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Bilbao will host the global elder care congress in September

Mairenis Gomez

June 18, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Organized by the Bizkaia Provincial Council in collaboration with the London School of Economics, this event will bring together more than 300 experts from around the world

Bilbao is preparing to host in September the most relevant congress in the world on long-term care for the elderly. Organized by the Bizkaia Provincial Council and the London School of Economics, this event will bring together to more than 300 international experts at the Euskalduna Palace, from September 12 to 14.

The Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the London School of Economics will bring together more than 300 experts on a global and growing issue

The Provincial Council of Bizkaia, in collaboration with The International Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), organizes this event that is held every two years, alternating its headquarters between London and another city ​​outside the UK. This conference is a global benchmark in the field of long-term care and promises to be a catalyst for the exchange and improvement of knowledge in this crucial field.

The event will position Bizkaia in the international debate on aging and longevity

The Deputy General of Bizkaia, Elixabete Etxanobe, has highlighted that the ILPN Conference will position Bizkaia as a key forum in the international debate on the challenges related to population aging, longevity and the modernization of care systems. According to Etxanobe, "we bring together the best international experts, researchers and specialists to share knowledge, experiences, challenges, new evidence and innovations.".

To move together towards new cultures of care that respond to the needs of people in situations of dependency and caregivers, from the enrichment of the local to respond to a global challenge. This congress is not just a meeting; It is a unique opportunity to connect, learn from each other, strengthen ties between the research community. Policy makers and care ecosystems, and establish collaborations that will advance the quality of care here and around the world.

The General Deputy highlights the opportunity that this congress represents for Bizkaia

Furthermore, the Deputy General wanted to underline the opportunity nature of this congress for all those agents involved in the transformation of Bizkaia's care models. "It is an opportunity to make ourselves known, to exchange and to learn from cutting-edge experiences and research at an international level." Etxanobe has highlighted the commitment of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia to personalization and continuous evolution in long-term care: «Our objective is not only to care, but to care increasingly better. “This congress is one more step towards that goal.”

The Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the London School of Economics will bring together more than 300 experts

London School of Economics highlights international collaboration in long-term care

In addition, the director and researcher of the care policy and evaluation center at the London School of Economics, José Luis Fernández, thanked Bizkaia for its willingness to co-organize this international conference. Fernández has pointed out that "most of the challenges faced by the different international systems are common challenges.". The conference responds to the need to share analysis and solutions to these challenges, and therefore addresses all critical aspects related to the design, organization and financing of care systems.

Undoubtedly, This event promises to be a milestone for Bizkaia, positioning it as a benchmark in the field of long-term care and demonstrating its capacity to host world-class events. that promote knowledge and innovation in issues so crucial for the future of our society.

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