E-P-A Master Class on Care Pathways now open for poster presentation

The international Master Class on Care Pathways and Organisation of Care Processes welcomes delegates who wish to present their project in a poster. The 3 day ‘all teach all learn’ event, organised in Venice, Italy, will have interactive teaching sessions. Participants are welcome to register for the master class and bring a poster for display throughout the 3 days. For further information, please contact Ruben van Zelm

Update English National Section

Further to the announcement of a new chair and co-chair for the English National Section we are delighted to announce that Gill Pope, Lecturer at the University of Central lancshire (UCLAN) will be taking on the role of second co-chair. This will strengthen the research and innovation aspect of the section.

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New Office manager for E-P-A

After 9 years of supporting E-P-A in the role of office and membership manager, Alexandra Pardon has chosen a new career pathway. We thank Alexandra for her work over the last years in promoting and supporting the association, and the activities such as master classes and conferences. From March 1st, 2017 the role of Office manager will be taken over by Ellen Coeckelberghs, PhD. Ellen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy with a special interest in care pathway research. We’re very happy to have Ellen on board!

Email: ellen.Coeckelberghs@kuleuven.be

Twitter: @E_Coeckelberghs

One of the first items on Ellens’ to do list, is the organisation of the International master class on Care Pathways in September this year. For more information and registration, see Concerences and Courses

The E-P-A Bureau

E-P-A Master class: September 21-23, 2017, Venice Italy!

The 3-day international master class on care pathways and organisation of care processes will be organised from September 21-23, 201 in Venice, Italy. The master class will focus on care pathways in relation to other current topics such as Pathways for Health and Value Based Healthcare. This should be more than only jargon or some words in your mission statement. But how can you bring this value in your daily organisation of care? That is the challenge for this master class.

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First Announcement: E-P-A Summer school 2017

In September 2017 E-P-A will organize a 3 day international summer school on Care Pathways and Management of Care Processes. More info soon!

The Care Process Self-Evaluation Tool (CPSET) for the first time in a Nordic language

Many E-P-A members and care pathway developers are familiar with the Care Process Self-Evaluation Tool (CPSET), which ten years ago was developed by researchers at the KU Leuven in Belgium and validated in the Belgian–Dutch Clinical Pathway Network in cooperation with the European Pathway Association (E-P-A) (Vanhaecht et al. 2007). Read more

Wanted: expertise on CP for patients with low back pain

low back painDear care pathway expert,

For a research project on “care pathways for patients with low back pain” we are looking for international expertise in this area. Low back pain is a common problem, with a lifetime prevalence of up to 80%, which results in a tremendous cost for society in terms of direct medical costs and costs from loss of productivity.  Moreover, the condition is characterized by a tendency for over-medicalisation and medical overconsumption. Therefore, we want to investigate what lessons can be learned from the care pathways organized elsewhere to manage low back pain and limit its impacts.

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Inaugural pathways conference Canadian National Section

Hosted by DAVINCI co-leads Saima Awan and Dr. Andriy SamokhvalovcpclogoFINAL

November 28, 2015 |The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library

The inaugural pathways conference was held this past November to an audience of doctors, nurses, clinicians, pharmacists, and various other medical professionals and mental health and addiction specialists.

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Graduations Care Pathway Course Belgian-Dutch CP Network

This week, a group of 12 professional graduated from the 10-day Care Pathway Course, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This course is organised within the Belgian-Dutch Clinical Pathway Network. The 7-phase model forms the backbone of the course. The 10 days are spread over a period of just over  a year, in which the participants perform a care pathway project. The course ends with (poster) presentations on the projects, showing results and lessons learned.

groepsfoto afsluiting MOZ15We wish the participants success and good luck in following up their projects and new care pathways!