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                 for Human Caring

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Upcoming events

    • 05/30/2018
    • 6:30 AM (CDT)
    • 06/01/2018
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Minneapolis, MN

    39th Annual IAHC Conference

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    Caring from a public perspective:

    The social impact of caring science

    on health and healing.

    May 30 to June 1, 2018

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Host:  University of Minnesota School of Nursing

    Keynote Speaker: David Freudberg,

    National Public Radio Host of “Humankind”

    Address Title: Human Caring Meets Human Media

    Early Bird Registration till April 8th, 2018

    IAHC Members $ 400.00

    Non-Members $ 550.00

    Full Time Students $ 200.00

    Low Resource Country $ 165.00 (1)

    After April 8th add $ 100.00 to each rate:

    (1) Reduced conference registration pricing is available to low resource  countries based on the World Bank  middle and low income  status categories.  Please check the World Bank website to determine individual country status to determine eligibility. 


    (2) Full time student registration requires registratant to enter the discipline and school name. 

    We invite you to support participants from low resource countries and students  to attend the conference by  making a charitable donation to be used to defray registration and/or travel costs.  (IAHC is a 501c3 charitable organization approved by IRS.)  

    We recommend a donation of $20 but please donate any amount you are comfortable with.   All financial awards  are managed by the IAHC Scholarship and Awards  Committee.

    Donate Now

    Scholarships Available:

    Make Hotel reservations in advance:

    A block or rooms have been reserved at the group rate of $159 per night.  Plan on making your hotel reservations in advance and be sure to register as part of the IAHC group to receive free Wi-Fi and breakfast.


    Graduate Hotel

    615 Washington Avenue SE

    Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Guests have until May 8, 2018 to make a reservation. Here are the ways:

    Call 612-379-8888, Press 1 and ask for the Intl Assn for Human Caring Group.


    Online Reservation Link

    Conference Registration Refund Policy:

    Refunds requests for conference registrations must be submitted 20 days prior to the event. An administration fee of $50 will be charged for all refunds. 

    No refunds will be issued after May 12th, 2018

Sponsorships for the 39th Annual IAHC Conference at MacEwan University in Minneapolis, MN, May 30 to June 1, 2018, are now being accepted. For example, donors of $5000 will receive recognition and acknowledgement by keynote speakers. Donors of $1000 will receive recognition and acknowledgment by concurrent session speakers, and donors of $500 will receive recognition and acknowledgement by poster session presenters. In addition, all donors will be acknowledged and thanked at all meal gatherings, and in the conference brochure.

This opportunity to showcase your nursing organization, or your healthcare related organization, will also support current research into the empirical effects of caring science in the process of human healing. While much of caring science has been devoted to building the body of knowledge and theory regarding caring science, the discipline of nursing increasingly recognizes the essential effects of caring practice and caring science at the cellular level, as well as in the psychological and spiritual dimensions of human experience.

The much sought after Magnet status for nursing organizations requires an ability to identify application of caring science in the care of patients. In this endeavor, the International Journal for Human Caring (IJHC), the official journal of IAHC, has proven to be a valuable source of information about caring science, and successful Magnet status recognition. Donors to the 39th Annual IAHC conference will also receive complimentary access to the online version of the IAHC journal (IJHC).

Ultimately, your sponsorship will affect patient healing through the application of caring science by nursing and other healthcare personnel now and into the future.

In caring,

Patrick J Dean RN, EDD, OSTJ

Clinical Associate Professor University of Minnesota School of Nursing

International Association for Human Caring President

Annual Conference History


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

Dr. Naohiro Hohashi - Welcome to Kyoto


34th Annual Conference - Orlando, FL

Mystery and Miracles - Embracing the Difference Caring Makes in Nursing Practice, Education, and Research.

Dr. Jean Watson's 2013 Conference Keynote

2013 Video Highlights


33rd Annual Conference - Philadelphia, PA

Caring Connections: Research Practice, Education

32nd Annual Conference - San Antonio, TX
The Intersection of Caring and Quality: Nursing Practice, Education, and Research

31st Annual Conference - Rochester, MN
Nursing Care Models

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