ILC Events

ILC Conferences and Events

The ILC is committed to providing its members opportunities to engage in collegial discussion, learn from international experts, and forge new collaborations. To ensure our members get the most out of their membership, the ILC offers a range of events, including our Annual International Conference and a series of local and regional summits.

ILC Australian Leadership Program

The Fundamental Care [R]evolution
30 October – 1 November, 2023
Adelaide, South Australia

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2024 ILC Annual International Conference

Empowering Care Excellence
7 & 8 June 2024
Oxford, UK

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The ILC Annual International Conference

Since 2008 the ILC has hosted an Annual International Conference, an event open to anyone interested in working towards improving the delivery of fundamental care. The conference is a way of engaging in a discussion about fundamentals of care and how we tackle some of the ‘wicked’ problems facing our health care systems globally.

The ILC Annual International Conference provides an ideal opportunity for networking, allowing members and local delegates to come together to share ideas and develop collaborative research and development projects. Facilitating discussion between local experts and international ILC delegates has always created rich and rewarding conversations.

Traditionally a face-to-face event, the ILC have evolved this event to a virtual stage in 2021, ensuring these vital collaborative conversations about fundamental care continue. In 2023 the ILC is combining a live and virtual event to enable us to meet in person and also access online.


As a Student Nurse I found the overall meeting very inspiring. It was fantastic to see nurse research in action. Looking forward to the next meeting already.
Previous AttendeeStudent Nurse
The event on Fundamentals of Care made me consider many aspects of delivery and patient confidence that were new in my thinking. I felt privileged to participate in policy discussion and formulation of priority amongst so many leaders in the field of care. The conference content, speakers, venue, catering and opportunities to network were all excellent. I hope to be asked again.
Previous AttendeeLay Member
This provided an excellent opportunity to see the great work of academics trying to move forward the agenda for collaborative learning about care.
Previous Attendee
Patient participation at the workshop offered a meaningful perspective into the fundamentals of care.
Previous Attendee

Past ILC Annual International Conferences over the last decade

2022 Fundamental Care in Times of Crises

2021 Nursing Leadership for Fundamental Care

2019 Integration of Care

2018 Methods, Metrics and Mobilisation

2017 Involving the Patient

2016 Getting the Evidence around Fundamentals of Care into Practice

2015 How Fundamentals of Care can transform Patient-centred Care and your Health System

2014 Leadership for Practical Action around the Fundamentals of Care

2013 Reclaiming and Redefining the Fundamentals of Care: Responding to the patient centred care agenda

ILC Australasian Summits

1st ILC Australasian summit 

Theme: Embedding fundamental care into nursing curricula

21 to 22 February 2019

Location: University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2nd ILC Australasian summit 

Theme: The impact of policy, research, education and practice on the implementation of fundamental care

9 to 10 December 2019

Location: Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand


Do I need to be a member to attend the ILC International Conference?

You do not need to be a member to attend the ILC’s Annual International Conference; you simply need to register. However, ILC members do receive a reduced registration fee to the annual conference and other events.

Will I receive documentation to submit for funding?

If you are presenting at the annual international conference (e.g., providing a keynote presentation, delivering a workshop), you will be provided written documentation of your attendance and participation for funding purposes.