EFPC Amsterdam 2015, August 30 - September 1

The EFPC will organize its' 2015 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the title "Integrated Primary Care: Research, Policy & Practice".

Call for abstracts (deadline for submission 1 May 2015) and registration is open now!

Draft programme with confirmed key-note speakers:

  • Amsterdam alderman Eric van der Burg will present their community care for elderly and vulnerable populations
  • Prof Chris van Weel will show us the history of Primary Care in the Netherlands with the numerous highlights where "Primary Care saved the nation"  
  • Dr Ellen Nolte will emphasize on what we know and what we don’t know about Integrated Care!
  • Prof John Ovretveit about the EU Research Project IMPLEMENT on the Implementation of Chronic Care Improvements
  • Dr Tonka Poplas Susič and Metka Žitnik Šircelj elaborating on "Integrated Primary Care in Slovenia: interprofessional collaboration in practice"
  • Ms Isabelle Moulon of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) on the rationalization of pharmaceutical spending in Primary Care

See below for related articles of the different key-notes speakers.

Looking forward to see you all in Amsterdam and spread the news by using the #EFPC2015 hashtag


19 May 2015: First EFPC webinar on results PHAMEU (Primary Health Care Activity Monitor for Europe)

The EFPC is organizing a 30 minutes webinar on the 19th of May starting from 12.30h CET for its members on the results of PHAMEU (Primary Health Care Activity Monitor for Europe). NIVEL project leader Mr Wienke Boerma will provide a short introduction to the recently published book Building Primary Care in a changing Europe (European Observatory). Subsequently he will provide further guidance in how to use the online second volume which is a huge database on Primary Care data in Europe.

Please send a message to the EFPC secretariat to register for the webinar. We will send you an invitation with the link and further guidance. If you are not an EFPC member yet, please register for only 150 euro per year.


EFPC responds to IHE consultation on Improving Health Literacy for Health Equity

The EFPC has just issued their response to the Institute of Health Equity consultation on Improving Health Literacy for Health Equity.

The response was prepared by Maria van den Muijsenbergh of the Dutch member, Pharos. After a short endorsement process with our members, a few additional suggestions were made from our Italian and French members which has resulted in the following two documents.


“Primary Care in the European Union: an Interactive Exploration”, lecture by Prof. dr. Jan De Maeseneer

"Primary Health Care at the Crossroads in Service Delivery, Research and Policy Development", is the title of the lecture series given at the University of Antwerp by Prof Jan De Maeseneer, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University.

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