COMPAR-EU News and Events


Once a year ISQua brings together over 1,500 key decision-makers from over 80 countries to share their expertise and knowledge in health care quality and safety improvement.

Together with Centro Regionale Gestione Rischio Clinico e Sicurezza del Paziente (GRC) and the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare, ISQua is delighted to host its 37th International Conference on 8th-10th February 2021 in Florence, Italy.

The theme of this year´s conference is ‘Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity: Pathways to Global Health Quality’.

The second conference of the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine (ICPerMed) will take place virtually on February 25-26, 2021, 13:00-19:00 CET. During two half-days, ICPerMed will discuss and promote solutions and strategies on how to implement successfully personalised medicine approaches.

The conference “Personalised Medicine – From Vision to Practice” will promote developments in personalised medicine by participation of world leading researchers, ELSI experts, health economists, payers, patients and industry representatives, regulatory authorities and HTA experts and ICPerMed members including ministries representatives, research funding and policy organisations.

Through 5 sessions, speakers will demonstrate solutions on how:

  • to include patient perspectives,
  • to enhance data harmonisation,
  • to enable healthcare systems to implement personalised medicine,
  • to build an efficient entrepreneurial ecosystem supporting health innovation,
  • to redefine value in healthcare by incorporating patient preference and socio-economics aspects.

Further information on the programme, the speakers and features of the virtual platform is available on the ICPerMed website.

The participation in the conference is free.

Following the the first International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) online conference in September 2020, the second part of this event will take place virtually from the 15-16 April 2021.

The conference will bring together the community of healthcare researchers, teachers, practitioners, and policy makers from around the globe. It provides a unique opportunity for the international and interactive exchange of ideas and products of education, research and policy activities across individuals and institutions.

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The 28th annual European Congress on Obesity, #ECO2021, will be held online from 10-13 May 2021. The conference is more than a scientific congress! It is a learning platform for disseminating the best obesity research and practice in Europe, and a platform for discussion, collaboration and sharing. The European Association for the Study of Obesity, EASO, has developed a programme structure that will enable delegates to interact as much as possible with presenters. They will have plenary discussion sessions, teaching workshops, case study discussions and moderated e-poster sessions. Programme topics will be organised into four main areas:

Day 1: Basic Science
Day 2: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Day 3: Behavioural and Public Health
Day 4: Management and Intervention

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Virtual ISPOR 2021 will analyse opportunities and challenges in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) methods, practices, and application including our ability to respond effectively. This year´s theme is Evolving for Tomorrow’s Challenges.

  • How can we further strengthen HEOR’s relevance, particularly moving beyond product assessment, to address systemic healthcare challenges in the near term? How should HEOR use its chance for renewal?
  • What innovations in collaboration approaches are advancing HEOR beyond its traditional sphere of influence?
  • Which upgrades in HEOR methodology, application, and practice are needed to future-proof its impact on healthcare decision-making?

These and other challenging questions will be addressed at Virtual ISPOR 2021.

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The International Shared Decision Making (ISDM) Society has set the date for the next conference. It will be held from June 28-30, 2021 in Kolding, Denmark. A pre-conference will take place on June 27 with an extended workshop program. The conference will be hosted by the Center for Shared Decision Making, Vejle/Lillebælt University of Southern Denmark ( in collaboration with the Region of Southern Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark.

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Health Economics in a Time of Global Change.

Soon, more information about the conference can be found here.

The annual European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress is the once-a-year occasion when the world’s respiratory experts meet to present and discuss the latest scientific and clinical advances across the entire field of respiratory medicine.

The ERS International Congress 2021 will take place at the FIRA Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

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The 1st North American Conference on Integrated Care will take place in association with the 6th World Congress on Integrated Care in Toronto, Canada, from 4 – 6 October 2021 . With the overarching theme ‘Co-designing for health and wellbeing with individuals and communities’, the conference is a partnership of University of Toronto, KPMG Canada, The Change Foundation, HSPRN and iCOACH. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

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The second EPF (European Patients´ Forum) Congress on “Digital transformation of healthcare: The added value of patient partnerships” will take place virtually on 26-29 October 2021.

The congress will explore what meaningful patient involvement means in a rapidly changing healthcare environment using new technologies, and why it is critical to successful innovation.

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