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Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care


Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care is organising and facilitating a Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care in Europe from Tuesday 25th April to Saturday May 6th 2017. The Study Tour will visit:

  • Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 – 30 April
  • Wrexham, Wales 30 April – 3 May
  • Manchester, England 3 May – 6 May

The purpose of the study tour will be to examine, discuss and learn about integrated care policies, processes and practices from leading case sites in Europe.


The Three Countries Study Tour of Scotland, Wales and England seeks to examine the leadership and management of integrated care innovations. The Study Tour will have a specific focus in the development of new models and approaches to care for older people with complex needs (e.g. managing complex patients in the community; intermediate care; and palliative care) including the use of new technologies. The Study Tour will also be an opportunity to learn from Reference Sites within the European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Who should attend?
Delegates would by equivalent of CCG-level chief executives/directors and senior clinicians with a remit to develop integrated care solutions. Delegates might also be managers of particular service models. Approximately 20 delegates per leg of the trip


Each leg of the study visit costs £1600 GBP (inclusive any taxes). This cost includes the facilitated visits, materials, transportation within the site visit, lunches and some dinners.

Please note that the cost does not include accommodation, travel to/from the UK, and travel between the different legs of the 3 countries study visits. IFIC, however, will provide support to all delegates in making the appropriate accommodation and travel bookings.

A discount of 10% on the costs will be made to delegates attending 2 or more countries. Group bookings are also encouraged where one free place will be provided to bookings of five or more persons.

All delegates attending the Three Countries Study Tour will be eligible for a 20% discount off a regular price ticket for the 17th International Congress on Integrated Care to be held in Dublin on 8-10 May 2017

For further information and to register contact us at


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    Dr. Viktoria Stein


    BiographyDr Viktoria Stein, Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Director of Education and Training, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand. Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna. Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes. Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

Tuesday, 25 April to Tuesday, Saturday, 6 May 2017

Edinburgh (Scotland), Wrexham (Wales) & Manchester (England)

Organised by:

IFIC - International Foundation for Integrated Care




Miriam Curran
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