Events

  • 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC18)

    The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with RIVM, Vilans and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, presents the 18th International conference on Integrated Care “Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care” to take place in The NBC Congrescentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands 23 – 25 May 2018. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. Registration and Call for Papers details will be available September 2017.

  • Global Conference on Integrated Care 2018

    Integration is a buzzword on everyone's lips. There is a worldwide trend in healthcare reforms to reorganize care in a more coordinated and integrated fashion. A seismic wave of changes are happening all over the globe across all sites and levels of care - in the office space of a general practitioner, merger of programs within a community care provider, and in hospitals - to enhance process and increase value. Unfortunately, the successes and innovations of these reforms often remain local, unheard and unspoken of, with no platform for sharing and discussion. Hence, the prospect to integration remains conceptual, elusive and ungraspable.To “materialize” integration and witness its effects on systems, providers, professionals and patients, we are holding the Global Conference on Integrated Care (GCIC) again at the Resorts world Convention Centre in Singapore from 1st February 2018 to 3rd February 2018. This Conference brings together health and social care experts ...

  • Universal Health Coverage Forum

    The Universal Health Coverage High-Level Forum (UHC Forum), jointly organized by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UHC2030 and JICA, will be held at the Tokyo Prince Hotel in Japan. Goals and participants The UHC Forum aims to galvanize the health sector, countries, development partners, civil society and the private sector toward the common goal of UHC, including pandemic preparedness, and highlighting country success and breakthrough experiences to accelerate the progress of UHC. The agenda will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions with expected attendance of more than 300 high-level policymakers (heads of state, ministers of health and finance) and experts including representatives from ministries of finance and health from low- and middle-income countries, experts from bilateral and multilateral institutions, civil society organizations, private sector institutions and academic institutions. For more information visit the UHC Forum ...

  • Enhanced health in care homes: Lessons from good practice on embedding integrated care

    This conference is for care home providers, health care providers, and commissioners who are thinking through how to improve the quality of life and health care for people living in care homes. It will share lessons from the six vanguards for enhanced health in care homes, and other local examples of good practice, to enable attendees to learn from initiatives that have worked well and can be replicated across the country.

  • Scottish Digital Health & Care: Implementing mHealth in Catalonia and Scotland

    The workshop is a knowledge exchange activity organised as part of the inter-regional collaboration on digital health and care between TicSalut in Catalonia and NHS 24 in Scotland. Catalonia developed one of the first regional mHealth strategies in Europe and has many lessons to share with Scottish stakeholders relating to the development, accreditation and implementation of mHealth apps and services. This interactive workshop will explore: - mHealth strategies in Catalonia and Scotland- mHealth accreditation models- mHealth service models and interoperability- Co-production and person-centred mHealth The aims of the session are to: - raise awareness of mHealth developments in both regions and share learning with Scottish stakeholders;- build relationships between the regions;- identify potential areas / themes for future collaboration in this area Session Moderator: Dr Paul Campbell, Chair of Mobile App Working Group (Scotland) and Clinical Lead, eHealth Strategy and Policy Team, Scottish Government For more information and to register, please visit: https ...

  • Meeting the Challenge of Ageing: Putting the Citizens at the Heart of Integrated Care in Europe

    As part of Scotland’s engagement in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and the Reference Sites Collaborative Network (RSCN), Scotland has lead the development of a tool to assess regions’ progress and maturity in the provision of integrated care and innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing. The online self-assessment tool is intended to stimulate discussion, to encourage stakeholders to share experiences, and to reach out those stakeholders who can help Europe to accelerate its journey towards innovative integrated care systems to meet future demands. Core to this process is the involvement of as wide a range of stakeholders as possible. At this event, which will take place in the context of the Scottish Digital Health and Care Week, European Week of Regions and the Committee of the Regions ‘Reflecting on Europe’ initiative, we will bring together public policy-makers, healthcare professionals, representatives of ...

  • IFIC Webinar: Technology Enabled Care for Older People

    This webinar in our second series of Integrated Care Matters will focus on Technology Enabled Care for older people. The webinar will take place on Monday, 20th November at 12.00pm at 1.00pm GMT (UK Time) and will last for one hour. The webinar is free to access but places are allocated on a first come basis to a limited number so make sure to book your place early. Registration https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-integrated-care-matters-series-2-technology-enabled-care-for-older-people-tickets-38534310159  About the IFIC Webinar Series The International Foundation for Integrated Care is delighted to introduce the 2nd series of webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice. This series will have a particular focus on active and healthy ageing and preventing and managing frailty. The webinars will be hosted by IFIC Scotland in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland, the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services, and the ...

  • Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

    The global community is presented with an unprecedented challenge and an opportunity: to avert a potential 18 million health worker shortfall and shape increasing demand for additional health and social workforce jobs. In doing so, we will make progress towards universal health coverage and global health security while also contributing to gains across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (e.g. quality education, gender equality, reduced inequalities, decent jobs and inclusive economic growth). Last year brought forward a wave of exciting opportunities to markedly change the global health workforce situation. The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 and the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth’s report, Working for Health and Growth present a vital road map to ensure an adequate, fit for purpose and sustainable workforce to address current and future needs. Together, they make the case for more and better investments, with ...

  • 41st World Hospital Congress

    The 41st World Hospital Congress (WHC) will take place on November 6-9, 2017 at the Taipei International Convention Centre, and will tackle the theme “Patient-friendly & Smarter Healthcare”. Healthcare leaders and professionals from both national healthcare organizations and hospitals will attend the congress to present case studies, implementation of new technologies and policies. Tackling current and emerging challengesThe conference is bringing on the forefront representatives of national organizations that will be presenting how in their respective countries they respond to the current and emerging challenges for providing quality and safe health services to the population. Taiwan will share “Patient-centered NHI Medi-Cloud System” and personalized “My Health Bank System”. Among many sessions, changes in health services delivery models will be presented like the experience of the Norwegian Patient Safety Campaign.Professionalization of healthcare management is a global priority after adopting a global directory on core competencies. The development of the web based ...

  • 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care (APIC1)

    The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) and Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division, presents the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care “Inspiring new ideas and stronger partnerships for improving population health” to take place in Brisbane, Australia from 6-8 November 2017. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from the Asia Pacific region and around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and care services. They will share experience and the latest evidence generated around the following key conference themes: New Models of Care Delivery; Child and Youth Health; Rural and Remote Health; Mental Health; and Engaging and Empowering Communities. The conference is expected to attract over 500 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan and other countries, who will actively participate as delegates and presenters to understand better the ...