1st North American Conference on Integrated Care to take place in Toronto, October 2020

The IHPME’s annual Moonshot celebration takes place today, Tuesday, 16 October in the heart of downtown Toronto at the beautiful Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Dr Nick Goodwin, CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care is this year’s keynote address and will present the impact of integrated care around the world and consider recent developments in Canada as well as looking at opportunities and challenges for the future.

The moonshot event will also act as the platform to launch the 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care “Innovation. Inspiration. Integration: Co-designing for health and wellbeing with individuals and communities” which will take place in Toronto in October 2020, in association with the 6th World Congress on Integrated Care. The conference is a partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), The Change Foundation, the University of Toronto and KPMG, and is in association with iCoach and the Health System Performance Research Network.

Dr Nick Goodwin, CEO and Co-founder of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) said “Integrated care has been proven internationally as a means to improve the quality and performance of health and care systems. As our understanding of ‘what works’ has grown, so too has the centrality to this process of having active and engaged people and communities. Yet, globally, there has been a failure to embrace this reality in the design and implementation of new integrated care systems. It is therefore of great significance to announce at the Moonshot 2018 event today that we have initiated a programme of activities that will culminate with the 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care to be held in Toronto in the Fall of 2020. I would like to thank our willing and committed partners from the University of Toronto, the Change Foundation and KPMG Canada for all their leadership and support in bringing us to this point, and to the collective ambition to build a legacy around the event that builds recognition on the need to embrace people-driven care in policy and practice in future.”

Cathy Fooks, President and CEO of The Change Foundation, commenting on the launch of the conference said “The Change Foundation has been working with patients, families and communities and listening and learning about what’s most important to them. We understand that co-designing solutions is one of the greatest opportunities for improvement in quality and experience. We are excited to be part of the integrated care movement for change and to shine a light on patients and their families, and the communities they live in. We are proud to be a key partner in bringing such a prestigious and growing event to the city of Toronto and believe that it is an opportunity to showcase Canadian models and to hear about what works internationally.”

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