IFIC’s community of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), created a lot of buzz at ICIC18 in Utrecht.Delegates were given the opportunity to meet individual group leaders and attend workshops in areas including Population Health Management and Children, Young People and Families. Discussions for new topics were also launched at the conference, these included Digital Health, the role of Volunteers in Integrated Care and Education and Training.
SIGs are set up by IFIC members and supported by IFIC through our networking activities, social media and conferences. Each group aims to develop and promote a specific topic within the integrated care field, transfer knowledge and find opportunities for international collaboration. Established SIGs cover a wide range of topics including Health Economics; Values of Integrated Care, or Intermediate Care; while SIGs around Children, Young People and Families; Regulation, Accreditation and Inspection of Integrated Care or Realist Evaluation are currently being developed.
These groups offer an excellent opportunity to become a more active member of the IFIC community, profit from our extensive network, learn from leading experts, but also contribute to the latest discussions and trends in integrated care research, policy and practice.