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The Movement for Change Accelerates
On the 23-25 May 2016, our 16th International Conference on Integrated Care in Barcelona attracted an unprecedented number of delegates – over 500 oral and poster presentations, some 1200 registered participants from nearly 50 countries, and a further 600 persons per day watching events via the live stream. The conference even trended on Twitter with #ICIC16 reaching a ‘tweet reach’ of some 1.25 million – a sizable impression indeed. 

In his conference blog Dr Nick Goodwin reflects on the advancement of the movement and the responsibilities and challenges that lay ahead for those of us engaged in the movement for change.
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Watch 17 Hours of Conference Content in English and Spanish 
Conference Highlights and Delegate Vox Pops
The conference was live streamed to an audience of 600 delegates each day. The live stream was free to IFIC members and offered an excellent alternative to those who could not make the trip to Barcelona. All presentations that took place in the main theatre were recorded in both English and Spanish and are now available to view. You can search for the presentations you wish to view by searching for the title or the abstract number. The Foundation's vimeo channel has over 400 videos relating to integrated care and features content from our international conferences and world congresses as well as our webinars and content from partners. If you have a video that you would like shared on our channel do get in touch. 
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Conference Highlights
The Conference featured 500 presentations made up of 5 plenary sessions, 325 breakout and workshop presentations, 50 oral poster presentations and 125 posters. You can download the pdf version of powerpoints from the main plenary and breakouts and watch some of the keynote presentations and interviews here ... 

Some of the highlights of the conference included "Changing culture and measuring what matters: how to get to greater well-being and health equity for all" with Dr Alonzo L. Plough, Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USA 

"People centred Care in theory and practice" with Dr Angela Coulter, Senior Research Scientist, The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH), University of Oxford, UK 

"Realising the value: putting what matters most to patients and communities at the heart of health and social care design" with Don Redding, Director of Policy, National Voices, UK 

"Achieving triple integration: The central role of mental health in integrated care" with Chris Naylor, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund 

"Integrated Care in Northern Ireland: Meeting the Challenge of Mental Health" with Prof Deirdre Heenan, PVC (Communication) & Provost (Coleraine & Magee), University of Ulster 

"The value of digital health within a fully integrated model of care: the case of the Veterans Health Administration" with Dr Kathleen Frisbee, Co-Director, Connected Health, Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Dr Robert (Randy) Petzel, former Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
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Integrated Care - The Time is Now
IFIC would like to take this opportunity to thank all our conference hosts and partners. To advance the movement for change and work towards achieving real people-centred and coordinated care, it is important that we are fully engaged with partners from across all spheres of health, social and public health delivery. We are grateful for the support we receive from providers, including SMEs and the third sector without which conferences of this size simply would not be possible. 

In this blog our conference partner, Dr. Hector Upegui, IBM Watson Health considers the shift from “why” to “how”, as the role of the user becomes more powerful and the impetus for organisations across the public sphere to work together gains momentum.
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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly adopt resolution on integrated care
Dr Margaret Chan, Director General, WHO addressing ICIC16 
During the opening ceremony of ICIC16 Dr Margaret Chan set out the WHO vision for strengthening health systems, achieving universal health coverage and making services more people-centred and integrated. At the same time in Genvea, during the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly, WHO Member States officially adopted the WHO Framework on Integrated, People-Centred Health Services, which calls for a fundamental shift in the way health services are funded, managed and delivered.

Later the same week, during a high-level side event at the Assembly, on Friday 27 May 2016, WHO and its Collaborating Centre, the Andalusian School for Public Health, officially launched the IntegratedCare4People web platform. This platform brings together knowledge, information and a global network of people and organizations working towards the goal of integrated people-centred health services for all. Information is organized in a repository of resources, communities of practice and a practices database where technical insights and the operational know-how of health service delivery transformations are shared. The web platform for IntegratedCare4People is a collaborative platform where individuals can share resources, practices and participate in communities of practice. 
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PRINCEP win IFIC Integrated Care Award 
Congratulations to the winner of the IFIC Integrated Care Best Paper Award the PRINCEP program, a clinical program for specialized and integrated care of paediatric patients with complex chronic conditions. PRINCEP is structured in a multidisciplinary team that includes a paediatrician, nurse, social worker and psycho-spiritual specialist. PRINCEP allows better care coordination and savings in health and social care costs. It is expected to obtain long-term benefits for the health system and a greater number of CCC children will reach the adulthood in better condition. The program is well integrated in the community and maximizes patient’s well-being. The PRINCEP team received their prize at the Gala Dinner from Neus Munté, Minister for the Presidency representing the Government of Catalonia. They winers receive €1,000 in prize money. You can watch their presentation in English here, in Spanish here and download the slide pack here

The poster awards were presented by Antoni Comin, Minister of Health from the Catalan Government. The Best Poster Award with prize money of €500 was presented to Jacobi Elliott a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo for work on ‘Implementing and Evaluating a Model of Care Coordination in Primary Care for Older Adults using a Co-Design Approach’.

The Runner Up Poster Award with prize money of €250 was presented to Oriol Garcia-Codina from El Carmel, a health center located in a social deprived area in Barcelona city that has ambitions to improve the health of the community as a whole, empowering citizens to face their own problems, fighting against health inequities and creating a healthier neighbourhood.

The IFIC Integrated Care Awards were selected based on quality of content, originality and quality of presentation. The awards are supported by the Foundation and are in recognition of the advancement of the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.
Submit an Abstract to Speak at WCIC4 - Deadline Friday, 1st 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. 
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, 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.
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ICIC17 and WCIC5 will take place in Dublin, Ireland 8-10 May 2017! 
Dr Áine Carroll, National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes from the Health Services Exectutive in Ireland formally launched ICIC17 during the closing ceremony in Barcelona. The 17th International Conference in Integrated Care "Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people" will incorporate the 5th World Congress on Integrated Care as it comes to Europe for the first time. The conference themes include: Promoting the health and welfare of people, families and communities; Timely transitions: optimizing patient flow across care settings: Preventing and managing chronic disease: engaging and empowering people; Ageing health and well being; and Implementing integrated care. The scientific committee is currently exploring and developing the themes further and an official 'call for papers' will take place in September. 
Dr Áine Carroll, National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes from the Health Services Executive in Ireland formally launching ICIC17 and WCIC5
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Project INTEGRATE Final Conference of Results
Watch the Project INTEGRATE animated presentation to find out more!
The final conference of Project INTEGRATE took place on Monday, 23 May as part of ICIC16. Project INTEGRATE is a consortium of 9 partners from across Europe led by IESE Business School who have worked to gain valuable insights into the leadership, management and delivery of integrated care to support European care systems to respond to the challenges of ageing populations and the rise of people living with long-term chronic conditions.

The final conference described the key lessons learned across each phase of research and based on this learning the project was able to provide managerial and policy recommendations for those tasked with designing and delivering integrated care services. The results and recommendations are set within an international context and delegates were able to discuss with project members and expert advisors what the impact of the research should be and how the lessons and recommendations can be applied at a national, regional and local level. 
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