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2024 World Critical Care & Anesthesiology Conference (2024WCAC)

October 18, 2024

18/10/2024 – 19/10/2024 @ All Day –


IFIC’s Ageing and Frailty SIG collaboration at ICIC24

May 22, 2024

IFIC's Ageing and Frailty SIG collaboration at ICIC24 IFICs Ageing & Frailty SIG was delighted to collaborate in an excellent interactive session organised with Albert Alonso and the Laurel consortium – a new EU HORIZON-funded project that aims to create actionable policies and training tools to support high-quality integrated long-term care across Europe. Sofia Santos…

Advancing Integrated Diabetes Care: Highlights from ICIC24

Advancing Integrated Diabetes Care: Highlights from ICIC24   In our recent International Conference on Integrated Care, we chaired different sessions under the topic of really relevant topics regarding non communicable conditions. During these sessions we explored various aspects of diabetes care, shedding light on innovative approaches and strategies aimed at improving outcomes for individuals living…

How our ecosystems align with ‘old’ versus ‘new’ power

May 20, 2024

How our ecosystems align with ‘old’ versus ‘new’ power My Learning goals for attending the conference: I am curious about what works in creating impact and what gets in the way, particularly at a psychological level.  My hope for the conference was to develop a deeper understanding of how nano, micro, meso, and macro system…

Portugal is now an integrated living Lab! Join us for ICIC25 in Lisbon 14-16 May 2025

May 16, 2024

Portugal is now an integrated living Lab! Join us for ICIC25 in Lisbon 14-16 May 2025 As we conclude the enriching sessions of ICIC24, I stand before you filled with gratitude and excitement. Gratitude for the insightful discussions and shared learnings, and excitement for the promising path ahead in advancing integrated care. I am thrilled…

Empowering Emerging Researchers and Practitioners in Integrated Care: A Recap and reflections on ERPIC activities at ICIC24

Empowering Emerging Researchers and Practitioners in Integrated Care: A Recap and reflections on ERPIC activities at ICIC24 Reflecting on the 24th International Conference on Integrated Care in Belfast, we are inspired by the wealth of knowledge shared and the meaningful connections made. The conference, as always, was a great experience and provided a platform for…

Remembering that people are the experts in their own lives

Remembering that people are the experts in their own lives Agewell (Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership) has had a long association with the International Foundation of Integrated Care, presenting online, taking part in webinars and attending the All-Ireland Conference last year. Our small charity organisation has always benefited from the knowledge and encouragement by…

The importance of a joined-up response to homelessness across hospital, primary care, and community services

The importance of a joined-up response to homelessness across hospital, primary care, and community services As the CANCERLESS project concludes its three-year initiative focusing on cancer prevention for people experiencing homelessness, we reflect on the lessons learned and the insights gained from our journey. Under the overarching theme of integrated care, the session hosted by…

A wee beacon of compassion, expertise, and tireless dedication

May 15, 2024

A wee beacon of compassion, expertise, and tireless dedication In the heart of Scotland's healthcare landscape, there shines a wee beacon of compassion, expertise, and tireless dedication. As I started my integrated care journey, I spent quite a bit of time travelling to London to the likes of the Kings fund etc, but my travels…

The voices of those who have been silenced or ignored must be heard

The voices of those who have been silenced or ignored must be heard Reflecting on the joyful festival that is the 24th International Conference on Integrated Care, I find myself moved and motivated by the call to action that echoed through the halls. Amplifying Silenced Voices: At the core of integrated care lies a fundamental…

Winning hearts and minds! The time is now for recognizing the central role of carers in delivering Integrated Care

Winning hearts and minds! The time is now for recognizing the central role of carers in delivering Integrated Care Family carers[1] care for loved ones including children and adults with additional needs, physical or intellectual disabilities, frail older people, those with palliative care needs or those living with chronic illnesses, mental health challenges or addiction. They…

An enriching experience that left the IFIC Canada team invigorated and inspired

An enriching experience that left the IFIC Canada team invigorated and inspired The International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC) in sunny Belfast was an enriching experience that left the IFIC Canada team invigorated and inspired. ICIC24 showed some important advancement in both the research and practice of integrated care globally. A Global Network The connections…

Reflecting on our lives and future careers through a different lens

May 14, 2024

Experience from the 24th International Conference on Integrated Care Before attending the International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC24), we thought of health care providers as independent healers. However, following an 8-hour flight from Canada to Ireland, our perspectives changed for the better. Our names are Justin and Olivia, and we both recently finished our undergraduate…

Actioning person centred care – A new Special Interest Group advancing a global agenda to improve experience

Actioning person centred care – A new Special Interest Group advancing a global agenda to improve experience Person centred care – holistic care that treats a health or social service user with dignity and sees them as a full person with individual desires, preferences, and values – is often heralded as the way to improve…

An interstellar journey to integrated care

An interstellar journey to integrated care On the 20th April 2024, just two days before the ICIC24 conference kicked off, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft returned data to Earth for the first time in five months[1]. Voyager 1 and its twin spacecraft Voyager 2 have been on an interstellar journey for more than 40 years. However,…

Belonging, trust and relationship-building – key takeaways words from ICIC24

Belonging, trust and relationship-building – key takeaways words from ICIC24 Attending the international conference was such a positive personal and professional experience.  This was my first time speaking at an international conference in my home city. It made me reflect on my past experiences and cultural norms and grateful for how far the peace process…

IFIC Scotland supporting multiple Special Interest Groups at ICIC24

May 13, 2024

IFIC Scotland supporting multiple Special Interest Groups at ICIC24 IFIC Scotland’s Marie Curran and I were delighted to organise four joint workshops with IFICs SIGs on ageing & frailty, intermediate care and polypharmacy and adherence. The first was an excellent interactive session organised with Albert Alonso and the Laurel consortium – a new EU HORIZON-funded…

People are the most important factor in advancing digital solutions for health and care

People are the most important factor in advancing digital solutions for health and care It has been such an intense experience during ICIC24 in Belfast, to try to catch up with all of the amazing presentations linked to the digital integrated care pillar, that I really like! So many ideas, so many initiatives being implemented…

Lifetime Achievement Award

May 10, 2024

Lifetime Achievement Award IFIC Scotland was delighted that Prof Anne Hendry, IFIC Senior Associate & Director of IFICs country hub in Scotland, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from IFICs Chair Prof Aine Carroll at ICIC24 in Belfast. This award reflects Anne’s longstanding commitment and dedication to IFICs purpose and impact. Congratulations to IFIC for hosting…

Professional development in integrated care: Task and Finish Group at ICIC24

May 8, 2024

Professional development in integrated care: Task and Finish Group at ICIC24 The International Foundation for Integrated Care’s (IFIC) Integrated Care Academy has developed several continuing professional development (CPD) and other education and training programmes over the years. It has delivered these as stand-alone and in collaboration with partners. It has also promoted the work of…

What next for Integrated Care? A reflection on ICIC24

What next for Integrated Care? A reflection on ICIC24 Having had now a week or so to reflect on an intense and creative 3 days in Belfast, I find myself asking “what next?” The theme of the conference was “taking the leap – making integrated care a reality for people and communities”. We set out…

National Symposium on Integrated Care | Relief through Integration | 12 June 2024 in Bern, Switzerland

June 12, 2024

12/06/2024 @ All Day –

The National Symposium on Integrated Care 2024 addresses the trends of New Work, digital transformation and innovation. They are seen as opportunities to relieve the stress on a system. At the symposium, we will combine them with integrated care.
We will not define or discuss the buzzwords per se; they just allow us to categorize the examples presented. We see the trends as opportunities to bring relief into a defined system; opportunities that can be seized without changing the major framework conditions of our healthcare system. We would like to provide impulses, show practical examples and discuss them with the participants.


IFIC Australia Webinar – ‘Epic Fails’ in Integrated Care – Learning from our Failures

May 22, 2024

22/05/2024 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm –

There are many ways in which we get things wrong when integrating care: A lack of shared values or vision, The local context hasn’t been considered, People and communities are not at the centre of health and care services, The capacity of local communities may have been neglected, The workforce is not sustainable, Governance models are not in place, or there is an absence of leadership, There’s an inability for data and information to be collected, stored, and shared, Financial systems are fragmented or No one has considered what success will look like or how it will be measured.


World Health Day: Integrated Care – an unfinished project

April 5, 2024

World Health Day Integrated Care - an unfinished project 7 April 2024 Dr. Niamh Lennox-Chhugani & Prof. Áine Carroll As we approach WHO World Health Day 2024 with its theme of My health – My right, the emphasis across the world, is on securing access to quality healthcare for all against a backdrop of inequality…

ICIC24 Session 11O: ICIC24 – IFIC Latin America Session: Challenges and strengths for integrated care training in Latin America Virtual Session

23/04/2024 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm –

At the 24th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC24), a Latin American session titled “IFIC Latin America Session: Challenges and strengths for integrated care training in Latin America Virtual Session” will be held. During this session, accepted virtual presentations from the Latin American region will be showcased.


ICIC26 – 26th International Conference on Integrated Care

April 13, 2026

13/04/2026 – 15/04/2026 @ All Day –

The International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC26) takes place in Birmingham, UK from 13-15 May 2026


Lived Experience Knowledge Hub launched

March 25, 2024

Lived Experience Knowledge Hub launched The ALLIANCE has just launched the Knowledge Hub - a new library of resources and guides to support organisations in delivering more meaningful engagement with lived experience. We want to ensure that people’s expertise and knowledge through their lived experience is valued, and that their voices are at the centre…

IFIC Webinar – Integrated care for people living with long term mental health conditions

April 9, 2024

09/04/2024 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm –

This webinar focused on examples of emerging good practice in delivering models of integrated mental and physical healthcare that are focused on the specific needs of people living with SMI. Invited speakers brought a range of perspectives from healthcare providers, community organisations, people with lived experience and research.


Celebrating Scotland’s Third Sector

Celebrating Scotland’s Third Sector When people think about health and social care services and policymaking in Scotland, it’s often the role played by government, the NHS and integration authorities that comes to mind. However, this overlooks the vital function played on a daily basis by thousands of third sector organisations up and down the country.…

Social Care and Realistic Medicine: Realistic Screening in an Integrated Health and Social Care Landscape

Social Care and Realistic Medicine: Realistic Screening in an Integrated Health and Social Care Landscape: Back in 2017 I was invited to speak at a conference to share my thoughts about engaging the whole health and social care workforce with the principles underpinning Realistic Medicine, and how we create conditions for innovation across the social…

IFIC Canada Virtual Community Care: Valuing Family Caregivers and their Caregiving: Family Caregivers are Vital Resources in Integrated Care

April 2, 2024

02/04/2024 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am –

Health systems around the world are aligned in aiming to improve on quadruple aim goals of patient and provider experience, health outcomes and value creation. Health systems are also pursuing these goals through the advancement of population health and integrated care.


ICIC25 – International Conference on Integrated Care, Lisbon, Portugal

May 14, 2025

14/05/2025 – 16/05/2025 @ All Day –

The International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC25) takes place in Lisbon, Portugal from 14-16 May 2025


IFIC Australia Webinar – Unveiling the Power of Evidence-Based Reviews in Integrated Care: A Practical Case Study Approach

27/03/2024 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am –

In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, adeptly synthesising evidence is crucial for informed decision-making and impactful service design. Join IFIC Australia for an online seminar exploring the nuances of evidence-based reviews in integrated care.


Why Integrated Care for Rare Diseases matters

February 28, 2024

Why Integrated Care for Rare Diseases matters The last day of February was chosen as The World Rare Disease Day - because it is a rare day in itself, that every four years we get an extra day. 2024 is indeed a Leap Year so we celebrate this World Rare Disease Day with special emphasis…

3 Country Study Tour on Integrated Care

19/04/2024 – 26/04/2024 @ All Day –

The 3 Country Study Tour on Community-based Integrated Care of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland seeks to examine the leadership and management of community-based initiatives for integrated care.


CO-CAPTAIN

February 19, 2024

CO-CAPTAIN aims to adapt the features of Patient Navigation for primary cancer prevention to the specific needs of people with mental health problems and identify implementation strategies for local communities in the 4 pilot sites (Austria, Greece, Poland, and Spain).


‘Free to Be’ through Proactive and Preventative Technology Enabled Care

February 16, 2024

‘Free to Be’ through Proactive and Preventative Technology Enabled Care Since 1971, Bield Housing & Care have been developing housing and services to enable Scotland's older people to live the life they want.  Our brand promise, ‘Free to Be', sums up our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own…

Reimagining the future of health and care

February 12, 2024

Reimagining the future of health and care Scotland’s health and care system is increasingly under strain in the face of multiple crises, in particular climate change, the cost of living, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and persistent health inequalities. Now is the time to look at how we do things differently. This means not just…

IFIC Canada Virtual Community Care: How Does Policy Support Integrated Care? International Examples, Ontario Practice

February 27, 2024

27/02/2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm –

Health systems around the world are aligned in aiming to improve on quadruple aim goals of patient and provider experience, health outcomes and value creation. Health systems are also pursuing these goals through the advancement of population health and integrated care.


Unlocking the Future of Parkinson’s Care: Unveiling the SUPER Project Results!

February 28, 2024

28/02/2024 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm –

We are delighted to invite you to a webinar where we will unveil the transformative results of our Erasmus+ project – a pioneering initiative that has commenced a specialized training course on Integrated Care in Parkinson’s Disease.


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