COMPAR-EU News and Events


On the first-ever World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019, WHO will launch a global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer. Every patient must play an important role in his/her own safety and get involved in their health system. Greater patient involvement is the key to safer care. Engaging patients in the treatment of their conditions does not only improve health outcomes but also reduce costs! Different events around the world are planned. Find the event in your country with this interactive map that features all events:

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.”

Meet our partners FAD and Nivel for our next two oral presentations!

  • Advancing patient-centred care: development and external validation of comprehensive taxonomy of self-management interventions in chronic conditions
  • Are we researching in the areas that matter for patients? Developing core outcome sets for self-management interventions in chronic diseases

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cape Town!

The focus of this year´s Cochrane Colloquium (22nd – 25th of October in Santiago, Chile) is on ‘Embracing diversity’, which recognizes that Cochrane is a diverse community, addressing diverse health questions from diverse stakeholders using a range of diverse methods. The Colloquium explores ways in which Cochrane could address the challenge of diversity in many areas: how to inform complex health decisions with diverse types of evidence; how to engage people with low health literacy; how to reach non-English-speaking audiences; how to explore new ways of delivering evidence from reviews (e.g., podcasts, videos); and how to incorporate diverse types of evidence in reviews (qualitative evidence, mixed methods evidence, etc.).

The aims of the 2019 Colloquium are:

  • To make Cochrane more relevant to different audiences making health decisions in varied settings
  • To build new partnerships and relationships, especially with difficult-to-reach audiences
  • To grow the global Cochrane community
  • To advance relevant methodological discussions to make Cochrane reviews more relevant

The 2019 Cochrane Colloquium seeks to look at diversity as an advantage rather than a disadvantage by examining linguistic, ethnic, stakeholder, and gender diversity, among other perspectives. Keynote/Plenary Sessions will address the Embracing Diversity theme.

Meet our partners IR-HSCSP and FAD who will have several oral presentations!

  • The perspective of patients living with chronic heart failure on self-management interventions: A mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
  • The perspective of patients living with obesity on self-management interventions: A mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
  • The perspective of patients living with type 2 diabetes mellitus on self-management interventions: A mixed-method overview for the COMPAR-EU project
  • What do patients and their caregivers value on self-management interventions for chronic conditions? A scoping review of systematic reviews for the COMPAR-EU project

We are looking forward to meeting you in Santiago, Chile!

This year´s Guidelines-International-Network (G-I-N) conference (30th October – 2nd November in Adelaide, Australia) 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.

Meet our partner IR-HSCSP who will have several oral presentations!

  • How to compare the (cost-)effectiveness of self-management interventions: using network meta-analysis to include both direct and indirect assessments of multiple treatment options
  • Development and external validation of a comprehensive Taxonomy of self-management interventions in chronic conditions: the COMPAR-EU taxonomy
  • Incorporating patients’ preferences in the development of core outcome sets for four chronic conditions: COMPAR-EU project

We are looking forward to meeting you in Adelaide, Australia!

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.

The conference attracts 1000 researchers, clinicians and managers from over 60 countries, who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care will take place from 27-29 April 2020 in Amadria Park Convention Centre, Šibenik, Croatia.

The conference will build on the following areas:

  • Meeting the challenges of integrated care in early development, childhood and transitional care in adolescents;
  • Integrated community care approaches for better management of diseases with a stigmatizing effect, including for example mental health and addiction issues;
  • Better managing the care of vulnerable populations including for example war veterans, and preventing isolation and loneliness;
  • Integrating survivorship, caring for carers, palliative and end-of-life care;
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital tools in the people-centred integrated care.

Click here the learn more about the conference.