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APIC2 – 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care


*** Registration is now OPEN***

*** Register before Saturday,  31 August to avail of  a 10% EARLYBIRD discount***

*** Submit an abstract before Friday, 28 June***

Achieving better value for people and populations

We are very pleased that the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from 11-13 November 2019. With the overarching theme ‘Achieving better value for people and populations’ the conference is a partnership of The University of Newcastle, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, Children’s Health Queensland,Central Coast Local Health District, The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Health Justice Australia. 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. Call for papers announced shortly.

Abstract Submission

The scientific committee for this conference 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 on the science, knowledge and application of integrated care and specifically relating to the conference themes until Friday, 28 June. 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 1.837) 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.

1. Achieving Value for People and Populations

  • Values of integrated care
  • Understanding and achieving value-based care (e.g. triple/quadruple aim)
  • Population Health Management
  • Outcomes-based purchasing /commissioning
  • Improving care experiences and care outcomes
  • Changing the utilisation patterns of care services
  • Promoting sustainable care

2. Implementing Integrated Care

  • Innovations in integrated care
  • Implementation science – how to implement integrated care successfully over time
  • Change management
  • Teams and teamwork
  • Cultures and behaviours
  • From trials and pilots to embedded ongoing programs at-scale
  • Understanding integrated care failures
  • Workforce, training and capacity development

3. Empowering and Engaging People and Communities

  • Public health
  • Preventative care and health promotion
  • Health literacy
  • Supported self-care
  • Shared-decision-making
  • Co-production
  • Assets-based/community-led approaches
  • Social prescribing
  • Volunteering and the role of the local community

4. Integrated Care Innovations, Models and Systems

  • Alliances and alliancing
  • Integrated care systems and accountable care organisations
  • Medical home/health care home
  • Primary, community and acute care systems
  • The future role of the hospital and the hospital physician
  • Integration of health and social care
  • Care transitions and care pathways
  • Intermediate care
  • Funding and incentives
  • Digital health

5. Evaluation, Monitoring and Quality Improvement

  • Current and future trends in research and innovation
  • Evidence-based integrated care
  • Research methods, including realist evaluation
  • Health economics
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Quality improvement
  • Assessing impact
  • Data and data governance
  • Governance, incentives and accountability
  • Regulation and inspection
  • Advanced education in integrated care

6. Improving People’s Health and Wellbeing through Integrated Care

  • Tackling the social-determinants of ill-health – ‘one health’
  • Supporting vulnerable populations within the community
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Mental health
  • Rural and remote health
  • Children, young people and families
  • Preventing and managing frailty
  • People with multiple chronic conditions and long-term care needs
  • Rehabilitation and reablement
  • Palliative and end-of-life care
  • Oral health
  • Pharmacy, polypharmacy and medication management
  • Disaster response / communities in crisis and conflict
Normal Rate
$ 1,000
For Private Sector and Central Government
Discounted Rate
$ 950
For Academic
Public Sector
Association or SME/Independent
Student Rate
$ 500
Anyone in full or part-time study
Low and Middle Income Countries Rate
$ 350
As per World Bank guidelines

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.

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.

Professor David Perkins
Director and Professor of Rural Health Research
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
The University of Newcastle (UON)

Professor David Perkins is Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle which is based in Orange, NSW. He has held academic positions in Australia and the UK and was a senior NHS manager.

He is co-director of the International Foundation for Integrated Care Australia and a member of the international IFIC Board. An active researcher, he is an editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care and a past Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Rural Health. He is a member of a number of national and state advisory bodies on rural mental health and wellbeing.

Dr Hazel Dalton
Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
The University of Newcastle (UON)

Dr Dalton is the Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow (Executive) at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, based in Orange, New South Wales. She manages research across mental health promotion (including the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program), innovation in mental health service provision (including integrated care) and rural suicide prevention.

Hazel is a Facilitator for the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Australia, playing a key role in the advancement of integrated care in Australia. Hazel is interested in translational research, communication of research more broadly and providing evidence to support programs and inform policy. Hazel has extensive research experience across university and health sectors, with skills in conceptual modelling, quantitative and qualitative research approaches.


Lucy McEvoy
Research Assistant & IFIC Australia Coordinator
Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health
The University of Newcastle (UON)

Lucy McEvoy works as a Research Assistant at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and co-ordinates the Australian Chapter of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. Lucy has over 10 years experience working in qualitative research across areas such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and mental health.

Date: 11-13 November 2019

Location: Melbourne Country: Australia




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