With new confirmations from WHO Geneva, ProFound and the European Medicines Agency the EFPC conference raises its profile. Their contributions will focus on the new WHO report on Adolescent Health and the competences of Primary Care professionals in this respect, presented by Ms Valentina Baltag, the latest development if it comes fall-prevention from the 7thFP ProFound project and the input from Primary Care professionals related to their role in the safe and rational use of medicines. The EMA head of department for Patients and Healthcare professionals, Ms Isabelle Moulon will take part in the EMA workshop in order to stimulate the creation of a Network of Primary Health Care to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) - a new EFPC Working Group. Also for the fall-prevention topic EFPC will create a new working group chaired by Ms Marije Bolt, EFPC advisory board member.

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Following the workshop “Inequity by disease … a new challenge?” at the EFPC meeting in Götenborg (2012), the department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care of Ghent University and NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) started a research project on “inequity by disease”.

Tuesday 06 May 2014 - Eight delegates from as many European cities*, together with Ghent University and the European Forum of Primary Care (EFPC), signed a declaration of intent to join forces on local health care. Policy makers, health workers and academics have united in the Working Group "Primary Care and Population Health for European Cities (PriPHECi)" to exchange knowledge and experience regarding illness prevention, health promotion and community oriented primary care.

A number of high level workshops are already confirmed for the 1/2 September Barcelona conference by several EU funded programmes like the European Innovation Partnership programme on Active Healthy Aging (EIP-AHA), the 7th Frame Work Programme projects IMPLEMENT on the Implementation of Chronic Care Improvements and QUALICOPC sessions with first results on the comparative analysis for European Primary Care systems related to costs including several country presentations from Finland, Turkey, Austria and Spain.

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