2015 Conference

August 18 – 21, 2015
Odense, Denmark

The Radisson Blu Hotel  will be the host hotel.

Conference Co-Chairs are:
Janet Deatrick deatrick@nursing.upenn.edu
Kathleen Knafl kknafl@email.unc.edu

As reflected in our conference theme “Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice”, the 12th International Family Nursing Conference will focus on engaging nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues in discussion of global trends and issues facing families worldwide. With an emphasis on enhancing family strengths, the conference will focus on promoting creative partnerships among researchers, clinicians, and educators that expand the capacity of family nurses to further family wellbeing.

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The overall objectives of the conference are to:
Education

  1. Showcase educational strategies for teaching family nursing practice and research that communicate the inherent strengths of families.
  2. Feature educational strategies for family nursing practice and research that foster recognition of family strengths, family engagement in healthcare, and the integration of families in multiple social contexts.

Practice

  1. Identify opportunities and strategies for family nursing practice responsive to contemporary social issues such as poverty, discrimination, and global conflict.
  2. Examine strategies for family nursing practice that build on current research and technology.

Research

  1. Highlight research that addresses the challenges affecting families worldwide.
  2. Provide opportunities to participate in discussion of key conceptual and methodological issues facing family researchers globally.
  3. Involve researchers, clinicians and educators in conversations that promote innovative partnerships and endeavors.

Policy

  1. Examine the role of policy in addressing the challenges affecting contemporary families and increasing family engagement in health care.
  2. Identify strategies for increased participation of family nurses in policy development at the local, national, and international level.
  3. Highlight opportunities to enhance family health globally through the World Health Organization and other key organizations and entities.

Conference Planning Committee

Co-Chairs
Kathleen A. Knafl, PhD, FAAN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania

IFNA Board Liaison
Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Committee Members
Regina Szylit Bousso, PhD
University of São Paulo

June Horowitz, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Thomas Jefferson University

Hanne Konradsen, PhD
Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte Hospital

Jane Lassetter, PhD, RN
Brigham Young University

Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMH, CNS-BC
Villanova University and Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Birte Østergaard, PhD
University of Southern Denmark

Veronica Swallow, PhD, MMedSCi BSc (Hons) RGN
University of Manchester