NACIC24 Calgary, Canada – 15-17 October 2024
The North American Conference on Integrated Care 2024
The North America Conference on Integrated Care (NACIC24) co-hosted with IFIC Canada, the North America Centre for Integrated Care and the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) and the Health System Performance Network at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto will take place in Calgary, Canada from 15-17 October 2024. With the overarching theme ‘Creating Health and Wellbeing through Integrated Care, the conference will bring together leaders, researchers, clinicians, managers, community representatives, patients and caregivers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and care. The conference is kindly supported by the Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Accreditation Canada.
The conference will be organised around three core themes, 1) Human-level transformation for collective impact 2) Community-enabled population health and wellbeing and 3) Integrated teams and systems: navigating complexity and change. Each theme demonstrates components of IFIC 9 Pillars of Integrated care.
There are also three cross-cutting priorities that are central to the NACIC24 conference. The areas include 1) health equity 2) patient and caregiver partnership and 3) evaluation. These areas are pivotal to research and practice to advance integrated care and population health. Rather than denote as an individual conference theme, these priorities cut across and are embedded within each of the core themes. Further the first two priority areas of health equity and patient and caregiver partnership will be explicitly considered within the program planning and abstract review and selection process.
The call for papers will open Spring 2024.
The International Scientific Committee (ICS) is made up of international experts from research, policy and practice and representatives from the host country. The ISC will lead the scientific process and will seek abstracts of good practice in research, policy, practice and education from around the world.
The International Scientific Committee (ICS) includes people with lived experience including patients and caregivers.
The Organising Committee leads the planning, organisation, implementation and assessment of the conference. The organising committee work alongside and supports the work of the International 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 IFIC Canada, and the Health System Performance Network at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and our conference partner Face2Face Events Management.
The Organising Committee includes patient and caregiver representation to support a patient, caregiver and family-centred focus on the design and delivery of the full conference programme.
NACIC24 is co-designed with patients and caregivers and achieves Patients Included designation. Special consideration is given to papers that demonstrate active people involvement and engagement in either or all of design, implementation and evaluation. Patient and Caregivers attend the conference for free, but we cannot cover accommodation and travel costs. We encourage papers from patient and caregivers, but also suggest that health and care researchers and practitioners should encourage patient and caregiver partners to co-present where appropriate and fund travel and accommodation costs if possible.
Health Standards Organization (HSO)