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The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care is proud to announce The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care—Partnerships for Quality and Safety. The conference will showcase innovative programs and approaches dedicated to collaboration among health care professionals, patients, residents in long-term care communities, and families and other care partners. We invite you to submit an abstract.

Call for Abstracts: July 1-August 15, 2013

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Call for Abstracts

Vancouver conference brochure coverThe 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
August 6-8, 2014
Westin Bayshore Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Abstract Categories

  • Leadership Matters
  • Patient and Family Advisors—Strengthening the Impact
  • Better Together—Changing the Concept of Families as "Visitors"
  • Partnering Within and Across Settings and the Continuum of Care
  • Addressing Health Disparities
  • Education for Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice
  • Communicating in an Electronic Age
  • Healing Environments—Facility Design and Planning
  • Determining What Matters—Research Methods and Quality Improvement Approaches
  • Champions for the Common Good—Role of Government and Voluntary Agencies and Funders

Who Should Submit

We invite abstracts from adult health care, geriatrics, pediatrics, newborn intensive care, medical homes, accountable care organizations, primary care, integrative health care, chronic illness care, emergency care, critical care, long-term care, behavioral and mental health, and public health.

The following are invited to share their experiences and accomplishments in advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care:

  • Patient and Family Advisors and Leaders
  • Health Care Administrators and Managers
  • Health Care Practitioners, Clinicians, and Staff
  • Health Care Educators and Information Specialists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Psychologists/Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Faculty and Students in Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Care Administration, Social Work, Allied Health, and other related fields
  • Researchers and Evaluators
  • Architects/Interior Designers
  • Health Care Planners, Policy Makers, and Government Agency Leaders
  • Funders of Health Care Programs

Priority consideration will be given to abstracts that include patient and family advisors/leaders as presenters.


Types of Presentations

We strongly encourage creative and innovative ways of presenting material.

Presentation: Presentations will be allotted 30-60 minutes with additional time for questions and answers.

Poster: Posters are 4'x 8' visual displays of innovation. A poster representative must be present at specified times on opening day of the poster session to respond to questions.

In some cases, presentations discussing similar programs or initiatives may be combined. Presenters will be informed of this upon acceptance of abstract.


Procedures and Timelines

  • Abstract submissions will be accepted electronically starting July 1, 2013.
  • All abstracts must be received by IPFCC by August 15, 2013.
  • All submissions are reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee.
  • Abstracts promoting commercial products or services will not be accepted. Product vendors and others who wish to promote a product or service are invited to contact IPFCC for the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus.
  • Complete instructions for presenters will be provided upon notification of the acceptance of an abstract.

To Begin a Submission

You will need to create an account to begin the submission process. Please be sure to carefully read the Abstract Guidelines before beginning your submission.

Submit Your Abstract