International Journal of Integrated Care Vol 13, EFPC Istanbul Conference Supplement 2013

With all abstracts related to the integration of primary care & secondary care including the key-note abstracts, planned workshops and research & policy abstracts.

Thanks to the abstracts authors, Matthijs van Maanen and to the IJIC editorial team for all their efforts!

EFPC representatives have been present all over Europe to emphasize the importance for investment in Community Oriented Primary Care with great success:

At the Istanbul conference we made several video recordings. The first two are now available via a YouTube streaming option:

  • 9 September theatre play based on a script "Margaret" written by EFPC Flemish members Tom Declerq and Pauline Boeckxstaens from the University of Ghent, directed by Cagri Kalaca and played by EFPC Turkish members Emrah Kirimli (the Son), Mehmet Akman (the Doctor) and Sirin Parkan (Margaret).
  • The official launch of the International Federation of Community Health Centres for the European Region during the annual conference of the European Forum for Primary Care in Istanbul on the 10th of September 2013.with presentations of Prof Jan De Maeseneer, chairman of the EFPC and directing council member of the IFCHC, Nele Gerits, Belgian CHC representatives and Diederik Aarendonk, EFPC & IFCHC coordinator.

17–18 October 2013, Tallinn, Estonia

The new European policy framework, Health 2020, has reaffirmed the importance of strong health systems to achieve its aim: “to significantly improve the health and well-being of populations, reduce health inequalities, strengthen public health and ensure people-centred health systems that are universal, equitable, sustainable and of high quality”.