NACIC2021 – 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care, Toronto, Canada
Innovation. Inspiration. Integration: Co-designing for health and wellbeing with individuals and communities
The 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care in association with the 6th World Congress on Integrated Care will be run as a virtual conference in partnership with the University of Toronto, KPMG Canada, HSPN and iCOACH from 4 – 7 October 2021. With the overarching theme ‘Co-designing for health and wellbeing with individuals and communities’, the conference will bring together leaders, researchers, clinicians, managers, citizens, patients and caregivers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.
The strategic advisory and scientific committee for this conference has been established from North America and international experts who are leading in the field of Integrated Care. They are now accepting paper submissions on research, policy, practice or education and specifically relating to the Conference Themes and the 9 Pillars of Integrated Care until Monday, 31 May. The full abstract should be limited to 500 words. All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (Impact Factor 2.753) and recordings of presentations and workshops and all digital posters will be connected to the Knowledge Tree. Abstract Submission Guidelines are available to download below.
Each abstract submitter is asked to choose one of the Conference Themes and which of the 9 pillars that their paper is most relevant to, understanding 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.
Special consideration is given to papers that can demonstrate active people involvement in either or all of design, implementation and evaluation!
Strategic Advisory Group
The Strategic Advisory Group is formed of experts, policy makers and patient representatives in Integrated Care from North American. These experts 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 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 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 University of Toronto, KPMG Canada, HSPN, iCOACH and Patients Included. Find out more about the Organising Committee here.