EIPEN 2019 Conference in Antwerp (Belgium) 4-6 September 

If you attended our previous conferences (Oulu 2009, Ghent 2011, Ljubljana 2013, Nijmegen 2015, Lausanne 2017) you probably will attend our next meeting. If you don't know our conferences, please take a look at the documents of the previous conference below. 20% of the attendants come from outside Europe. We combine scientific criteria for presentations and workshops with an amiable atmosphere and social activities for networking. You can save money by registering early. EIPEN members also have the opportunity to pre-register at very low rate. 

Venue: a magnificent historic site in the heart of the old city
The conference is held in the centre of Antwerp city, in the historic building Hof van Lierde, which is part of the City campus of the University of Antwerp (address: Prinsstraat 13). The beautiful 16th-century Hof van Liere and the adjacent historic buildings, which were constructed by the Jesuits in the 17th century, are an oasis of calm in the bustling city centre. The regal building was built in 1516, commissioned by the Mayor of Antwerp at that time, Aert van Liere. Antwerp was on the threshold of its ‘golden’ era, evidenced by this beautiful building in the Brabant Gothic style. All activities will take place in this building, including the pre-conference workshop and the conference dinner.
Antwerp is well-known for fashion, art, architecture, music, dining, and also shopping. The area around the conference venue offers different opportunities to top-up your conference activities with cultural activities. The social activity on Thursday evening will include a walk through historic monuments.
Antwerp is the home city of Pieter Paul Rubens, the famous painter, and in the cathedral you can observe 4 of his grand paintings, but also in the musea and in the "Rubens house" you can admire his work. Visit the touristic website to explore Antwerp and the opportunities it provides!

Travel and lodging: how to get there and where to stay?
Antwerp central station has high speed train connections with Brussels and Amsterdam. When arriving in Brussels you can take the train at the underground level. Very simple: when passing the customs area go to the right in front of you and take stairs or elevator downwards. The trip to Antwerp Central takes about 1 hour, as all trains pass through Brussels city. Maybe you want to have a quick stop-over and visit the capital of Europe. Trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp take about 1,5 hour.
The venue is easy to reach by tram of on foot. From the Central station (at the east side of the city centre) you take the famous Keyserlei, cross the beltway boulevard, take avenue Meir (the shopping street) in the direction of the old city and the cathedral, and turn right to the north. You can find more specific information on the stadsampus area, and buses/trams on the infosite of the university 
In collaboration with the Antwerp Convention Bureau we can offer a tool to select and book a suitable hotel through a special hotel booking site. First enter the discount code UAACB19 and click on ‘Validate’, then enter the arrival and departure dates and click on ‘Search’, and you’ll see an overview of all available hotels and their best available rate -10% at that moment, including any cancellation conditions. But you can of course use other hotel booking sites at your choice. The conference venue is located at Prinsstraat 13, Antwerp.

Program schedule
Tuesday evening and Wednesday 4th: Pre-conference capacity building workshop
Wednesday 4th 4pm-8pm: Opening, Keynotes, Walking dinner & cocktails
Thursday 5th 8am-6pm: Presentations, Social event and evening dinner
Friday 6th 9am-1pm: Workshops and roundtable discussions
Friday 6th 2pm-5pm: Press conference and local event for Flemish stakeholders in health care

Registration is easy: simply send a message to the EIPEN secretariat. Provide your name, institution, and address. Mention "I want to register for the EIPEN 2019 Conference at the rate of xx€". You will then receive an invoice. Please note that pre-registrations and early-bird registrations ar non-refundable but we allow that another person of the same institution/organization takes your place. Normal registrations are 50% refundable if cancelled before June 20th. Late registrations again are non-refundable.
  • Pre-registration opportunity for members before December 10th: 320€ (members only) - closed
  • Early-bird registration before March 10th: 380€ for members and 460€ for non-members. - closed
  • Normal registration before May 10th: 459,80€ for members and 544,50€ for non-members.
  • Late registration before June 10th: 496,10€ for members and 580,80€ for non-members.
  • Last-minute registrations after June 10th: 556,60€ for members and 617,10€ for non-members.
The registration fee includes: access to all conference events, a welcome package, the welcome walking cocktail dinner on the first day, catering and lunches on the second and third day, and evening dinner on the second evening.

Call for submissions: final deadline June 10th
The call for submissions of proposals for presentations is still open. The early bird round for submissions closed in March. These authors received notification of receipt on March 15th, and notification of acceptance before May 15th. The second option for submission ended May 10th. These authors receive notification of receipt before May 15th, and notification of acceptance before end of May. Authors of abstracts that have been declined in this period have the opportunity to revise their abstract. More than 50 proposals have been received already. For authors submitting after May 10th there is no opportunity for revision. Proposals can still be submitted until June 10th, which is the final deadline. See submission instructions below.
The conference is aimed at presenting research and innovation in interprofessional practice and education, at training of new skills and methods, and at discussing hot topics in this area. We welcome proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions. All submitted abstracts of proposals are going through a blind review by the scientific committee. Acceptance rates in the past varied between 68 and 79%. We want to guarantee the quality level of contents brought forward in the conference, and at the same time we want to combine scientific quality with opportunities for networking.

Overview of accepted proposals
The list of keynotes, oral presentations, workshops, roundtables, posters, and showcases will be available from May 15th onwards and will be updated on May 30th, June 15th, and June 30th.

Online submission of proposals: please click here.

For each proposal you have to fill in a separate form. Please keep in mind the limited time for working online. Be sure to have information for yourself written out on beforehand in Word, so that you simply have to copy and paste. All information must be in correct English and checked for spelling. If you want to submit more than one proposal, you will need to wait 20 minutes between two submissions or use another pc or internet connection. You will receive a confirmation but without opportunities for checking the elements of your submission. You are welcome to send a message to notifying us that you have submitted an abstract. In this way we have your correct e-mail address in our mailing system. All submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee on the basis of clarity, relevance for the conference, scientific and/or innovative value for research & development (if applicable), and value for training & practice (if applicable). Names of authors or presenters will be removed for blind review. Please note that poster submissions also have to contain new or recently started projects or initiatives. If this is not the case but the poster still contains interesting content, the committee can decide to allow it as a showcase of good practice.

Pre-conference Capacity building workshop 3-4 September 2019 

This workshop is a condensed version of a capacity building seminar that we organized in collaboration with COHEHRE in May 2018, in which more than 20 persons participated. It is for persons who want to develop, implement, assess and improve an interprofessional course unit or learning trajectory. Participants are welcomed on September 3rd with an evening dinner to get acquainted, and follow an intensive course
on September 4th (9am-4pm), in which 4 IPE experts are involved. The number of participants is limited, and EIPEN members have priority. EIPEN members benefit rom reduced registration fee: 240€ instead of 360€. You can contact us now already if you are interested. Below you find the program as it was in the first edition (May 2018). The program for the September 2019 edition will be online by May 15th.


CBS info leaflet May 2018

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The past conference 2017 in Lausanne

From registration to the closing session, from keynote to posters, from coffee breaks to the dinner on a wonderful boat trip: it was like Swiss clockwork. Participants enjoyed the open atmosphere, the quality of the presentations, the tastiness of the food, the collaboration and discussions in workshops.
The best poster award went to a study on The interactional structure of interprofessional meetings: Processes of information exchange, knowledge sharing and decision-making, presented at the conference by Camille Bécherraz & David Pichonnaz (with principal investigator Liliana Staffoni on the left). The award was given by Corinne Borloz as chair of the Scientific advisory committee, and was elected by voting of the conference participants.



Quicksheet: Welcome and practical info

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Quicksheet: Programme

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Programme book part 1

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Programme book part 2: abstracts and participants

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The conference was hosted by La Source Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé, and supported by HES-SO (Haute Ecole Suisse Spécialiseé de la Suisse Occidentale) and GEPI (Groupe Interinstitutionnel d'Education et de Pratique Interprofessionnelles).​