Conference Summary

Date: 6th Dec 2018 - 7th Dec 2018
Venue: Venue: Paragon Suite (11th Floor), Brentford Site (Paragon), University of West London,    Address: Paragon House, University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, London TW8 9GA, UK              
Two Days Attendance (6th and 7th December 2018): Medical Staff £250; Non-medical staff and non-clinical academics £200; Students/Patients/Carers £100; Industry/Commercial £500; Patient Organisation Employees £250. Single Day Attendance: (6th or 7th December 2018): Medical Staff £175; Non-medical staff and non-clinical academics £125; Students/Patients/Carers £75; Industry/Commercial £275; Patient Organisation Employees £175. Attendance of the Conference Awards Ceremony and Reception (sparkling wines and canapes): £65 per delegate

Fifth Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony of the European Society For Person Centered Healthcare

ESPCH5 brought together a range of distinguished speakers and chairpersons from across the globe, including the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Denmark, and, in the United Kingdom, colleagues from the University of Oxford, University of West London, University of Kent, St. Mary’s University, University of Plymouth, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Warwick, Imperial College of London, and St. George’s, University of London.


Over the intensive two days of ESPCH5, some 31 presentations were delivered across 9 academic sessions, spanning a wide range of areas of study of immediate relevance to the development and implementation of person-centred approaches within health and social care systems. Debates took place as part of extended panel discussions, each of which included a specific panel discussant in addition to the session presenters, and session chairpersons. Full conference delegate participation in these discussion fora has always been a key characteristic of the Society’s annual meetings, and vigorous contributions to ESPCH5 are enthusiastically welcomed from all those who will join us for this year’s annual event. 


2018 ESPCH Awards Ceremony & Reception 

Following the conclusion of Day One of ESPCH5, the Society held its 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony, at which the President and Chairman of Council of the Society, Professor Sir Jonathan Elliott Asbridge DSc (hc) DHSc (hc), had confered the Presidential Medal, the Senior Vice-Presidential Medal, the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals of the Society, the Book Prize and the Essay Prize, the Society’s Prizes for Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research, and the Young Teacher and Young Researcher prizes. The Society is honoured to recognise the indefatigable efforts of this year’s medal and prize winners, in their relentless work to ensure that our ever-increasing scientific knowledge base is properly contextualised – which is to say, applied within humanistic framework of care that treats patients not as subjects or objects or complex biological machines, but rather as persons.




person centered healthcare, psychiatry, psychology,  psychotherapy, mental health, motor neurone disease, dementia, elderly, Parkinson´s disease, people living with chronic disease, transition of care, integrated model of care, barriers, tools, opportunities, disease, disability, home care, patient and family experience, caregivers, caring behaviour, patient and public involvement, patient reported outcomes, primary care, nursing, allied health, quality of life, quality of care,  quality of death, personalized decision support at end of life, palliative care, medical and health education, burnout, health research, mixed methods research, applied philosophy in health and psychology, empathy, stigma, bioethics, religious and spiritual care,  agents, communication, values agenda, values based practice, shared decision making, informed decision making, interdisciplinary team, healthcare, goal-oriented deliberative for a for health policy and decision making,  health services, social care, complexity, health systems, health resilience, healthcare services management, clinical errors, medical events, genomic medicine, personalized medicine, precision medicine, self-management open online trials in health,  GRADE, values and preferences in guideline development