Events

Plans are already underway for the 13th International Family Nursing Conference which will be held at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain in June, 2017.  Co-chairs Jane Lassetter and June Horowitz are working closely with Cristina Garcia-Vivar, IFNA Board Member and Faculty at the University of Navarra to once again bring together the family nursing community and to develop a fantastic program.

The meeting will be held on campus, at the Museo Universidad de Navarra.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 01 May 2017
    • Pamplona, Spain


    The Honor a Family Nurse Program is an initiative of IFNA’s Resource Advancement Committee. Through the Honor a Family Nurse program, IFNA members, schools of nursing, the general public, and health-related organizations have an opportunity to support IFNA through recognizing the accomplishments of others – both IFNA members and non-members. For schools of nursing and organizations, the program also is a way to showcase international support of family nursing and highlight the accomplishments of those in your region. This program provides a means of honoring and praising those among us who deserve to be recognized. Think of nurses and others (colleagues, mentors, practitioners, students, community leaders) who have inspired you through their achievements or support and whose efforts deserve to be acknowledged.    

    Accomplishments to be honored include but are not limited to:

    • Funding for a new program or research project
    • Completion of a major project or study
    • Excellence in practice
    • Community leadership
    • Publication of an outstanding manuscript
    • Mentorship of students and/or junior colleagues
    • Completion of a degree
    • Leadership in family nursing, including colleagues who have retired or passed away

    This program acknowledges that there are many contributions to family nursing that merit recognition that never receive major awards, yet are vital to the field.

    Each submission must be accompanied by a $100 donation to IFNA. All those honored and their affiliated organization will be recognized at the 13th International Family Nursing Conference (June 14-17 in Pamplona, Spain) and on IFNA’s website.

    Funds raised from this program will be used in the future to support student participation in IFNA.

    • 25 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online (Using the GoTo Webinar Platform)
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    State of the Science of Family Interviewing: Through the Eyes of the Individual

    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

    Presenters

    Kathy Knafl PhD, FAAN
    Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


    Marcia Van Riper PhD, FAAN
    Professor and Chair of Family Health Division
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Description
    This webinar is an opportunity for participants to expand their research skill-set. Much of family research entails interviewing individual family members. There are unique challenges to conducting health-related family interviews (e.g., addressing sensitive issues, being queried for information) that are not typically addressed in general research methods texts. The seminar will address these.

    Learning Outcomes: 

    1. Present an overview of the range of structures and approaches for conducting individual family interviews.
    2. Discuss strategies for ensuring alignment across study aims, conceptual underpinnings, and interview approach and questions.
    3. Examine the unique challenges of conducting individual family research interviews.
    4. Provide guidelines for conducting individual family research interviews in cross-cultural studies. 

    Target Audience
    This program is particularly relevant for nurses interested in family research.

    IFNA Member Registration

     Non-Member Registration

    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Pamplona, Spain

    Invitation

    The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) is an organization whose mission is to transform family health globally. We are pleased to announce the 13th International Family Nursing Conference, ‟Improving The Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families,” to be held Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017 (Pre-conference Workshops,  June 14th). The conference will be held in Pamplona, Spain on the Universidad de Navarra campus. The conference will provide an opportunity to network and create collaborations among researchers, clinicians, and educators. We also want to extend a welcome to students.

    With an emphasis on the art and science of nursing, the conference will begin with optional pre-conference workshops on June 14th, and then 2 1/2 days of plenary sessions, expert lectures, concurrent breakout sessions, and poster displays. 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 advancement of family nursing. With an eye to the future, the conference will emphasize global issues related to family health. We hope to have one Spanish-language session during each of the concurrent sessions.

    In response to your feedback and requests, we will provide opportunities to network during the conference. For instance, you can network during the welcome reception, the banquet, meals, poster sessions, committee meetings and breaks. You are also welcome to attend a committee meeting; we welcome your participation. Additionally, optional tours for conference attendees will be offered pre- and post-conference.

    On behalf of the Conference Committee and the IFNA Board, we invite you to join us and other family nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues from around the world for this exciting event. Please encourage your students and colleagues to join us in Pamplona.
    The objectives for the conference are:

    Education

    • To offer creative educational strategies that address both the art and science of family nursing.
    • To highlight leadership and excellence in family nursing education that promotes the health of families around the globe.
    • To promote collaboration in family nursing education across the contexts of practice, education, research and innovation.

    Practice

    • To identify opportunities and strategies for family nursing practice responsiveness to contemporary social issues affecting families, such as the refugee crisis, poverty, discrimination, and global conflict.
    • To examine strategies for family nursing practice that build on current research and technology to promote the health of families.
    • To discuss the development, implementation, refinement, and evaluation of family nursing practice, particularly focused on attention to identification of the family outcomes of family nursing practice to advance the practice of family nursing worldwide.

    Research

    • To highlight research that focuses on the challenges for transforming family health and family care worldwide.
    • To provide a forum for dialogue around major conceptual and methodological issues facing family researchers worldwide.
    • To connect researchers, clinicians, and educators in conversations that support innovative global partnerships around the art and science of family nursing.

    Policy

    • To examine the role of policy in addressing the challenges affecting contemporary families and increasing family engagement in health care.
    •     To identify strategies for increased participation of family nurses in policy development at the local, national, and international level.
    •     To highlight opportunities to enhance family health and meet emerging challenges globally.
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