Careum Congress 2014

17th and 18th  March 2014, Basel, Switzerland

«The power of patients 3.0» – Patients are changing the face of healthcare

You are warmly invited to participate in the Careum Congress 2014 in Basel (17th/18th of March 2014) and swap ideas on up-to-date topics with international speakers and about 400 participants! Benefit from reduced early bird tickets until the 15th of December 2013!Zusammenhalt mit vielen jungen Händen als Stapel

The event is targeting patient organisations and health leagues, health professionals working in the outpatient and inpatient sectors, research institutes, government agencies, decision makers from the insurance industry and private sector, as well as European, national and regional political actors.

Fascinating topics are being focused on in parallel sessions

ο Health citizenship, e.g. equity and diversity; the experiences of patient organisations in representing
health care policy interests; patient rights and transparency in health care.

ο Health 3.0, e.g. the contribution to patient empowerment made by social media, mobile technologies and educational games, and the role of big data.

ο Empowerment and health literacy, rare diseases and family care givers.

ο Living with chronic conditions, multi-morbidity, and rare diseases, e.g. the sustainability and
effectiveness of empowerment approaches as well as disease-specific and generic self-management
programmes and the role of professionals and peers.

ο Research and facts, e.g. clinical studies and patient participation, patient empowerment and data security, as well as participation, quality and safety.

Through keynotes, symposia, panels, workshops and social media the international congress will explore best practice examples and discuss the policies required to move an innovative agenda forward; the mind shift required of politicians, patients and professionals; the need to invest in health literacy of citizens and to ensure access and support for disadvantaged population groups; and the roles and responsibilities of the various health actors. The issues highlighted illustrate Careum’s commitment to patient empowerment and education through teaching patients the skills needed to live with a chronic condition and its  consequences as well as to navigate the system.


«Call for Posters»: Following Careum’s decision to dedicate more space to the poster exhibition at the 2014 congress due to the unprecedented level of interest, the call for posters is entering the second round. Why not take advantage of this fresh opportunity to submit your contribution in a poster format? Authors of accepted posters also benefit from attractive early-bird prices when registering for the event. Please submit your contributions via our website by 6th January 2014.

Careum Congress 2014 also now features pre-conference workshops on health literacy, social media, support for the self-management of chronic illnesses and skills training. Contributors include Bettina Berger (D), Kate Lorig (USA), Richard Osborne (AUS), Jürgen Pelikan (A), Kristine Sørensen (NL) and Diane Levin-Samir (IL).

Become part of our growing community!
The congress is being active on Twitter and Facebook. We are using these platforms to provide you with a steady stream of information on the congress’s topics and programme, as well as relevant health-care developments.

We look forward to your active participation and contribution to the Careum Congress 2014.

Date:                17./18. March 2014

Location:         Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

Title:                «The power of patients 3.0» – Patients are changing the face of healthcare

Languages:     simultaneous translation in the plenary (english/german), workshops in english/german

Website:, programme, registration, travel information, hotels, etc.


Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with “Patients Healthcare” can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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