Family Conferences

2017 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference

“Families as Catalysts: Shaping Neurons, Neighborhoods, and Nations”

November 15-18, 2017

Orlando, Florida, USA

Contact: National Council on Family Relations (1201 West River Parkway, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55454; telephone: 888-781-9331; e-mail:; website:

Family Health over Lifespan International Conference

February 8 & 9, 2018

Call for papers extended to September 15, 2017

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands

Diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes in patient and family engaged care.  Exploring effective interdisciplinary strategies to foster patient and family engagement in care.

Abstract submission and early bird registration opens May 15, 2017. Organizing Committee: Dr. Marie Louise Luttik, Dr. Wolter Paans, Dr. Margreet Luinge




Externship Workshop Advanced Family Nursing

May 22-25, 2018

4-day workshop with Dr. Lorraine M. Wright and Dr. Janice M. Bell on advanced family nursing practice at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Professions, Institute of Nursing, Winterthur, Switzerland.   

Externship Workshop: Tentative Schedule

For more information contact Barbara Preusse-Bleuler.





5th Nordic Conference in Family Focused Nursing: Families Throughout the Lifespan

June 3-5, 2018

Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland. Call for papers: August 15-November 31, 2017. Registration opens December 1, 2017. 

Contact: Congress Bureau Tavicon, Tel. +358 3 233 0400
(phone hours 9–16 GMT +2:00)

Organizing committee: Professor Päivi ÅStedt-Kurki, Professor Marja Kaunonen, Professor Eija Paavilainen, Adjunct Professor Anja Rantanen, Mira Palonen