IPCC Conference

05/31/2018 - 06/01/2018
St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University will host a Person-Centered Care (PCC) Conference May 31 - June 1 on campus in Davenport, Iowa.

Are you practicing, researching, or promoting person-centered care? Do you place people and families at the heart of every decision and empower them to be genuine partners in their care? Are you someone who has experienced the value of person-centered care? Then you'll want to attend this conference!

Click here to register for the conference

There are a limited number of scholarships available to volunteers or consumers of person-centered health or social services. Recipients pay the early bird conference fee of $20 ($50 after April 20).

Scholarships are intended for people who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the conference. Click here to apply

Priority is given to:
• Those whose participation will help enhance their own person-centered care work in their own communities
• Those who are able to assist in the transfer of skills and knowledge acquired at the conference
• Those who have experiences in receiving person-centered care.

Conference Goal
To enhance health and human/social service professionals' ability to share promising practices, new directions, and approaches to designing, promoting, and implementing Person-Centered Care models.

Conference Objectives

  • Convene the local and national leaders to advance knowledge about person-centered care.
  • Promote evidence-informed person-centered care responses that are tailored to the needs of particular communities including those most vulnerable.
  • Activate and galvanize commitment and accountability among inter-professional stakeholders to promote, pursue, and build upon existing person-centered care models and practice.
  • Address lessons learned and challenged in providing person-centered care in a range of health and human/social service settings.
  • Identify ways to enhance person-centered care throughout an individual's lifespan.


Call for Abstracts

Poster abstracts for original contribution from students will be accepted through March 20. Tracks will focus on research, practice/program, policy, or theory related to Person-Centered Care.

Examples of Person-Centered abstracts may include:

Workforce Development: Developing and educating health and human service professionals with a person-centered focus.
Health Equity: Providing PCC in diverse care settings and for underserved and/or marginalized populations.
Person First: Providing care in a way that embraces what matters to the individual and his/her family, in addition to addressing "what's the matter."
Health and Community Systems: Showing authentic partnership between health care systems and community organizations to improve person-centered care.
Client/Patient/Family Empowerment: Utilizing shared decision-making, motivational interviewing, health literacy, and/or other communication strategies to enhance person-centered care.

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IPCC Conference

Cost Information

Early Bird: $190/Professional with CEUs; $20/FT student with CEUs. After April 21st: $250/Professional with CEUs; $50/FT student with CEUs.

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