Examining Implementation of PCC at multiple levels – Micro, Meso, and Macro

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The Basque Association of Family and Community Medicine Professionals – Osatzen – and Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute are pleased to welcome renowned experts in the implementation of PCC to Bilbao, Spain on October 28-29, 2019. Ten international trainers from Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Spain, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UK, and the US will lead the Second Annual COST Action 15222 Patient-Centred Care (PCC) Training School. The Training School will examine how PCC is implemented in hospitals and primary care centers in various countries and at multiple system levels (micro, meso, and macro).

Approximately 30 participants will have the opportunity learn about and discuss how health professionals are trained in PCC, what frameworks are used to study contextual factors influencing PCC implementation effectiveness, and why uptake of PCC can be increased via policy measures. On Day 1, participants will be engaged in small group processing after a symposium on what PCC looks like across countries. On Day 2, there will be a facilitated panel presentation and large group discussion on policy enablers. In addition, the Training School agenda offers 2-hour workshops by experienced researchers and practioners of PCC, including:

Lars Wallin, Professor, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Helen Lloyd, Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK

Roger Ruiz Moral, Professor, School of Medicine, Francisco de Vitoria University (Madrid), Spain

Juan José Rodríguez Salvador, Family Medicine Physician, Bizkaia Communication & Health Group, Spain

To encourage the participation of students and early stage researchers, as well as professionals from Inclusiveness Target Countries, 14 scholarship grants will be offered. Funding is available for 10 international scholarship grants of 800€ each and 4 national scholarship grants of 400€ each.

Please visit the COST Action 15222 at costcares.eu for more information and contact us there to be added to the distribution list for updates about this exciting event!