The President, Secretary General and Officers of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH), are delighted to the Sixth Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony (ESPCH6) of the Society, which will take place on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th February 2020 at the University of West London (UWL), London, UK. Our purpose at ESPCH6, representing the work of the ESPCH more widely, is to ‘import’ the historic tenets of humanistic medicine/healthcare, into a data-driven modern context, with a laser-sharp focus on the modern healthcare imperative of higher quality care at contained or lowered cost.
ESPCH6 has been organised by the Society in collaboration with the newly established European Institute for Person Centred Health and Social Care at UWL, London UK, WPP Health Practice, London, UK and MOSAIC Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres, Ontario, Canada. A wide range of distinguished speakers and chairpersons from across the globe, including the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, and, in the United Kingdom, colleagues from the University of Oxford, University of West London, Manchester Metropolitan University, Kingston University, St. George’s University of London, the University of Hull, and the University of Gloucester. A key feature of ESPCH6 is the inclusion as speakers of a wide range of patients and patient advocacy organisations, alongside a wide variety of clinicians, academics and colleagues from the pharmaceutical and healthcare technology industries. Over ESPCH6’s two intensive days, 33 presentations will be delivered across 11 academic sessions, spanning a wide range of study areas of immediate relevance to the development and implementation of person-centred approaches within health and social care systems. Debates will take place as part of extended panel discussions, each of which includes a specific panel discussant.