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.

Conference programme

Conference programme can be viewed here.

Book of Abstracts

Book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

Please note that the book of abstracts is password protected, conference delegates will receive the password via an email.

Conference registration

Registration for the ILPN 2018 conference is now open. Please click here to access the registration site.

Conference registration fees (€)


   Early bird   




Day pass


   Day pass   


  Half-day pass  


Full-time students (proof required)






Academic staff, public sector, non-profit and voluntary sector      






Private sector






Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

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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