Global Programs

January 31 – February 2, 2019

THEME: Nurses Role in Social Activism

Watson Caring Science Institute and Nurses in the Middle East invite you to join us for The 7th Annual Middle Eastern Nurses and Partners in Caring Science.mideastlogoWCSI logo

This conference invites international collaboration and cutting-edge approaches to Caring Science/Caritas Processes® practice and theory-guided approaches to care for the caregiver/patients/families in this time of system, societal and world crises.


 Scientific Program

“We were 30,000 women from Israel and Palestine with some men and many kids first walking in the desert, then marching through Jerusalem-demanding our governments to bring peace. It is a non-partisan movement (I.e.religious and secular, left center and right). Our group of Middle-East Nurses marched under a banner of ‘Peace is Healthy.’ It was incredible.” ~Miriam Hirschfeld

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Travel Grants Available:

In order to apply for a travel grant, you must be from a Middle Eastern country, your abstract must be accepted to present, and you must send a one page (300 word) Word document describing why you should be considered for receiving a travel grant.

Event & Hotel Location:10_5

Golden Tulip Aqaba
Al Sahadeh Street
77110 Aqaba

Hotel Registration

NOTE:  Please contact the hotel via this email to request your rooms:  We recommend that you book your hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Double room rate: $70 US on Bed & Breakfast Basis (breakfast, government taxes and services)


Transportation by Air to Aqaba Jordan

  1. By plane to Amman, then public transportation to Aqaba (approximately 3-4 hour drive between Amman and Aqaba)
  2. Direct plane from Europe to Aqaba, Jordan

Land travel from Israel/Palestinian Authority

  1. Israeli passports thru border crossing between Eilat/Aqaba
  2. Palestinian card holders thru Allenby bridge to Aqaba
Participation Fees:

~ $50 US (register below)
~ Fee covers coffee breaks and lunches on both days

Registration Thursday evening, January 31, 2019.  Conference dates Friday & Saturday February 1-2, 2019.

Tourism Opportunity

We would like to present you with an opportunity to participate in a personal tour of the area before or after your attendance at the Middle Eastern Nurses Conference ‘Uniting in Human Caring’.

Dallas Smith — participant in previous and upcoming conference:

Seven years ago, on my first trip to Jordan, I went online to a tour company and arranged for a driver/guide to meet my wife and me in Amman. That led to my becoming friends with, Mazen, an experienced driver/guide, who on that first and subsequent Jordan visits took me to Petra (one of the most amazing historic stone carvings in the world) and to Wadi Rum (the incredible desert area that represented Mars in the movie The Martian). Both these sites are only a couple of hours from Aqaba. Mazen will be available before, during, and after the February conference. His pricing is very reasonable. First come first served for booking his services. However, he can hire additional drivers in the event of more tourists than he can personally handle.

I will be Mazen’s American “tour coordinator.” So anyone who is interested should email me, Dallas Smith, at

Send me your phone number, and I’ll call you back to discuss details. I look forward to seeing everyone in Aqaba.

Dallas Smith
(775) 348-0792 |

Cancellation Policy:

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  • January 31, 2019 - February 2, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm