EFPC 2016 Riga Conference 4-6 September

The 2016 EFPC conference will be in Riga from 4 to 6 September with the title: 

"Crosscutting Informal Care and Professional Primary Care".

It is organised in close collaboration with Riga Stradins University, the Latvian NHS, Ministry of Health and the Riga health & social care authorities. The location for the main conference has been identified already in the Latvian Society House in Riga city centre which will give us a wonderful ambiance to organize an EFPC conference in classical, Baltic style. Lots of classical art will support the discussion on the main topic: how to make sure that informal carers at community level will feel supported, surounded and even integrated with professional Primary Care in such a way that the best possible care can be provided for those elderly or chronic patients. We need your expertise as well, so keep the dates free to join us also in 2016 in Riga.

Key-note speakers identified:

  • Latvian Minister of Health, Mrs. Anda Čakša, will provide the opening speech, explaning the latest developments within Primary Care in Latvia
  • Lithuanian Minister of Health  about Primary Care in Lithuania
  • EuroCarers director Mr Stecy Yghemonos about the informal carer and how he/she acts within the health care systems in Europe 
  • Andris Bērziņš, Director of the Latvian Samaritan Association, will speak about the availability of care in rural districts being a serious issue in Latvia
  • Wim Van Lerberghe former WHO Geneva and now advisor on Health Systems in the Mediterranean region: How to develop neighbourhood family health units in the Mediterranean region.

Plus challenging workshops chaired by linked projects and networks like EUR-HUMAN, ESSENCIAL, COTEC, WES, etc. EUR-HUMAN will focus on the preliminary results on what Primary Care can provide in the care for refugees, followed by an extensive discussion chaired by EFPC Advisory Board member Kate O'Donnell with a large group of stakeholders.

And do not mis the Sunday 4/9 pre-conference including a speech of Prof Bettina Borisch, director of the World Federation of Public Health Associations

Registration: deadline early bird 15 June 2016

Keep track via #EFPC2016 and the EFPC newsflash.