From 12.00 until 16.00
On June 13th: a half day conference exploring the core themes of empowerment in health and social care and some cutting edge practices followed the next day by a round table colloquium to explore the future of the concept and its different elements.
A recent survey carried out by the European Health Futures Forum showed a huge variation in approaches to supporting people to be empowered to manage their health and care across Europe
How do we make sense of this?
Despite many years of health policy promoting patient-centred care and self-management, surveys such as the GP health survey in England show that people still do not feel fully involved in decisions about their care or supported to manage their health conditions.
What can we do collectively to improve this situation?
The free half day conference event will explore key topics-
Topic 1: Empowerment and health literacy – the role of the workforce in supporting citizen/patients
Topic 2: Citizen empowerment and health: could this be a new frontier?
Topic 3: The digital health paradox- does digital widen health inequalities?
We are inviting a range of stakeholders to take part and to make brief presentations followed by a panel discussion under each of these headings.
Important: In addition, we are looking for people who want to share innovative real-world approaches which are being used in different settings and we will collect these as an abstract book which will be available free, after the event. An Expert panel will choose a handful of the most exciting submissions and invite their authors to contribute to the main plenary.
If you are interested, please send us a short abstract of no more than 500 words in English, that describes your approach. We want as wide a spread of experiences a possible!
Closing date for submissions is the 2nd May 2022. Please send to [email protected]
Half day conference 13 June 2022 1pm - 5pm CET
Roundtable (by invitation) 14th June 9am- 12 noon CET (The work of the roundtable will be synthesised and published at a later date in an accessible format)