Theme: Unitary Caring Science: Throwing the Road Out Ahead

October 22-23, 2020 | Detroit, MI

Co-hosted by Ascension St. John Hospital and University of Detroit Mercy

Join us for an innovative, collaborative and energizing two-day professional practice gathering that unites health care professionals and committed individuals from various clinical and educational systems who are actively engaged in applying Caring Science and the Theory of Human Caring.

This year, the ICC is graciously and lovingly co-sponsored by WCSI Affiliate, Ascension St. John Hospital and University of Detroit Mercy, setting an exciting precedent for creative collaboration between Practice & Education. Accordingly, Ascension St. John Hospital and University of Detroit Mercy are honored to hold space for insight, inquiry, innovation and imagination as we explore and embrace the connections shared among patients, families, students, inter-professional colleagues, community and the environment.

Coming together to share stories, insights and inspiration is at the heart of our International Caritas Consortium (ICC) gathering. Accordingly, the ICC has proven to be an intimate forum to restore and deepen each person’s and each system’s commitment and authentic practices of human caring-healing in our personal/professional life and work. Participants learn from each other through shared work of original scholarship, diverse forms of caring inquiry, caring pedagogy, and exploration of caring-healing practices.

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Pre-conference — Wednesday, October 21, 2020, HeartMath Resilience Advantage Training

Evening events — Thursday, October 22 from 6-9pm, “Dinner w/ Jean”. Registration for this will be included on the conference registration website.

Post-conferenceOctober 23-25, 2020, Caritas Coach Education Program® (CCEP)

Call for Abstracts — Due by May 1, 2020. Click here to learn more or submit abstract.

Registration — Conference registration (including one-day, two-day, pre-conference and dinner) will be open in early June 2020.

Questions — Mary Natschke at or 313.343.7154.

Event Location & AccommodationsThe Inn of St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI
Discount code is WA101820A

  • October 22, 2020 - October 23, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm