Conference Summary

Date: 17th Oct 2019 - 18th Oct 2019
Venue: Address: Sede do Conselho Regional Norte da Ordem dos Médicos, Rua Delfim Maia 405, 4200-256, Portugal. For more information:
Please refer to Conference´s website under Registration

Conference: Person Centered Healthcare


The Conference is jointly organized by The Associação Para A Segurança dos Doentes (The Association for Patient Safety, APASD, Portugal), Conselho Regional Norte da Ordem dos Médicos (Order of Physicians, Northern Region, Portugal), University of Fernando Pessoa (Portugal), European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (UK), and the European Institute for Person-Centered Health and Social Care (University of West London, UK).


Conference Overview:


Patients, when ill, present not only a collection of organ systems, one or more of which require the intervention of scientific medicine, but rather as integral humans beings with narratives, preferences, values, psychology and many social necessities. Scientific medicine can only address a fraction of such concerns, so we need to improve and implement health systems science as an emerging component of professional education. Person-centered healthcare is a new way of “thinking and doing” in clinical practice which understands patients as persons. This is a philosophy and method which enables affordable biomedical and technological advance to be delivered to patients within a humanistic framework of care that recognizes the importance of treating the patient as a whole person and responding to “her emotional, social and spiritual necessities in addition to her physical needs”.


The meeting of October 2019 brings together a range of distinguished speakers from different countries and over the intensive two days we will have presentations, posters and oral communications spanning a wide range of areas with relevance to the implementation and development of the person-centered approach.



Conference Information:


Conference´s website:


  • ·For more information about the venue, programme, organizing committees, speakers, and submission of abstracts, please refer to the Conference´s website.

  • ·Please be informed that the deadline for abstract submission is 31 August 2019. Selected abstracts will be published in the European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare ( Please refer to the Conference´s website to find more information on how to submit abstracts.

  • ·To book your please at the Conference, please refer to the Conference´s website. Early bird offers are available for conference registration until 31st May 2019.

  • · The Conference´s Agenda is available for download.