WCSI Caritas Community Conference 2024


Early Bird Rate: $340 — through August 14th
Standard Rate: $390 — after August 14th

  • Limited availability, please register as soon as possible
  • Breakfast and lunch included


  • 100% refund if cancelling by August 14th
  • 75% refund if cancelling by September 14th
  • 0% refund if cancelling after September 14th

Substitutions (name only) will be honored by October 30th.

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Program details


Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
2096 NE 2nd St Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
(954) 428-2850
Reservations Phone: 877-993-3223
Booking Link: Special WCSI Room Rate
Reservations may be made up to June 9th or upon availability within the block.


Nearest Airports
  • Ft Lauderdale (40 minutes by car or catch the free shuttle to Tri Rail to Deerfield Beach station then taxi to hotel (10-minute ride)
  • MIA (1 hour by car – or catch the Tri-Rail to Deerfield Beach station, then Uber/Lyft to hotel (10 minute ride)
  • Palm Beach Airport (40 minutes by car or catch the free Shuttle to West Palm Beach Tri-Rail to Deerfield Beach station, then Uber/Lyft to hotel (10-minute ride)

Program Highlights

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Uniting in Interpretation

Shared learning experiences from the Caritas Community

  • Defining Watson's Caring Science — from the fundamentals of the 10 Caritas Processes® to the Theory of Human Caring.
  • Presentations from CNO's, Deans and WCSI Affiliates about real life examples of how to implement Watson's Caring Science in your system/school.
  • Professional/personal development — learn  from a distinguished panel of world renown Nurse Scholars and Theorists: Dr. Jean Watson, Dr Marilyn Dee Ray, Dr Howard Butcher, and Dr Marlaine C. Smith.
  • Experiential workshops — coming together in Communitas to share various healing modalities and connect with colleagues.
  • Time and space to BE.  
  • Oh, and there's dancing too.  We mustn't forget to dance!

Expressions of Watson's Caring Science

How does Watson's Caring Science guide your practice?

  • Principles — What are the 10 Caritas Processes® and how can I refer to them in my own practice?
  • Experience — How do I incorporate my own experience / voice / modality into my professional practice?
  • Progression — How can we as a profession move this work forward in a unified way?
  • Voice — How do we give voice and language to that which we are already doing?
  • Unity — How can we connect with Watson Caring Science colleagues throughout the world; feel part of a movement towards healing and health equity?
  • Outreach — How can we share with ourselves and each other in order to inform our practice with caring for patient / staff / communities / planet?

Special love to our main sponsor:

University of Miami Health Systems

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Cedars Sinai
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Honorable Mention

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Please contact Robert Silva if you are interested in becoming a sponsor — robert@watsoncaringscience.org.

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