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First International Family Nursing Conference Participants with Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Maureen Leahey (1988)

First International Family Nursing Conference Participants with Dr. Lorraine Wright and Dr. Maureen Leahey (1988)

The First International Family Nursing Conference was hosted in May 1988 by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing and chaired by Dr. Lorraine M. Wright (450 participants from 15 countries attended this first conference). In 2015, the 12th International Family Nursing Conference hosted by the International Family Nursing Association took place in Odense, Denmark which marked 27 years since the First International Family Conference in Calgary in 1988. The 13th International Family Nursing Conference will be hosted by the International Family Nursing Association and is scheduled to be held in Pamplona, Spain in June 2017. Copies of Conference Final Program and Book of Abstracts for all of the International Family Nursing Conferences are available for free public access through the institutional repository named Prism, University of Calgary Library, Family Nursing Unit Collection. For the links to all archived conference programs, see below. Here is a brief description of the past and future International Family Nursing Conferences, including sponsors, conference chairs, number of participants, and related publications. Updated September 2015.


 

1988 – 1st International Family Nursing Conference – Calgary Alberta, Canada, May 24-27, 1988

Program.IFNC1Hosted by Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary; Chairperson: Lorraine M. Wright, RN, PhD. 450 participants from 15 countries. Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/45216

  • A book of selected papers was published from the 1st International Family Nursing Conference: Bell, J.M., Watson, W.L., & Wright, L.M. (Eds.). (1990). The cutting edge of family nursing. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Family Nursing Unit Publications. Free download available from DSpace, University of Calgary Library: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/45100/3/FNU_CuttingEdge.pdf
  • Bell, J.M. (2013). Highlights from the 1st International Family Nursing Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 24-27, 1988.  Journal of Family Nursing, 19(4), 509-510. doi:10.1177/1074840713507527

 

1991 – 2nd International Family Nursing Conference – Portland, Oregon, USA, May 21-24, 1991

Program.IFNC2Hosted by a consortium of universities including Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Washington, University of California, San Francisco, and University of Montana. Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47447

 


 

1994 – 3rd International Family Nursing Conference – Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 25-28, 1994 

Program.IFNC3Hosted by McGill University, School of Nursing and University of Montreal, Faculte des sciences infirmieres; Co-chairpersons: Laurie Gottlieb, RN, PhD and Fabie Duhamel, RN, PhD. 600 participants from 12 countries. Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47448

  • Gottlieb, L., & Rowat, K. (1995). Conference Report. Third International Family Nursing Conference, May 25-28, 1994, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(1), 113-115. doi: 10.1177/107484079500100109

 

 


 

1997 – 4th International Family Nursing Conference – Valdivia, Chile, November 11-14, 1997 

Program.IFNC4Hosted by Universidad Austral de Chile; Chairperson: Dr. Luz Angelica Munoz. 400 participants from 20 countries.  http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47449

 

 

 

 

 


 

2000 – 5th International Family Nursing Conference, “Family Nursing for the 21st Century”, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 19-22, 2000 

Program.IFNC5Hosted by University of Illnois at Chicago; Co-chairpersons: Kathleen Knafl, PhD and Suzanne Feetham, RN, PhD. 550 participants from 20 countries. Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47258

  • Bell, J.M. (2000).  Reflections on the 5th International Family Nursing Conference, Chicago [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 6(4), 317-319. doi:10.1177/107484070000600401

 

 

 

 


 

2003 – 6th International Family Nursing Conference, Gaborone, Botswana, Africa

Program.IFNC6.bestHosted by University of Botswana; Secretariat: Dintle Mogobe, RN, PhD and Sheila Shaibu, RN, PhD. (CANCELLED because of war in the Middle East and the SARS epidemic)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2005 – 7th International Family Nursing Conference, “Opening Spaces: Inviting Dialogue in Family Nursing”, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 1-4, 2005

Program.IFNC7Hosted by School of Nursing, University of Victoria and School of Nursing, University of British Columbia; Chairperson: Virginia E. Hayes, RN, PhD. 340 participants from 21 countries. Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/46332

See Photo Gallery from the 7th International Family Nursing Conference

  • Bell, J.M. (2005).  Editor’s Note: Highlights from the 7th International Family Nursing Conference.  Journal of Family Nursing, 11(4), 324-326. doi:10.1177/1074840705282339

 

 


2007 – 8th International Family Nursing Conference, “Healing Families, Healing Communities: New Innovations in Practice, Education, and Research”, Bangkok, Thailand, June 4-7, 2007

Program.IFNC8Hosted by Faculty of Nursing, Burapha University; Chairperson: Suntharawadee Theinpichet, RN, PhD;Wannee Deoisres, RN, PhD; Secretariat, Chintana Wacharasin, RN, PhD. 398 participants from 17 countries. Conference program:  http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/46331

See Photo Gallery from the 8th International Family Nursing Conference

  • Bell, J.M. (2008). Highlights of the 8th International Family Nursing Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, June 4-7, 2008 [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 391-393. doi:10.1177/1074840708327975
  • Bell, J.M. (2007).  Innovative Contribution to Family Nursing Award 2007: Recognizing Family Nursing leaders in Thailand. Journal of Family Nursing, 13(4), 503-508. doi:10.1177/1074840707309614

 

2009 – 9th International Family Nursing Conference, “From Insights to Intervention: The Cutting Edge of Family Nursing”, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2-5, 2009

IFNC9.coverHosted by Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland; Chairperson: Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, RN, PhD. 471 participants from 32 countries. Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48558

See Photo Gallery from the 9th International Family Nursing Conference

  • Bell, J.M. (2009).  Highlights from the 9th International Family Nursing Conference [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(4), 407-411.doi:10.1177/1074840709351670

 

 


 

2011 – 10th International Family Nursing Conference, “Making Family Nursing Visible: From Knowledge Building to Knowledge Translation”, Kyoto, Japan, June 24-28, 2011

Program.IFNC10Website: http://www.ifnc2011.org  Hosted by the Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing; Chairperson, Michiko Moriyama, RN, PhD) 1,007 participants from 34 countries.   Conference program: http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/49461

See Photo Gallery from the 10th International Family Nursing Conference

  • Bell, J.M. (2013). Highlights from the 10th International Family Nursing Conference, Kyoto, Japan, June 24-28, 2010 [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 19(2), 135-139. doi: 10.1177/1074840713486859

 

2013 – 11th International Family Nursing Conference, “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future”, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 19-22, 2013

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 3.12.06 AMThis was the first “official meeting” of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) and the first conference sponsored by IFNA . 433 participants from 27 countries. (IFNA Conference Committee: Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN (Chair); Kit Chesla, RN, PhD, FAAN, (co-chair); Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN (IFNA Board Liaison); Janet Deatrick, PhD, FAAN, Sandra Eggenberger, PhD, RN; Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LMFT, LP, FAAN; Catherine Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN; Wendy Looman, PhD, RN, PNP).  For more details about the conference on the IFNA website see: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2013/08/01/2013-conference/ Conference program: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50210

See Photo Gallery of the 11th International Family Nursing Conference (IFNC11)

  • Bell, J.M. (2013). Highlights from the 11th International Family Nursing Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 19-22, 2013 [Editorial].  Journal of Family Nursing, 19(3), 291-294. doi:10.1177/107484071350022

 

2015 - 12th International Family Nursing Conference “Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice”, Odense, Denmark, August 18-21, 2015

IFNC12This was the second official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association who organized and sponsored this conference 458 participants from 31 countries. (IFNA Conference Committee: Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN, co-chair; Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-chair; Marcia Van Ripers, PhD, RN, [IFNA Board Liaison]; Regina Szylit Bousso, PhD, June Horowitz, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Hanne Konradsen, PhD, Jane Lasseter, PhD, RN, Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMH, CNS-BC, Birte Østergaard, PhD, Veronica Swallow, PhD, MMedSCi, BSc (Hons), RGN). For more details about the conference on the IFNA website see:  http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2013/07/11/2015-conference/.  Conference Brochure: http://internationalfamilynursing.org/2015/04/22/brochure/.

See Photo Gallery of the 12th International Family Nursing Conference (IFNC12)


IFNC13 Conference Brochure2017 – 13th International Family Nursing Conference, Pamplona, Spain, June 14-17, 2017

This conference will be the third official meeting of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA Conference co-chairs, Dr. June Horowitz and Dr. Jane Lassetter);  For more details, see IFNA website.


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