2nd Conference on Caregiving Research

Abstract Submission Deadline: EXTENDED! Monday, September 27, 2021, by 11:59 PM ET

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March 3-4, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA

The National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support (NCFS) will host the 2nd Conference on Caregiving Research


This conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of national leaders in caregiving research, policy, and practice across the lifespan. Sessions will showcase innovations in research and build bridges across disciplines and conditions to address the urgent community, clinical and policy needs of family caregivers.

We are now seeking abstracts for poster and podium presentations! 

Key Information

Conference Themes:

  • Caregiving as a Public Health Priority
  • Caregiving Across Transitions
  • Understudied Caregiver Populations
  • Cross-Cutting Assessment and Interventions
  • Technical Innovations to Support Caregivers
  • Emerging Issues in Caregiving

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Access the Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Submission Deadline: EXTENDED! Monday, September 27, 2021, by 11:59 PM ET

Abstract Decision Notification: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Download the Full Abstract Submission Guidelines

Conference Scientific Planning Committee

Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN (Conference Chair)

  • Scott Beach, PhD
  • Jamila Bookwala, PhD
  • Grace Campbell, PhD, MSW, CRRN, FARN
  • Sara J. Czaja, PhD
  • Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG
  • Esther Friedman, PhD
  • Erin E. Kent, PhD
  • Ashli Molinero, DSc
  • Ranak Trivedi, PhD
  • Justin Yu, MD

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