• WCIC4 – 4th World Congress on Integrated Care: “Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities”

    The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC), in partnership with General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) and Healthcare Quality and Safety Commission (HCQSC) , presents the 4rd World Congress on Integrated Care “Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities” to take place in Wellington, New Zealand 23 to 25 November 2016. The key themes are:  1. Promoting the health of children and families 2. Engaging and empowering people and communities 3. Re-orienting the model of care 4. Taking measures to improve quality 5. Funding and incentives that promote health outcomes For more information, visit the website:    

  • Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

    From 14-18 November, health system researchers, policy-makers, funders, implementers, civil society and other stakeholders from relevant national and regional associations and professional associations will gather in Vancouver, Canada for the biennial Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2016). HSR2016 aims to push the boundaries of health systems research in addressing the challenges of our changing world. The theme for the Fourth Global Symposium is “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world”. The programme will include plenary addresses from world experts, concurrent sessions made up from abstracts and other proposals, poster presentations, a marketplace and many other networking opportunities. The WHO Service Delivery and Safety Department invites participants to the following organized sessions: Setting an agenda for scaling up integrated health services: the role of global health initiatives and donorsMonday 14 November, 12-14h WHO Global Learning Laboratory fo Universal Health CoverageMonday 14 November, 15-17h Enhancing resilience in health systems ...

  • 9th European Public Health Conference

    The 9th European Public Health Conference will be held in Vienna with the theme of ‘All for Health, Health for All’. A healthy population is a key requirement for the achievement of society’s goals. Good health for all enhances quality of life, improves workforce productivity, increases the capacity for learning, strengthens families and communities, supports sustainable habitats and environments, and contributes to security, poverty reduction and social inclusion. Increasingly, communities, employers and industries are expecting and demanding strong coordinated government action to promote health in all sectors of society and avoid duplication and fragmentation of actions. Abstracts can be submitted from 1 February until 1 May 2016 (23:59 Central European Time). Registration for the 9th EPH Conference opens 1 March 2016. For more information, click here:9th EPH Conference.

  • Community-based social innovations to support older people: Pre-call announcement to identify case study sites in middle-income countries

    The World Health Organization Centre for Health Development Kobe and RAND Europe would like to invite pre-applications for case-studies on community-based social innovations (CBSIs) that support older people in middle-income countries (MICs). A full call for applications will be made at the beginning of November 2016. At this stage we would like to gauge interest and identify the range of CBSIs potentially eligible and to raise awareness about the study. Know more...  

  • 21st WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors

    The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) aims to improve the quality of life of the peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and including gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine by: - Promoting personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual and the family in the context of the community and society;  - Promoting equity through the equitable treatment, inclusion and meaningful advancement of all groups of people, particularly women and girls, in the context of all health care and other societal initiatives; - Encouraging and supporting the development of academic organizations of general practitioners/family physicians; - Providing a forum for exchange of knowledge and information between Member Organizations and between general practitioners/family physicians; and - Representing the policies and the educational, research and service provision activities of general practitioners/family physicians to other world ...

  • IHF 40th World Hospital Congress

    The IHF 40th World Hospital Congress will be held 31 October – 3 November 2016 in Durban, South Africa with the theme: Addressing the Challenge of Patient-centered Care and Safety. The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services. For further information please click here: IHF 40th World Hospital Congress

  • ISQua’s 33rd International Conference on quality and safety in health care

    The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is delighted to collaborate with the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JQ) to host the 33rd International scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care in Tokyo, Japan 16 - 19 October 2016. The theme is "Change and Sustainability in Healthcare Quality: the Future Challenges" For more information, click here: TOKYO 2016.  

  • Integrated Care Summit 2016: Improving local population health and delivering accountable care

    This conference will explore the ways NHS organisations and their partners can collaborate in order to meet the needs of the population they serve. Showcasing learning from national and international accountable care systems, as well as other emerging new care models, conference sessions will provide a key opportunity to hear and learn from local areas on the journey towards more systemic and integrated approaches to improving population health.

  • Designing digital services around users’ needs

    This workshop will focus on how the NHS and social care can use the principles of user-centred design to create digital services that transform people's outcomes and experience of health and social care. Who should attend Health and social care professionals, patient representatives, and designers who are interested in how to create digitally-led services that improve health and care services for users. What you'll gain from the workshop Lessons from digital health projects You'll hear from a number of digital health service projects who will share the success factors needed to develop user-centred digital services: NHS.UK on designing digital services for an audience of everyone HealthUnlocked will share their experience of creating a social network for health Best Beginnings Baby Buddy app on designing a digital service in collaboration with experts and users, particularly those least likely to engage with traditional forms of health information SH ...

  • 4th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care

    The 4th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care will be held from 4th to 7th of September 2016 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Building on the success of the three previous editions, the conference will focus on empirical research with direct relevance to long-term care policy offering an opportunity to debate with international experts policy issues related to the organisation, delivery, funding and regulation of long-term care services. Some of the main thematic areas to be covered include: care models; case management; economics of long-term care; equity and efficiency; funding systems; health and social care integration; housing and care; institutional dynamics and politics; international comparative analysis; local vs. central policy interactions; personalisation of the care system; policy implications of dementia; service commissioning and regulation; technology and long-term care; unpaid carers; workforce and migrant workers. Abstracts on other relevant LTC policy evaluation topics will ...