2nd Conference on Caregiving Research

Building Bridges: Advancing Family Caregiving Research Across the Lifespan

Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2022

Registration Information

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Early Bird Prices END on July 15, 2022

  Price through July 15, 2022 Price AFTER July 15, 2022
General Registration $295.00 $400.00
Post-Doctoral & Clinical Trainees $100.00 $175.00
Students $25.00 $50.00

The conference will be held at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Each day (Friday and Saturday), breakfast will be from 7 - 8 AM, followed by a full day of conference proceedings from 8 AM - 5 PM. On Friday evening, you're also invited to join the poster reception from 5:30 - 8 PM.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree. These rooms may sell out quickly - Pittsburgh is big on sports, this hotel often sells out during Steelers game days! After the reserved block is full, rooms will be sold at the prevailing rate, and availability cannot be guaranteed. We highly encourage you to reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.


The National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing are collaborating to provide nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours for the educational activity entitled: Building Bridges: Advancing Family Caregiving Research Across the Lifespan – Second Biennial Conference on Caregiving Research. Nurses completing the entire activity and evaluation tool may be awarded a maximum of 10.75 contact hours of NCPD. The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission Accreditation. 

Keynote Speakers

We are thrilled to be joined by some of the foremost experts in caregiving research and policy. Learn more about our keynote speakers:

Kate Washington, PhD

Kate Washington, PhD, is the author of Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America (Beacon Press, 2021), the story of Washington's struggle to care for her seriously ill husband. She speaks about the role of unpaid family caregivers in a society and on the systemic challenges they face. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Eater, Catapult, and many other publications.

Joseph Gaugler, PhD

Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, is Professor and Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He directs the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation as well as the Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving. His research interest include the longitudinal ramifications of family care for persons with dementia and other chronic conditions, and the effectiveness of home and community-based services for older adults with dementia and their caregiving families.

Conference Topics and Invited Speakers

We are very excited to highlight these topic areas and invited speakers rounding out a full two days of presentations. More details about individual sessions will be released, so keep checking back!

Caregiving as a Public Health Priority

Courtney Van Houtven, PhD

Caregiving Across Transitions

Andrew McCormick, MD, FAAP

Jennifer Lingler, PhD, MA, CRNP, FAAN

Cross-Cutting Research

Scott Beach, PhD

Esther Friedman, PhD

Erin Kent, PhD

Technology-Supported Caregiver Interventions

Sara Czaja, PhD

Christina Harrington, PhD

Bambang Parmanto, PhD

Understudied Caregiver Populations

Ann-Marie Rosland, MD, MS

Ranak Trivedi, PhD

For further questions, please contact our Center Manager, Julie Klinger, at caregiving@pitt.edu.