Second World Congress on Integrated Care "21st Century Integrated Care: serving citizens, patients and communities", Sydney 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014 to Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Venue: SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney
Country: Australia
Deadline for abstract submission: 
Friday, July 18, 2014
Early bird registration ends: 
Friday, September 19, 2014
Deadline for registrations: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014



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About the conference

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to present the 2nd World Congress on Integrated Care "21st Century Integrated Care: serving citizens, patients and communities". The conference will take place at the SMC Conference Centre in Sydney, Australia on 23-25 November 2014. Some post conference invitation-only meetings will also take place on Wednesday, 26 November. 

The conference has been developed in partnership with Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health of The University of Newcastle  and is kindly supported by New South Wales Health.


Congress Themes and Sub-Themes 

1. Integration of population, acute and chronic care

  • Coordination and continuity of care between primary, community and hospital-based care.
  • Integrating public health, population health, health promotion and health care services. 
  • Chronic disease prevention and management of comorbidities.
  • Integrating health and social care services. 
  • Integrating disease-based and vertical care programs into primary and community care.
  • The costs and cost effectiveness of integrating population, acute and chronic care.
  • The role of politics and policy in achieving short, medium and long term goals.

2. Integration of mental and physical health care

  • Holistic and people-centred care in primary and community-based settings.
  • Integrating care to people living with disabilities.
  • Integrating care for older people to support active and healthy ageing and for end of life care.
  • The costs and cost-effectiveness of integrated mental and physical health care.
  • New models of care and human resource requirements.

3. Platforms underpinning Integrated Care

  • Information Communication Technology as a key enabler of integrated service delivery: the cost and cost-effectiveness of different ICT platforms.
  • Business cases, funding arrangements and financial incentives in integrated care.
  • Political, legal and organizational frameworks.
  • Governance, transparency and shared-accountability for integrated care outcomes.

4. Co-producing health 

  • Providing integrated care for hard to reach groups (e.g. to migrant populations, indigenous peoples, rural communities, low economic groups and vulnerable populations).
  • Tackling health inequities and the social determinants of health. .
  • Co-designing services with citizens, patients, families and communities.
  • Capacity building, engagement and empowerment of key stakeholders (individuals, populations, health and care workforce, the voluntary sector and industry).
  • Leading and managing change towards integrated care.
  • Measuring impact to support improvements in quality, safety and efficiency of care.

Who is it for?

The conference is for all those involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of integrated care.
In November 2013, the 1st World Congress on Integrated Care in Singapore, attracted over 1200 delegates, reaching full capacity.
Delegates represented multiple disciplines from the integrated care field, including researchers, industry/commercial representatives and clinicians. The participants belonged to the following areas: 36% Academic, 13% Corporate, 27% NGO, and 24% Public Sector.

Why Participate?

The 2nd World Congress on Integrated Care provides participants with many opportunities to connect with policy-makers, practitioners and researchers working towards integrated care.

Bringing together internationally renowned keynote speakers from North America, Europe, and Asia, recognized experts, oral abstracts and poster presentations from across many disciplines, this conference aims to contribute to the growth and development of integrated care.

The 2nd World Congress for Integrated Care should be an exciting and educational event for any practitioner, policy-maker, researcher or learner in this emerging field.

The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the radical redesign of services. They will share experience and the latest evidence about patient and population needs, person centered service design, and the information and communications technology needed to make integrated services a reality.