In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions in place, we regretfully inform you that the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care in Croatia, scheduled for 27 – 29 April 2020, cannot go ahead as planned. The conference has NOT been cancelled and will take place later this year when we understand when attendees will be in a better position to participate. IFIC are currently working with our hosts on an alternative solution and will be making an announcement in the comings weeks. We are mindful of those working at the frontline and in the management of health and care systems right now and they must be our first priority. We are committed to delivering the conference and we appreciate your patience whilst we work on finalising details. (International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)).
The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20) will take place in Sibenik, Croatia from 27-29 April 2020. The conference is a partnership of Ministarstvo Zdravstva, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb, University of Zagreb and Libertas University. The conference attracts 1000 researchers, clinicians and managers from over 60 countries, who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. The conference will build on themes from previous years and in particular would like to include in this year's programme papers that are focusing on the following areas: Meeting the challenges of integrated care in early development, childhood and transitional care in adolescents Integrated community care approaches for better management of diseases with a stigmatizing effect, including for example mental health and addiction issues Better managing the care of vulnerable populations including for example war veterans, and preventing isolation and loneliness Integrating survivorship, caring for carers, palliative and end-of-life care Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital tools in the people-centred integrated care This year's conference will accept abstracts for review on integrated care research, policy and practice across the following conference tracks: Policy Development Role of Research Implementation Science Model-based Approaches to Integrated Care Supporting Specific Populations Supporting People with Specific Conditions Workforce Development Digital Health and Data Management Palliative and End of Life Care Intermediate Care and Care Transitions Children, Young people and Families Self-management and Co-production