APCIC3 - 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care - Sydney, Australia

When

13/11/2023 - 15/11/2023    
All Day

Event Type

APCIC3 Sydney, Australia – 13-15 November 2023

3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care

Building healthcare system sustainability and resilience

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with IFIC Australia and the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) and supported by University of Sydney, Central Coast Research Institute (CCRI), University of Newcastle, Central Coast Local Health District, Sydney Local Health District, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Children’s Health Queensland, Health Consumers NSW, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN present the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care (APIC3) “Building healthcare system sustainability and resilience” which will take place at the Wesley Conference Centre in Sydney from 13-15 November 2023.

 

To create truly sustainable and resilient health and care systems that really addresses health inequalities, a system-wide transformation is needed. A new focus on preventative health, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged communities is required to support better outcomes for all Australians. This conference will take a particular focus on taking an equitable approach to designing and delivering health and care services that focuses on working across multiple organisations, health and care agencies, but also policing and housing and other support agencies, and including the NGO and the community sector. A system-wide approach is immediately required to achieve better outcomes for individual consumers and the wider population.

This conference will consider the following major themes:

 

Integrating health and social care, particular thinking about supporting vulnerable populations and socially excluded groups; taking an equitable and health justice approach to care services; working with the health and care workforce and unpaid carers; and working across multiple agencies of care including government agencies but also the community and voluntary sectors.

 

Intersectoral and multisectoral approaches to integrating care, supporting community-based initiatives; understanding the role of politics; how to influence the policy agenda; how can we align policy and funding in the long-term.

 

Developing primary and community-based care, what is the future of primary care across Australia and how will general practice be impacted? How can we ensure that there is continued investment in community-based care and community programmes and initiatives? How do we think across all the primary and community workforce?

 

Advancing virtual Care and digital solutions, how can we embed the virtual and remote options that have become common place during the pandemic and continue to meet patient and community expectations around accessible and efficient health and care services.

 

Supporting the health and care workforce, how can we protect the health and care workforce? What new skills and capacity are required? How can we support interprofessional working? What new skills are required for the workforce to invest in consumer and community empowerment?

 

The call for papers will open on 1 March 2023.

The scientific committee for this conference has been established from 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. All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) and recordings of presentations and workshops and all digital posters will be connected to the Knowledge Tree. All presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.

APCIC3 is co-designed with patients and caregivers and achieves Patients Included designation. Special consideration is given to papers that demonstrate active people involvement and engagement in either or all of design, implementation and evaluation. Patient and Caregivers attend the conference for free, but we cannot cover accommodation and travel costs. We encourage papers from patient and caregivers, but also suggest that health and care researchers and practitioners should encourage patient and caregiver partners to co-present where appropriate and fund travel and accommodation costs if possible.

Become an official partner of APCIC3

Support from organizations such as yours is critical to the success of the APCIC3 Conference. Participation and partnering can occur in several ways. The conference provides partners with many opportunities to connect with international policymakers, practitioners and researchers working towards Integrated Care.

In addition to connecting participants with the valuable resources your organisation provides, your support enables community-based leaders and students to attend by offsetting registration expenses.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is the regular advisory committee that oversees the development of the programme and ensures that it balances scientific, policy and practical knowledge and meets the expectations of the members of Integrated Care community and related professional networks.

The Scientific Committee for this conference is formed from a number of international experts, policy makers and patient representatives from all over the world and is coordinated by Dr Edelweiss Aldasoro. These Integrated Care experts are part of IFIC’s global network and are a key driver of the movement for change. Scientific Committee members are involved in our Hub’s, SIG’s, ERPIC and other work. We are very grateful for their continued support.

Meeting

Organising Committee

The Organising Committee leads the planning, organisation, implementation and assessment of the conference. The organising committee work alongside and supports the work of the Scientific Committee.

The Organising Committee for this conference is formed from IFIC’s core team led by Fiona Lyne, Conference Director and representatives from our co-host IFIC Australia.

Find out more about the Organising Committee.

Conference Partners

IFIC Australia

Contact the team

Fiona Lyne
Conference Director
fionalyne@integratedcarefoundation.org
+353 85224 8014

Dianna Crebin
Events Manager
dianna@dcconferences.com.au

Dr Edelweiss Aldasoro
Scientific Coordinator
edelweissaldasoro@integratedcarefoundation.org