 award contact hours. Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients."

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

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Cover Art Competition

Congratulations to Leyal Kennedy - 1st Place Artwork - Title "Human Caring"

Description: Human caring is the process of creating a prospering and welcoming environment through the acts of providing quality care by exhibiting attributes of empathy, altruism, love, and trust. When provided with quality care, individuals can grow and thrive in a seemingly effortless manner. The importance of human caring lies in its ability to continually yield results of quality care and good.