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Invitation to the 2015 International Family Nursing Conference
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We are pleased to announce the 12th International Family Nursing Conference, ‟Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice,” to be held in Odense, Denmark at the Radisson Blu Hotel, August 18 to 21, 2015. The conference will begin with pre-conference workshops on August 18. New in this conference will be expert lectures by prominent family scholars and special sessions that will feature emergent and groundbreaking areas of family nursing research, practice, and theory.
Through pre-conference workshops, plenary sessions, and paper/poster exchanges, attendees will have ample opportunities to learn about recent advances in the field and share their work and ideas with others who are committed to the advance of family nursing. With an eye to the future, the conference will emphasize global issues in the health of families, enhancing family strengths, as well as creative partnerships among researchers, clinicians, and educators that expand the capacity of family nurses to further family wellbeing.
The conference is the second official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA), an organization whose mission is to transform family health by serving as a unifying force and voice for family nursing globally; sharing knowledge, practices, and skills to enhance and nurture family nursing practice; and, providing family nursing leadership through education, research, scholarship, socialization and
collegial exchange on all aspects of family nursing.
In addition, there will opportunities to socialize with colleagues at the welcome reception hosted by the city of Odense, during the conference banquet dinner at the Hindsgavl Manor and through special tours for conference attendees.
On behalf of the Program Planning Committee and the IFNA Board, we invite you to participate in this exciting event.
Please encourage your colleagues and students to attend. We look forward to seeing you in Odense in August.
Janet A. Deatrick
Kathleen A. Knafl
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Webinar: Tweet, Post & Chat: Maximizing Your Conference (IFNC12) Experience Through the Use of Social Media
A free webinar was offered by the IFNA Communications Committee on March 18, 2015 12 – 1pm EDT and can be now be accessed by IFNA members. PDF of webinar Powerpoint slides available here (CAUTION: large file size +20 MB): IFNA Webinar PDF: Tweet, Post & Chat
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New to the 2015 conference will be the following expert lectures by prominent family scholars.
- The Attraction of Hermeneutics for Advancing Family Nursing Research (Nancy Moules, University of Calgary, CANADA)
- From Knowledge Creation to Knowledge Translation: Growing the Science of Family Systems Nursing (Janice M. Bell, University of Calgary, CANADA)
- Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice (Suzanne Feetham, Children’s National Health System, USA)
- Integrating Genomics and Ethics into the Curricula Using a Family Perspective (Marcia Van Riper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
- Mixed-Methods Synthesis Research: Strategies for Advancing Family Science (Kathleen Knafl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
We also will be offering three special sessions that will feature groundbreaking areas of family nursing research (Innovative Family Research Methods), practice ((Family Engagement and Empowerment), and theory (Emergent Theoretical Perspectives).
Special Session: Family Engagement and Empowerment
- Sharon Denham, Texas Women’s University, USA, Moving to a Culture of Health
- Laurie Gottlieb, McGill University, CANADA, The Essentials of Strengths-Based Nursing: A Key to Family-Focused Health Care
- Lindsay Smith, University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA, Empowering Family Strengths through Strengths-Based Nursing Practice
Special Session: Innovative Family Research Methods
- Cynthia Danford, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Visualizing Patient Issues in Context: Guiding Comprehensive Family-Focused Health Care Through Use of Event History Calendars (EHCs)
- Suzanne Goopy, University of Calgary, CANADA, The Family Performs: Using Visual Methods to Understand and Represent the Cultural, Social, and Health Practices of Others
- Sonja Meiers, Winona State University, USA, Family-Focused Motivational Interviewing for Family Health behavior Change: Supporting Health Promotion in at- Risk Families
Special Session: Emergent Theoretical Perspectives
- Karen LeGrow, Ryerson University, CANADA, The Significance of Place! Examining Family-Nurse Relational Practices for Children with Complex Health Care Needs in a Variety of Health Care Settings
- Lorraine Venturato, University of Calgary, CANADA The 50 Real Shades of Grey: Reconceptualising “Age” in Contemporary Health Care Discourse
Culture, shopping and fun in Odense
Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark and boasts some of the greatest cultural attractions on the island of Fyn. Odense is perhaps best known as the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born and grew up. He certainly made his mark on his home town, as Odense is still devoted to creative experiences with a difference – to play is to live.
Charming Shopping City
Odense has all the charm and attraction of a small town, combined with a dash of big-city pulse. Odense has a wide and diverse shopping environment. The everyday shops line the pedestrian streets, while the small side streets and alleys are home to tempting specialist shops with international labels and leading Danish Design brands. This is also where you will find the relaxing café lifestyle with its charming al fresco ambience.
The island of Fyn is known as “the Garden of Denmark” on account of its fertile soil. This gives rise to a wealth of seasonal produce and specialities, which you can enjoy in Odense’s numerous and varied cafés and restaurants.
Culture and music
Brandts Klædefabrik is the cultural centre of Odense, located in the heart of the city. This cultural gem has a very special atmosphere made up of shops, cafés, restaurants, a cinema, a library and art museums side by side in one large creative setting. Brandts houses attractions such as the Art Gallery, which is one of the largest exhibition venues in Scandinavia, regularly hosting collections of paintings, applied art, design, architecture and video art.
Odense by night
Close to Dexter stands Den Smagløse Café – the perfect place to kick-start your evening before continuing into the night. The nightlife in Odense is magnificent and principally centred around Gråbrødre Plads and Brandts Passage.
Green settings in the city
Odense Å river cuts through the city like a green passageway. The river is lined with peaceful nature areas where children can burn off some energy on the playgrounds. It is a tranquil oasis close to the cultural attractions and pedestrian streets of Odense. Local residents themselves prefer to relax in Eventyrhaven park.
Wonderful delights for children
If you bring your children with you to Odense, you can be sure of returning home with a wealth of new knowledge. For example, you can learn about animals from all over the world at Odense Zoo, Denmark in ages past at The Fyn Village or the life of a train driver at The Danish Railway Museum. Odense’s traditions for fun and games date back to the time of Hans Christian Andersen, a figure you can find out about at the Hans Christian Andersen’s House museum or at the Tinderbox Culture Centre for Children.
For information about more things to see and do, restaurants, accommodation, visit www.visitodense.com.