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PAST Annual COnferenceS

The 2020 IAHC Board has canceled the 2020 Conference that was to be held in Bergen, Norway June 11th -13th due to concerns over CO-VID 19.  This decision was based on caring concern for the safety of others and our shared values.  The decision was consistent with recommendations from the Scandinavian Health Authority.

We have already refunded all those who had registered, but if you have remaining questions, please contact us using the  information in our contact page of this website.

If you had an abstract accepted for a podium presentation, please consider submitting a manuscript to the International Journal for Human Caring https://www.springerpub.com/international-journal-for-human-caring.html  Please include an acknowledgement that the paper was accepted for presentation at the 2020 Annual IAHC Conference to be held in Bergen, Norway.  Your paper will undergo a rigorous peer review process for consideration of publication.

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


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


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


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

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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