2020 International Respite (Short Break) Conference

2020 International Respite (Short Break) Conference 16Jun


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 10:30 to Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:30

Deadline extension: You now have until the 16th of October to submit an astract 

The conference

The International Short Break Association (ISBA) is hosting the 2020 International Respite (Short Break) Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, United States (U.S.) from June 16th-19th, 2020. The theme for the conference Moving Respite Forward is inspired by Wisconsin’s motto “Forward” which reflects the State’s continuous drive to be a national leader.  This conference will provide a space to advance knowledge and understanding of respite by learning from and with international leaders in the field of respite.


This international conference is intended for everyone who provides, uses, or needs respite/short break services.  It is also for policy makers and program administrators who want to understand or better support the respite/short break needs of family caregivers, and individuals who receive respite care across all ages. 

Call for presentations

We encourage presentations from family caregivers, individuals who receive respite care, researchers, and caregiving professionals.  We are looking for 25 or 75-minute presentations related to the following topics.


  •   Innovative Service Delivery Options throughout the Lifespan
  •   Advances in Research and Evaluation
  •   Family Caregiver perspectives
  •   Building Capacity and Ensuring Sustainability
  •   Advocacy and Networking for Policy Change
  •   Lifespan Respite

Inclusion Criteria

Ø  Practical applicability to the conference theme Moving Respite Forward

Ø  Usefulness of the information, skills, and/or ideas for the intended audience

Ø  Contributions to new or innovative practices

Ø  Intent to stimulate active engagement of participants

Ø  Presenter’s qualifications and experience

Ø  Use of instructional aids

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: October 16th, 2019

For complete proposal information visit http://www.isba.me/abstracts/.  

Please contact Laura Richards at isba2020@union.wisc.edu or Jill Kagan with ARCH at jkagan@archrespite.org with any questions.

Visit our website for additional information www.isba.me or contact us at isba2020@union.wisc.edu

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