Pre-conference workshops

Workshops are scheduled 13th of May 11am-2pm and 14th May 9am-12 pm.  They are continuing over the two days (6 hours 895 SEK, 716 SEK excl VAT) or one day (3hrs 495 SEK, 396 SEK excl VAT).

Evaluating complex interventions using realist evaluation

14th May 9am-12pm

Max: 72

Location: Swedish Exhibition Centre

Description: In this workshop I will introduce the basic principles of realist evaluation and encourage you to ‘think like a realist’.  The workshop will consider why realist methods are useful in evaluating complex interventions and provide an overview of key concepts in realist evaluation, including context, mechanism and outcome configurations.  Using small group work, you will be asked to apply realist thinking to some examples.  We will also discuss how realist interviews are different from traditional qualitative interviews.

Target group: People interested in evaluating complex interventions

Workshop leaders/trainers: Joanne Greenhalgh

Suggested readings:

•        RAMESES project training materials:

•        Westhorp (2014) Realist Impact Evaluation: Introduction. ODI/Methods Labs:

•        Wong, G., Westhorp, G., Manzano, A., Greenhalgh, J., Jagosh, J. and Greenhalgh, T., 2016. RAMESES II reporting standards for realist evaluations. BMC Medicine, 14(1), p.96.

Executive Workshop on Innovation Building within Person-Centered Health and Welfare

13th of May 11am-2pm

Max: 30

Location: Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Description: In an era where the integration of innovative practices in health and welfare is paramount, this executive workshop is designed to bring together leading experts in the field of innovation building. Our focus is on advancing person-centered approaches, emphasizing the integration of cutting-edge technologies and methodologies into healthcare services. This workshop aims to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas, strategies, and practical insights to revolutionize patient care and welfare systems. Outcome:

Participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the current state of innovation in health and welfare, equipped with practical strategies for implementing person-centered innovations in their respective fields. The workshop promises to be a catalyst for transformative change in healthcare delivery and patient care.

Target group: Healthcare Executives, Policy Makers, Innovation Managers

Workshop leaders/trainers: TBA

Developing person-centred cultures:  participatory methodologies and practices

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

Max: 138

Location: Swedish Exhibition Centre

Description: In this workshop we will explore the meaning of person-centred cultures and the evidence-base underpinning the significance of culture in sustaining person-centred care.  Person-centred cultures are critical to the development and sustaining of care practices for all persons that are collaborative, inclusive and participative.  However, we also know that developing such cultures is complex and challenging and that traditional education/training models have little impact.  We will explore a variety of participatory methodologies that can be used to develop such cultures, drawing on a collective expertise from across the world by members of the PCP-ICoP.  We will also explore approaches to evaluation and draw on different data sources to illustrate evaluation methodologies and their strengths and limitations.  Finally, through the participatory engagement of workshop participants, we will derive key principles to underpin person-centred culture development and explore new collaborative opportunities for carrying forward such work.

Target group: those who are interested in developing person-centred cultures and have responsibility for doing so – e.g. healthcare leaders; implementation scientists; health service evaluators; academics engaged in culture change.

Workshop leaders/trainers: Professor Brendan McCormack, University of Sydney, Australia together with co-facilitators from the PCP-ICOP.

Co-designed workshop on best practices for public involvement in health research and healthcare governance

14th May 9am-12pm

Max: 72

Location: Swedish Exhibition Centre


The workshop agenda will be co-designed with anyone who is interested in participating, though attendance without prior involvement in the planning process is completely okay and welcomed.

The specific topics for the workshop will arise during the co-design process, but they could potentially include:

  • How to recruit patients, family carers and/or members of the public for involvement in research projects and healthcare governance
  • Representativeness (diversity, equity, inclusion)
  • Methods for involvement
  • How to avoid tokenism
  • Ethical considerations
  • Best practices for reimbursement
  • How to become a patient researcher?
  • Overview of education opportunities for patients, family carers and the public, but also for researchers and healthcare professionals

Do you have experiences or practical wisdom to share about public involvement in research and healthcare governance? We will start co-designing this workshop in January 2024. If you want to join us, please email You can join our activities anytime!

As the workshop agenda is taking shape, we will update the information provided above.

Target group:

Healthcare managers,
Healthcare professionals,
Patients, family caregivers, citizens,
Decision makers

Co-design facilitators:
Sara Riggare, PhD & Patient researcher, Uppsala University, Participatory eHealth and Health Data Research Group, Sweden
Jana Bergholtz, PhD & Patient researcher, Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC), Gothenburg University, Sweden

Designing person-centred care – prerequisites for co-creation in the physical and abstract environment

14th of May 9am-12pm

Max: 100

Location: Röhsska Museum of design and craft

Description: During this pre-conference workshop which will be held at Röhsska Museum of design and craft you will get the opportunity to listen and discuss person-centered care with experts in the field of design, architecture and health care. You will also have the possibility to participate in an interactive method lab workshop with students and lecturers/teachers from HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design.

Target group: No specific target group, a limit of 100 guests.

Workshop leaders/trainer/s:

Franz James, HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design. PhD-student. Senior lecturer, product/furniture designer. Works with design of interior objects for closed environments, such as prisons and psychiatric hospitals. James doctoral project, “Sketch and Talk”-Drawing lines between humans, objects and the interior in compulsory care -Seeing beyond carceral design to future design for wellbeing in prisons, youth homes and psychiatric hospitals, discusses design research method development, ethics and carceral design.

Helle Wijk, Professor in Nursing, Institute for Health and Care Sciences and GPCC, guest professor at CVA/Chalmers and joint employment at Sahlgrenska University hospital. Research focus on the physical care environment with a focus on the importance of the care environment for the health of patients/residents and the environment as obstacles and support for the implementation of care.

Göran Lindahl, Professor, Division of Construction Management at Chalmers. Active in Center for Health Care Architecture, CVA and Center for Management of the Built environment, CMB. Research focus on Project Management and Facilities Management, often from a client perspective. Particular focus in research is on planning of workplaces and health care facilities and issues related to usability.

Students and lecturers/teachers from HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design.

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