Submit an abstract

The scientific committee for this conference has been established from a broad range of international experts who are leading in the field of Integrated Care. They are accepting paper submissions on research, policy, practice or education and specifically related to the Conference Themes and the 9 Pillars of Integrated Care until Friday, 1st December. All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) and recordings of presentations and posters will be made available to IFIC’s global network after the conference. All presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.

Oral Papers

Oral presenters will be allocated 20 minutes to present their work to include time for questions. Oral papers will be allocated to the programme according to their subject by the scientific coordinator. PowerPoints should be succinct and easy to read with a maximum of 10 slides. Presentations and recordings will be shared after the conference unless otherwise specified by the presenter.

Workshops

Workshops will be designed with interactivity in mind and our scientific coordinator will work with workshop leaders to ensure their session is appropriately designed to make the best use of digital technology and provides the best learning experience for attendees.

Posters

For our poster display access to posters will be available in the venue over the three days of the conference and will include dedicated times for posters walks.

Case Studies

There is a supplementary submission format specifically for Case Studies. The traditional abstract option will continue to be available, but we will also offer the opportunity for individuals to submit a 5 minute video presentation in lieu of a paper submission. This format may be particularly appropriate to projects and programmes that are incorporating an integrated care approach to the design and delivery of their services. Case Studies are compelling stories about integrated care practice based on real-world experiences that will be instructive and of interest to other members of the community. The five-minute video should describe your work and the impact it has had on users of the service, paying particular attention to how people and/or communities have been included in the design of the service. The successful ‘authors’ will be incorporated into the programme in the same way as an Oral or Poster presentation. The submissions will not be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care. If you would like to learn more about this format please contact icic@abbey.ie 

Special Interest Group Meetings

IFIC supports a host of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which have been set up by experts in the IFIC Network to allow the collaboration and development of specific topics within the Integrated Care field. These groups are led by experts in their respective specialist areas and give like-minded individuals the opportunity to make valuable contacts and gain insight and additional knowledge. The conference offers the opportunity for SIGs to host meetings to advance their work.

Innovations in Integrated Care Networking Sessions 
To provide a space for our delegates to share integrated care research or practice they are currently involved in that is innovative with limited evidence at this stage, we would like to introduce more opportunities for delegates to meet and discuss innovation in integrated care. This is an opportunity to make long-term connections. We would like to receive proposals for Innovations in Integrated Care Networking sessions that will support this. These sessions will be a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several small tables like those in a café. These events will be located at various points around the conference venue throughout the conference. Tables, flip charts and other tools will be provided.

Conference Themes and Tracks

All abstracts should be relevant to the conference themes and the 9 Pillars of Integrated Care. The abstract should include a short introduction/background summary that is understandable to readers who do not know the full Research, Policy area, Practice or Education and Training approach and its context (this supports the Coordinator to assign the review to the appropriate reviewers).

Supplementary questions

Abstract submitters are also asked a number of supplementary questions. Please consider these carefully and contact us at icic@abbey.ie if you are unsure how to answer.

Registration of paper presenters

All accepted abstracts must have at least one presenter registered before the paper is confirmed on the programme.