IHCNO’s Inaugural  Conference – The Future of Health Care Is at Home – was held at  the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing June 25 through June 28, 2013. Nurse  participants included representatives from 14 countries, including Chile, Costa Rica, India, Jordan, Nepal, Qatar, South Korea, Singapore, Surinam, Thailand, Uganda, United States and Zimbabwe.

Over 30 presentation and poster topics included information about research in home health nursing, implementing specialty programs (such as mental health, HIV, diabetes, pediatric and palliative care programs), clinical education programs, quality initiatives and home health delivery care models in other countries. Networking activities and group meetings provided opportunities to envision the future of home-based nursing care and ways to educate nurses for this specialized area of nursing practice.