Conference topics
- The Quality of Medical Education affects the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health Care
- Does eHealth improve the Quality and Safety of care in General Practice?
Advantages (Benefits) and Disadvantages.
- Can GPs reduce or prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment?
Dear colleagues,

it is my pleasure to invite you to the 1st European Congress of General Practitioners that will take place here in Bratislava, Slovakia. We will welcome top experts from abroad who have long been focusing on the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare in all European countries.

We will have an opportunity to discuss the 3 main topics of the Congress we have chosen because of being the areas with the greatest potential for improvement in Slovakia. The first topic is education without which quality healthcare is unimaginable. The second topic is electronic healthcare (eHealth) which is being prepared in Slovakia and will be launched 01/01/2018, and we believe it will bring us more benefits than problems in our everyday work. The last topic of the Congress will be an effort to demonstrate that each state with quality, efficient, and good healthcare stands on the functioning primary healthcare – that means us, general practitioners.
I am looking forward to your participation and a rich discussion about the topics mentioned that may contribute to improving the status of general practitioners in Slovakia and at the same time to improving healthcare for our patients.
Dr. Krnáč Štefan
Meeting President
Member of Council Slovak GP Society
Slovak national delegate in EQuiP, EFPC and EMA
Dear Collegues, Dear interested health care worker,

As EQuiP President I want to invite you to our annual open meeting. These meetings have become a very interesting moment to find inspiration, to meet interesting people and to continue our work on Quality and Safety.

It is at the same time a moment to hear from international experts the latest news about Quality. To support local initiatives and make the link between national policy and international knowledge on how to assure and promote the Quality of the work of General Practitioners, Family doctors.

Teaching about Quality has been a priority for EQuiP since 2008. A working group has been engaged in European projects to promote continous medical education about quality in different European countries. We published a framework for local implementation of Quality in the curriculum and are working together with Euract (the european organisation of teachers in Family Medecin) to implement it in the next years.

Electronic prescribing has been the topic of an open meeting in Estland and we had different workshops on eHealth in Wonca Europe conferences and other congresses. One of the most interesting was a work shop about patient involvement in eHealth in Copenhagen in 2016. It is good to take time to look again into this continously changing topic and see what is happening and how the future will reshape our work and could support the quality and safety of the health care system.
Patient safety has been the topic of the last two open EQuiP meetings and one of the main safety issues is about correct diagnosis. Not only the delay of wrong diagnosis but also and even more actual, overdiagnosis and overtreatment. We think GPs can play a major role in reducing overdiagnosis and protecting patients from harmfull useless treatments.

These are the three topics choosen by our Slovak collegues to be the subject of this conference. They have one thing in common. In all three domains GPs can make the difference and take the lead to realize safer care of high quality.

Come and tell us about your experience, come to listen to the stories of other collegues, other countries. You will see how things are similar and different at the same time.

We really look forward to another inspiring meeting with you all.
Dr. Piet Vanden Bussche, GP
EQuiP President
Dear colleagues,

As a president of SSVPL I am very glad and it is a great honour for me, for us and for Slovakia as well as pleasure to be able to organize the 53rd EQuiP Assembly Meeting, which will be held from 23 to 24 March in Bratislava, Slovakia.

It will be the first international congress of GPs for children and adults.

The program of the conference is composed of lectures to be presented by European experts and it will be enriched by a number of interesting workshops.

I would like to welcome you and thank all the lecturers who accepted and arrived from different corners of the world to share their experience and knowledge.

I would like to invite all participants, whether from abroad or from Slovakia. Do not miss this opportunity to become a member of this important event. The topics of the conference are burning and relate to each one of us. They are focused on the changes in healthcare that are taking place in our country, the issue of eHealth and the competences of a general practitioner. Come to get information on how healthcare works in other EU countries.
I believe that besides the demanding program you will have the time to visit the historical centre of Bratislava and enjoy the unique atmosphere that our capital offers.

I welcome you and look forward to meeting you in March.

Best regards
MUDr. Peter Makara, MPH.
President of SSVPL
Committee
Organizing Committee
Štefan Krnáč - Chair
General practitioner, Member of Slovak Society of General Practice, Slovakian EQuiP Delegate, Slovakia
Peter Makara
General practitioner, President of Slovak Society of General Practice, Slovakia
Piet Vanden Bussche
General practitioner, President of EQuiP, Berchem, Belgium
Ulrik Bak Kirk
The EQuiP Manager, Denmark
Soňa Ostrovská
General practitioner, Member of Committee of Slovak Society of General Practice, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mária Matusová
General practitioner, Member of Committee of Slovak Society of General Practice, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
Eva Kačeriková
FARMI-PROFI
Marcela Idlbeková
FARMI-PROFI
Scientific Committee
Štefan Krnáč - Chair
General practitioner, Member of Slovak Society of General Practice, Slovakian EQuiP Delegate, Slovakia
Mária Matusová
General practitioner, Member of Committee of Slovak Society of General Practice, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
Piet Vanden Bussche
General practitioner, President of EQuiP, Berchem, Belgium
Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš
Community Health Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia. Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Maribor, Slovenia. WONCA Europe EB member. Slovenia EQuiP delegate
Ilkka Kunnamo
Developer of guidelines and clinical decision support, Finland
Adrian Rohrbasser
General practitioner, Head of Managed Care and Implementation of Evidence Based Medicine. Member of the quality committee of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine. Switzerland EQuiP delegate
Committee
Organizing Committee
Štefan Krnáč - Chair
General practitioner, Member of Slovak Society of General Practice, Slovakian EQuiP Delegate, Slovakia
Peter Makara
General practitioner, President of Slovak Society of General Practice, Slovakia
Piet Vanden Bussche
General practitioner, President of EQuiP, Berchem, Belgium
Ulrik Bak Kirk
The EQuiP Manager, Denmark
Soňa Ostrovská
General practitioner, Member of Committee of Slovak Society of General Practice, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mária Matusová
General practitioner, Member of Committee of Slovak Society of General Practice, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
Eva Kačeriková
FARMI-PROFI
Marcela Idlbeková
FARMI-PROFI



Scientific Committee
Štefan Krnáč - Chair
General practitioner, Member of Slovak Society of General Practice, Slovakian EQuiP Delegate, Slovakia
Mária Matusová
General practitioner, Member of Committee of Slovak Society of General Practice, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
Piet Vanden Bussche
General practitioner, President of EQuiP, Berchem, Belgium
Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš
Community Health Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia. Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Maribor, Slovenia. WONCA Europe EB member. Slovenia EQuiP delegate
Ilkka Kunnamo
Developer of guidelines and clinical decision support, Finland
Adrian Rohrbasser
General practitioner, Head of Managed Care and Implementation of Evidence Based Medicine. Member of the quality committee of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine. Switzerland EQuiP delegate
Meeting Venue
Sheraton Bratislava Hotel is situated in Eurovea - Bratislava's new city center just opposite to the New Slovak National Theatre and 10 minutes' walk from the historical centre.

The Hotel is located on the banks of the Danube River surrounded by green fields and relaxing zone.

Address:
Sheraton Bratislava Hotel
Pribinova 12
811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Registration
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Registration
fees
1 day
registration
2 day
registration
EQuiP & SSVPL
Member
€ 150 € 200
Non member € 200 € 300
Trainee € 95 € 150

The registration fee includes scientific program, conference materials and refreshment.

For group registration: info@equip2018.sk
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Cancellation
All cancellations should be made in writing or by email to the organiser. If notification is received by 23 February 2018, full refund, less administrative charge of EUR 30.-, will be made. If notification is received after this date, there will be no refund.

Amendment
Name changes are allowed. Name changes should be notified in writing to Meeting Secretariat info@equip2018.sk. A handling fee of EUR 20.-, will be charged after each name change.
General Information
Meeting language
English, simultaneous translation to Slovak language will be provided

Badge
The conference badge allows access to the congress site. Participants are requested to wear the badge throughout the congress.

Catering
Catering (coffee break and lunch) is included in the registration fee of the meeting.

Currency
The currency in Slovakia is Euro (€).
Important dates
Conference dates
March 23-24, 2018

Abstract Submission
from July 1, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline
January 31, 2018

Notification of accepting abstracts
February 10, 2018


Download invitation (.pdf, 1.70 MB)
Abstract Submission
Abstract submission extended to 31st January 2018.
Abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract form above. No email submissions will be accepted.

Abstract must be submitted in English.
Notification
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Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The author will be notified via email about acceptance of the abstract by 10th February 2018.
Contact Details
FARMI - PROFI, spol. s r.o.
Pestovatelska 2
821 04 Bratislava
Slovakia

Mgr. Eva Kacerikova
+421 918 502 341
info@equip2018.sk