ILC 2023 Annual International Conference


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.

Our first round of keynote speakers have been announced and include:
Professor Alison Kitson – Flinders University, Australia
Dr Devin Carr – Main Medical Centre, USA
Dr Lianne Jeffs – Sinai Health, Canada
Mette Grønkjær – Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark

The International Learning Collaborative (ILC) is an organisation dedicated to creating practical resources to ensure that the Fundamentals of Care are visible and valued in every care setting globally.

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.



We invite all clinicians, researchers, educators, and policy makers to showcase their work to help the Fundamental Care [R]evolution.