Closing Date: Extended to 15 October 2017
We invite abstracts from students and practitioners of healthcare integration, including researchers and academics, policy makers, clinicians, health and social care professionals.
Two types of abstracts are accepted:
a) Abstracts that present results of a research study, or
b) Abstracts that describe and discuss new policies or programmes that support care integration.
The content of the abstracts should be relevant to the conference, and should address at least one of the themes and sub-themes of this conference.
These themes and sub-themes are:
Theme 1: Care Integration in practice
Theme 2: Enabling Integrated Care
Theme 3: Transcending boundaries in integrated care
Abstracts will be reviewed by two independent experts and assessed using a scoring matrix. Abstracts may be accepted as poster presentations or oral presentations. This is decided by the Scientific Committee. At least one author from every accepted abstract must register for the conference and present their work. Oral presenters will have to prepare a presentation in English of a maximum duration of 12 minutes. Poster presenters will be required to post a poster describing their work during the conference. On Day 2 of the conference during the morning tea break, 1 presenter from each group should be available at their poster to answer any questions from judges and conference participants. Prizes will be given for the best poster and best oral presentation. The abstract submission deadline is 15 October 2017, 5pm. Corresponding authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by 15 November 2017.
Abstracts should be submitted online. Information regarding the authors and their affiliations, and contact details of the corresponding author will be required for submission. The abstract should not be longer than 400 words, and should use a structured format as follows:
1) For abstracts that discuss or describe new policies or new programmes that support integrated care:
2) For abstracts that describe integrated care research findings: