The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) is co-host of the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC) in Utrecht, 23-25th May 2018. Our aim is to promote quality and innovation of health research in order to make health care better and to keep it affordable. Therefor we invest in integrated care.
Henk Smid, director of ZonMw: “The growing number of people with chronic conditions were beginning to feel uncomfortable with the WHO’s definition of health: ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing’. This definition clearly had its limitations”.Read more in his blog
Henk Smid, director of ZonMw, will chair the opening ceremony of the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC). Furthermore we will be conducting several workshops. Please find out more in the delegate app or view the programme. Don’t forget to stop by our stand. See you at ICIC!Find out about our workshops
Machteld Huber, keynote speaker “Getting ill oneself is very instructive for a medical doctor (MD). When specializing as a young general practitioner I became quite ill myself. I was taken into hospital and had an operation. While recovering, I realized how different it was to know about a disease from being the patient with the disease”.Read more in her blog
Mirella Minkman is professor of innovation in the organisation and governance of integrated long-term care. “Organising comprehensive care for people is important. In healthcare jargon this is known as ‘multidisciplinary care’, but this does not really cover it. I prefer to use the term ‘integrality’.”Read more in her blog
We believe it is our task to launch new ideas, take thinking in new directions and pose intellectual challenges. It is therefore taking up the issue of the concept of health, encouraging debate on the matter and on its implications for policy, practice and research, both nationally and internationally.More about the Concept of health
In one of our workshops we will focus on the concept of people with disturbed behavior and present results form a qualitative and quantitative evaluation.Abstract of the workshop