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National Forum on Integrated Care in Ireland (NFICI) 2019


Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Location: University College Dublin (UCD)

*** Registration is now OPEN***

*** Call for abstracts is open until Friday, 11 October ***

IFIC Ireland in association with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), the UCD Centre for Integrated Care and Improvement Studies (UCD CICIS) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland presents “Transforming Health and Social Care in Ireland: Delivering Lifelong People-centred Care” on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 in O’Reilly Hall University College Dublin.

The forum is attended by up to 300 delegates from across Ireland and Northern Ireland and includes Health and Social Care Services Mangers, Clinicians and System leads, Academics leading in the field of integrated care, and a wide range of not for profit patient representative organisations and private sector providers of care services.

A number of policy frameworks have been developed in recent years, including the development of Children’s Health Ireland, to support the movement towards a more coordinated and holistic approach to improving population health in Ireland. Particularly, the Sláintecare report, a ten- year strategy for health care and health policy in Ireland, emphasises the importance of integrated care and shifting care out of hospitals and into the primary and community settings, with timely access to quality, affordable care for all Ireland’s residents. Over a ten-year period, Slaintecare will deliver a universal health service that offers the right care, in the right place, at the right time, with a priority focus on developing primary and community services.

To make this happen, it is important that those at the forefront of taking integrated care forward are enabled to share their experience, success and failures with others. Spread and sustainability can be accelerated if innovators and leaders are supported to work together through which information and intelligence can be shared. This helps to avoid the same mistakes being made, can avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and can help build commitment by enabling leaders to work together in a community of practice.

This year’s forum once again offers that opportunity for mutual learning and will pay particular focus to providing quality care to all of Ireland’s residents from birth to end of life and especially for those who are most vulnerable.

The forum will again provide a space for highlighting examples of successful projects and approaches in Ireland and the forum invites those leading in the delivery of integrated health and social care programmes and initiatives to submit a short abstract in the form of a summary of no more than 500 words. If you are interested in show casing your work please submit a short abstract by Friday, 11 October.


A special rate of €99 is available for all HSE and HSCBNI staff and attendance is free for Not for Profit organisations and Patient and Carer representatives.

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Submit an Abstract

The forum invites examples of successful projects and initiatives to submit a short abstract. Accepted abstracts will appear in the programme as either an oral presentation (10 mins) or as a poster, as deemed appropriate by the scientific committee.

All abstracts should be relevant to the practice of delivering integrated health and care in Ireland.

The abstract summary should be limited to 500 words.

The structured summary for abstracts should include (where appropriate):

1. An introduction (comprising context and problem statement)
2. Short description of practice change implemented
3. Aim and theory of change
4. Targeted population and stakeholders
5. Timeline
6. Highlights (innovation, Impact and outcomes)
7. Comments on sustainability
8. Comments on transferability
9. Conclusions (comprising key findings)
10. Discussions
11. Lessons learned
12. Full contact details of presenting author

Special consideration is given to papers that can demonstrate active people involvement in either or all of design, implementation and evaluation.