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OISSS's choices

This section of the Bulletin does not present an exhaustive list of events which will be held in a specific field. However, mention will be made of one or two conferences or symposiums which are worth noting due to their theme, the reputation of speakers or a particular issue of concern to OISSS partners.

UK - 2018 International Health Conference

This global health conference is hosted by the University of Oxford and takes place June 28 to 30, 2018. Researchers from a broad range of disciplines, from primary care to economics, will come together to explore ways of improving health services. It is an opportunity to develop research networks and encourage the uptake of evidence in health care and policy....
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Denmark - 4th Transforming Care Conference

Entitled "Changing priorities: The making of care policy and priorities", this conference focuses on the structuring and distribution of social care for children, frail older people and adults with disability. Priority setting can create hierarchies and competition between policy fields and user groups, especially during times of austerity. This conference explores how priorities are made and maintained along with dilemmas that arise in the process. It takes place in Copenhagen from June 24 to 26, 2019....
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Switzerland - New Heights in Health Economics

This conference, organized by the International Health Economics Association, takes place in Basel, Switzerland, from July 13 to 17, 2019. It features plenary talks by Raj Chetty from Harvard University on insights from Big Data around economic opportunity and health inequality, and from Janet Currie from Princeton on child health and human capital....
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Italy - XXXVIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health

This conference takes place July 22 to 26, 2019, in Rome. A pre-conference session on 'Medical Complicity'' takes place on July 21. Presentations will explore access to justice, facets of addiction, mass violence, crisis intervention, and much more. The call for abstract submissions is now open....
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Canada - 10th International Shared Decision Making Conference

This year, the theme of the conference is Patient-Oriented Shared Decision-Making Research. Taking place from July 7 to 10, 2019, in Québec City, the conference offers a chance to discuss best strategies for involving patients in shared decision-making research so that it better reflects their knowledge, priorities and needs. The deadline to to submit original abstracts in the field of shared decision making is January 21, 2019....
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France - 5th Irdes-Dauphine Workshop on Applied Health Economics and Policy Evaluation

This workshop provides an opportunity to hear and discuss new research on public policy analysis and evaluation in areas including health services delivery and organization, social health inequalities, and meeting the needs of specific populations. It takes place in Paris, on June 20th and 21st, 2019....
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UK - Integrated Care in Theory and Practice

The International Summer School in Integrated Care provides a week of intensive training for health and social care professionals, clinicians and researchers wanting to improve their ability to analyze, design, evaluate and practice integrated care. It takes place in Oxford from June 23 to 28, 2019. Applications can be submitted until April 5....
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Finland - Health management 2.0

Achieving more efficient and patient-centred care is the goal underlying the program of this conference. Governance, sustainability, digital transformation and the personalization and integration of care are key themes. Presentations will help unlock the change agenda and see what skills and competencies healthcare leaders need in order to make this shift to happen. The conference will be held in Finland from June 17 to 19, 2019. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 17, 2019....
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Italy - Skill-mix innovation in primary and chronic care: mobilizing the health workforce

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe. The Venice Summer School combines learning opportunities with the magical environment of the Venice lagoon. It takes place from July 21 to 27, in Venice....
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Canada - 2019 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference

The conference takes place from September 19 to 21, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario. Streams look at integration of care, clinical practice, compassionate communities and care for indigenous people. The event gives healthcare professionals, social workers, caregivers, volunteers and spiritual advisers an opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform....
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New Zealand - Addressing Health Service Inequities to Improve Health System Performance

The call for abstract submissions for the Health Services and Policy Research Conference is now open. April 5 is the deadline for authors to submit a group of related presentations as a symposium proposal around a central theme. Abstracts for standard presentations may be submitted between mid-April and mid-July. The conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from December 4 to 6, 2019....
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France - Primary Care and Local Communities: Health Equity for Everyone, Everywhere

The European Forum for Primary Care takes place in Nanterre, France, from September 29 to October 1, 2019. The call for abstracts is open with a deadline of May 1. Three formats of abstract are welcome: Research abstracts with results, policy debate abstracts, in particular from policymakers, and practice video abstracts (3 to 5 minutes) that present case descriptions....
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Canada - Canadian Conference on Physician Health

The Canadian Medical Association is holding this conference in St. John's Newfoundland from October 3 to 5, 2019. It will showcase practical skills and strategies for improving physician health and wellness. The theme is "Changing Tides: Shifting cultures and creating safe spaces," and presentations will address issues such as workload, practicing in rural settings, peer support and transitions in and out of practice....
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France - 12th European Public Health Conference

Taking place in Marseille from November 20 to 23, 2019, this conference focuses on the theme: Building bridges for solidarity and public health. Plenary sessions will address sustainable development goals, migrant inequalities in urban settings and building bridges for migration in a planetary context....
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Canada - Health System Integration Built On The Foundation Of Team-Based Primary Health Care

The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario is holding its annual conference on September 19 and 20, 2019, in Toronto. Presentations will address six main themes: access to team-based care, transitions across the care continuum, comprehensive team-based care, patient and family-centred care, community and social accountability, and performance. The programme will be available soon....
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Australia - Achieving better value for people and populations

The International Foundation for Integrated Care is holding its 2nd Asia Pacific Conference in Melbourne from November 11 to 13, 2019. The call for abstract submissions is open until June 28, and papers may address themes of value, implementation, innovations and evaluation of integrated care, along with empowering people and communities....
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Taiwan - Transforming Quality for Tomorrow

Organized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the British Medical Journal, in collaboration with regional partners, this conference will present the latest evidence on improving quality and safety in health care. It takes place in Taipei from September 18 to 20, 2019. The programme includes visits to exceptional healthcare organisations across Taipei....
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Switzerland - Swiss Health Economics Workshop 2019

This fourth annual workshop takes place September 13, 2019, in Lucerne, Switzerland. It brings together Swiss researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The workshop is organized by the Swiss Society of Health Economics, which has a mandate to foster research in health economics, inform the public about health economic insights and represent them vis-à-vis Swiss parliaments and governments....
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Canada - Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World

Now in its fourth year, the Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference is an important place of convergence, where service providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses come together to set the agenda. MH4A 2019 will take place in Toronto on September 23-25, 2019....
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France - Peer support : current challenges. Health, disability and mental health

The aim of this conference is to explore the challenges that underpin the multiple forms of patient participation in France's health and social services sectors. In France, peer support represents a new focus in participative public policies. The conference will be held on November 14 and 15, 2019, in Rennes....
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UK - Health and Care Explained: How the System Works and How It Is Changing

The King's Fund is holding this public conference on August 8, 2019, in London. Various members of the King's Fund team will explain how the NHS, social care and public health are structured, staffed, funded and held accountable. It will also describe differences between hospital, primary and community care, and explore challenges for the future and plans to address them....
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