23 November 2023 – DAY 1


    Registration & meet up

    8.45 – 9.30


    Kosovel Hall

    9.30 – 10.00

    Keynote lecture 1

    Mieke Rijken, PhD: Person-centred integrated care for people with multimorbidity: needs, care models and outcomes

    Moderator: Nena Kopčavar Guček

    10.00 – 10.15


    10.15 – 10.45

    Break & meet up

    Oral session: Integrated Care

    Moderator: Staša Vodička

    10.45 - 11.55

    Kosovel Hall


    10.45 - 12.15

    E2 Hall

    10.45 – 10.55

    Facilitators and Barriers to Scale-up Integrated Care for Hypertension and Type-2-Diabetes in Slovenia: A Qualitative Study among Stakeholders at Different Levels

    Črt Zavrnik (Slovenia), Nataša Stojnić, Majda Mori Lukančič, Matic Mihevc, Tina Virtič, Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš, Antonija Poplas-Susič

    WS1: How to research about integrated care?


    The workshop will focus on research methodologies that can be used to study integrated primary health care. Participants will be invited to present their research ideas. They will be asked to develop a methodological plan for the research, receiving feedback from the workshop facilitators.


    Workshop leader: Zalika Klemenc Ketiš

    10.55 – 11.05

    Enhancing Patient-Tailored Home Care through Collaboration between Primary and Secondary Care

    Natalija Shaurek Aleksandrovska (North Macedonia), Branko Aleksov

    11.05 – 11.15

    The use of complementary and alternative medicine among patients in general practitioner’s office

    Mirjana Krepek, Vojislav Ivetić (Slovenia)

    11.15 – 11.25

    Content Validity and Cognitive Testing in the Development of Motivational Interviewing Self-Assessment Questionnaire

    Tadeja Hočevar (Slovenia), Tim Anstiss, Danica Rotar Pavlič

    11.25 – 11.35

    Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding infection control: A survey of nurses in primary care settings - Kosovo

    Behrije Halilaj-vishi (Kosovo)

    11.35 – 11.45

    Prevalence and correlates of anxiety and depression among Slovenian breast cancer survivors in the first 5 years post-treatment during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study

    Spela Mirosevic (Slovenia), Judith PrinsNikola  BešićSimona Borštnar,Marko PopovićZalika Klemenc-Ketiš

    11.45 – 11.55

    Decision-oriented aspects of a university primary care centre: A multidimensional analysis in the context of the Johannes Kepler University Linz

    Philipp Aigner (Austria)

    11.55 – 13.15

    Break & meet up

    13.15 – 14.15

    Keynote lecture 2

    Prof. Robin Miller: Social Care: the missing piece of the primary care jigsaw?

    Moderator: Tina Virtič Potočnik

    14.15 – 14.30


    14.30 – 16.00

    Oral session: Interprofessional Education

    Moderator: Špela Miroševič

    14.30 - 15.40


    14.30 - 16.00

    14.30 – 14.40

    Knowledge transfer in multidisciplinary teams in long-term care

    Anamarija KejžarPatricija FreceMaša  Bizjan (Slovenia)

    WS2: Research proposals in primary care 


    The workshop is aimed at PhD students in primary healthcare. They will be asked to present their research ideas for their doctoral dissertation, present their dissertation methodology or present pilot results. They will get feedback from senior researchers in primary healthcare.


    Workshop leader: Davorina Petek


    14.40 – 14.50

    Validation of the Slovene version of the STOP-BANG questionnaire in a primary practice setting

    Andrej Pangerc (Slovenia), Leja  Dolenc GrošeljMarija  Petek Šter

    14.50 – 15.00

    Possibilities for further developing of »Careful Assessment« tool in the treatment of patients with medically unexplained conditions

    Eva Svatina Šošić (Slovenia), Vojislav Ivetić

    15.00 – 15.10

    Specialized registered nurses' contribution to the reduction of diabetic complications: a retrospective study

    Metka Žitnik (Slovenia), Patricija Lunežnik

    15.10 – 15.20

    Experiences with Telemedicine and Digital Tools among Primary Health Care Level Physicians in Pomurje, Slovenia

    Staša Vodička (Slovenia), Silvija Prainer

    15.20 – 15.30

    Organizational barriers for knowledge management in interprofessional practice of healthcare team

    Anže Jurček, Anamarija Kejžar (Slovenia)

    15.30 – 15.40

    Patient reported indicator surveys (PaRIS): methodological considerations of a field trial in Slovenia

    Matija Ambrož (Slovenia), Candan KendirZalika Klemenc Ketiš

    15.40 – 16.40

    Poster session

         1. General Medicine Research Network - Creation of a Framework for the Setup of a General Medicine Research Network in Upper Austria
    Fabian Bekelaer (Austria)
    2. A multidisciplinary approach to the early detection and treatment of multiple myeloma
    Dragan Gjorgjievski (North Macedonia)
    3. Online and Face-to-Face Learning model – our experience from TRANSSIMED Project
    Elizabeta Kostovska Prilepchanska (North Macedonia)
    4. The role and good practices of patronage nursing in primary health care in Slovenia - A case study
    Tina Krajnc (Slovenia)
    5. Burnout in Family Medicine Trainees During Pandemic
    Jerca Kranjc (Slovenia)
    6. A bottom-up cost analysis of telemonitoring in primary care for patients with arterial hypertension and type 2 diabetes: a case of the SCUBY study
    Mihevc Matic (Slovenia)
    7. Portal for patients – new way of electronic communication
    Gea Novak (Slovenia)
    8. The impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on the newly diagnosed patients with arterial hypertension and type 2 diabetes and their management in family medicine clinics of the Maribor region
    Barbara Pernek (Slovenia)
    9. Science day with health education - experiences of health professionals, teachers and students
    Tanja Podlipnik (Slovenia)
    10. Interprofessional collaboration between Community nurses and General practitioners in palliative care: a literature review
    Jožica Ramšak Pajk (Slovenia)
    11. Red Code Protocol and experiential learning with simulations - impact on the survival of patients after sudden cardiac arrest in the Community Health Centre Ljubljana
    Mateja Škufca Serle (Slovenia)

    17.15 – 18.45

    Field visits (optional)

    Group 1: Meeting point at the Registration desk in Cankarjev dom at 16.45


    Practical visit to Simulation Centre of Ljubljana Community Health Centre with demonstration of education with simulation

    A tour of a simulation centre operating at primary level. Participants will be able to see high fidelity simulations of emergency conditions at primary level (1. Advance life support, 2. Palliative patient at primary level, 3. Paediatric life support).

    Practical visit to Ljubljana Community Health Centre' primary care practices

    A tour of the family medicine practices and visit to the diagnostic laboratory, which has the most modern technology at the primary level.



    24 November 2023 – DAY 2



    9.00 – 9.30

    Keynote lecture 3

    Dr. Andree Rochfort: Patients, Professionals, Primary Care and Planetary Health

    Moderator: Zalika Klemenc Ketiš

    9.30 – 9.45


    Oral session: Quality & Safety

    Moderator: Črt Zavrnik

    09.50 - 11.10


    09.50 - 11.30

    9.50 – 10.00

    Patient Portal and Central Registry of Patient Data: leading accelerators of healthcare digitalisation in Slovenia

    Živa Rant (Slovenia), Jure Janet, Dalibor Stanimirović

    WS3: Use of simulation in integrated care


    The workshop will present the use of simulations in primary healthcare education. We will focus on gamification and the use of the simulated patient. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in simulations and give feedback.


    Workshop leaders:

    - David Halliwell

    - Uroš Zafošnik

    - Nino Fijačko


    10.00 – 10.10

    How cultural and ethnical characteristics influence the use of primary care services in North Macedonia?

    Sashka Janevska (North Macedonia), Katerina KovachevikjElizabeta Kostovska PrilepchanskaKatarina Stavrikj

    10.10 – 10.20

    Patient safety culture in the Community Health Centre Ljubljana

    Tina Virtič Potočnik (Slovenia), Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš

    10.20 – 10.30

    A Qualitative Study Exploring Facilitators of and Barriers to Interprofessional Collaboration among Healthcare Providers in Primary Healthcare Centers in Qatar

    Alla El-awaisi (Qatar)

    10.30 – 10.40

    Quality Assessment of Interprofessional Approach to Elderly Care in Family Medicine in Slovenia

    Maja Cvetko Gomezelj (Slovenia), Zalika Klemenc-Ketiš

    10.40 – 10.50

    How to confront violence in healthcare environment

    Nena Kopčavar Guček (Slovenia)

    10.50 – 11.00

    Examination of employee satisfaction at the health center Zagreb-West

    Juraj Jug (Croatia), Franka LuetićJelena Rakić Matić

    11.00 – 11.10

    Preliminary analysis of open data pertaining to the services available through the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia and provided by family medicine

    Luka Petravić (Slovenia), Vojislav Ivetić

    11.10 – 12.00

    Break & meet up

    12.00 – 12.30

    Keynote lecture 4

    Assist. Prof. Marit Vassboten Olsen: Simulation-based learning in education

    Moderator: Uroš Zafošnik

    12.30 – 12.45


    12.45 – 13.30

    Closing Ceremony

    Conference and Exhibition Secretariat information
    Proevent d.o.o.
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    Dunajska 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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