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*** Call for papers has now been extended until Friday, 16 december***

*** Bev Johnson has officially been announced as a keynote speaker***

Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Health Service Executive (HSE) presents the 17th International conference on Integrated Care “Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people” to take place in Dublin, Ireland 08 to 10 May 2017. In association with 5th World Congress on Integrated Care (WCIC5).

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. They will share experience and the latest evidence about integrating Public Health, Health and Social Care and the New roles and Possibilities for Hospitals, producing Positive and Curative Integrated Mental and Physical Care, mobilising key enablers like policy making and Mobile and Digital Health Solutions, and investment in an Integrated Care Workforce, clinical leadership and coproduction with individuals, careers, communities and populations.

Submit an Abstract

The scientific committee has been established from international experts who are leading in the field of integrated care policy and practice, and they are now accepting paper submissions relating to the conference themes until Friday, 16 December. The paper should take the form of an abstract of not more than 500 words. Abstract Submission Guidelines are available to download from the conference website.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (Impact Factor 1.557) Accepted abstracts will appear in the programme as a formal oral presentation, workshop or poster, as deemed appropriate by the scientific committee. All accepted abstracts will compete for the Annual IFIC Integrated Care Awards. ICIC16 in Barcelona received over 500 submissions so we advise that you take due consideration when submitting your paper to ensure you have the very best chance of success.

Themes

Theme 1. Promoting the health and welfare of people, families and communities

  • Engaging and empowering people and communities
  • Improving population health and supporting families to live well
  • Bridging the gap between mental and physical health services
  • Managing the integrated delivery of better public health services and working with community assets to improve health outcomes
  • Integrated early childhood development: working with schools and children’s services and integrating care across the whole life course
  • Understanding the social determinants of health
  • Tackling inequalities and improving access to health and care services for minorities and hard-to-reach groups

Theme 2. Timely transitions: optimizing patient flow across care settings

  • Reducing length of hospital stay
  • Tackling delayed transfers of care, handoffs, sequences and early discharge
  • Risk stratification and tools for reducing unnecessary readmissions
  • Optimising patient flow in hospital settings and during emergencies; overcoming blockages in acute services
  • Hospital-to-Home services
  • Patient flow and improving care pathways across care settings and multiple organisations
  • Intermediary care
  • Managing complexity
  • Whole system patient flow
  • Defining roles and responsibilities

Theme 3. Preventing and managing chronic disease: engaging and empowering people

  •  Supporting self-care and improving health literacy
  • Care planning; Care/Case Management
  • Telehealth/Telecare Support
  • Access to Healthcare Records
  • Enhancing primary care and community services
  • Managing ambulatory care sensitive conditions
  • Multi-morbidities, Cancer and HIV
  • Survivorship
  • Congenital conditions and transitions from paediatrics to adult services
  • Medications management/polypharmacy
  • The role of community pharmacy, integration with other providers and integration with the multi-disciplinary team

Theme 4. Ageing health and wellbeing

  • Geriatric conditions
  • Age-friendly environments
  • Resilience/coping in old age
  • Supporting Carers
  • Active Ageing
  • Involving communities
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Older people’s care in the home environment
  • Extra-care housing
  • Supporting families to care for older adults
  • Integrated care in residential and nursing homes
  • Promoting dignity, preventing elder abuse and reducing social isolation
  • Palliative and end-of-life care

Theme 5. Implementing integrated care

  •  Leading and managing change
  •  Building blocks of integrated care
  •  Co-design and co-production
  •  Financing integrated care
  •  Toolkits and guides for promoting and delivering integrated care
  •  Measurements, indicators and evaluation tools
  •  Policy-making
  •  Developing the business case

Keynote Speakers

Bev Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Institute for Patient and Family Centred Care (IPFCC

Beverley H. Johnson serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute’s Board. She has over 25 years of experience in organizational development and management. She has worked as a health professional providing direct care in hospitals, managing a hospital unit, and teaching.

She has served as a trustee of a hospital, national health care organization, and a school board. In these trustee roles, she has chaired and served on strategic planning committees and had fiduciary responsibility for nonprofit organizations. She has provided technical assistance and consultation to over 250 hospitals across the United States and Canada. She has published widely on patient- and family-centered issues and strategies.

Bev is the recipient of the 2011 Dorland Health People Award for leadership in the area of patient- and family-centered care, the 2008 Stanley Graven Award for outstanding contribution to the National Perinatal Association, the 2007 Stan and Mavis Graven Award for Leadership in promoting optimal environments and developmental care for high risk infants and their families, the 2007 Changemaker Award by the Board for the Center for Health Care Design, the 1992 Lloyd Bentsen Award for leadership for family-centered care, and the 1990 Humanitarian Award from Pediatric Nursing.

Dr Áine Carroll
National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes
Health Service Executive (HSE)

Dr Áine Carroll is Ireland Health Service Executive’s National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes since November 2012, a division encompassing the National Clinical Programmes, Integrated Care Programmes and The Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services (ONMSD).

The National Clinical Programmes were established to improve and standardise patient care throughout the health services by bringing together clinical disciplines to develop and share innovative healthcare solutions in individual specialty delivery. Dr Carroll is currently building on the successes of the Clinical Programmes through the development of Integrated Care Programmes for older persons, chronic disease, children and patient flow, to promote coordinated care and team work across services and specialties, ensuring that care is provided effectively and seamlessly to patients as they move through the system.

Prior to her appointment as National Director, Dr. Carroll was the Clinical Lead of the Rehabilitation Medicine Programme. She is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin School of Medicine, past Chair of the Medical Board of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and past President of the Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her works on a wide variety of topics are widely published, with presentations at national and international conferences.

Nuria Toro
Technical Officer on Health Care Services,
World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva

Nuria Toro is a Technical Officer on Health Care Services at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where she is coordinating the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services.

She holds an Economics and Business Administration degree from the University of Deusto (Spain), Master in Business Analysis from Lancaster University (UK) and a Diploma in Health Management from Deusto Business School (Spain). At the beginning of her career she worked as a consultant for KPMG Consulting, developing projects in the field of strategy and management for both private and public sector. In 2004 she joined the Basque Institute of Healthcare Innovation, where she has been working as a senior researcher for ten years.

She was involved in the design and implementation of the “Strategy for tackling the Challenge of Chronicity in the Basque Country”, released in 2010. She also became engaged in the design, development and evaluation of the “Integrated Care Plan in the Basque Country”, which underpins the transformation approach towards a more integrated, quality and efficient Basque healthcare system. Her areas of expertise are health services organization, management and evaluation, integrated care and chronic disease management.

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.

Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care. 

Dr Chad Boult
Professor,
John Hopkins University

Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, is a medical director, a healthcare consultant, a teacher, a researcher and a physician board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Boult has extensive experience in developing, testing, evaluating, and diffusing new models of comprehensive health care for persons with chronic conditions. He has published two books and more than 85 articles in biomedical scientific journals. From 2001-2012, he was a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, where he also held joint appointments on the faculties of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. From 2000-2005, he edited the “Models and Systems of Geriatric Care” section of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and he has reviewed manuscripts for 20 scientific journals and served as a grant reviewer on study sections of the NIA, AHRQ and other funding organizations.

During 2009-2011, Dr. Boult served as a “Health and Aging Policy Fellow” and a Senior Advisor for Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). From 2012-2013, he directed the “Improving Healthcare Systems” program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is now the medical director for geriatrics, palliative care and house calls for a large healthcare system. He has provided healthcare consultative services in the U.S. and internationally for the past twenty years.

Partners

Principal Conference Partners

 

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Knowledge Partners

 

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Registration

IFIC Discounted Rate
€665
Non Member Discounted Rate
€830
Irish Delegate Rate
€675
Low and Middle Income Countries
€250
IFIC Normal Rate
€825
Non Member Normal Rate
€955
IFIC Student Rate
€310
Non Member Student Rate
€370

Logistics

Venues

The Conference will take place at:

University College Dublin (UCD)
Stillorgan Rd,
Belfield,
Dublin 4

Gala Dinner will take place on May 9 at:

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Military Road,
Dublin 8,
Ireland

Welcome Drinks will take place on May 8 at:

Trinity College
College Green,
Dublin 2

Organizing Committee

Fiona Lyne
Director of Communications
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

In 2014, Fiona joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care as Director of Communications. Fiona is responsible for developing the overall brand, marketing and communication strategy for the Foundation including membership development. She leads on various projects including Project INTEGRATE, the Annual International Integrated Care Conference Series and the World Congresses.

Fiona has worked in public policy communications since 2003. She began her career as a community stakeholder engagement manager at Fingal County Council in North Dublin supporting the local Community and Voluntary Forum to have an impact on local decision-making bodies. She went on to hold various project co-ordination and communication roles in both the public and private sector including periods with NHS North West London and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010 she joined the King’s Fund, an internationally renowned healthcare policy think tank, as Head of Events and in subsequent years was responsible for moving the Fund into a leading position in the healthcare conference market.

Fiona has a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Limerick, an MA in Community Development and Stakeholder Engagement from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in Management from the Dublin Business School.

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.

Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care. 

Dr Áine Carroll
National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes
Health Service Executive (HSE)

Dr Áine Carroll is Ireland Health Service Executive’s National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes since November 2012, a division encompassing the National Clinical Programmes, Integrated Care Programmes and The Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services (ONMSD).

The National Clinical Programmes were established to improve and standardise patient care throughout the health services by bringing together clinical disciplines to develop and share innovative healthcare solutions in individual specialty delivery. Dr Carroll is currently building on the successes of the Clinical Programmes through the development of Integrated Care Programmes for older persons, chronic disease, children and patient flow, to promote coordinated care and team work across services and specialties, ensuring that care is provided effectively and seamlessly to patients as they move through the system.

Prior to her appointment as National Director, Dr. Carroll was the Clinical Lead of the Rehabilitation Medicine Programme. She is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin School of Medicine, past Chair of the Medical Board of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and past President of the Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her works on a wide variety of topics are widely published, with presentations at national and international conferences.

Patricia McColgan
Conference & Events Director
Abbey Conference & Events

With the Abbey Group since 1982, Patricia has overall responsibility for Abbey Conference & Events. She has overseen the management of all our major international conferences for the past 28 years.

Patricia’s role will be to provide strategic advice and direction during the initial planning stages and in an ongoing way for the life of the Conference.Patricia is currently Chairperson of AIPCO – the Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers.

Lisa GillLisa Gill
Project Manager
Abbey Conference & Events

A highly experienced project manager, Lisa has many years’ experience working in the conference and events industry, particularly in the area of medical conferences. She has been a member of the Abbey team since April 2016 and has a strong passion for the conference industry.

Lisa has extensive experience in all aspects of conference management from delegate services to financial management, exhibition management and project management. She has successfully led and managed numerous national and international healthcare events. Her ability to secure repeat events is testament to her delivery. Her goal is always to deliver an event through the eyes of her clients and to make it the best that it can be.

Greg Carew
Business Development Manager
Abbey Conference & Events

Greg is an established business professional with widespread exposure to all aspects of business management and development. He has extensive expertise in the execution of sales and marketing strategies and has excellent management skills.

Greg has worked in the industry for a number of years and has been involved in the creation, development and management of some of Ireland’s leading healthcare conferences and events including the long established National Health Summit and in recent years the National eHealth Summit.

Miriam Curran
Events and Marketing Assistant
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Miriam joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) as Events and Marketing Assistant in January 2015. Miriam is responsible for supporting marketing and logistical arrangements for all IFIC learning activities, including International Conferences, World Congresses and Study Tours.

Miriam has a broad range of experience in administration and marketing, including managing her own business. She has recently returned from four years working in Australia. Miriam has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy from Cork College of Commerce where she graduated in 2007.

Pascale Claes
General Manager for Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division,
Health Services Executive (HSE)

Pascale’s career has spanned various managerial roles in both the private and the public sector. In the private sector for almost 20 years, she worked for Irish manufacturing companies and an IT multinational, then moved to the Health sector working with a group of 20 Voluntary Hospitals and subsequently joining the HSE.

Her wealth of expertise and experience include such as strategy planning and implementation, service planning, programme management and organisational change, acquired though various roles in General and Financial Management, Customer Service, Materials Management and Procurement. In her current role, she is supporting Dr. Áine Carroll, HSE National Director – CSPD, with a focus on Patient-centred co-ordinated care via the National Clinical Programmes and Integrated Care Programmes.

Scientific Committee

Professor Anne Hendry
Clinical Lead for Integrated Care
Senior Fellow, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Anne, a geriatrician, stroke physician and clinical lead for Integrated Care, has extensive experience of transforming health and social care for older people and adults with long term conditions across Scotland.

As a Senior Fellow with the International Foundation for Integrated Care, Anne now promotes the adoption and spread of innovation and good practice on population based, people centred and integrated care and facilitates special interest groups on Intermediate care, complexity, and palliative care.

Other work includes leadership development and knowledge exchange initiatives that link Scotland with other systems, participation in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, and in Horizon 2020 funded research projects on chronic care and integrated care. Anne will lead the models of care Work Package in a new European Joint Action on Frailty.

She is honorary professor at the University of the West of Scotland, holds honorary appointments with the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy, and is a Board member of the ALLIANCE Academy.

Dr Viktoria Stein
Senior Fellow in Integrated Care
Head of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand.

Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna. Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes.

Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

Fiona Lyne
Director of Communications
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

In 2014, Fiona joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care as Director of Communications. Fiona is responsible for developing the overall brand, marketing and communication strategy for the Foundation including membership development. She leads on various projects including Project INTEGRATE, the Annual International Integrated Care Conference Series and the World Congresses.

Fiona has worked in public policy communications since 2003. She began her career as a community stakeholder engagement manager at Fingal County Council in North Dublin supporting the local Community and Voluntary Forum to have an impact on local decision-making bodies. She went on to hold various project co-ordination and communication roles in both the public and private sector including periods with NHS North West London and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010 she joined the King’s Fund, an internationally renowned healthcare policy think tank, as Head of Events and in subsequent years was responsible for moving the Fund into a leading position in the healthcare conference market.

Fiona has a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Limerick, an MA in Community Development and Stakeholder Engagement from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in Management from the Dublin Business School.

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.

Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care. 

Dr. Tamar Chitashvili
Senior Quality Improvement Advisor,
MNCH/FP and NCD Technical Unit lead
USAID ASSIST Project,
University Research Co. LLC,

Dr. Tamar Chitashvili is a medical doctor and public health professional with 13 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating the programs/policies targeting: a) high quality health care; b) structural, functional and institutional development of sustainable health systems and b) population health.

As a head of health policy department of the Georgia MoH, she has made important contributions in development of the Georgia health sector reform over the last decade. As Chief of Party of University Research Co. LLC (URC), Dr. Chitashvili has been leading USAID funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project in Georgia aiming to improve quality of integrated prevention and treatment services for high burden NCDs and respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in the country during 2011-2014.

Currently she is based at the URC headquarters, the US and is leading MNCH/FP and NCD technical portfolio within Global USAID ASSIST project.

Robin Miller
Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy,
Health Services Management Centre,
University of Birmingham

Robin is a Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy at HSMC, the social care lead within the Chronic Disease Theme of the West Midlands Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care, and a Fellow of the School for Social Care Research.

His research interests build on his practical experiences in the field, and centre on commissioning and management of integrated services, the role and impact of the Third Sector, and personalisation. He leads on a variety of knowledge exchange projects with health and social care organisations, with a particular focus on evaluating and learning from change initiatives. Robin is Co-Editor of the Journal of Integrated Care and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He convenes MSc modules at HSMC and is a cohort director on the national NHS Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leadership Programme.

Outside of his University role, Robin is a non-executive director on the Board of Trident Social Investment Group and the chair of the board of trustees of Trident Reach.

Dr Áine Carroll
National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes
Health Service Executive (HSE)

Dr Áine Carroll is Ireland Health Service Executive’s National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes since November 2012, a division encompassing the National Clinical Programmes, Integrated Care Programmes and The Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services (ONMSD).

The National Clinical Programmes were established to improve and standardise patient care throughout the health services by bringing together clinical disciplines to develop and share innovative healthcare solutions in individual specialty delivery. Dr Carroll is currently building on the successes of the Clinical Programmes through the development of Integrated Care Programmes for older persons, chronic disease, children and patient flow, to promote coordinated care and team work across services and specialties, ensuring that care is provided effectively and seamlessly to patients as they move through the system.

Prior to her appointment as National Director, Dr. Carroll was the Clinical Lead of the Rehabilitation Medicine Programme. She is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin School of Medicine, past Chair of the Medical Board of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and past President of the Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her works on a wide variety of topics are widely published, with presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Albert Alonso
Vice-Chair and Secretary
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Albert Alonso is a senior researcher at the Innovation Directorate, Hospital Clinic Barcelona. Albert holds a PhD in Medicine and a post graduate degree on Management and Organisation of Information Systems.

He has been a main contributor to the development integrated care services at Hospital Clinic and the area served by the hospital. At present, he is involved in Project Integrate that benchmarks existing approaches to integrated care models in Europe.

Albert is vice-chair and secretary of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and member and active participant in the action group B3 on Integrated Care (EIP-AHA).

Dr. Orlaith O Reilly
National Clinical Advisor and Programme Lead, Health & Wellbeing,
HSE – South (SE)

Dr. Orlaith O Reilly graduated from University College Cork in 1982 and did her MPH in University College Dublin in 1985.

She undertook general professional training in medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry, prior to undertaking higher specialist training in Public Health Medicine, under the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Her special interests have included policy and service development in cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic disease management and health information.

She was the Director of Public Health in the South Eastern region of Ireland between 1995 and 2014 and was appointed as the National Clinical Advisor and Programme Group Lead, Health and Wellbeing/Clinical Strategy and Programmes 2014. She is the Clinical Lead for the Integrated Care Programme for Chronic Disease.

Mandy Andrew,
ihub Network Development Lead,
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Mandy has experience as an innovator and change and improvement agent in health and social care across public, private and voluntary sectors. Leading the development of system wide networks to support connectivity and knowledge exchange including the Improvement Network for Integrated Care and Support underpinned by a network strategy
The Improvement network is a national network that coalesce health, social care, housing, third sector and independent sector. A key activity is developing and providing a network infrastructure to lead and support relationship development, network leadership, connections, and knowledge exchange.

Mandy previously worked as a leadership consultant with NHS Education for Scotland establishing the national Leading Quality Network for leadership and quality Improvement and developed the national mentoring initiative. Her experience as a nurse across acute, primary care and community gave the foundations for her quality improvement, leadership and network development skills to support transformational and systems wide change with a person centred focus.
Mandy is proud to have worked with patients and carers in the development of the Tayside Heart & Stroke Information Point website. Her national improvement work covers the Long Term Conditions Collaborative, National Managed Clinical Networks and Multiple Morbidity Acton Plan.

Mandy is a (founding cohort) member of the Q Initiative, a UK-wide initiative led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.

E: mandy.andrew1@nhs.net
E: mandy.andrew1@gmail.com
M: +44 7977 091548
T: @mandynetwork

Walter P. Wodchis,
Associate Professor,
University of Toronto

Dr. Wodchis is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, and Scientist at both the Institute for Clinical Sciences and Toronto Rehabilitation Research Institute.

His main research interests are health economics and financing, and health care policy evaluation.

He leads a number of research programs focused on care for complex populations across multiple health care sectors.

Andrew Terris
Managing Director,
Dotjoiner

Andrew has held a number of national and strategic roles in in the areas of health process, information and measurement.

He led the national primary care quality and information programme for New Zealand (including its conversion to a national not-for-profit company). Andrew was the programme manager for the New Zealand national integrated health measurement framework (now called System Level Measures).

He has worked across mental health, primary care, community and secondary care settings mainly in change programmes to introduce better integration, information systems and process.

Prior to his 15 years in health, he has worked in a number of industries and countries and has a background in consulting, process improvement and programme leadership.

He has experience in creating start-ups (consulting and software), CEO and Board level experience in both large and small organisations.
He now resides in Europe and works across the UK and EU countries.

Dr Apostolos Tsiachristas,
Senior Researcher,
Health Economics Research Centre,
Nuffield Department of Population Health,
University of Oxford

Apostolos is a senior researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford. His main research interests are related to the economic evaluation and financing of integrated care.

In collaboration with several medical departments across the UK, his current work focuses on the economic evaluation of integrated care models in various disease areas (Oxford CLAHRC), process changes in breast cancer screening (CO-OPS trial) and in cervical cancer screening (STRATEGIC trial), and hospital-at-home in geriatric care (CGA trial). He is also involved in SELFIE, a H2020 project about the payment and economic evaluation of integrated care models for people with multi-morbidity in Europe. Apostolos’ methodological work focuses on reducing confounding in observational studies and the application of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in evaluating complex health interventions. Prior to his current positon, Apostolos worked as researcher at the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA), Erasmus University Rotterdam. At iMTA, he investigated adequate financial incentives that facilitate integration of care and their impact on health spending.

He was also involved in the economic evaluation of 22 Dutch disease management programs (ZonMw-Disease management project), a cluster randomised control trial about the cost-effectiveness of a COPD disease management program (RECODE trial), and a FP7 European project about the cost-effectiveness of new professionals and new professional roles in integrated care (MUNROS project). Apostolos also worked as consultant at APE bv, a public economics consultancy located in The Hague.

The last six years, Apostolos has been teaching health economics in undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses in Oxford and Rotterdam. His work is published in numerous international scientific journals and presented in prestigious conferences in his field. Apostolos acts as a reviewer in several scientific journals and leads the health economics special interest group of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).

John Crawford
Healthcare Industry Leader, Europe
IBM Industry Academy Member

John is a member of IBM’s global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry team, with a specific focus on the European market. He is also a member of the IBM Industry Academy, and the IBM Faculty Academy.

He advises and contributes to a number of European and Global healthcare IT industry associations, including COCIR, Continua. He is the lead IBM contributor for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (Action Area B3 – Integrated Care), and is one of several IBM executive sponsors of EIT Health, a European alliance for healthy living and active ageing.

John is President, since January 2016, of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), a multi-stakeholder membership organisation dedicated to the promotion of eHealth and new models of care. He is also a Board Member of HIMSS for the period April 2016 to June 2018.

He is often invited to provide expert commentary about developments in eHealth, Big Data and Analytics, and has spoken at many conferences and events over the past 10 years. These include HIMSS conferences in Europe and the USA, the European Health Forum Gastein, EU eHealth Week, the HIMSS CIO Summit, the European Telemedicine Conference, the European Society of Cardiology Congress, and the NHS Confederation Conference. In 2012 he contributed to the World Economic Forum report on Sustainable Healthcare Systems. He also edited the chapter on ‘Open Innovation in eHealth’ for the InnovaHealth report published by the Cyprus Presidency in 2012.

With over 35 years experience in the IT Industry, he is a strong advocate for the transformation of healthcare using information technology, and he regularly briefs press and analysts on IBM’s Healthcare Business, eHealth and Digital Health.

Mario del Rio Cámara
Senior Researcher,
Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF)

Mario del Rio Cámara is a Senior Researcher in The Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF). He graduated from Nursing in 2008 and from Anthropology in 2011. He holds a Masters in International Relations and Development at the University of the Basque Country and an Executive Course at the LSE in International Finance.

He is currently finishing his second MA in Public Health from Sheffield University. He has field experience as a nurse and anthropologist in several countries such as Belgium, the Philippines, U.K. and Spain. His previous job before joinging BIOEF was with Brussels based NGO EPHA, the European Public Health Alliance. Since he joined BIOEF in 2014 has been working together with the Basque Health Service in Strategic Projects related with integration policies and nursing.

His research interests concern advance nursing roles, Integrated Care Organisations and the implementation of Evaluation Tools for Integration (IEMAC and IEXPAC).

Prof. Michael Rigby
Emeritus Professor,
School of Social Science and Public Policy,
Keele University, UK

Prof. Michael Rigby is Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Science and Public Policy at Keele University, UK.

He is also Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and Adjunct Professor at Dublin City University. His career has spanned managerial posts in service development and an academic career in health management research and teaching.

His particular interests are information, evaluation, quality and e-health. Though semi-retired, he is active in European research, and is also an expert advisor to the European Commission and a range of other bodies. He lives in Ireland.

Derick Mitchell
Chief Executive,
the Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI)

Derick Mitchell, PhD. is the Chief Executive of IPPOSI – – the Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry. Derick has over ten years experience of working in patient engagement, scientific communications, multi-stakeholder management and advocacy at both the national and European level. From 2011-2015, Derick was Communications Manager of the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).

Derick leads IPPOSI’s participation in EUPATI – a unique initiative to develop an EU-wide Patient Training Academy. He is also a board member of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland, the eHealth Ireland committee, the Medical and Life Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy as well as the oversight group on implementation of the National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland.

Derick graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology from NUI Galway (2000) followed by a PhD in Molecular Medicine from University College Dublin (2004). Outside of IPPOSI, Derick spends his free time attempting to influence his two toddler daughters.

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08-10 May 2017

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