• WCIC4 Extended deadline for submission of abstracts

    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. They extended the call for submission of abstracts until Friday 1 July 2016. Follow the link below for more information. 

  • International Summer School Integrated Care (ISSIC)

    The International Summer School on Integrated Care, “Integrated Care in Theory and Practice” is organized by the Integrated Care Academy© and provides a one-week intensive training on theory and practice of integrated care. It is aimed at health and social care professionals, clinicians, researchers and managers who want to strengthen their understanding of integrated care, get a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in theory and practice, and hone their competencies in analyzing, designing, evaluating and practicing integrated care. The course has been developed for those who are tasked with designing, implementing, leading and/or managing integrated care and want to learn more about the tools and instruments which are available to them with evidence from around the world. The International Summer School Integrated Care is designed as a stand-alone education and training course and is eligible for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or Continuous Medical Education (CME) credits ...

  • Multi-specialty community providers and primary and acute care systems

    The primary and acute care systems (PACS) model and multi-specialty community provider (MCP) model are particularly focussed on building partnerships between GP, hospital, community and mental health care organisations to build a health care system to meet their local population’s health needs. This Conference will take a detailed look at each of these models of care. One year on from the launch of the PACS and MCP vanguard sites, it will provide an opportunity to hear from the sites and others on how are they working in practice with lessons for areas of the United Kingdom that are interested in implementing similar models for their local populations.  Programme: Multi-specialty community providers and primary and acute care systems Speakers Registration

  • 16th International Conference on Integrated Care on Enabling People-Centred and Integrated Health and Social Care

    The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), in partnership with PIAISS of the Catalan Government, Hospital Clinic Barcelona (HCB), Forum ITESSS and the Tic Salut Foundation 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 in the 16th International Conference on Integrated Care, that will take place in Barcelona, 23-5 May 2016.    Early Bird promotion has been EXTENDED to 31 January by entering discount code “EARLYBIRD” in the promotional box and the Deadline for registrations is the 18 May.     If you are interesting in attending the Conference, visit the website for further information:

  • Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69)

    The sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69) will take place in Geneva from 23-28 May 2016. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programe budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. The topics that will be covered this year are: Responding to health emergencies, Violence Women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, Ageing and health, Maternal, infant and young child nutrition, Childhood obesity, Noncommunicable diseases, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Health effects of air pollution, Antimicrobial resistance, Poliomyelitis, Health of migrants, Global shortage of medicines, Safety and accessibility of children’s medication, Communicable diseases. For the full speech see link below. For the news release: ...

  • Hospitals Turning to Non-medical Home Care as Primary Discharge Preference

    The International Hospital Federation is organizing a webinar about "Hositals Turning to Non-medical Home Care as a Primary Discharge Preference".  Timing: 08:30 California (UTC -7) | 17:30 Geneva (UTC +2)| 23:30 Singapore (UTC +8) Topic: Payers and providers are turning to non-clinical home care as the preferred option upon discharge from hospital and skilled nursing facilities. Hospitals are realizing that home care is the most cost-effective option for post-acute care and they are hungry for the analytics and patient data generated by technology-enabled home care providers in order to extend the hospital system into the home and reduce avoidable readmissions. Best-selling readmissions author, Josh Luke and home care innovator, Kyle Hill will enter an in-depth discussion on how data analytics can serve as a key tool for helping hospitals and families manage costs outside the hospital walls. To join, please register at Luke ...

  • ICARE4EU: Innovating care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe

    The ICARE4EU project, financially supported by the Health Programme 2008-2013 of the European Commission, wants to improve the care for people suffering from multiple chronic conditions in Europe: Sharing knowledge and experiences to develop new policies and practices.  The symposium will take place in Brussels, 22 March 2016 and the participation is free of charge, only is necessary to send an email to be registered.   For questions or further information, please contact:  Verena Struckmann – Or visit their website  

  • Delivering integrated care for older people with frailty

    The conference was focused on the ways in which integrated care can be delivered for older people with frailty, looking at interactions between acute, primary, community and social care services, older people living with complex co-morbidities and ways in which older people with frailty can be supported to maintain their health and wellbeing. Presentations are available in this link: Delivering integrated care for older people with frailty