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Bridging the Past with the Future — Celebrating 40 Years of Caring Science

October 17-18, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

Hosted by Kaiser Permanente Northern California


Join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the first publication of Dr. Jean Watson’s Caring Science Theory in her book Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring. The International Caritas Consortium is open to nurses and care team members from around the world. Be inspired by luminaries including Barbara Dossey, Larry Dossey, Mary Jo Kreitzer, Janet Quinn and many others from WCSI affiliate organizations and Caring Science leaders.

Register early as seating is limited. The program will be held from 7:30-3:30p both Thursday and Friday. The agenda is different each day, and you may choose to attend one or both days. See the event website for more details.

Daily registration fee includes conference attendance, breakfast, lunch, and continuing education contact hours.

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Early Bird (Before September 3)
Affiliate/Member $250 (2-Day) | $125 (1-Day)
Regular $300 (2-Day) | $150 (1-Day)

General (After September 3)
Affiliate/Member $300 (2-Day) | $150 (1-Day)
Regular $350 (2-Day) | $175 (1-Day)

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Event Location

Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123

Hotel Accommodations

Discounted rates available at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel between Oct 14-21, 2019, based on availability. $309/night. Register online.

Book Signing with Jean Watson

October 17, 2019 | 3:45-4:45PM | WCSI Caring Store:  Jean’s new book Miracles, and Mysteries Witnessed by Nurses features the contribution of 27 nurses from across the world whose unique experiences as nurses make this book a wonderful and auspicious beginning for WCSI Lotus Library.

Special Celebration Dinner — On the Waves with Watson

Join us aboard a private luxury yacht with Dr. Jean Watson and colleagues for a three-hour dinner cruise, a silent auction, and beautiful scenic views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. (Limited to 300 guests)

Sponsorship Opportunities

By supporting the International Caritas Consortium through either sponsorship or exhibiting, you help to sustain the ongoing effort to enhance human caring in health care. By being a sponsor, you will reach a unique audience of caring change makers in healthcare and help continue the important work of WCSI globally. A deep-felt thank you for your continued support of both the ICC and WCSI.

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Call for Abstracts

Contribute to the 2019 ICC by submitting an abstract for poster presentation. All accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to digitally display their poster on the event website and display screens at the conference. In addition, some abstracts will be invited to present their poster in a physical poster gallery.

Abstracts Due: September 3, 2019

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Become a Caritas Coach®

The Watson Caring Science Institute will start a new cohort of the Caritas Coach Education Program immediately following the ICC at the Hyatt Centric Hotel. This 6-month continuing education program is open to all. Find out more.

Equine Leadership Experience

Expand your leadership journey at EquuSatori, a beautiful ranch located in Sonoma County Wine Country. October 14-15, experience a hands-on intensive with horses that integrates Caring Science and HeartMath in leadership learning. Contact hours will be offered. Find out more. (Limited to 12 participants)

  • ICC 2019
    October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm