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ICIC18 – 18th International Conference on Integrated Care, Utrecht

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Oct

Conference News

*** Book your place to the Pre-Conference Site Visits now through the registration link***

*** Download the conference guide app to see the full conference programme***

*** See nominations for The Integrated Care Academy© Award for Best Paper and Posters***

*** All presenters must confirm their places on the programme by emailing  the events team and register their delegate place**

Download the Conference Guide

ICIC18 will offer a paperless mobile delegate information guide using an application called Guidebook. Guidebook is super easy to use and means you can have all of the conference information at your fingertips. You must download the guide to have the best experience of the conference. You can download the app directly here or on google play or the app store and search for guidebook. Once you have downloaded the app our guide is easy to find by searching ‘Integrated Care’ or ‘ICIC18’.

NOTE some organisations may block the use of mobile apps on work phones. In this case you can view the app as a web application (ie view the programme through the internet).

Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with RIVM and Vilans presents the 18th International conference on Integrated Care “Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care” to take place in The NBC Congrescentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands 23 – 25 May 2018. 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.

The conference is kindly hosted by Vilans and the National institute of public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and is supported by ZonMw.

At every conference, the Integrated Care Academy© awards best paper and poster prizes to the most innovative, relevant and impactful presentations. You can download this years’ longlisted abstracts below. Overall, 32 paper abstracts and 9 poster abstracts were nominated by at least one reviewer to merit the award. A second round of reviews performed by the Scientific Committee will now determine the shortlisted abstracts. These will be announced end of April. The winners will then be determined based on their presentations during ICIC18. All papers presented as oral presentations or posters at the conference will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC).

Pre-Conference Site Visits

General Infomation

We welcome managers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers who participate in the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC18) in Utrecht to join us on the Tuesday, 22 May. During this day we exchange knowledge, share experiences and generate new ideas and new projects to connect health and social care.

On Tuesday, 22 May Vilans and the RIVM are organizing a variety of site-visits across the Netherlands. We provide you with the opportunity to observe an innovative healthcare project. The goal is to encourage you to think ‘outside the box’, to inspire you and to familiarize you with healthcare organization in the Netherlands.

The experience day starts in Utrecht. You will meet the organization and the rest of the participants. The remaining part of the morning program will consist of an introduction to the Dutch system for healthcare and welfare.

After this introduction we will travel to the location of your choice where we will arrive around 1:00pm. The locations are all innovative projects like the Ben Sajet Centre in Amsterdam, a green care farm in the south of the Netherlands, ParkisonNet at Radboud Medical Center in Nijmegen and many other interesting locations. After our arrival at the site we will hear more about the health/social care initiative and there will be room for dialogue and to exchange thoughts. After this visit everybody will return to Utrecht where we will arrive around 4:00pm.

1. Healthy neighborhoods: integrated care in Utrecht Overvecht

In the municipality of Utrecht the city collaborates with healthcare professionals, residents and neighborhood networks in order to deliver the best possible integrated social and healthcare. In a diverse city such as Utrecht, it is of importance to involve different stakeholders in the organization of care. During this site visit we will learn how this collaboration is organized and how it leads to healthy neighborhoods.

We will start our half day in Utrecht at the city hall where we have the opportunity to discuss the organization and working principles of integrated care with city officials and policy makers. The municipality of Utrecht aims to organize healthcare and social support close to their citizens.

During the second part of our visit to Utrecht, we will meet the team behind one of these collaborations in the neighborhood ‘Overvecht’. The organization ‘Healthy Overvecht’ works towards high quality integrated care in the neighborhood. Here we will have the opportunity to exchange experiences when it comes to the integration of social and healthcare.

2. Connecting health and social care: Elderly care in Amsterdam

Come join us on a ‘journey’ through the city of Amsterdam. Together with Corine van Maar (van Maar Advies) we will show you how the city is working towards better integrated care for the elderly.

Our journey starts with a brief walk from Amsterdam Central Station to a care center where health care professionals show us how they contribute to ‘what matters’ to their elderly patients. After this impression of the day to day practice in elderly care, we will continue our walk through the city of Amsterdam to the Ben Sajet Center, an academic center focused on elderly care. Here we will interact with some of the driving forces of the ‘integrated (elderly)care’ movement in Amsterdam. Next on the itinerary are the regional organizations (ROS Almere and Amsterdam) who support the care and welfare organizations in their work. Here we’ll have time to discuss the organizational challenges in achieving integrated care.

Our final stop will be at a primary healthcare center where GP’s and other professionals organize health care in the neighborhood.

3. Disease specific networks and integrated care: ParkinsonNet Nijmegen

During this site-visit we will be introduced to ParkinsonNet and its collaborating healthcare organizations. We will learn how this organization develops an integrated care model for clients with Parkinson’s’ disease.

In ParkinsonNet, over 3,000 medical and allied health professionals are collaborating with the goal to guarantee the best possible care for people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. ParkinsonNet uses an unique model in which quality of life, quality of care and the self-management of the patient are its primary aims.

Once we are familiar with the case of ParkinsonNet we will look at disease specific networks in a broader sense. We will discussed the lessons learned and the conditions and dilemma’s for the organization of disease specific networks.

We look forward to welcome you at the ParkinsonNet coordination center at the Radboud MC and discuss how we can strengthen disease specific networks using the learned lessons of ParkinsonNet and your experiences and knowledge.

4. Integrated care and prevention: neighborhood initiatives in Oss

In the neighborhood Ruwaard in Oss, citizens, (care)organizations and the municipality collaborate in the development of social initiatives. All stakeholders work together in achieving their common goals: ‘A vital neighborhood in which citizens experience better (positive) health at lower costs.

After our arrival, the different stakeholders will introduce us to this neighborhood project and their perspective on it. After this we will go for a walk and visit the neighborhood home, this is the location where people, organizations and activities come together in an accessible and easily approachable way, and a care facility located in the neighborhood.

Before our return to Utrecht we will discuss how the municipality and residents work together in this initiative, what the learned lessons and organizational preconditions are and how it helps prevention and better health in the municipality of Oss.

5. Green Care Farm: dementia care with an affinity for the outdoors

You are very welcome to join the site visit to De Port in Kelpen-Oler. ‘De Port’, in the south of the Netherlands, offers adult day care services as well as 24-hour nursing home care. Interestingly, ‘De Port’ is not only a care facility, it is also a dairy farm. As such, ‘De Port’ is one of the about 1000 so-called green care farms in the Netherlands, being farms that combine agricultural activities with care services for a variety of client groups, including people with dementia.

People with dementia have access to several in and outdoor environments including gardens, farm yards and stables. They are encouraged to participate in a diverse range of meaningful and stimulating activities such as helping with animal care, harvesting greens from the vegetable patch or assisting in the kitchen.

This visit includes a guided tour at De Port. During the site visit you will get an impression of life on this green care farm, you will see how the residents live, experience how the daytime activities are organized and learn how care professionals, volunteers and clients work together. If you would like to visit the countryside of the Netherlands in spring and learn about integration of health care services, social care services and agriculture, we would like to invite you to join this site visit!

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Details:
When: May 22nd, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: start and end in Utrecht
Costs: €150 (this includes transport, a full day program and lunch)
Booking: Book through the ICIC18 registration form

Themes

Value-Based Integrated Care

  • Enhancing the value of care to people
  • Restructuring care delivery across sectors
  • Improving system efficiency and health outcomes
  • Measuring & evaluating costs and outcomes
  • Utilising health care information technology

Population Health Management

  • Tackling inequalities and the social determinants of health
  • Improving population health outcomes
  • Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs)
  • Risk stratification & Big Data
  • Strategy development, partnerships & leadership

Engaging and Empowering People and Communities

  • Positive Health
  • Co-designing care delivery with the community
  • Health literacy and supported self-management
  • Community capacity building: the role of informal carers and volunteers
  • Patients as Owners of their Health Care Data

Funding Integrated Care

  • New models of funding and payments
  • Social investment in health
  • Outcomes-based commissioning
  • Measuring & evaluating costs and outcomes
  • Business models

Vulnerable Populations and Populations at Risk

  • Frail Elderly, Dementia and& End of Life Care
  • Children and Young People
  • Mental Health Care
  • People with Complex Co-morbidity
  • Drug and Alcohol Users
  • Refugee and Asylum Seekers
  • Remote and Rural Populations
  • Indigenous Communities, Ethnic and Racial Minorities

Primary Care in an Integrated System

  • Multidisciplinary Primary and Community Care Teams
  • Care co-ordination & care transitions
  • Intermediate care
  • Innovation in General Practice and Community Services
  • Integration between hospital, community and primary care services
  • The role of Pharmacy and Pharmacists

Presenter Briefings

Here you will find speaker and poster presenter guidelines to support with your participation

Please note the following deadlines:

  • Confirm the title and presenter details ASAP
  • Register presenter place before Friday, 16 March (if you cannot make this deadline please notify us so that we do not remove you from the programme)
  • Send you photo and biography before Friday, 30 March
  • Make suggested amendment to your abstract for publication in IJIC before Friday, 30 March

Timings:

  • Oral Paper: 20 Minutes (15 presentation, 5 questions)
  • Oral Poster Presentation: 5 minutes (no question time)*
  • Workshop: Please refer to your workshop leader
  • Display Posters: No presentation time, posters on display only

Printing Poster

If you wish to have your poster printed and delivered to the venue you can do so by uploading your poster to Printerette and following the steps below

Please follow the following steps:

  • Choose A0 poster
  • Please ensure to fill ‘ICIC18’ under the reference field when you make your booking to ensure your poster will be delivered to the venue prior to the conference
  • Please select pick up, no need to pay for delivery fees, as all posters with ICIC18 reference will be delivered to the venue free of charge.

*Oral Poster presenters must also display a poster

For all enquiries and submissions relating to speaker and poster presentations please contact us at ICIC18@integratedcarefoundation.org

Registration

Non Member Normal Rate
€998
IFIC Normal Rate
€817
Non Member Discounted Rate
€877
IFIC Discounted Rate
€696
Non Member Student Rate
€393
IFIC Student Rate
€333
Low and Middle Income Countries
€303

Avail of a 10% reduction on all delegates fees with our early bird promotion use the discount code “EARLYBIRD”. This is available until Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Accommodation

NH Hotel ****
This hotel is located right next to the tram station with a direct link to the Conference Venue. The NH Utrecht hotel sits right in the heart of this historic city. It’s very near to Utrecht Central train station, and is within easy reach of the city centre. The hotel is one of the highest buildings in Utrecht – it’s 21 stories high and enjoys fabulous views over the city. The hotel has 276 spacious guestrooms, which are decorated in fresh, light colours. Standard rooms have flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and coffee and tea-making facilities. The Junior Suite also has a separate living room. The ground-floor bar serves Dutch and international cuisine throughout the day and in the evening a selection of cocktails are also available. In the summer months, you can enjoy these on the outdoor terrace. And if you need to work it off, there’s always the gym.
8.6 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 146.00 per room per night *** Limited Availability ***
Double Room Euro 162.00 per room per night *** FULL ***

Park Plaza Hotel Utrecht ****
Park Plaza Utrecht offers 120 spacious, air-conditioned rooms, near Utrecht Central Station. At Park Plaza Utrecht, the friendly hotel team is ready to introduce you to the finest in hospitality with amenities like a fully equipped business centre, free Wi-Fi and concierge services. Stressful day? Step into the sauna or fitness centre to unwind. A range of first-class services make Park Plaza Utrecht one of the city’s most desired hotels, ideal for weekend getaways or travelling on business. Besides top-of-the-line amenities, Park Plaza Utrecht also provides excellent dining right on site at Restaurant Plein 50 and at Bar & Brasserie Plein 50. Either of these options makes an excellent site to host colleagues for a bite to eat. If you prefer to relax in your room, just ask for room service, and we’ll gladly bring your choices right to your door.
8.5 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 146.00 per room per night *** FULL ***
Double Room Euro 173.00 per room per night *** FULL ***

Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre ****
This hotel is in the heart of the historical city of Utrecht. Only 300 metres from Utrecht Central Station, very near the Oudegracht canal and just 90 metres from TivoliVredenburg. This makes the hotel the ideal base for experiencing Utrecht.
9.4 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 149.00 per room per night *** FULL ***
Double Room Euro 176.50 per room per night *** FULL ***

Fletcher Hotel Nieuwegein ****
The Fletcher Hotel Utrecht Nieuwegein is close to the A2 motorway, just ten kilometres from the historic city of Utrecht. With culture and nature within reach, this hotel is an ideal base if you want to enjoy your free time. The hotel offers everything you expect from a 4-star hotel: character, calm, culinary treats and luxury facilities. The hotel has 82 modern rooms, a gourmet à la carte restaurant, bar, sauna, indoor pool and gym. You can be in the historic city centre of Utrecht within 15 minutes. Here you will discover how much shopping there is to be done, and many a cosy terrace cafe on the Neude or Janskerkhof. It goes without saying that you cannot miss a visit to the popular Domtoren.
3.2 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 155.00 per room per night
Double Room Euro 165.00 per room per night
The Fletcher Hotel room rates include 2 dinners for a 3 nights min. stay. By booking this hotel, you agree that the hotel will contact you via the email address provided to book your dinners.

Ibis Hotel ***
This ibis is situated in Utrecht next to the A2/A12 motorway and 2 km from the Jaarbeursplein and Hoog Catharijne shopping centre. It features a bar, free parking and a restaurant serving International cuisine. The hotel is situated opposite a bus stop and is 500 m from the 24 Oktoberplein Zuid Tram Stop. The centre of Utrecht, which offers sights including the Domkerk, is only 3 km away. The rooms at ibis Utrecht have modern décor, a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Utrecht ibis includes 24-hour reception and free public on-site parking. The hotel also offers a packed lunch service.
7.0 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 125.00 per room per night
Double Room Euro 136.00 per room per night

Court Hotel ****
A modern surprise situated in the monumental former courthouse and located in the “treasure chamber” of Utrecht: the Museum Quarter. A hotel with a rich history, carefully renovated to the exceed the needs of the modern guest. The monumental façade of the old courthouse hides a world of surprising design, with a wink to its history. Court Hotel City Centre Utrecht boasts 27 trendy and tasteful rooms. The light rooms with high comfort boxspring beds offer ultimate relaxation after a stressful day at work or exploring what Utrecht has to offer.
10.0 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 184.00 per room per night *** FULL ***
Double Room Euro 199.00 per room per night *** FULL ***

Eye Hotel ****
Eye Hotel has a rich history which dates back to the 17th century. From city mansion, to the temporary location of the local eye hospital, of which the famous Dutch ophthalmologist Franciscus Cornelis Donders, was co-founder. They worked hard to transform this building into what it is now, an exceptional hotel. Eye Hotel has 36 rooms, which are all unique, practical, surprising, authentic and outstanding. The down to earth service and “eye for detail” make Eye Hotel one of the best places to stay when visiting Utrecht. Let us look after you!
11.5 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 184.00 per room per night *** FULL ***
Double Room Euro 199.00 per room per night *** FULL ***

Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht ****
Set in Utrecht, within a 3.1 km radius of Conference Center Domstad and Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht offers accommodation with a fitness centre and free WiFi throughout the property. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a bath, free toiletries and a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom fitted with a hairdryer, while some rooms at the hotel also provide guests with a seating area. All guest rooms at Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht feature air conditioning and a wardrobe. The spa and wellness centre offers a sauna. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at this hotel.
3.3 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 168.00 per room per night *** FULL ***
Double Room Euro 184.00 per room per night *** FULL ***

Van der Valk Hotel Houten ****
Van der Valk Hotel Houten Utrecht is housed in a tower building, rising up to a height of 60 m. All hotel rooms benefit from air conditioning, comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. An extensive breakfast is served each morning. Weather permitting, lunch and dinner can be served outside on the sun terrace. Just like in the trendy bar, you can relax here and have an after-dinner drink. Van der Valk Hotel Houten Utrecht is easily accessed by public transport as well as by car. Located near the A27 motorway, the many attractions of Utrecht are easily reached. The city centre is a 15-minute drive away.
10.0 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 156.00 per room per night
Double Room Euro 172.00 per room per night

Van der Valk Hotel de Bilt Utrecht ****
Van der Valk de Bilt-Utrecht is a 4-star hotel nearby the beautiful forests Houdringse bossen. The hotel rooms are well-appointed and have a private bathroom with a bath. An extensive breakfast buffet is available in the morning. The Van der Valk de Bilt-Utrecht’s restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily. In the conservatory guests can enjoy a cup of coffee. At this hotelyou can benefit from free parking and an indoor swimming pool. The centre of Utrecht is can be reached within 15 minutes by car or public transport. Jaarbeurs Conference Centre is 20 minutes away by car. The motorway is 3 km from the property.
13.5 km from NBC Congress Centre

Room rates:
Single Room Euro 129.00 per room per night *** FULL*** 
Double Room Euro 144.00 per room per night *** FULL***

Find out more information and book your accommodation here on the registration page

Logistics

Conference Venue

NBC Congrescentrum
Blokhoeve 1,
3438 LC Nieuwegein,
The Netherlands

How to get to the venue? 

There is a tram service from Utrecht City Centre. Access by public transport departs from Jaarbeursplein Utrecht and you take the express tram to Nieuwegein – Zuid or IJsselstein. These leave every 7 minutes. After about 15 minutes you get off at the Zuilenstein stop.You cross the road immediately and the NBC Congress Center is right in front of you. You can not miss the striking orange tower.
Detailed joining instructions including maps on how to reach the conference centre will be sent to all delegates shortly before the conference.

Drinks Reception

Museum Speelklokafter
Steenweg 6
3511JP Utrecht
The Netherlands

The Museum Speelklokafter is located in the town centre of Utrecht and delegates should make their way by public transport to the museum once the conference concludes.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner will take place at the conference Venue
Tickets for the gala dinner can still be purchased through the registration system.

The 2018 dress code will be Business Formal:
• For Men: Business Suit, Dress Shirt and Tie
• For Women: Suit, business-style dress, dress with jacket or cocktail dress.

Printing Poster 

If you wish to have your poster printed and delivered to the venue you can do so by uploading your poster to Printerette and following the steps below

Please follow the following steps:

  • Choose A0 poster
  • Please ensure to fill ‘ICIC18’ under the reference field when you make your booking to ensure your poster will be delivered to the venue prior to the conference
  • Please select pick up, no need to pay for delivery fees, as all posters with ICIC18 reference will be delivered to the venue free of charge.

Organizing Committee

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 Jeroen Struijs
Senior Researcher
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Jeroen Struijs, Ph.D., M.Sc., a 2013-14 Dutch Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a senior researcher at the Department of Quality of Care and Health Economics, Centre of Prevention, Nutrition and Health Services, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, where he has been conducting research since 2000. Prior to his work in health policy, Struijs was a practicing physiotherapist. Struijs’ research covers a broad range of topics surrounding payment reform and innovations in the organization of health care systems, particularly in primary care. His recent work has looked at the effects of bundled payments – newly introduced into the Dutch health care system – on the health care delivery process, quality of care, and health care expenditures. Jeroen has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Health Affairs, Health Policy, and New England Journal of Medicine. He is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care, and board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. Struijs holds a Ph.D. degree in health services research from University of Amsterdam, and two master’s degrees – one in health sciences from Maastricht University, and one in health services research from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Professor Henk Nies
Member of the Executive Board,
Vilans, Utrecht

Professor of Organisation and Policy in Long-term Care, Vrije University, Amsterdam Dr. Henk Nies is member of the Executive Board of Vilans, the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Long-Term Care. Moreover, he is professor of Organisation and Policy Development in Long-term Care at the Zonnehuis Special Chair at the VU University of Amsterdam. Furthermore, he is member of the Quality Council at the National Health Care Institute of the Netherlands. Throughout his career he has worked at the edge of policy, practice and research. He was involved in various national and international projects on long-term care and integrated care. He has worked on many national innovation and improvement programmes in long-term care, in various cases as a project-leader. His field of interest is inter-organisational collaboration and innovation, as well as quality management. In his international work, he was scientific director of CARMEN – the Care and Management of Services for Older People in Europe Network, a project supported by the European Commission (FP5). Moreover, he was a member of the scientific management team of the INTERLINKS-project, a project on health systems and long-term care for older people in Europe. Henk was also one of the founders of Eurocarers, the European association working for carers.

Professor Guus Schrijvers
Health Policy and Economics Expert

Guus Schrijvers (1949) studied cum laude in 1973 at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 1980 he graduated in Maastricht with a thesis in the Regionalization and Funding of the English, Swedish and Dutch healthcare.From 1987 – 2012 he held the Public Health Chair at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht, with the task of Structure and Functioning of the Health Care. He published numerous books and articles on care innovation. His scientific attention has been devoted to integrated care, transmural care, regional vision, managed care, emergency care, juvenile health care, integrated mental health and disease management. As a teacher, he acquired extensive experience in providing postgraduate education and advising organizations in the field of cooperation between institutions, strategic policy, financial management and quality policy. Together with twenty employees, he evaluated about thirty smaller and larger care innovations. He has also written for many international publications. Together with foreign partners, he compares care innovations and integrated care in the Netherlands, England, Denmark, Canada and Germany. His weekly newsletters are reported to thousands of colleagues with current and international news. Guus was Co-Founder of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and Chairperson until 2017.

Dr Viktoria Stein
Director of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr Viktoria Stein, Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Director of Educationand 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.

Mirella Minkman
Vice-Chair and Secretary
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Mirella is the Director Innovation & Research, Vilans, National Center of Expertise in long term care, The Netherlands Distinguished Professor, Innovation of the organisation and governance of long term integrated care, University of Tilburg/TIAS, the Netherlands Since 2016 Mirella holds a chair at TIAS/Tilburg University on the innovation of the organization and governance of integrated long term care. Her research focusses on new forms of organization and governance regarding the leadership, accountability and ways to purchase integrated person centered care, and what values lies beneath them. The focus is on both the organization of integrated care on the client level as on the collaboration in chains and networks. Mirella has been with Vilans since 2007, where she was the director of the Quality and Innovation in Elderly care department, the coordinator of the National Care for Better Program and involved in the coordination of the National Dementia Program. Since 2013 she is the director of the Research and Innovation department of Vilans, which executes a large number of innovative and practice oriented (international) research on topics like person centered care, integrated care, organisation and governance of care and innovation in care for instance by using e-health. She specialised in integrated care and completed a PhD on integrated care which won the EHMA Karolinski Research Award 2012. Her research resulted in the Development Model for Integrated Care which is being used in a large number of practices, care standards and projects in the Netherlands and abroad for improving integrated care. Further research of her focuses on the governance of integrated care and what this means for new roles, relations and leadership.

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
Chairman
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).

Helmut Hildebrandt
Treasurer
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Helmut Hildebrandt is CEO of OptiMedis AG, a german management and investment company that co-operates with doctors, hospitals, health insurance funds and pharmaceutical and medical industry to provide entire regions with integrated (full-service) health care solutions. It analyzes health care data and performs independent, data-based real-life care research and makes the results available for the integrated provision of health care services. He is also CEO of Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH, a management company for integrated health care in Haslach / Germany. It manages and coordinates medical care in a pre-defined area for over 31.000 people insured by the public health insurance companies AOK and LKK Baden-Württemberg. Besides Helmut Hildebrandt is co-chair of the “Heinrich Boell Foundation”, a policy thinktank being near to the Green Party in Germany. He is also board member of the German Managed Care Association (BMC) and the International Foundation for Integrated Care. Helmut Hildebrandt gathers more than 30 years of experience in the health care arena. He holds a pharma-cy diploma from Philipps-University, Marburg / Germany, and has worked intensively with the World Health Organisation (Copenhagen) and in health sciences with the University of Hamburg. He also was responsible for a study in health care systems for the Stanford University and an Evaluation of medical laboratories in Germany for an Australian investor besides around 200 other consulting engagements for ministries, profes-sional associations, hospital systems and physician networks. Helmut Hildebrandt consulted the German ministry of health in the 2000 health care reform regarding the integration and coordination of health care. He has published more than 200 papers on health and disease management, managed care, health care policy and integrated delivery systems.

Keynote Speakers

Jodeme Goldhar
Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation
The Change Foundation

Jodeme joined The Change Foundation in April 2017 as Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation. In this role, she is responsible for facilitating our strategic focus, creating more international relationships and examining opportunities beyond our current priorities to inform policy and practice in Ontario. She brings over 20 years of experience in the Ontario health care and health policy sector and is an adjunct lecturer and co-instructor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Most recently Jodeme was the Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning and previously Lead, Health System Integration for Complex Populations and Primary Care at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre. In those roles, Jodeme worked locally and internationally with government, organizations and providers across the health system, clients and families. She has also acted as principal and co-principal investigator on a number of research initiatives to inform policy and practice in Ontario. Jodeme has been a groundbreaker in driving integration based on lived experiences of clients and caregivers, which has informed new models of care, influenced policy and has been used to inform care delivery in other countries. Jodeme’s leadership at the Toronto Central CCAC was instrumental in achieving the following awards:

  • Minister’s Medal Honour Roll for Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for Integrated Care for Older Adults, 2013
  • Minister’s Medal for the Integrated Palliative Care program, 2014
  • Canadian Home Care Association’s National High Impact Practices award, 2014 and 2016
  • Patient Commando’s Ten Canadian Women Transforming Health Care award
  • Jodeme holds master’s degrees in both Social Work and Health Science in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and is a graduate of the Advanced Health Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management and the Creating Shared Value Executive Program at Harvard Business School.

Eric Coleman 
Head Division of Health Care Policy & Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Coleman is the Director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of care “handoffs”. Please visit www.caretransitions.org Dr. Coleman serves as the Executive Director of the Practice Change Leaders–a national program to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. Please visit www.changeleaders.org Dr. Coleman was recognized with a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship for his work in bridging innovation and practice through enhancing the role of patients and family caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions.

Tine Rostgaard
Research Professor,
VIVE – Danish Center for Applied Social Science

Tine Rostgaard is a Research Professor at VIVE – Danish center for applied social science. She specialises in national and international policy analysis and evaluation of welfare and social care for children and older people. Tine holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy Studies from the Southern Danish University, Odense, Denmark, following studies at LSE, England, 2004.

She is Head of ReAble – international research network on reablement in long-term care for older people; co-editor of Ageing and society book series at Frydenlund publishing house, member of National research center on public-private cooperation ‘COPS’, member of the international researcher network ‘Nordic Marketisation in Care’ (NorMaCare); member of the review panel for FORTE Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare; with Milan Polytechnic organizing the international ‘Transforming Care conference series’.

Bastiaan Bloem
Medical Director & Consultant Neurologist,
Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen

He received his medical degree, with honours, at Leiden University Medical Centre in 1993 and obtained his PhD degree in 1994. He trained as a neurologist between 1994 and 2000, also at Leiden University Medical Centre. He received additional training as a movement disorders specialist during fellowships at The Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale, California, and at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. In September 2008, he was appointed professor of neurology, with movement disorders as special area of interest.

Professor Bloem is on the editorial board for several national and international journals, and has published over 675 publications, including more than 500 peer-reviewed international papers. He is past president of the International Society for Gait and Postural Research. He recently became an Officer (secretary-elect) for the Movement Disorder Society. From 2009 until September 2017, he was part of the board of ZonMw (The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development). In 2011, he was elected the National Healthcare Hero by the Dutch Ministry of Health and Citizen of the Year for the city of Nijmegen in 2012. He has just been appointed to serve on the Executive Scientific Advisory Board of The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

In 2002, Professor Bloem founded and became medical director of the Parkinson Centre Nijmegen (ParC), which was recognised from 2005 onwards as a centre of excellence for Parkinson’s disease. Together with Dr Marten Munneke, he also developed ParkinsonNet, an innovative healthcare concept that now consists of 70 professional networks for Parkinson’s disease patients, covering all of The Netherlands (www.parkinsonnet.nl). Because of the evidence-based quality improvement and significant cost reduction, ParkinsonNet has received multiple awards, including the Best Pearl for Healthcare Innovation prize in 2011. In 2015, ParkinsonNet was awarded with the Value-Based Health Care Prize.

Professor Bloem has two main research interests: cerebral compensatory mechanisms, especially in the field of gait and balance; and healthcare innovation, aiming to develop and scientifically evaluate patient-centred collaborative care. He also values the publication of remarkable observations in single patients.

Machteld Huber 
Institute for Positive Health

Machteld Huber, MD PhD, former GP, became a researcher after her own experience as a patient. She formulated a new dynamic concept of health to replace the static WHO definition. In elaborating this concept she discovered the broad perception of health, as perceived by patients.

To honour the patients view and avoid confusion she named this perception ‘Positive Health’, which is visualized in six dimensions of a spider web. This approach meets broad recognition among professionals and patients.

In 2015 she initiated the Institute for Positive Health (iPH) to support the implementation of this concept in healthcare and public health. Machteld Huber was rewarded with the ZonMw Pearl in 2012 and elected as most influential person in public health in 2015.

Gregg Meyer
Chief Clinical Officer
Partners Healthcare System, Boston

Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, is the Chief Clinical Officer of the Partners Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts, responsible for overall direction, operations, and management of system aspects of healthcare delivery throughout the Partners Healthcare delivery system.

Dr. Meyer is also a Professor of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr Meyer previously served as the Chief Clinical Officer and Executive Vice-President for Population Health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and held leadership positions at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) where he served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Union College and magna cum laude graduate of Albany Medical College. He earned a Masters degree at Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In addition, he holds a masters degree from the Department of Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and served as a fellow in the U. S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee’s health office.

Carole Ann Alloway
Caregiver and Co-founder
Family Caregivers Voice

Carole Ann Alloway is a retired Human Resources Manager, mother of four and grandmother of seven. Carole Ann became a full-time caregiver for her husband, Bill, who had ten operations in a 7-year period. During this period, Bill’s gastrointestinal issues progressively worsened, and he developed heart failure. She has witnessed first-hand the gaps in the health care and home care systems. Together with Sara Shearkhani, another caregiver, they have co-founded Family Caregivers Voice. Sara and Carole Ann receive invitations to speak at health conferences, hospitals, home care agencies, etc. to share their experiences, while raising awareness of the importance of making the caregiver an integral part of the health care team. Both Sara and Carole Ann work closely with The Change Foundation, Health Quality Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and various hospitals and Local Health Integration Networks. Carole Ann recently won a Heroes in the Home award from the Toronto Central LHIN. Carole Ann and Sara were recently successful in acquiring a $3M grant with Bridgepoint Hospital from The Change Foundation to improve the caregiver experience from hospital to home and beyond. Carole Ann is now working with The Change Foundation on a series of videos based on her Caregiver Wish List, in an effort to improve the caregiver experience in Ontario.

Family Caregivers Voice is a caregiver-led group dedicated to educating caregivers on their journey and educating the health care system on the importance of including caregivers in the conversation. They believe that by improving the life of the caregiver, the patient will achieve their best outcome. They work with healthcare professionals to engage caregivers in co-design of the system. Sara Shearkhani and Carole Ann Alloway are caregivers and co-founders of FCV, working with key organizations in Ontario (HQO, MOHLTC, The Change Foundation, local LHINs etc. ) to shed light on caregiver issues and have been featured in many articles and videos.

Scientific Committee

Dr Viktoria Stein
Director of Education and Training
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr Viktoria Stein, Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Director 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.

Professor Henk Nies
Member of the Executive Board, Vilans,
Utrecht Professor of Organisation and Policy in Long-term Care,
Vrije University, Amsterdam

Dr. Henk Nies is member of the Executive Board of Vilans, the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Long-Term Care. Moreover, he is professor of Organisation and Policy Development in Long-term Care at the Zonnehuis Special Chair at the VU University of Amsterdam. Furthermore, he is member of the Quality Council at the National Health Care Institute of the Netherlands.

Throughout his career he has worked at the edge of policy, practice and research. He was involved in various national and international projects on long-term care and integrated care. He has worked on many national innovation and improvement programmes in long-term care, in various cases as a project-leader.

His field of interest is inter-organisational collaboration and innovation, as well as quality management. In his international work, he was scientific director of CARMEN – the Care and Management of Services for Older People in Europe Network, a project supported by the European Commission (FP5). Moreover, he was a member of the scientific management team of the INTERLINKS-project, a project on health systems and long-term care for older people in Europe. Henk was also one of the founders of Eurocarers, the European association working for carers.

Dr Jeroen Struijs
Senior Researcher
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Jeroen Struijs, Ph.D., M.Sc., a 2013-14 Dutch Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a senior researcher at the Department of Quality of Care and Health Economics, Centre of Prevention, Nutrition and Health Services, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, where he has been conducting research since 2000.

Prior to his work in health policy, Struijs was a practicing physiotherapist. Struijs’ research covers a broad range of topics surrounding payment reform and innovations in the organization of health care systems, particularly in primary care. His recent work has looked at the effects of bundled payments – newly introduced into the Dutch health care system – on the health care delivery process, quality of care, and health care expenditures.

Jeroen has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Health Affairs, Health Policy, and New England Journal of Medicine. He is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care, and board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. Struijs holds a Ph.D. degree in health services research from University of Amsterdam, and two master’s degrees – one in health sciences from Maastricht University, and one in health services research from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Jodeme Goldhar
Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation
The Change Foundation

Jodeme joined The Change Foundation in April 2017 as Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation. In this role, she is responsible for facilitating our strategic focus, creating more international relationships and examining opportunities beyond our current priorities to inform policy and practice in Ontario.

She brings over 20 years of experience in the Ontario health care and health policy sector and is an adjunct lecturer and co-instructor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Most recently Jodeme was the Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning and previously Lead, Health System Integration for Complex Populations and Primary Care at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre.

In those roles, Jodeme worked locally and internationally with government, organizations and providers across the health system, clients and families. She has also acted as principal and co-principal investigator on a number of research initiatives to inform policy and practice in Ontario. Jodeme has been a groundbreaker in driving integration based on lived experiences of clients and caregivers, which has informed new models of care, influenced policy and has been used to inform care delivery in other countries. Jodeme’s leadership at the Toronto Central CCAC was instrumental in achieving the following awards:

  • Minister’s Medal Honour Roll for Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for Integrated Care for Older Adults, 2013
  • Minister’s Medal for the Integrated Palliative Care program, 2014
  • Canadian Home Care Association’s National High Impact Practices award, 2014 and 2016
  • Patient Commando’s Ten Canadian Women Transforming Health Care award
  • Jodeme holds master’s degrees in both Social Work and Health Science in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and is a graduate of the Advanced Health Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management and the Creating Shared Value Executive Program at Harvard 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.

Prof Guus Schrijvers
Health Policy and Economics Expert

Guus Schrijvers (1949) studied cum laude in 1973 at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 1980 he graduated in Maastricht with a thesis in the Regionalization and Funding of the English, Swedish and Dutch healthcare. From 1987 – 2012 he held the Public Health Chair at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht, with the task of Structure and Functioning of the Health Care.

He published numerous books and articles on care innovation. His scientific attention has been devoted to integrated care, transmural care, regional vision, managed care, emergency care, juvenile health care, integrated mental health and disease management. As a teacher, he acquired extensive experience in providing postgraduate education and advising organizations in the field of cooperation between institutions, strategic policy, financial management and quality policy. Together with twenty employees, he evaluated about thirty smaller and larger care innovations.

He has also written for many international publications. Together with foreign partners, he compares care innovations and integrated care in the Netherlands, England, Denmark, Canada and Germany. His weekly newsletters are reported to thousands of colleagues with current and international news. Guus was Co-Founder of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and Chairperson until 2017.

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.

 

Mirella Minkman
Vice-Chair and Secretary
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Mirella is the Director Innovation & Research, Vilans, National Center of Expertise in long term care, The Netherlands Distinguished Professor, Innovation of the organisation and governance of long term integrated care, University of Tilburg/TIAS, the Netherlands Since 2016 Mirella holds a chair at TIAS/Tilburg University on the innovation of the organization and governance of integrated long term care. Her research focusses on new forms of organization and governance regarding the leadership, accountability and ways to purchase integrated person centered care, and what values lies beneath them. The focus is on both the organization of integrated care on the client level as on the collaboration in chains and networks.

Mirella has been with Vilans since 2007, where she was the director of the Quality and Innovation in Elderly care department, the coordinator of the National Care for Better Program and involved in the coordination of the National Dementia Program. Since 2013 she is the director of the Research and Innovation department of Vilans, which executes a large number of innovative and practice oriented (international) research on topics like person centered care, integrated care, organisation and governance of care and innovation in care for instance by using e-health.

She specialised in integrated care and completed a PhD on integrated care which won the EHMA Karolinski Research Award 2012. Her research resulted in the Development Model for Integrated Care which is being used in a large number of practices, care standards and projects in the Netherlands and abroad for improving integrated care. Further research of her focuses on the governance of integrated care and what this means for new roles, relations and leadership.

 

Dr. Albert Alonso
Chairman
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. Anne Hendry
Clinical Lead for Integrated Care Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Honorary Professor Anne Hendry, University of the West of Scotland Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scottish Government Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow Senior Advisor, Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh Anne is a geriatrician, stroke physician and Clinical Lead for Integrated Care in Scotland where she led two at scale Transformation programmes on Long Term Conditions and Reshaping Care for Older People. As one of 3 national Clinical Leads for Quality she helped develop the 2020-Vision for Quality , an integrated approach to clinical and care governance, and a framework for quality assurance in Managed Clinical Networks. In all of these roles she has promoted person centred anticipatory care, co-production, self management, and assets based community capacity building approaches.

As an Ambassador for the ALLIANCE Academy , Anne helped ensure the voice of people with lived experience informed policy, practice and action plans such as Many Conditions One Life and Active and Healthy Ageing. She is an advisor to the EU funded project INNOVCARE which is developing a holistic personalised care pathway for families affected by rare diseases. Anne was on the advisory board for the European Joint Action on Chronic Disease and leads a work package in ADVANTAGE: the Joint Action on Frailty involving 22 European Member States.

As a Senior Associate with IFIC, Anne has spoken on integrated care at many international conferences and seminars. She recently formalised the IFIC Scotland collaboration within a new International Centre for Integrated Care (IC4IC) hosted by the University of the West of Scotland. Developments include a new Masters in Leading People Centred Integrated Care. Anne is working with WHO Geneva to develop a practice brief on continuity and coordination of care and is on the Technical Advisory Committee for the IntegratedCare4People Platform. She has supported WHOs Regional Office for Europe in their work to create a network to support health systems transformation and contributed to a mission to Greece in 2016. Anne has provided advisory support for Health Ministries in Australia, New Zealand, Estonia and Brazil (Sao Paulo and Salvador regions) working with colleagues from IFIC, the InterAmerican Development Bank, and the World Bank. Contact: anne.hendry@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk Link to one of her presentations: https://vimeo.com/157928397

Prof. Dirk Ruwaard
Chair
Department of Health Services Research,
Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI)
Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Prof. Dirk Ruwaard is chair of the Department of Health Services Research of the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Prior to his assignment at Maastricht University, he was director of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands (2006-2010) as well as deputy-director general Public Health at this Ministry.

In this capacity he was responsible for a number of policy issues in the field of health promotion, disease prevention, infectious diseases policy, disaster management and policy on medical ethics. Before that he represented the ministry in the US and Canada in the broad field of public health, health care and welfare (2003-2006). Most time of his career (1989-2003) he worked in several positions at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and was responsible for research on prevention, health and health care. He then also founded the Centre for Public Health Forecasting (VTV) making knowledge accessible to policymakers. He is a physician who obtained his medical degree cum laude in 1986.

Since 1993 he has been registered as ‘arts voor Maatschappij en Gezondheid’. His fields of interest are epidemiology, public health, chronic care, integrated care and health policy He wrote a dissertation with the title ‘Diabetes mellitus: from epidemiology to health policy’. He is (co-) author of numerous publications and chair or member of several committees in the field of prevention, public health and health care.

Dr. Isabelle Fabbricotti
Associate Professor of Integrated Care
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management

Dr. Isabelle Fabbricotti is associate professor Integrated Care at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. At this moment she is also interim chair of the department Health Services Management and Organization.

Her main field of expertise is integrated care and new care arrangements such as integrated delivery systems, care-chains and franchising. Fabbricotti has extensive experience with the evaluation of large-scale, complex, and multidisciplinary interventions. She is and has been involved in experimental and intervention-focused studies in the field of care for the (frail) elderly, dementia, stroke, COPD and hip fractures.

She is currently working on projects for integrated care for frail elderly and elderly with dementia, the use of robotics in elderly and medical leadership.

 

Dr Ana Maria Miquel Gomez
General Practitioner,
Madrid Health Service

Professor and Researcher Innovation and Health Management Area of the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid Dr Ana Maria Miquel Gomez graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Autonomous University of Madrid where she specialized in Family and Community Medicine. Then went on to do a full Doctorate by the University of Madrid and Graduated with a Master’s in Management from IESE Business School: Healthcare Management Program. Currently, she works as a General Practician in a Health Center in Madrid, and she is Professor and Researcher in The Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, in the Innovation and health Management Chair.

She also cooperates with different organizations an and international projects related to chronicity and integrated care (ICARE4EU, JA-CHRODIS, the Spanish Ministry of health social services and equality). Nowadays, she is also collaborating with Berkeley University in a project of the John Wood Foundation Till December 2015 She was the Coordinator of the strategy for patients and chronic diseases in the community of Madrid an also, Deputy Manager of Planning and Quality of Primary Care Management of the Madrid Health Service. Prior to this Dr Miquel Gomez was Deputy Director for Management and Monitoring of Objectives in Primary Care DG Madrid, Medical Director of Primary Care Area 8 of Madrid and Medical Director of SUMMA 112 in Madrid.

She has been Professor of several Masters of Public Health Care, Quality and Management at the Autonomous University of Madrid, University Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid and University Complutense de Madrid. She is the main author of 17 scientific publications and between 150 communications, conferences and seminars in different Meetings and Congress, receiving 6 awards. She is expert in Quality management, Strategic Planning, Projects Development, and Evaluation.

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

Apostolos joined HERC as a senior researcher in January 2015. His current work includes the economic evaluation of integrated care models in diabetes, dementia and other chronic conditions (Oxford CLAHRC), hospital-at-home services in geriatric care (CGA trial), strategies to increase cervical screening uptake (STRATEGIC trial), and process changes in breast cancer screening (CO-OPS trial).

He is also principal investigator in Diabetes UK funded study that translates variation in the quality of diabetes care among general practices in England to lifetime health outcomes and costs. Prior to his current positon, Apostolos worked at the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Rotterdam. There, he was involved in observational (ZonMw-Disease management project) and cluster-RCT (RECODE trial) studies, in which he undertook the economic evaluation of several disease management programs in many different disease areas. He also investigated the cost-effectiveness of new professionals and new professional roles in integrated care in a FP7 European project (MUNROS project). Apostolos also worked as consultant at APE, a public economics consultancy located in The Hague.

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 is Associate Editor of BMC-Health Services Research and Editor of Athens Journal of Health. He also acts as a reviewer in several journals and leads the Health Economics in Integrated Care special interest group of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. He is also appointed as a fellow in Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

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.

Robin Miller
Deputy Director of the Health Services Management Centre
University of Birmingham

Robin is the Deputy Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham. An applied health and care researcher, he has a particular interest in new models of integrated and primary care and how to achieve transformation in practice. He co-ordinates and teaches on numerous leadership and management programmes for clinicians, managers and purchasers.

Robin is the Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care, an advisory group member of the European Primary Care Network, and a Fellow of the School for Social Care Research. Prior to his academic career Robin was a practitioner, manager and commissioner, and has served as a non-executive director and chair of trustees within housing and charitable sectors.

Henri De Ridder
Director-General
Health Insurance Department
National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance
Brussels

Henri De Ridder is Director-General of the Health Insurance Department at the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance, Brussels, Belgium since 17/10/2005. He graduated from the University of Ghent as a doctor in the medicine, surgery and obstetrics in 1976.

He was general practitioner in a primary health center from 1976 till 2000. He was counselor and deputy director in the cabinet of Ministers of Health and of Social Affairs from 1997 till 2005. He has large experience in public health policy, public administration, primary health care, social equity and equal access, chronic care, health insurance.

Prof David Perkins
Professor,
University of Newcastle

David Perkins is Professor of Rural Health Research and Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle which is located in Orange New South Wales. He is editor in chief of the Australian Journal of Rural Health and an editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care.

He has worked as senior health service manager in the UK and has held academic positions in England and Australia. He publishes in the fields of health service integration, service design and policy and is a member of the NSW Minster’s Advisory Committee on Rural Health. He is a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and leads IFIC Australia.

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


Igor Zabala Rementeria
Head of Integrated care and Chronicity Service,
Basque Health Service (BIOEF)

From 2010 to 2015, he is a member of the Office for the Strategy of Chronicity in Basque Health Service. From 2015 to now he is the head of Integrated care and Chronicity Service in the Basque Health Service Osakidetza which is the public health provider in the Basque Country.

Since 1993 to 2010 he worked as the head of training programs in the Basque Health Service. He has a Psychology degree, master in Human Resources and postgraduate in training programmes. His expertise goes with human resources development and management knowledge in health services as on the designing of training programs, especially for clinicians.

Koldo Piñera Elorriaga
Senior Technician,
Basque Health Service (BIOEF)

Bachelor in Business Administration and Diploma in Health Management, he is a senior technician at BIOEF, the Basque Foundation for Healthcare Innovation and Research, since 2010.

Previously he worked in the strategy consultancy sector, mainly for public organizations, and imparted Business Organization and Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Basque Country). He has been involved in several innovation projects together with Osakidetza-Basque Health Service and the Ministry of Health of the Basque Government.

His areas of interest include innovation implementation in healthcare organizations, patient empowerment, public engagement in health, healthcare systems performance information-systems, integrated care pathways and health and social care integration.

Date: 23-25 May 2018

Location: Utrecht Country: Netherlands

Cohosted by  

Supported By

Country Host’s:

Dr Jeroen Struijs
Senior Researcher,
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

 

 

Prof Henk Nies
Member of the Executive Board,
Vilans, Utrecht

Contact

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Marije Kraan T: +353 (0)16 486 130
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Miriam Curran T: +353 (0) 87 100 6866  E: miriamcurran@integratedcarefoundation.org

Sponsorship

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