14th International Family Nursing Conference
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Washington, DC, USA
August 13 – 16, 2019
With special excitement and enthusiasm, and on behalf of the IFNA Board of Directors and the INFC14 Conference Planning Committee, we look forward to hosting you at the 14th International Family Nursing Conference August 13 -16, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA . We gratefully acknowledge the support of Linda B. Talley, RN, MS, NE-BC, Vice President and Chief Nurse Officer at Children’s National Health System (Children’s National), and the regional academic and service partners of Children’s National, in developing this venue plan.
The IFNC14 Conference Planning Committee is busy preparing for the conference and will announce the conference theme soon. IFNC14 promises to be exciting given the quality contributions that members of the International Family Nursing Association are making around the world. Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN will serve as our local representative on the Conference Planning Committee and will coordinate planning assistance from professionals from local health care and academic institutions.
IFNC14 attendees will have the opportunity to build knowledge about family-related issues. We hope to use the occasion of meeting in the city of the United States’ national government at this important time to strategize and examine family health policy with an international lens. Our collective insights can inform initiatives of IFNA and members regarding their national constituencies.
Washington, DC is a destination city and region for national (i.e., United States [U.S]) and international travelers. Our conference hotel is located in the heart of the city for easy access to key venues. There is a top-notch transit system to link you to the entire region and three nearby international airports. We look forward to sharing many architectural, historic, and cultural attractions with you in a city that boasts miles of walking trails, world-class attractions, and a variety of choices for fine and casual dining.
Additionally, you and your family will be able to explore many free museums, including national monuments, the Smithsonian museums/galleries on the National Mall, the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, etc., which are within comfortable walking distances of the conference hotel or public transit. Washington, DC is a very international, eclectic, and inclusive city and residents are familiar with welcoming people and families from a variety of countries and backgrounds. You and your family may be interested in visiting Embassy Row and finding the embassy of your country of origin. You may be able to make plans for an embassy visit, if you desire. Moreover, participants who can plan an extended stay could enjoy travel to area attractions and/or other accessible U.S. east coast locations ranging from great cities to beautiful ocean or mountain destinations.
We urge you to plan to share family health, family care, and family nursing wisdom with international colleagues in August 2019 and stay tuned for further details about IFNC14, August 14 -16 and the planned preconference on August 13.
Jane Lassetter, PhD, RN
President of the International Family Nursing Association
June Andrews Horowitz, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Sonja J. Meiers, PhD, RN, PHN
Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs