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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 conference will be preceded by the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium for invited grantees and partners only on June 16, 2020. Additionally, the world’s first Respite Research Summit will be held immediately following the conference on June 19, 2020.

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.

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.  The conference will also challenge attendees to utilize evidence-based practices and discover innovative strategies to improve respite care to meet the growing needs of the 43 million U.S. family caregivers and millions more carers[1] around the world.  Together, we are Moving Respite Forward!

Venue

Meeting venue is Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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