Primary and long-term care in the age of changing boundaries: Policy, practice and imagination.

The EFPC association is happy to announce its 2021 annual conference with a focus on the future of primary and long-term care. Both have been proved to be crucial if it comes to providing quality of life and healthy life years rather than living longer. In the current changing boundaries, with the COVID crisis as a accelerant of changes, we need to re-think our policies and enhance the practice. Through imagination we can explore different perspectives. Searching for different approaches has, for many years, led us to interesting new techniques in care provision like using art, sports or cooking. The same is valid when we try to teach or convince colleagues the various ways in which they can provide care for patients. A one-direction approach is very limited and will not have the same effect as using a variety of approaches.

The EFPC membership is a community which has a big interest in exploring changes and to foster this we are going to highlight this wonderful feature of our association. Join us to take advantage of this diverse group of people and share your stories with us, which are most probably different from those of everybody else. Have a look at the different themes suggested by the scientific committee.

Your imagination will bring us further at our #EFPC 2021 Bergen conference!

Main conference starts on Monday 6/9 9.00 am till Tuesday 7/9 15.30 pm

Call for abstracts out now! Deadline for submission: 1st of May 2021!

Key-note speakers:

  • Michael van den Berg (Policy analyst at Health Division OECD)
  • Laura Abbott (Doctorate in Health Research Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at University of Hertfordshire)
  • Jorun Rugkåsa (Professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway)
  • Melitta Jakab (Head Of Office of the WHO European Center For Primary Health Care located in Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Planned workshops:

  • PRICOV-19 study – COVID: threat or opportunity for quality improvement (QI) in primary care?
  • Bielefeld University, School of Public Health: “Collaboration in PHC” from an international perspective
  • Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI)
  • GP’s group practice models and programmes in Europe: pros and cons.
  • Health of prisoners – the role of primary care

More to be announced!

Pre-Conference: Sunday 5th September

  • Including a PRIMORE Masterclass Interprofessional Primary Care research for early career researchers

Location Pre-Conference & Main Conference:

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences – Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (

Inndalsveien 28, 5063 Bergen

Conference dinner:


Video Presentation


Call for Abstracts
Keynote Speakers
Organising&Scientific Committee

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