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ICIC17 – 17th International Conference on Integrated Care, Dublin


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

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.

The conference is a partnership between The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) and The Health Service Executive (HSE) presents the 16th 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.

Key themes

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

Theme 2 Timely transitions: optimizing patient flow across care settings

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

Theme 4 Ageing health and wellbeing

Theme 5 Implementing integrated care


Principal Conference Partners

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The Conference will take place at:

University College Dublin (UCD)
Stillorgan Rd,
Dublin 4

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
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. 

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.

08-10 May 2017



Cohosted by
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Supported by



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Miriam Curran
T: +353 (0)87 1006866
E: miriamcurran@integratedcarefoundation.org


Sponsorship and Exhibition 

Fiona Lyne
T: +353 (0)85 224 8014
E: fionalyne@integratedcarefoundation.org