EPA Master Class September 2014 Belgium

An exciting opportunity to learn more about Care Pathways is coming soon from the European Pathway Association (EPA).  A two and a half day Master Class on Care Pathways and the Organisation of Care Processes will take place in Leuven (Belgium) on September 8 – 10, 2014.  At the end of the three days you will be able to systematically plan, develop and follow up your own pathway projects.  EPA are also awarding 4 scholarships for this Master Class. Find out further information on the programme, registration for the course and the scholarships in the brochure.

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ECP Conference 2013 – a Success

The conference was attended by 152 delegates from a wide range of countries including Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Australia, Japan and the UK.

The conference evaluated extremely well overall with delegates appreciating the opportunity to meet with colleagues, share experiences and feel valued in their roles.

A full summary with presentations and posters is being prepared. In the meantime you can get a flavour of the learning from the conference under the conference hashtag on Twitter: #ecpc13.

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ECP Conference, Glasgow, 2013 – Speakers & Registration

European Care Pathways conference – Supporting safe, effective, person centred care, through the use of care pathways is being held in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on the 20th and 21st June 2013, hosted by Scottish Pathways Association (SPA) and the European Pathway Association (EPA)

This exciting international event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how care pathways are used in ensuring high quality health and social care it will also facilitate learning, sharing and celebration of success.

We anticipate 250 people to attend from a variety of countries including the UK, rest of Europe and beyond, with delegates coming from a range of academic, scientific, clinical and other professional backgrounds.

We are in the final stages of putting together the programme for this prestigious event, which will include keynote speakers from the international world of care pathways and improvement science, as well as over 30 informative workshops and interactive master classes and an educational poster and exhibition area.  We are delighted to announce that confirmed speakers include Mr Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health, Jason Leitch, Clinical Director, The Quality Unit, Scottish Government, Dr. Kris Vanhaecht, Secretary General,  European Pathways Association (EPA), and Professor Massimiliano Panella; President EPA.

To register, view the programme or for more information please visit –

European Care Pathways Conference 2013

For all the most recent updates access the Conference Newsletter here

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A fond farewell to Ali

On behalf of the Scottish Pathways Association (SPA), I would like to offer a sincere thank you to Dr Ali El-Ghorr (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)) for over a decade of contribution to the work of the SPA including pre-runners to the current organisation.  Ali is retiring from public service to pursue his personal interests including plans to master his fishing skills.  Ali’s enthusiasm, knowledge and fantastic sense of humor will be sadly missed on the professional arena by all who have had the pleasure working with him. We wish him all the best with new ventures and thank him again for all his hard work and contribution.

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