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Research Funding Opportunity!

Accepting applications for the IHCNO 2024 Marilyn D Harris Research Grant  to support your

study that is planned or in progress. 

Please review the announcement and application under the Research tab for

additional information. 

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Click Here for the Application

Applications are due September 30

 Call for Abstracts Extended to September 29th, 2023

and Conference Updates

The Call for Abstracts for the Tsao Foundation-International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) Hybrid Conference in Singapore 2024, Transforming Home and Community-based Care in an Ageing World, has been extended to September 29th, 2023. Please consider submitting an abstract. Abstracts for presentations (in-person and virtual) and eposters about community and home-based care endeavors are welcomed. 

The abstract guidelines and submission form and more detailed information about the conference are at:   Click Here  

Thank you for your submission and we hope to see you at this hybrid conference in Singapore. 

Abstracts for oral and e-poster presentation are sought from clinicians, educators, leaders, researchers and students involved in community and home-based care for the 2024 Tsao Foundation - IHCNO Hybrid Conference (Singapore and Virtual). The 2024 Conference will include in-person, live-streaming, and recorded/on-demand content. Of particular interest are abstracts for oral and e-poster presentations that align with the conference tracks and themes.

 Submit abstract(s) electronically via this

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DEADLINE for submissions: 11:59PM US Eastern Time, 29 September 2023.


Abstracts and presentations must be in English. The first author is responsible for the abstract content and for communications with the abstracts and conference planners. Abstract submission signifies the intent of the presenter(s) to register and attend the conference via live or virtual format if the abstract is accepted. 

The Hybrid Conference will be held 18-20 April 2024, in Singapore. Selected presenters must be paid registrants. Presenters will assume costs related to travel, accommodations, and conference registration fees.  


Abstract: 250 words maximum for the body of the abstract 

·         Font: Arial, 12 point. 

·         Use block format: Do not indent paragraphs; single space text and double space between paragraphs. 

·         Format content according to type of abstract e.g. (practice, education, research, leadership and management, etc.) 

·         Spell out abbreviations the first time they appear 

·         Indicate your preference for oral or e-poster presentation (located on the abstract submission form) 


Submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with a follow-up email of receipt from Oxford Abstracts. 

The primary abstract author will be contacted by email of the abstract review decision by Friday, 27 October 2023. 

The primary abstract author of an accepted abstract is to confirm participation in the 2024 Hybrid Conference by completing conference registration forms. Registration due date: Friday, 10 November 2023. (Conference registration details will be shared at a later date. Do stay tuned!)

We thank you for your submission and hope to see you at the Singapore Conference! More information about the conference is at:  Here 

Warmest Regards,   

Tsao Foundation – IHCNO Conference Organizing Committee


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American Geriatrics Society 2023 updated AGS Beers Criteria® for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults - - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - Wiley Online Library

Help us Recognize and Celebrate the IHCNO 2023 DAISY Foundation Nurse Leader Honoree!

Dorcas Wanjohi  RN, BSN, PHN,MHA  and current supervisor Sabrina Trovato (pictured below)

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Dorcas with Melissa Kimble, BSN, RN,  PHN

Thank you Melissa for nominating Dorcas!

It is with Sadness that we announce

In Loving Memory

2023-Memorial Tribute

Dr. Christiana Kouta, Cyprus

Christiana Kouta, PhD, Msc, Bsc, DipN, RN was a dedicated volunteer with the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO).  We sadly recognize her death which occurred on March 25, 2023.  Read More Here


Our Members in the News!

IHCNO Advisory Council Member is Honored by CDC

Elizabeth “Betsy” Walls, MSN, RN, MBA, NHCP- BC, is the retired Director of Personal Health for the Chester County Health Department (Pennsylvania). Betsy’s efforts helped to establish the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in Chester County. Betsy was recognized as the Pennsylvania’s PHEP Trailblaze in celebration of CDC’s 20th anniversary of the PHEP program and Walls’ decades-long service to public health. Betsy is one of two Pennsylvanian’s who received this CDC recognition.

Read More Here!

Congratulation to Professor Julie Green!

IHCNO Board Member Julie Green was promoted to Professor of District Nursing in January 2020.  Due to COVID restrictions, she was not able to deliver her inaugural lecture.   

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Professor Julie Green RN PhD FQNI FRCN Head of School
School of Nursing and Midwifery | 1.38 Darwin, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK ST5 5BG


We hope you enjoyed the session and took away valuable insights and information. For those who couldn't attend, you may watch the webinar replay.

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Tsao Foundation & International Home Care Nurses Organization

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