International trends are playing out in the European context in unique and dynamic ways.
Brexit, increased migration, rising nationalistic values, polarization, health system reforms and individualistic governance trends are all influencing how Europe positions itself on the global arena.
Health inequalities continue to exist within European countries, as well as stark employment, income and health inequalities are seen between Western, Central, and Eastern European countries.
Parallel to these transitions is the voice of the European citizens. The citizen response has displayed an increase in bottom-up initiatives, displaying solidarity and action in these dynamic times. These transitions all influence dramatically the occupational lives and health of communities, groups and individuals within the European context.
This conference will explore the impact these global transitions have on the occupational lives and health of individuals, groups and communities in Europe and will pose the question: What can occupational science contribute to this transitioning context and the challenges and possibilities it presents?
- Individual in transition: the individual as an occupational being within the European context
- Communities in transition: citizens and communities impacted by and responding to transitions seen in Europe today
- Occupational Science in transition: what is the methodological and theoretical response required by Occupational Science in the dynamic European context of today?
For more information visit the following website, or visit here for more information about the Call for Abstracts
The European Patients’ Forum has been representing patients’ voices in a united and influential way over the past 15 years to drive better health in Europe. This event will provide an exceptional opportunity for dialogue, engagement with a wide range of health players who aspire to make patient involvement a reality. Together, we will explore why this will lead to better outcomes for patients and society, and how we can achieve this in practice across the European Union.
Join us for three days of learning, exploring, testing ideas and co-creating solutions. This Congress is dedicated to exchanging ideas and good practice in patient empowerment and involvement, moving forward on the much-needed policy commitments in this area, gaining a greater and genuine understanding of the wealth of experiential knowledge and expertise that patients bring to health systems’ design and strengthening, and much more.
The congress will take place between the 12th and the 14th November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information visit the Congress’ website here
The Early Bird offer for the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care has been extended until the 31st December. With the overarching theme ‘Evaluating and implement models of integrated people-centred services’, the conference is a partnership of OSAKIDETZA – Basque Health Service, Bioef, Ministry for Health of the Basque Government the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastian and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.
For more information visit the conference’s website.
COTEC is happy to endorse GAMIAN-Europe‘s Call to Action – Improving Patient Empowerment & Self-Management of Care in Mental Health. This Call to Action aims to highlight the urgent need to stimulate the empowerment of those affected by mental ill-health and to recognise the vital role persons affected by mental ill-health can play in the management of their treatment and care, in partnership with health professionals and other care providers.
Read more in this link.
The Deutscher Verband der Ergotherapeuten (DVE) invites you to hand in your abstract for the 64th German OT congress 2019. It will take place on 23, 24 and 25 Mai in Osnabrueck under the Theme “Modern Times”.
To hand in your abstract for the presentation of a study (10min), a talk about a certain topic (25min) or a workshop (90min/180min) click on the following link:
The 11th European Public Health conference is taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia between the 28th November and 1st December 2018.
“At the Ljubljana conference, we wish to point out the importance of developing partnerships at all levels and across different actors to improve the health of the population. Partnerships are especially relevant in the local community, where people live and work. It is of the utmost importance that decision makers, professionals from different sectors and nongovernmental organizations work together in establishing population wellbeing through different levers, among others through more favourable living conditions and through comprehensive health promotion, and thus jointly contribute to better health for all. Through the plenary sessions, this vision is further explored.”
You can find out more information on the programme and registration by clicking on the link below.