International Conference on Chronic Diseases 2019

Chronic Diseases and Integrated Care:  Rethinking Health and Welfare Systems” – organized by the EUPHA section on Chronic diseases in collaboration with local partners, national public health associations of Visegrad 4 countries, and the SCIROCCO Exchange consortium.

Date:                    24 – 25 October 2019

Place:                   Hotel Yasmin, Kosice, Slovak Republic

Language:             English, Slovak – with simultaneous translation into both languages

The main aim of this event is to provide a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and interest groups to explore ways to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases effectively in the European region.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 June 2019

For more information please check the conference website:


Call for bids – cotec-enothe congress 2024

Bid to host COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 2024*
(later to be called the 1st Occupational Therapy Europe Congress 2024)

We are pleased to invite you to bid to host the third joint COTEC-ENOTHE Congress in 2024. The Congress should be co-hosted by a COTEC Member Association and at least one ENOTHE Member educational institution in the same country.

The COTEC-ENOTHE Congress Committee has four members (Eva Denysiuk and Anu Söderström from COTEC Executive Committee; Ursula Gubler Thomann and Lisette Farias Vera from ENOTHE Board)

The Committee will review the bids and make a recommendation regarding the 2024 Congress host at both COTEC and ENOTHE General Assemblies in October 2019.

You can download the COTEC-ENOTHE Congress guidelines 2019 and the bid form which should be completed and submitted by August 1st, 2019. All bids with eventual attachments and supporting documents should be addressed to COTEC-ENOTHE Congress Committee at

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.

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!

12th EFAD Conference

EFAD is preparing the 12th conference in Berlin on 1-2 November with many new interesting topics. Patient centred care is important in developing new standards of dietetic care, not only for the patient, but together with the patient. Ideally all dietitians should work in multidisciplinary teams. Regardless whether you are a clinical dietitian, or working in primary care, foodservice or higher education institutes, working together with other professionals will improve patient outcomes. Innovation and e-health are important topics too.

How can you benefit from these “new’’ developments? How can you influence healthy choices? How can you offer the best quality of care to your patients or clients? By breaking your professional boundries! Take the opportunity to:

  • pro-actively collaborate with other health professionals
  • advocate for better nutritional health in Europe
  • work with patients to truly embed patient-centred care
  • embrace technology in blended care or new types of learning and knowledge exchange
  • be innovative!

EFAD is preparing the 12th EFAD Conference for you and will address all of these issues and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from dietitians and others across Europe who are already “Breaking Professional Boundaries”.

For more information:

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