The 1st International Conference of Primary Care and Public Health

The 1st International Conference of Primary Care and Public Health Medicine
3rd International Congress of Person Centred Medicine

Seeing the person behind the patient: A life course approach

Great Hall, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK

29th, 30th & 31st October 2015


Who are the organisers?
The Department of Primary Care & Public Health (PCPH) at Imperial College London (ICL) is part of the Imperial School of Public Health’s Faculty of Medicine. The core mission of PCPH is to achieve better health through strengthening the primary care science base. This is done by training the next generation of NHS general practitioners, primary care professionals and public health specialists. They will become the next generation of health leaders, influencing policy and programmes worldwide. Imperial College London is the joint-second best university in the world. PCPH has established itself as a leading academic primary care and public health department combining local, national and international research with teaching and training programmes. Its research in public health, health service and primary care is ranked top in the UK.

The International College of Person-centred Medicine is a non-for-profit educational, research, and advocacy organisation emerging from the Geneva Conferences on Person-centred Medicine. Since 2008 its aim is to promote and articulate science and humanism in medicine and health care, refocusing these components on the whole person.

Who should attend?
This three-day conference will give general practitioners, researchers, health leaders, policy makers, and managers an outstanding international platform to share their innovative work. The conference is not restricted to the theoretical and will include aspects of how to improve practice, apply evidence to decision-making, and above all, sharing our successes. Leading international figures from clinical practice, public health, academia, health leadership and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will join us in this unique celebration of achievements. They will share their experiences of innovation, how to achieve change, and making a difference to peoples’ lives. The joint conference will celebrate primary care achievements from around the world and highlight the virtue of patient-centred medicine. Do not miss this opportunity!

What are the main themes of the Conference?
The conference will cover five central themes: Primary Care in the 21st Century, Ageing and Ageism, Children and Adolescences, Integrated Care, and Public Health in Primary Care. It will cut across the three major disciplines of education, training, and research. Each of the five themes will include a plenary session with workshops, lectures, and poster sessions.

Topics addressed will include: How are health systems led by primary care? How does primary care achieve life-course care and attention? What is a holistic approach to health? How can we achieve universal health coverage? How are services and practitioners putting patients at the centre of care? How can health systems prepare their services to respond to an ageing population?

Top leading speakers from UK General Practice, both academic and service, and leading figures in Family Medicine, Public Health, Clinical specialties as well as health leadership were invited as key note speakers and leading many the Conference workshop and activities.

Where and when?
The conference will be held in the Great Hall at Imperial College’s South Kensington Campus from the 29th to the 31st October 2015. London, one of the world’s greatest capitals, is also the avant-garde of science and culture. Its diverse and cosmopolitan way of life means that if anything is happening in the arts, sciences, business or trade, politics, literature, music, or industry chances are it is happening here in London!

With some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities, London is a city of excellence in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, finance and media. It nurtures some of the finest minds in research and technology whilst its influence on medical schools, universities and hospitals is truly second to none.