The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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New York City provides a vibrant setting for The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care – Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research. New York City’s tremendous energy, excitement and diversity set it apart from all other destinations. Those who work tirelessly to improve the safety and quality of health care will come together in New York City, July 25-27, 2016, to share exemplary programs dedicated to fostering genuine partnerships among patients, families, health care professionals, researchers, and policy makers.

The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care will provide opportunities to address innovation in patient- and family-centered care at the direct care level as well as the organizational, community, regional, and national levels. Presentations from hospitals, primary care settings, specialtyround table 2 ambulatory settings, long-term care communities, community-based programs, public health and mental health agencies, patient- and family-led organizations, research institutes, and schools of medicine, nursing, and other health and helping professions will be featured.

We invite you to join us in New York City for The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care to learn from health care leaders around the world.

Conference Programming

Patient- and Family-Centered Care is an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and healthcare professionals. These partnerships at the clinical, program, and policy levels are essential to assuring the quality and safety of health care. Patient- and family-centered care offers a framework and strategies for managing the complexity of health care in the 21st century.

Sessions will feature a variety of innovative and successful programs dedicated to collaborative efforts with patients and families. Significant numbers of patient and family leaders—who have extensive experience in partnering with health care professionals—will assemble with health care administrators, clinicians, medical educators, researchers, architects, and others from across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries. 

Presentations during the conference aim to provide the most current insights and strategies in advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care.

Key Topics:nurses-patient-spouse

• Leadership Matters
• Patient and Family AdvisorsEssential Allies
• Creating Capacity for Partnerships in Research and Evaluation
• Education for Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice
• Addressing Health Disparities
• Better TogetherChanging the Concept of Families as "Visitors"
• Transformative Partnerships in Primary Care

Who Should Attend

• Patient and Family Advisors and Leaders
• Administrative Leaders and Board Members
• Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists, Pharmacists, Child Life Specialists, Chaplains, Security, and Other Staff
• Leaders for Safety and Quality Improvement
• Human Resources Personnel
• Patient Experience, Patient Relations, and Guest Services Personnel
• Faculty and Students in Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Allied Health
• Researchers and Evaluators
• Architects, Interior Designers, and Facility Design Personnel
• Policy Makers, Government Agency Leaders, and Funders

Additional Information

Continuing Education

Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA). This activity has been awarded 19 contact hours Activity Approval Code: I15-95-0725-0612.

 This Live activity, The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care - Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research, from 07/25/2016 - 07/27/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.75 Prescribed and 1.0 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Since some sessions run concurrently, no more than 19.75 credits may be reported. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886381593-0) for 18 Social Work continuing education contact hours. Please note: CEUs are unavailable for social workers licensed in the New York state. CEUs are pending approval for social workers licensed in all other states. 

Child Life Specialists: For child specialists seeking professional development hours, the content of the IPFCC Conference is related to the Child Life Council's exam content outline: Domain 1 - Professional Responsibility. A certificate of attendance will be provided as documentation of your IPFCC conference participation.

Patient Experience: This conference is approved for 18 Patient Experience Continuing Education Credits (PXEs) from the Patient Experience Institute. Participants interested in receiving PXEs must claim their credits within 30 days of attending the conference.

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