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2020 Conference - >> Register for 2020 Annual Conference 

Linking Theory to Caring Practice and Caring Practice to Theory
June 11 to June 13, 2020
Bergen, Norway

Host and Sponsor:  Western Norway University of Applied Sciences


Sponsor: Center for Care Research West


Keynote Speakers:

Arne Wilhelm Rehnsfeldt

Professor Emeritus in Caring Science

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Bergen, Norway


Lena Wiklund-Gustin

Professor in Nursing Science

UiT, The Arctic University of Norway

Malardalen University, Sweden


Presentation formats include podium, workshop, symposium, and poster.

Conference Presentation Formats and Instructions for Presenters

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2020 ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

  • Citybox Danmarksplass 
  • Magic Xhibition
  • Magic Korskirken
  • Magic Kløverhuset
  • Basic Hotel Bergen
  • Hotel Park Inn
  • Scandic Oren


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

Google Maps of Bergen

Meeting Facility Floor Plan with City Map  

(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

360 Degree Tour of Meeting Facility

Tour of Bergen


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.

Email: marlgold@aol.com



2020 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

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

Abstract Submissions Link

This information will assist you to prepare an abstract for submission

Submission 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 abstracts@humancaring.org  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.

Past Conference Information


2019 Conference Theme

Caring and Interprofessional Practice: Re-imagining the patient care experience.

Keynote Speakers:

 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.

 Regina Holiday

 Artist and nationally renowned speaker on patient care advocacy.


Download the 2019 IAHC Conference Program Here

Conference Program

Download the 2019 IAHC Conference Agenda Here

Conference Agenda

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.

Presentation Format & Instructions

Abstract Scoring & Review Outline

Download Conflict of Interest Form Here

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.

View Photos from IAHC 2019 Annual Conference:

Special Thank you to Bill Wagner for providing the photo record!




Annual Conference History

2019

40th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Clemson, SC,  USA


2018

39th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Minneapolis, MN,  USA


2017

38th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


2016

37th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Boston, MA


2015

36th International Association for Human Caring Conference - New Orleans, LA


2014

35th International Association for Human Caring Conference - Kyoto, Japan

Dr. Naohiro Hohashi - Welcome to Kyoto

2013

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

2012

33rd Annual Conference - Philadelphia, PA

Caring Connections: Research Practice, Education

2011

32nd Annual Conference - San Antonio, TX
The Intersection of Caring and Quality: Nursing Practice, Education, and Research
2010

31st Annual Conference - Rochester, MN
Nursing Care Models

IAHC Supporting

Anne Boykin Institute        Watson Caring Science Institute

              


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

Email: assoc.manager@humancaring.org

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