Summer workshop

EHMA SUMMER WORKSHOP ON PRIMARY CARE:

THE CASAP EXPERIENCE

THE RATIONALE OF AN INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP IN PRIMARY CARE

Demographic changes and professional shortage are pushing healthcare providers to consider new ways of organising healthcare services. In the Astana conference, the WHO recently set the role of primary care and its relevance as a key stone for the whole healthcare system. This leads to ponder to which extent each country’s primary care services can fully, or even partially, address issues and problems in communities. Different primary care models have already evolved in Western countries, even related to a national health service model. Nevertheless, continuation of solo practices and/or doctor centred services are at stake. Where should primary care be heading to? How can we do this?

The EHMA summer workshop will allow discussion, debate on fellow experiences and proposals for changing current primary care systems. Some initial questions might be: What is the current margin for solo practices? What are the advantages of team work? What is the role of each professional? But beyond those we will also focus on other questions: How do we best integrate a healthcare team? How can healthcare professionals develop leadership? How do we manage care and prevention? How do we link individual and community care? How we deal with demographic changes and increase of chronic complexity?

STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS

CASAP is the “Catalonia health care consortium”. It has developed innovation strategies for providing primary health care services: preventive, diagnostic and curative services, home care, promotion of preventive medicine and public health, social health care, health-related teaching, research activities, study and dissemination related to health and the health sciences. The CASAP experience may be the basis for evaluating innovation, advantages and drawbacks and start comparisons with other models.

The programme will set the ground for the participants to be actively involved in discussion around subjects as:

  • 1. Longitudinally and accessibility: Are Starfield primary care axis still viable?
  • 2. Integration vs. comprehensiveness.
  • 3. Team work: How inclusive should we be? How to lead them?
  • 4. Professional roles: How do we share work?
  • 5. Chronicity: How to manage it?
  • 6. Community: Do we deal with illness or health?

BENEFITS FROM ATTENDING THE PROGRAMME

During the Programme the participant will:
  • Be exposed to new perspectives on primary care management and reconfiguration.
  • Share perspectives with other professionals.
  • Learn from the experiences of an international group of academics and experts.
  • Analyse current significant managerial issues, by discussing cases from different countries and different legal and cultural settings.
  • Create new contacts and join an international network of people sharing interest in primary care management.
  • PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS

    Health Care Managers, Primary and Community Care professionals involved in health management, leaders, scholars, researchers interested in primary care management.

    The Programme has been designed around some key principles:

  • Professionals in evolving healthcare organizations are likely to benefit from a learning international environment.
  • The faculty support of international experts is extremely important to develop a sound theoretical framework and it enables cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge.
  • Healthcare managers in industrialised countries often face the same challenges. Sharing experiences and the solutions adopted is essential to implement successful changes.
  • THE FACULTY

    The workshop will be run by Antoni Peris-Grao, MD, CASAP CEO, EHMA Board member and responsible for PC SIG, and Veronica Gómez, MD, CASAP.

    COURSE INFORMATION

    Date: June 16th from 14:00 - 18:00 (4h)

    Cost: 200 EUR. If attending EHMA 2019, then 100 EUR supplement on the conference registration fee. The fee includes educational programme, necessary printed materials, certificate of attendance, coffee break and light lunch.

    Registration deadline: June 7th

    Location: Dipoli, Aalto University

    EHMA reserves the right to postpone the event in case of insufficient number of attendees. All paid fees would be reimbursed.

    RESERVE