ICIC21 Virtual Conference – May 2021
In 2021 the 21st International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC21) “Realising the true value of Integrated Care” will be run as a virtual conference, co-hosted with our hubs and collaborative centres IFIC Scotland, IFIC Australia, IFIC Ireland, IFIC Canada and IFIC Latin America. We have received a huge volume of feedback from our ICIC20 conference which took place in September and based on those suggestions we will be amending how the programme is designed and accessed to best suit a virtual format.
The main change from ICIC20 is that the conference will run across the whole month of May limited to Two hour sessions taking place across various time zones. On each day of the week, one of our 5 hubs in Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Canada and Latin America will host sessions.
Presenters will once again be asked to pre-record their content, however in this conference we will make those recordings available to delegates to access in their own time and will be posted to our Knowledge Tree after the conference to be accessed by a wider audience. During the live sessions successful authors will be asked to reduce the time of their presentation to key points and sessions will be run interactively hosted by one or two chairs who will lead a discussion with paper presenters for 90 minutes. This is much more enjoyable for the viewer and we hope to encourage more engagement from the audience for presenters by using this format.
Workshops will also be designed with the virtual audience in mind and our scientific coordinator will work with workshop leaders to ensure their session is appropriately designed to make the best use of digital technology and provides the best learning experience for attendees.
For our digital poster display we will reduce the number of accepted posters (as the volume with our previous conference caused issues with loading) and will include dedicated times for digital posters walks. Again improving the experience for poster presenters and attendees.
The scientific committee for this conference has been established from international experts who are leading in the field of Integrated Care, and they are accepting paper submissions on research, policy, practice or education and specifically relating to the 9 Pillars of Integrated Care until Friday, 29 January. The full abstract should be limited to 500 words.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal for Integrated Care (Impact Factor 2.753) and recordings of presentations and workshops and all digital posters will connected to the Knowledge Tree. Abstract Submission Guidelines are available to download below.
Special consideration is given to papers that can demonstrate active people involvement in either or all of design, implementation and evaluation!
Each abstract submitter is asked to choose one of the 9 Pillars that their paper is most relevant to, understanding that there will be overlap. This system will enable the programme committee and Special Interest Group leads, to group papers together in a way that works best for delegates to navigate the programme and maximize the learning opportunities.
The full abstract should be limited to 500 words.
9 Pillars of Integrated Care
1. Shared values and vision
2. Population health and care needs and local context
3. People as partners in health and care
4. Resilient communities and new alliances
5. Workforce capacity and capability
Patient and Carers can access all sessions for free by applying for a bursary pass.
*These fees are available to all those from lower- and middle-income (LMI) countries. Click here to see if the country you live in falls under this group.
To apply for a bursary pass please email ICIC@abbey.ie providing further information about your patient or carer experience and your interest in attending ICIC20 Virtual Edition.
The Scientific Committee is the regular advisory committee that oversees the development of the programme and ensures that it balances scientific, policy and practical knowledge and meets the expectations of the members of Integrated Care community and related professional networks.
The Scientific Committee for this conference is formed from almost 50 international experts, policy makers and patient representatives from all over the world and is coordinated by Dr Edelweiss Aldasoro. These Integrated Care experts are part of IFIC’s global network and are a key driver of the movement for change. Scientific Committee members are involved in our Hub’s, SIG’s, ERPIC and other work. We are very grateful for their continued support, you can find out more about the Scientific Committee here.
The Organising Committee leads the planning, organisation, implementation and assessment of the conference. The organising committee work alongside and supports the work of the Scientific Committee.
The Organising Committee for this conference is formed from IFIC’s core team led by Fiona Lyne, Conference Director and representatives from our co-hosts in our five Hubs, IFIC Scotland, IFIC Australia, IFIC Ireland, IFIC Canada and IFIC Latin America. Find out more about the Organising Committee here.