Events

  • 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 Confe rence 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 brought 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 shared experiences 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. Access to all contents here.   Presentations from the conference are available to download here Videos from the conference are available to watch here Pictures from the conference are available to view and ...

  • Community health services: Shifting the focus to out-of-hospital care (The Kings Fund)

    This one day conference will look at how the health and care system can make the best possible use of community health services to meet the changing needs of the population. The conference is aimed at: people working at a local strategic level who want to know how they can shift the focus of care from hospitals to community services – in line with the requirements set out in the NHS five year forward view people working in community health services that have responsibility for designing services for their population. Despite a long history of policy initiatives about moving care from hospital to community services, there has not yet been a step-change in the focus of delivery. Come to the event to find out what new changes are happening nationally to enable community services to take up their role in an integrated health and care system. Learn from evidence-based examples and ...

  • 14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action

    The International Federation for Ageing's (IFA) 14th Global Conference will be hosted in Toronto, Canada from 8–10 August 2018.  The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues.  The conference is proud to be supported by an international network of partners. The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016). The Global Strategy and Action Plan is a significant and much needed step forward in establishing a framework for Member States.  The IFA, in its formal relations with the WHO, is strongly committed, through the platform of our Global Conference and attending delegates, to contributing to ...

  • WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters Series 2- Preventing and Managing Frailty

    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 Health and Social Care Alliance.  Each monthly webinar will feature health and care practitioners from Scotland in conversation with colleagues from across the World and with insights from people who currently use health and social care support. All of our ‘Home and Away’ presenters have experience of implementing people-centred integrated care for older people and will offer practical tips and peer support as part of IFIC’s global community of practice. Each webinar will extend IFIC’s on-line knowledge tree by collating information ...

  • WHO Webinar: Quality of care for mothers, newborns and children

    The Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network) works to ensure that every pregnant woman and newborn receives good quality care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period It aims to halve maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths in health facilities within five years and improve patients’ experience of care in the participating countries. Launched in February 2017, the Quality of Care Network is led by countries that are already taking leadership to improve quality of care in health services: Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. It is widely acknowledged that the SDGs and in particular universal health coverage cannot be achieved without access to quality essential health services. Quality of care for mothers, newborns and children is a critical component of the local health service equation. Indeed, local health services are uniquely placed ...

  • The Kings Fund: Learning from new care models here and abroad - Making accountable care happen

    Whether you’re working on developing new care models, sustainability and transformation partnerships or accountable care systems, this event will provide valuable lessons to help you overcome the issues you face as you work towards integrating health and care services. Why you should attend A mixture of practical, hands on, expert advice, and inspirational case studies from some of the most innovative examples of integrated care. Lessons from international health systems Come and learn from leaders of international health systems that have undergone whole-system change. Pioneering international examples – including the health system in Canterbury, New Zealand, and Nuka system of care in Alaska, US – will share learning to help you on your journey towards accountable care. Understand your local context Explore the importance of understanding the local context when shaping your approach. Experts in our policy and leadership and organisational development teams will facilitate sessions to help you think about ...

  • ISQua 34th International Conference: Learning at the System Level to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety

    ISQua is delighted to collaborate with The Health Foundation to host our 34th International scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care, which will take place in London 1- 4 October 2017. ISQua and The Health Foundation are an ideal partnership, with ISQua aiming to promote and support continuous improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide, and The Health Foundation's commitment to bring about better health care for people in the UK.Over 1,500 health care professionals from around the world will be brought together to network and learn from each other in the hope of improving the quality and safety of health care in the UK and worldwide. Research has shown that the best results are achieved when quality improvement and patient safety are focused at the care level. However quality improvement is made up of different but equally important parts, including person ...

  • European Forum for Primary Care 2017 Conference: The Citizen Voice in Primary Care

    The main themes of this conference are, 1 - Promoting participative citizenship in healthcare  Sub-themes: Citizen oriented healthcare Health literacy Citizen participation in health research Procedures to listen to the public voice IT to citizen participation in health Patients and communities’ leagues and commissions and their relevance for health organizations. Parallel themes 2 - Informal Care 3 - Mediterranean Health

  • Open Forum Events: Urgent Care - Improving Patient Flow Conference

    The Urgent Care: Improving Patient Flow conference agenda has been developed to explore the current patient flow trends within the hospital urgent care system. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of how the problems occur from the start of the process, with the patient having attended the A & E department, through to the discharge process, returning back into the community and home. Our line-up of expert speakers will provide insight, opinion and stimulate debate as to how to relieve the burden on hospitals and reduce the pressures of compromised patient flow. We will showcase a number of initiatives and examples of best practice from throughout the health and social care system and there will be ample opportunity for interactive discussion and networking amongst fellow professionals and peers.