IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein and Henriikka Laurola head to Hamburg as preparations start for European project TransForm

IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein and Henriikka Laurola are heading to Hamburg this month as preparations step up a gear for the first ever TransForm conference.

They will join other members of the project management team for the three-day trip to look for the best examples of Integrated Community Care projects in Germany, which will be put on a global stage to be showcased at the inaugural conference of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care’s from September 24 to 26.

The project management team will visit up to 10 pre-selected case sites over three days to explore the suitability of the project/initiative for the conference. Details of the most appropriate case studies will be brought back to the TransForm steering committee to make the final decision over which projects will be included in the conference programme.

Each of the final case studies will be asked to prepare a three-minute video ready for the first day of the conference, September 24, to give participants a taste of what to expect at each site and help choose which project they want to visit. Visits will take place on day two of the conference and will be led by a facilitator from the TransForm project.

TransForm is a joint initiative of the Network of European Foundations (NEF) supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).

Its aim is to generate interest in ‘integrated community care’ among policy-makers and practitioners.

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