The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20) will take place in Sibenik, Croatia from 27-29 April 2020.

The conference is a partnership of Ministarstvo Zdravstva, the City of Zagreb, Health Center Zagreb, University of Zagreb and Libertas University. The conference attracts 1000 researchers, clinicians and managers from over 60 countries, who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

The conference will build on themes from previous years and in particular would like to include in this year's programme papers that are focusing on the following areas:

  • Meeting the challenges of integrated care in early development, childhood and transitional care in adolescents,
  • Integrated community care approaches for better management of diseases with a stigmatizing effect, including for example mental health and addiction issues,
  • Better managing the care of vulnerable populations including for example war veterans, and preventing isolation and loneliness,
  • Integrating survivorship, caring for carers, palliative and end-of-life care,
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital tools in the people-centred integrated care,

This year's conference will accept abstracts for review on integrated care research, policy and practice across the following conference tracks:

  • Policy Development,
  • Role of Research,
  • Implementation Science,
  • Model-based Approaches to Integrated Care,
  • Supporting Specific Populations,
  • Supporting People with Specific Conditions,
  • Workforce Development,
  • Digital Health and Data Management,
  • Palliative and End of Life Care,
  • Intermediate Care and Care Transitions,
  • Children, Young people and Families,
  • Self-management and Co-production,
  • Each abstract submitter is asked to tic.

Key Steps for Submission

Step 1 - Read the guidelines and understand the submission formats

  • Visit the conference website and click on the submit an abstract button
  • Create abstract submission account
  • Register contact details - please not these should be the contact details of the speaker where possible, if you do not have the speaker contact details already you will be asked to edit this contact form at a later date
  • Upload the speaker biography and photo
  • Consent to use of your data for conference organising and communication purposes
  • Read the abstract submission guidelines
  • Note there is a different structures for the paper depending on what type of presentation your are requesting

Step 2 - Submit your abstract

  • Choose the title of your presentation. Please type the title grammatically correct as this is the way it will transfer to the programme
  • Choose submission format (Oral Paper, Poster, Workshop of SIG Meeting - only fully fledged workshops and SIG Meetings will be accepted for review)
  • Choose the track(s) that best reflects your project or research.Your choices will help ensure the the Committee can allocate papers in appropriate groupings for inclusion in the program
  • Enter author details (NB - put main presenter details to the top of the list if known)
  • Copy and paste abstract in the correct structure summary (max 500 words)
  • Read and agree to the publishing waiver
  • Answer some final questions relating to the type of paper you are submitting
  • Press review and submit (abstracts can be edited up until deadline 15 September)

Step 3 - Receive the review results and secure your place on the programme

  • Results of the reviewing process will be available in November and sent to the individual who registered as the submitter of the paper
  • All successful papers must have the presenter register to attend the conference before being accepted to the programme
  • Presenters can access the early bird discount of 10% off all rates until 31 December
  • Presenter briefings will be available on the conference website
  • Inquiries around presenter formats should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Confirm presenter details and submit photo and biography by briefing deadlines

To submit an abstract, please click here.