European public health week 2019

COTEC is very proud to announce that, as partners of EUPHA, we will also be part of the European Public Health Week. Follow our social media campaigns between the 13th and 17th May and don’t forget to share with your colleagues and friends #EUPHW

29th Alzheimer Europe Conference: 2 weeks left to submit your abstracts

Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer Nederland are calling for abstracts for the upcoming 29th Alzheimer Europe Conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations in English are welcome in the following categories:

  • Societal perspectives: Awareness and policy campaigns, (Inter)National dementia strategies, Inclusion of people with dementia, Connecting with minority groups, Early onset dementia, Legal and ethical issues, New housing concepts, Technology, Socio-economic aspects of dementia, Risk factors and prevention
  • Care and services: Needs and experiences of people with dementia and their family caregivers, Training and education of care professionals, Memory clinics and centres, Post-diagnostic support, Psychosocial interventions, Acute and hospital care, Respite care, Volunteers and care in the community, Home and residential care, Palliative care approaches

The call for abstracts will close on 30 April 2019. Click here for more information.

Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

The purpose of the grant is to facilitate a minimum of a one-week visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. Each year, five (5) awards will be competitively granted; each award is sponsored by one of the sponsoring organizations (ISBMSfHPAPSSBM, or IBTN). The proposed visit will be based on aims to pursue a specific research project or a specific program development project in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, behavioral medicine, or health promotion. The research or program development project should be feasible within one year. If the project cannot be completed during the visit to the mentor’s country, a plan for distance collaboration should be well-articulated.

Deadline to apply: May 1st, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

For more information:

new: Open Access articles – Primary Health Care Research & Development⁩

We are very happy to announce that 2 open-access articles have been published by COTEC through its experts in Primary Care.

Occupational Therapy and Primary Care

This article is the first in a series of two articles about Occupational Therapy and Primary Care. This first article describes the health policy context in which primary health care should be strengthened. A definition of occupational therapy is given and the scope of the profession is explained. Based on a survey amongst the (experts of) member associations of COTEC, an overview is given of the main target groups and how occupational therapy is embedded and organized in different countries. In a position statement it is argued why occupational therapy can and should contribute to a comprehensive integrated primary care and challenges to strengthen the position of the profession are described.

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Scoping Review: Occupational Therapy Interventions in Primary Care

This is the second article in a series of two about occupational therapy and primary care. The first article (see PH&RD….) described the position of the profession in primary care across Europe and the scope of the profession. In this article the broad scope of the profession is illustrated with various examples of occupational therapy interventions. The interventions are identified by means of a literature search. A questionnaire (the questionnaire is available by mailing the author) was sent out to experts across Europe which resulted in both relevant literature and evidence-based examples. The evidence level of these examples differs from expert opinion (5), case series (4), case–controlled studies (3), cohort studies (2) and randomized-control trial (1). The article ends with recommendations in four areas how to develop, establish or strengthen the profession in primary care.

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Watch LIVE Online – 19th International Conference on Integrated Care

The live stream is available in both English and Spanish.

To register, simply become a Community Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care Global Network, before Monday 1st April and receive a unique username and password to access the #ICIC19 live stream and video archive.

Online delegates will be able to:
– Watch the conference LIVE online from their desk, tablet or phone.
– Watch videos of the keynote speakers, most popular breakout sessions and interviews on all three days of conference

Online delegates can choose to watch the whole event or just pop in and out when they can from the 1-3 April, and can participate in an exciting range of plenary and conference sessions covering key issues in integrated care. They can:
– Hear live interviews from our expert panel of speakers and delegates.
– Take part in the discussions and ask questions to the speakers
– Watch from home or work as an individual or with a group of colleagues.

All that is required is a broadband connection. Watch the sessions later or at a time that is more convenient via our video on demand archive – Watch anytime, anywhere. If you can’t travel to San Sebastian, live streaming ICIC19 is the next best thing to being there!

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