On 3-5 June 2018, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) arranges the HOPE Agora 2018 in Stockholm. The conference closes the 2018 HOPE Exchange Programme.
The focus of the conference will be on patient involvement as a tool for improving healthcare. The participants on the exchange programme will show how the quality and efficiency of healthcare can be improved by using the experiences and competencies of patients and their relatives. But the participants are also supposed to point at factors that stimulate or constrain patient involvement in healthcare.
In addition to these presentations made by exchange programme participants, some invited speakers will also give their perspectives on the topic.
Since 1981, HOPE has organised an Exchange Programme for hospital professionals. The Exchange Programme is pivotal in achieving HOPE’s objective of promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise within the European Union. It offers a chance for participants to receive invaluable training and experience from hospital and healthcare professionals across Europe. It equips participants with a better understanding of the functioning of healthcare and hospital systems within Europe. It also facilitates shared learning and the exchange of best practice.
The Exchange Programme lasts for approximately one month. At the end of the programme, all participants are invited to share their results at the HOPE Agora. The theme of this year’s Agora is “Improving the quality of healthcare using the experiences and competencies of patients: Are we ready?”. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate how this topic is developed in their host country and to make a presentation of their findings at the event.
HOPE Agora Archives
Swedish member of HOPE is the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), in Swedish Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting (SKL). The Swedish healthcare system is decentralized and mainly tax funded. In Sweden, the county councils/regions finance a very large part of health care and also provide most of the services.
The HOPE Agora 2018 takes place in Stockholm on 3-5 June 2018. The focus of the conference will be on patient participation as a tool for improving healthcare. The participants on the exchange programme will report back and discuss the results of their stay abroad. In addition, some invited speakers will also give their perspectives on the topic.
The HOPE Agora starts on Sunday 3rd June in the afternoon, when the delegations will have an opportunity to finalize their presentations, and ends with lunch on Tuesday 5th June.
The conference will take place at Quality Hotel Globe, south of Stockholm city centre.
A detailed programme will be presented later.
Phone: + 46 8 452 75 78
Online booking will open here in the second half of February.