1978 – 2018: International Association for Human Caring Annual Conferences

For almost 40 years, the International Association for Human Caring has held annual conference, a number of them in international locations.  Here is the list of these conferences, the themes, locations, dates, and hosts through 2018.  Subsequent conferences are documented in the Nursology.net “future conferences” and “past Nursology events >2018” sections. Download the History of IAHC here (shared by permission)

1978: The Phenomena And Nature Of Caring – April 27-28, 1978

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Host: Dr. Madeleine Leininger, University of Utah, School of Nursing

1979: Analysis Of Caring Behaviors And Processes – March 22-23, 1979

  •  University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Host:  Dr. Madeleine Leininger, University of Utah, School of Nursing

1980- Characteristics And Classification Of Caring Phenomena – March 18-19, 1980

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Host: Dr. Madeleine Leininger, University of Utah, School of Nursing

1981: Caring And Education: Teaching Curriculum And Clinical Perspectives –               March 18-20, 1981

  • Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia, USA
  • Host: Dr. Em Olivia Bevis, Georgia Southern College, School of Nursing

1982: Discovering Caring In Its Fullest Dimensions – March 17-19, 1982

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Host: Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Wayne State University, College of Nursing

1983: Caring Theory And Research Methods – April 6-8, 1983

  • University of Texas, Tyler, Texas, USA
  • Host: Dr. Doris Riemen, University of Texas-Tyler, College of Nursing

1984: Linking Theory And Methods For Caring/Care Knowledge – April 11-13, 1984

  • LaSalle College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Host: Dr. Zane R. Wolf, LaSalle College; School of Nursing

1985: The Annual Caring Research Conference was cancelled.

1986: The Caring Of Nursing: A Proud Heritage Building New Dimensions – April 27-29, 1986 (An Invitational Conference)

  • Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Host: Patricia Larson

1987: Ethics And Morality Of Caring – April 26-28, 1987

  • Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Patricia Larson and Dr. Sue A. Thomas

1988: Caring: A Living Presence – May 1-3, 1988

  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
  • Host: Dr. Anne Boykin, Florida Atlantic University, College of Nursing

1989: The Caring Imperative In Education – April 30-May 2, 1989

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Host: Dr. Jean Watson, University of Colorado HSC, School of Nursing

1990: Caring: The Compassionate Healer, A Call to Consciousness – April 27-29, 1990

  • Stouffer Presidente Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Host: Dr. Gwen Sherwood and Dr. Patricia Starck (Dean), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing

1991: Nursing: The Caring Practice–”Being There” – April 28-30, 1991

  • Stouffer Rochester Plaza Hotel, Rochester, New York, USA
  • Host: Rochester General Hospital (Dr. Kathryn Gardner) and the University of Rochester School of Nursing (Drs. Sheila Ryan, Dean, and Mary Dombeck)

1992: Human Caring: A Global Agenda – July 8-10, 1992

  • Melbourne Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Australia
  • Host: The Royal College of Nursing, Australia (Dr. Barbara Place and Dr. Sue Thomas)

1993: Caring As Healing: Renewal Through Hope – May 16-18, 1993

  • University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Host: St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center and University of Portland School of Nursing (Drs. Delores Gaut, Susan Moscato, Kathy Johnson, Sylvia McSkimming and Connie Harrison)

1994: Caring: Power, Politics & Public Policy – May 7-9, 1994

  • Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Host: Dr. Malcolm McDonald, Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre,and The Canadian Hospital Association

1995:Nursing’s Caring Heritage: Pathway To The Future – April 30-May 2, 1995

  • Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Host: Dr. Anne Gill-Taylor of School of Nursing and Dr. Linda Shank from the Center for Continuing Health Care Education, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

1996: Patterns Of Caring: Universal Connections – April 28-30, 1996

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Anne Jones, Mayo Foundation Continuing Nursing Education; Dr. Kathleen Valentine, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, School of Nursing; Mankato State University; Winona State University; and Luther College

1997: Human Caring: The Primacy of Love and Existential Suffering – June 14-16, 1997

  • Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland
  • Host: Dr. Katie Eriksson; Nordic College of Caring Science, the Nordic Academy of Nursing Science, and the Abo Akademi University

1998: Communicating Caring, The Essence of Nursing – April 26-28, 1998

  • Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Zane Robinson Wolf, La Salle University, School of Nursing; as well as Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, School of Nursing; Holy Family College, Department of Nursing; Immaculata College, Department of Nursing; Bucks County Community College; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing; Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, Department of Nursing; University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing; University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, School of Nursing; Villanova University, College of Nursing;  and Widener University, School of Nursing

1999: Cultural Diversity in the New Millennium – April 18-20, 1999

  • Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
  • Host: Dr. Donna Taliaferro, University of Texas, Health Science Center, School of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas

2000: Rhythms of Caring: A Cadence for a New Century – July 2-3, 2000

  • Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
  • Host: Dr. Anne Boykin, Florida Atlantic University, College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Iota Xi Chapter

2001: Creating Communities of Caring—Global Initiatives – June 5-7, 2001

  • University of Stirling; Stirling, Scotland
  • Host: Dr. Betty Farmer, University of Stirling, Scotland

2002: Creating Caring Environments – May 23-24, 2002

  • Radisson Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Carol Picard and Linda Andrist of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions; as well as Massachusetts General Hospital, and MGH Nurses’ Alumnae Association

2003: Calling the Caring Circle – June 1-4, 2003

  • Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Hosts: Drs. Susan Hagedorn; Jean Watson; and Elizabeth Teichler, of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, and the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) System

2004: Caring, For a Renewed Care – June 3-5, 2004

  • The Delta Montreal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Host: Dr. Chantal Cara, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, University of Montreal and Researcher at the Montreal Rehabilitation Institute

2005: Reflection and Action: Promoting Harmony in Caring Environments – June 15-18, 2005

  • Lake Tahoe, Conference Center, Kings Beach, California, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Sharon Cumbie, University of Wyoming; Dr. Alice Running, University of Nevada; Dr. Connie Carpenter, Nevada State College; and Dr. Lori Candela,  University of Nevada

2006: Caring As Social Action – May 31-June 3, 2006

  • Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Australia (Western Australia)
  • Host: Dr. Dawn Freshwater of Bournemouth University, Murdock University and Edith Cowan University.

2007:The Power of Caring: The Gateway to Healing – May 16-19, 2007

  • Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Dr. Donna Taliaferro, University of Missouri St. Louis, College of                        Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri

2008:30 Years ~ State of Caring Science: Celebrating the Past: Nurturing the Future – April 6-9, 2008

  • The Carolina Inn and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Valerie Lunsford and Dr. Gwen Sherwood, University of North  Carolina, School of Nursing and Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,

2009:  The IAHC conference planned in Malta in partnership with the University of Malta and chaired by Dr. Patrick Dean, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Rochester, School of Nursing was sadly cancelled due to economic downturn and budget concerns.

2010: Nursing Care Models – June 2-5, 2010

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Host: Dr. Patrick Dean, University of Minnesota Rochester, School of Nursing and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

2011: The Intersection of Caring and Quality: Nursing Practice, Education, and Research – June 1-4, 2011

  • Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Host: Dr. Gail Williams of the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

2012: Caring Connections: Research, Practice, Education – May 30 – June 2, 2012

  • Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Hosts: Dr. Marian Turkel, Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia Pa and Dr. Zane Wolf, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013: Magic, Mystery and Miracles—Embracing the Difference Caring Makes in Nursing Practice, Education and Research – May 29 – June 1, 2013

2014: The Universality of Caring – May 24 – May 28, 2014

2015: The Enduring Spirit of Caring – May 20 – May 23, 2015

  • InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Host: Jane Sumner, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

2016: Advancing Unitary and Caring Science for Nursing – June 80 – June 10, 2016

  • Wyndham Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Jane Flanagan, Mass General Hospital

2017: Rediscovering Love and Compassion: In Caring Practice and in Caring Science – May 31 – June 2, 2017

  • MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Host: Colleen Maykut from MacEwan University

2018: The Social Impact of Caring Science on Health and Healing – June 30 – June 2, 2018

  • University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Host: Patrick Dean, Univ. of Minnesota