ILPN Conference 2018

ILPN Conference 2018

The International Long-term care Policy Network (ILPN) is a network of researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders which promotes the global exchange of evidence and knowledge on long-term care policy.

The biennial ILPN conference aims to bring together participants from academia, policy and practice to exchange new evidence, ideas, policy approaches, innovations and challenges in the field of long-term care.

The 5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care will take place at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th September 2018. The official language of the conference is English.

The ILPN Conference 2018 will offer an opportunity to debate with international academics, policy makers and other experts.

Key dates

20 April 2018: Deadline for submission of abstract [Abstract submission is now closed]
7 May 2018: Acceptance notification
15 June 2018: Early bird registration deadline
30 June 2018: Author registration deadline

Conference registration will open in April 2018

Abstract submission

Abstract submissions for individual abstracts or sessions are open from 27 February 2018 to 20 April 2018. All abstracts must be written in English.

The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts submitted and notice for acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author by 7 May 2018.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference programme.

Further information

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact the ILPN Organising Committee at

Key topics include:

  • the organisation, delivery and regulation of long-term care services
  • payment schemes and funding of long-term care
  • prevention strategies in long-term care
  • innovations in long-term care
  • aspects of integrated care
  • dementia care
  • digitalisation, big data and long-term care
  • measuring effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of long-term care service provision
  • projections of long-term care (service) demand and supply
  • long-term care workforce
  • migration and long-term care
  • volunteering and long-term care
  • the provision and support of informal care
  • gender issues in long-term care provision
  • austerity / welfare state retrenchment and long-term care
  • long-term care in middle and low income countries
  • international comparisons of long-term care systems
  • long-term care markets
  • ageing and inequality: implications for long-term care        
  • other relevant evidence-based LTC policy topics will also be considered
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