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Extended Deadline to Friday, 1 July! 
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Following our successful International Conference #ICIC16 which took place in Barcelona last week with over 1000 delegates in attendance, we have had numerous requests for an extension to the deadline for submitting papers. The purpose of our International and World conferences is to spread good practice and facilitate knowledge sharing so we want to ensure that all individuals, organisations and projects have the opportunity to make a submission. As such we have extended the deadline to Friday, 1 July! 

WCIC4 Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities will take place in Wellington from 23-25 November 2016 and the Scientific Committee are accepting paper submissions relating to the conference themes outlined below. The paper should take the form of an abstract of not more than 500 words. Abstract Submission Guidelines are available to download from the conference website. 

All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (Impact Factor 1.500) Accepted abstracts will appear in the programme as a formal oral presentation, workshop or poster, as deemed appropriate by the scientific committee. All accepted abstracts will compete for the Annual IFIC Integrated Care Awards. 

SATELLITE EVENT: A special one day conference "Next Generation Health: Promoting the Health of Younger People through Digital Technologies" will take place on Saturday, 26 November - requires a separate ticket which can be booked through the conference registration page
Visit the site and book your place
SPECIAL DELEGATE RATES FOR IFIC MEMBERS: Delegates who attended ICIC16 in Barcelona and paid full fees are automatically subscribed to the Foundation and our members have access to lower rates. You will need your membership number to access this special rate so please contact Sandra O'Connor, Membership Liaison before making your registration. If you are submitting a paper for review, you will be asked to make your registration promptly if your paper has been successful so please make the necessary arrangements with your organisation in advance.
Shelley Frost from GPNZ recently launching WCIC4, Wellington to delegates at the 3rd World Congress in Mexico City in November
Key Themes
Theme 1. Promoting the health of children and families
  • Innovations, models and approaches to care that support early years development
  • Tackling childhood obesity
  • Taking a life-course approach
  • Enabling equity and access
  • Engaging children, families and communities

Theme 2. Engaging and empowering people and communities
  • Participant co-design
  • People-centred care
  • Empowerment, engagement and involvement
  • Rights and responsibilities

Theme 3. Re-orienting the model of care
  • The benefit and challenges of the Whanau Ora approach
  • Towards health care homes (medical homes) in local neighbourhoods
  • Developing effective networks of care/health and social care partnerships
  • Focusing on population health – supporting healthier communities
  • Care management and predictive risk
  • Working in multi-disciplinary teams / co-location
  • Workforce redesign – the future workforce

Theme 4. Taking measures to improve quality
  • Measures and indicators for integrated care that support quality improvement and performance management
  • Outcome measurement
  • Experience surveys – patient measures of integrated care
  • Integrated care measurement frameworks
  • Standards, accreditation and regulation
  • Community development measures

Theme 5. Funding and incentives that promote health outcomes
  • The business case for investing in public health promotion and ill-health prevention
  • Economic incentives for investing in the future – social return on investment
  • Alliancing for outcomes
  • Commissioning and contracting – outcomes-based contracting and shared gain models, changing the DHB model of funding
  • Health economics and integrated care – new models for evaluating benefits
  • Results-based accountability
  • Influencing the behaviours of clinicians through financial incentives
Keynote Speakers
Richard Antonelli
Medical Director of Integrated Care
Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Jocelyn Cornwell
Chief Executive 
The Point of Care Foundation 
Lindsay Kane  
Chief Executive
Royal Far West ‘Caring for Country Kids’
Sally Merry 
Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 
The Werry Centre
Benedict Hefford
Director of Primary Health and Community Services
Counties Manukau Health 

Edward Kelley 
Director, Service Delivery and Safety
World Health Organization (WHO)
Richard Hamblin 
Director, Health Quality Evaluation
Health Quality & Safety Commission, New Zealand
Carolyn Gullery
General Manager – Planning & Funding
Canterbury DHB & West Coast DHB

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If you would like to know more about the conference and ways to become involved please contact - Fiona Lyne 

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