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EFPC Barcelona 2014 - 1/2 September: Fifth bi-annual conference

EFPC Fifth Bi-annual conference "Twinning Population Health and Primary Care"; University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain; September 1/2, 2014

Call for abstracts on-line now; submission deadline: Thursday, 1st of May 2014

Registration is open, early bird until the 16th of June!

Key-note speakers for the EFPC Barcelona conference 1/2 September 2014 identified:

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European Medicine Agency (EMA) request for individual experts

In the framework of the close collaboration between the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and the EFPC, the EMA is looking for 1. GP's for the review of draft safety communications and 2. GP's & nurses involved in diabetes care at Primary Care level. Candidates should be EU nationals and practicing in an EU member state. Please send a message to the EFPC secretariat and we will bring you in contact with the EMA coordinator for this assignment.

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EFPC presence at Brussels WHO, IFIC & EU meetings

As announced the European Forum for Primary Care was present in Brussels at three different high-level meetings in Brussels last week, organised by WHO Europe, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and DG Sanco of the European Commission.

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EU Open Consultation on Primary Care opinion Expert Panel

Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on Definition primary care with emphasis on financing systems and referral systems.

The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the ‘Definition of a frame of reference in relation to primary care with a special emphasis on financing systems and referral systems’. Deadline: 11 May 2014

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EFPC video with Istanbul 2013 interviews

Our chairman, Prof Jan De Maeseneer did a number of interviews with EFPC members and connected individuals during the 2013 Istanbul conference to provide their view on Primary Care in general, developments in the European context and the role EFPC can/should play. Please check the video (13 min) and learn from your colleagues' contributions.

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14th International Conference on Integrated Care, Brussels, April 2-4 2014

14th International Conference on Integrated Care, Brussels, April 2-4 2014
The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to present the 14th International Conference on Integrated Care “Taking integrated care forward: people, policy and practice".

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EFPC presence at Brussels high level meetings from 1 till 4 April

The European Forum for Primary Care will be present at three different high-level meetings in Brussels organised by WHO Europe, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and DG Sanco of the European Commission. In all meetings we have secured a very prominent position with as well the presence of EFPC president Prof Jan De Maeseneer and coordinator Diederik Aarendonk. Also other EFPC members will make sure Primary Care will be mentioned as often as needed.

Prof Jan De Maeseneer will be part of the expert panel who will discuss the roles of the stakeholders within Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD)

A Pre-Conference workshop (2 April) during the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) conference on the topic "Inter-professional working and the development of collaborative practice" will be chaired by the EFPC coordinator Diederik Aarendonk with contributions of Prof Jan De Maeseneer and EFPC members like Antoni Peris from CASAP Barcelona

Including an EFPC booth on the second day and Prof Jan De Maeseneer, EFPC president who will be the chair of workshop 3 on “Effective frameworks for the prevention and management of major chronic diseases” on day one.

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EFPC Amsterdam 2015

The EFPC will organize its' 2015 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. First explorations of possible conference locations in the North of Amsterdam have been conducted and results in wonderful opportunities. The "krijtmolen D'Admiraal" might be a location for the pre-conference activities and the Kromhouthal for the main conference on preliminary dates 31 August / 1 September 2015.

Looking forward to see you all in Amsterdam North

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Kick off meeting Primary Care and Population Health for European Cities (PRiPHECi) in Ghent 5/6 May 2014 confirmed!

PRiPHECi kick-off meeting on May 5 and 6 in Ghent, Belgium confirmed! With confirmed representatives from:

  • Ankara
  • Rotterdam
  • Grenoble
  • Fulda (Germany)
  • Empoli (Italy)
  • Ghent
  • Lisbon
  • Celje (Slovenia)

The overall purpose of this Working Group is to exchange experiences and good practices in the field of primary care and population health, by policy makers, practitioners and researchers in primary care and in municipal health bodies. This may lead to several types of products (papers, research agenda, presentations in conferences, etc.) but most important is the benefit to the participants themselves: support to development of policy and practice by learning from others who work in a different context but with similar responsibilities and challenges. Ideally, each participating city is represented by one staff member of the municipal health and social services department and one member of the EFPC.

Please send a message to the EFPC secretariat if you still want to join; only a few places are still available!

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European Medicines Agency (EMA) consultation

The EMA would like to draw your attention to a reflection paper published recently and for which the views of general practitioners would be particularly valued.

The paper reflects on aspects related with the progression to a simplified universal indication wording in section 4.1 of the SmPCs of medicinal products intended for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Deadline for comments is 3 June 2014.

If you wish you can send your comments as well to the EFPC secretariat which will allow us to make a summary of the input of Primary Care professionals.

 

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