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:

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


Survey about Health Literacy among primary health care personnel in Europe.

A Finnish student, Suvi Ristolainen, writes her Master’s Thesis about Health Literacy among primary health care personnel in Europe.
Please respond to her invitation to be part of an expert panel to carry out a validation study ( Delphi study). The aim is to conduct the Delphi through 2-3 rounds within February and March by circulating the list of competences, which you will be asked to rate online. Please let her know about your availability the latest by Friday 27th of February (deadline extended).


Kick off Primary Care and Palliative Care Working Group

EFPC Working Group on Primary Care and Palliative Care gets of the ground with a first short web-meeting on the second of March (8 am Dutch time) in which we will discuss the outline of a workshop to be organised at the AGP/FM SEE conference in Ljubljana, 4th to 6th of June 2015. If you also want to join this first meeting, please send a message to the EFPC secretariat and you will receive an invitation.

Haal content op: 

Latest EFPC member column: Primary Care in Italy

A member column about Italy written by Piero Salvadori, MD, Local Health Authority of Empoli, Florence, Primary Care Department. 

"In Tuscany, the Case della Salute (CDS) has proved to be able to reduce hospitalization (inpatient hospital admission) by 6% with a saving of around 18 euro per inhabitant per year. Practically, if all the inhabitants of Tuscany were covered by a CDS, savings could mount up to approximately € 50 million."


EIPEN 2015 conference Nijmegen 26-28 August

Bridging the gap between education and practice in health and social care

4th European Conference on Interprofessional Practice & Education in Nijmegen on 26 - 28 August 2015.


TOGETHER WE CHANGE Eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg: nu meer dan ooit!

De Maeseneer, J, Aertgeerts, B, Remmen, R, Devroey, D. (red) Together we change. Eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg: nu meer dan ooit! Brussel, 9 December 2014. 

A joint action of the four Flemish General Practice faculties, Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels and Ghent, initiated by the ICHO (Interuniversitair Samenwerkingsverband HuisartsOpleiding) resulting in a visionary document for Flemish health care in Dutch language with below the English summary.


Access to health care for Roma in Ghent, Seminar, 2 December 2014, Ghent, Belgium

On 2 December a seminar about access to health care for Roma took place in Ghent. This day, organised by the 'Integration department' of the City of Ghent in cooperation with Ghent University (department Primary Health Care and Family Medicine), was aimed at informing health care providers about the problems Roma in Ghent experience when looking for care.


EFPC member speeches & "elevator pitches" 2014

Dear EFPC members,

Please get inspired by the recent speeches and "elevator pitches" of our own members in the previous months. Kathryn Hoffmann addresses herself to the Austrian Primary Care community from the beautiful "Prater" in Vienna whereas Giorgio Visentin from his home office states why Primary Care professionals are "hidden heroes". Niro Siriwardena has a passionate speech on why the EFPC is so important for him. Together with Katerina Venovska, Sophie Rodebjer-Cairns, Marije Bolt, Jan De Maeseneer and all interviews recorded in Istanbul this is a wealth of convincing messages which has to be used to convince others.

Please have a look and if you wish to add your own message, please send it to the EFPC secretariat or upload it yourself via the EFPC YouTube video channel

Also check the promotion snapshot-video made by our Turkish colleagues at the Barcelona conference and the video made in Nicosia, Cyprus already in 2009 but still very relevant.

The EFPC secretariat.


EULAR conference Brussels, 16 October 2014.

In October an interprofessional one-day meeting with EFPC presence of Dr Imre Rurik was organized in Brussels: “Analyzing how to reduce the Access Barriers to Health Care for People with Chronic Diseases in Europe. Challenges, good practices and policy options for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases” chaired by EULAR president Prof. Maurizio Cutolo. 

KPMG report 2014 Staying Power, success stories in global healthcare

Healthcare leaders from 30 countries recently gathered at KPMG's global healthcare conference to discuss transformation.
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