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ILPN2024 Calls for Abstracts: Shaping the Future of Long-Term Care

ILPN2024 Calls for Abstracts: Shaping the Future of Long-Term Care



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08 Feb 2024

The 7th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care (ILPN2024) is set to convene in Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain, from 12 to 14 September 2024. Co-hosted by the International Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN) and the Government of Biscay, ILPN2024 provides an engaging platform for researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals to connect, collaborate, and advance discussions on Long-Term Care (LTC).

ILPN2024 aims to strengthen connections between researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders. The focus is on fostering research collaborations that address knowledge gaps in LTC. The conference provides a dynamic space for the exchange of evidence on LTC policy and practice, emphasising international comparative policy analysis for better decision-making.


Call for Abstracts: Share Your Insights

The ILPN2024 Conference Organising Committee invites researchers, academics, and industry experts to submit abstracts for both individual presentations and organised sessions. This is an opportunity to share the latest evidence, discuss key questions, and contribute to the progression of LTC policies and practices.

Key topics include:

  • The organisation, delivery and regulation of long-term care services
  • Payment schemes and funding of long-term care
  • Prevention strategies in long-term care
  • Innovations in long-term care
  • Aspects of integrated care
  • Dementia care
  • Digitalisation, big data and long-term care
  • Measuring effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of long-term care service provision
  • Projections of long-term care (service) demand and supply
  • The impact of covid on long-term care systems
  • Long-term care workforce
  • Migration and long-term care
  • Volunteering and long-term care
  • The provision and support of informal care
  • Gender issues in long-term care provision
  • Austerity / welfare state retrenchment and long-term care
  • Long-term care in middle and low income countries
  • International comparisons of long-term care systems
  • Long-term care markets
  • Ageing and inequality: implications for long-term care
  • Long-term care innovation
  • Abstracts on other relevant evidence-based ltc policy topics will also be considered.


Why Participate in ILPN2024?

Participating in ILPN2024 offers a unique opportunity to:

  1. Network: Connect with renowned researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals in the field of long-term care, fostering collaborations that extend beyond the conference.
  2. Showcase Your Work: Present your research to a diverse audience, gaining valuable feedback and insights. ILPN2024 provides a platform to showcase your expertise and contribute to shaping future LTC policies.
  3. Stay Informed: Stay abreast of the latest trends, research, and innovations in long-term care. ILPN2024 promises a wealth of information that can inform your future work and decision-making.
  4. Contribute to Evidence-based Policy: Your participation directly contributes to the advancement of evidence-based policies in long-term care. Join the conversation and play a role in shaping the future of LTC.


Global Observatory of Long-Term Care (GOLTC)

This conference will also include the launch of the new Global Observatory of Long-Term Care, a new ILPN platform to facilitate cross-national learning to improve and strengthen care systems. The platform focuses on sharing research evidence and promoting learning and collaborations through interest group activities, databases of expertise, projects and publications, as well as sharing accessible LTC country profiles and, very soon, topic and methods guides. All ILPN members are invited to join the new Observatory platform by completing a profile.


Get Involved: Shape the Future of Long-Term Care

For detailed submission guidelines and to submit your abstract, visit

Join ILPN in Bilbao to share insights, exchange knowledge, and contribute to shaping the future of long-term care at ILPN2024!

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