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The 44th IHF  World Hospital Congress is being hosted by La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals (UCH) on 8-11 November 2021 as a hybrid event at Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona. As a hybrid event, all sessions will be live-streamed to virtual attendees in a dedicated event platform where they can also interact with fellow participants, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors.

Join our session:

Supporting the implementation of patient-centred care in clinical settings: How to advance on patient humanization and self-management

This session will introduce participants to the essential elements, opportunities and challenges of implementing patient-centred care and advancing humanization in clinical settings. It will focus on how to bring the patient’s voice into healthcare by prioritizing topics and outcomes that are valued by them, involving them in the process of care in partnership with the healthcare professionals. The session will address how to harness the potential of humanization of care and self-management interventions to support person-centred care, quality improvement and research. It will feature real-world cases and practical methods for building patient-centred care in clinical settings. Hear brief presentations on two case studies: a research project exploring the effectiveness of self-management interventions (COMPAR-EU) and a multicentre quality improvement project to improve humanization and patient experience in paediatric care (MIREMOS).

Also, take part in small group exercises to discuss challenges with facilitators and develop collective solutions on building patient-centred care. This session is designed for those involved or interested in supporting and evaluating the implementation of patient-centred strategies in clinical settings (policymakers, managers, healthcare professionals and researchers).

Chaired by: Dr. Carola Orrego, Deputy Director, Avedis Donabedian Research Institute, Spain

Find out more here: Program – IHF World Hospital Congress

This year´s theme of EPH Conference 2021 is Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth : A Sustainable Future for Humanity.
The conference will be held in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland.

This conference hopes to open up a discussion with a focus on gender and health, at health care delivery generally, the use of digital tools, and the necessary staffing and skills to provide good care. Participants will, in line with the overall conference theme, look in depth at the climate emergency, and very specifically at the human food supply.

Subthemes are:

  • Gender health at the margins or the centre?
  • Digital Health
  • Workforce and Skills
  • Climate Emergency
  • Food policy, global health and the Sustainable Development Goals

For more information, please click here.

Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.
Practise Self Care for Life is the theme and organisations are being encouraged to use Self Care Week as a hook to help people “practise” self care for a healthier, happier life.

Click here to learn more about the initiative, to see some best self care week practices, and to have access to more resources.