We are very pleased that the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care will take place in Sibenik,Croatia from 27-29 April 2020 . The conference is a partnership of the City of Zagreb, Health center Zagreb – Center, Libertas University, University of Zagreb and Ministarstvo zdravstva . 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.
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.
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.
Ass. Prof. Antonija Balenović
Health Care Center Zagreb
Nuclear Medicine at the University of Rijeka,
Editor of two Croatian Textbooks in Nuclear medicine. Published over 50 articles and book chapters, including two chapters in USA Textbook “Nuclear Oncology”. Invited lecturer on over 130 domestic and international congresses. Lecturer at University of Zagreb, University of Rijeka, private University „Libertas“ in Zagreb and European School of Nuclear Medicine. Participated in creating oncology guidelines in Croatia, in many international projects and professional trainings. Providing professional support for establishing first PET/CT diagnostic Center in Varna, Bulgaria.
Since 2014 director of the largest primary health center in Croatia. Participation in projects: 21 of which 11 are international (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, EIP on AHA, Reference Site „City of Zagreb“, mHealth Hub within the framework of the WHO ‘“Be Healthy, Be Mobile“, ITU and WHO workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health). Education and international professional training at numerous international courses and centers. Awards for the contribution to the development of Nuclear medicine in Bulgaria 2010 and for the development of Dentistry and Family medicine in Croatia 2017. Member of several Croatian Medical Associations and Working group for the Integration of Emergency Medicine of the Ministry of Health.
Health Center Zagreb
Vanja is a family medicine resident and a PhD student in Health center Zagreb – Center, Zagreb, Croatia. As a part of his roles, he assists in managing the involvement of Health center Zagreb – Center, the leading institution of EIP on AHA City of Zagreb Reference Site for Active and Healthy Ageing in various regional and EU projects linked to the topics of chronic disease prevention and management, multimorbidity, quality management in primary care, digital transformation of healthcare and primary care organization, family medicine research and integrated care.