Deadline to register/pay conference fee: 28th September 2016
Onsite cash payment is with a supplement of €50 administration costs
“General Practice/Family Medicine in a Changing World”.
Dear doctors, researchers, and colleagues,
Societies and health care systems in Europe are faced to many changes: Ageing, migration, increasing morbidity, shortness of financial resources. All these changes will influence the future care and research in general practice. It is conclusive that the main topic of the upcoming meeting is thereby of high relevance.
For the upcoming meeting we want to motivate colleagues to contribute actively to the conference. Since we try to attract a broad field of participants, we did not limit the topic to a small spectrum. The contributions should fit into the main topic and especially – but are not limited to – the following mentioned subtopics:
- General practice in a changing world (e.g. shortage of GPs, changing practice management)
- Innovations for future care & research (e.g. Ambient assisted living, European networking)
- Primary care for patients suffering from chronic diseases
- The international development of professional & academic general practice
- The education and support of future general practitioners by innovative solutions
Leipzig is located in eastern Germany, has suffered a lot from Second World War, state regulations of the Nazi Germany and the communist regime. It is located in a region that is still confronted with frequent chronic health problems, a high percentage of elderly persons especially in rural areas and also a shortness of general practitioners in these regions. These problems are a main consequence of an ageing society and migration. Many European countries are facing similar society related problems. We would look forward to presentations from Mediterranean countries that face severe problems of the health care system, such as Greece, from the eastern European countries that are also affected as well as from other countries, particularly GB, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. We propose 2 keynote lectures one addressing the changing scene in latter countries with established and stabile care and one from a perspective of a changing system such as in eastern or Mediterranean countries.
In the context of changing societies, patients and physicians, primary care may be strengthened by implementing innovative approaches such as ambient assisted living (AAL) for elderly people and other technical assisting approaches (e.g. regarding mobility). The education and support of future general practitioners by innovative solutions (e.g. innovative methods in medical teaching, the use of smartphone applications for education and daily practice, telemedicine, mobile general practitioner offices) could also be an important part of the meeting.
Local Organizing committee:
- Thomas Frese
- Jarmila Mahlmeister
- Hagen Sandholzer
- Britt Häussler
- Stefan Lippmann
- Tobias Deutsch