2015 Conference


August 18 – 21, 2015
Odense, Denmark
Pre-conference workshops are Tuesday, August 18th

The Radisson Blu Hotel

Conference Co-Chairs:
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:

  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.


  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.


  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.


  1. Examine the role of policy in addressing the challenges affecting contemporary families and increasing family engagement in healthcare.
  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.
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