COMPAR-EU News and Events


The 2019 EHMA Annual Conference, hosted by the Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare, will take place on 17th-19th of June. This event will bring together educators, researchers, managers and health professionals from Europe and beyond to discuss the conference´s theme of ‘Health management 2.0’. Questions like what skills and competencies current and future healthcare leaders need in order to make the shift to happen will be explored.

This year the theme of the International Shared Decision Making Conference is `Patient-Oriented Shared Decision Making Research´. This conference is a unique chance to discuss best strategies for involving patients in shared decision making research so that it better reflects their knowledge, priorities, and needs. The event is a Patients included event, attesting to include the experiences and insight of patients as the experts in their own health conditions. The conference will take place at the Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada.

There is always good collaboration and exchange between all COMPAR-EU partners at different stages. In addition to work package-specific meetings in which involved partners participate, all consortium partners meet once a year. This year, our second consortium meeting will take place on 30th of September and 1st of October 2019 in Ioannina, Greece. UOI will host this event. At this year´s meeting, partners will discuss their achievements to date and upcoming work. In addition, synergies between the work packages will be debated. Such meetings are very crucial as they foster interactive group discussion and drive our work forward.

ISQua, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, is a member-based organisation devoted to inspiring and driving improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide, through education and knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health systems and connecting people through global networks.

The 36th International Conference will take place from 20-23 October 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. This year’s theme is “Innovate, Implement, Improve: Beating the Drum for Safety, Quality and Equity”.

FAD will have two 15-minute oral presentations on the development of the Core Outcome Sets as well as on the COMPAR-EU taxonomy.


This year´s Guidelines-International-Network (G-I-N) conference (30.10. – 02.11.19) will be held in partnership with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), hosted by the University of South Australia (UniSA).

The conference theme is “Trustworthy Evidence For Questions That Matter – The value of guidelines in 21st century healthcare”, and will be relevant to all healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in addressing evidence-practice gaps by promoting best practice and improving the quality and safety of health care. This conference will provide opportunities to listen, learn and share experiences and perspectives from around the world on the important role of guidelines in 21st century healthcare.

IR-HSCSP will attend this event and hopefully present a COMPAR-EU poster!

Be part of the first ever European Congress on patient involvement driven by leading representatives of the patient community, and patient experts. Our partner EPF is hosting this event on 12th-14th of November in Brussels. This event will provide an exceptional opportunity for dialogue and engagement with a wide range of health players who aspire to make patient involvement a reality. Together, it will be explored why this will lead to better outcomes for patients and society, and how this can be achieved in practice across the European Union.

“Building bridges for solidarity and public health” will be the main theme of the 12th EPH Conference on 20th-23rd of November in Marseille, France. The event will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and educators in public health and many other related fields. The Marseille conference offers an opportunity to build new ways of working together between the public health communities in Europe and Africa, seeking solutions to our shared challenges from climate change, emerging infections, and the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases. But inevitably, much of the discussion will focus on migration.