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Global Conference on Person-Centred Care

Registration On-Site:
13 May hours: 09.00-16.00
14 May hours: 07.30-16.00
15 May hours: 08.00-16.00
16 May hours: 08.00-13.00

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Global Conference on Person-Centred Care

Knowledge(s) and Innovations for Health in Changing Societies

The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC) is pleased to announce the first Global Conference on Person-Centred Care, that will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from May 14th-16th, 2024. Optional pre-conference workshops will be offered lunch to lunch from the 13-14thMay, followed by the full programme of the main conference from noon on May 14th to noon on May 16th.

The GPCC was established in 2010 envisioning sustainable health through sustainable care: to prevent and decrease suffering, and to strengthen the efficacy of health care through person-centred care, with the support of the Swedish Government’s strategic investment in research. Interdisciplinary research and knowledge utilization is accomplished through local, regional, national and international collaboration with different stakeholders and experts.

The aim of the Global Conference on Person-Centred Care is to provide an arena for diverse people with an interest in furthering person-centred care practice, innovations, perspectives, and knowledges. The conference will provide an arena for explorations and accounts of person-centred care as related to several interdisciplinary and interprofessional fields, including integrated care, comprehensive care, and personalised health founded on partnerships, transcending healthcare practices and organisations, as well as policy and structural levels. We hope to create opportunities for networking in a person-centred community that will flourish beyond the conference.

The conference will thus be of interest to health professionals from across the globe, patient and family carer representatives, researchers and students from various disciplines, leaders and decisions-makers in healthcare and health policy, as well as the healthcare industry. The conference will offer condensed versions of presentations online but all presenters are expected to travel to Gothenburg, Sweden to present their abstracts in person.

Different abstracts have been submitted such as empirical, theoretical, literature reviews, practice-based examples, as well as art, performance and media. Formats for presentations are poster, oral, symposia/panel, or workshop (with interactive component).

The conference will also include a special session on state of the science in person-centred care. This will build on review contributions from conference delegates.

Abstract submission is now closed.





In line with the overall theme, keynotes and parallel streams will strive to synthesise and bridge a diversity of perspectives and knowledges in approaches to person-centred care. To facilitate fruitful encounters, the programme will cover a range of topics on person-centred care, welcoming submissions of proposed presentations. Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Children and youth
  • Comprehensive/integrated care
  • Digitalisation/eHealth
  • Disasters and time critical events’
  • Equity/health justice/patient rights/diversity or inclusion
  • Global perspectives
  • Implementation/knowledge translation
  • Indigenous health
  • Informal care and carers
  • Learning and education
  • Life-limiting conditions
  • Local perspectives
  • People of old age
  • Politics of health and care
  • Precision health

We are happy to announce our pre-conference workshop program. Find out more here;


GCPCC strives for fulfilling the requirements for Patients Included™ status. The GCPCC planning committee includes 2 patient representatives. Through regular dialog with the GPCC Person Council we include additional patient and carer perspectives. Special consideration has been given to presentations that demonstrate patient and public involvement and they are highlighted in the program. We have encouraged abstract submissions from patients and caregivers, as well as collaborations where researchers and professionals co-present with patient and caregiver partners. Patients and carers can benefit from a highly discounted price of 1500 SEK (Early Bird). Selected presentations will be accessible free of charge online for patients and the public to enjoy after the conference.

Pre- conference workshops

Workshops are scheduled 13th of May 11am-2pm and 14th May 9am-12 pm


Hotel reservation

Hotel rooms have been pre-booked for the event.


Exhibitor & Sponsor

Connect with International Experts in the field of person-centered care


On-Site Registration
Entrance: Hotel Gothia Towers & Entrance 5 Swedish Exhibition Centré, second floor.

Opening hours:
13 May hours: 09.00-16.00
14 May hours: 07.30-16.00
15 May hours: 08.00-16.00
16 May hours: 08.00-13.00

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