The ILC 2023 Annual International Conference
12 – 13 June 2023
Portland, Maine, United States and Virtual
Theme: The Fundamental Care [R]evolution
Galvanizing local efforts to inspire global impact
The ILC 2023 Annual International Conference with be hosted by long-standing ILC Steering Committee Member and champion for Fundamental Care around the globe, Dr Devin Carr from Maine Medical Centre in Portland, Maine, United States.
The care environment in health and community services is barely recovering from the global pandemic of 2020-21.The challenges remain, with nurses, allied professionals and carers all facing continuing growth in demand and workforce shortages. Care professionals need skills and strategies to refocus their own work, and influence their organisations and care systems. All professionals need a way to gain strength by sharing struggles and strategies with their international colleagues so that fundamentals of care are not further ignored.
This is your opportunity to connect with global innovators in fundamentals of care. You will hear from world leaders in nursing and allied health care education, practice and research. Our speakers will present the latest thinking on implementing fundamentals of care in acute and community care settings. We are inviting leaders and innovators from across the globe to present their work and engage with colleagues to develop strategies and skills in care system, practice and learning.
The program will commence on Monday 12 June 2023, with a welcome by Dr. Devin Carr, followed by a two day program featuring keynote speakers, plenary sessions and abstract presentations. The conference will conclude at approximately 4.45pm on Tuesday 13 June 2023.
The ILC Annual General Meeting will be held at the conclusion of the conference for those who would like to stay on and attend.
The draft program is available to download below by clicking on the link below. The full program will be available soon.
Prof. Alison Kitson – Flinders University, Australia
The foremost expert in fundamentals of care, Professor Kitson has led implementation of fundamentals of care globally for over 15 years. Having published widely in fundamentals of care and knowledge translation, Prof Kitson will inspire and equip participants to go back to their organisation and achieve improvements in care delivery.
Dr. Devin Carr – Maine Medical Centre, USA
Our host for the event, Dr Carr will present on investment for fundamentals of care, organisational change and the innovations being implemented by Maine Health.
Dr. Lianne Jeffs – Sinai Health, Canada
As a leader in care practice and research, Dr Jeffs will present her experience of innovations in care at a highly practical level, demonstrating how to achieve organisation-wide improvements in patient-centred care.
Prof. Mette Grønkjær – Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Leading the North Denmark efforts in fundamentals of care, Prof Groenkjaer will present the innovations locally in integrating fundamentals of care in practice and education, while conducting research on impacts of FoC.
The ILC 2023 Annual International Conference is the signature event for the ILC and brings together our global community of fundamental care experts and champions from practice, research, education and policy.