iZ! 2012 Innovative Healthcare !nitiative
What is iZ!
A unique, non-profit gathering of all participants in the healthcare system/interested parties involved in healthcare with the aim to better understand and find a solution to upcoming transitions grasping today’s healthcare system.
The regional aspect of the gathering and concept with many different workshops and panel discussions make iZ! the central place to exchange awareness and expertise in the field of healthcare, while the active engagement of all participants gives a positive enlightenment to the entire conference.
The open concept of the gathering also grants the possibility that everyone, through their own initiative, enriches the program of iZ!.
iZ! Where and When?
The conference will be held in Rovinj, Croatia from October 12th – 14th, 2012, in the premises of the old Factory in the heart of Rovinj.
Held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, this conference will gather leading professionals from state institutions, the private sector, associations and other interested parties involved in healthcare, not only from Croatia but also those from the region and the EU. It is our goal to address current issues, prepare ourselves for the expected upcoming transitions in healthcare and to offer the best solution for these issues. All this would be done by joint dialogue of key individuals, who, through their own expertise and influence, could explain and better facilitate to us the background of these topics. The regional aspect of the gathering also enables a more expeditious exchange of experience and knowledge which would ease the integration of Croatia into the Europan Union, as well as provide a path which potential EU Candidates could follow. Likewise, patients will also be invited to the conference in order to give us their own first-hand experience.
Humanitarian Aspect of the Conference
The conference has a humanitarian aspect as every kuna collected will be used for the development of the Center for palliative medicine, that is for the care of incurable/terminally ill patients. Currently the nursing of such patients is left to family members, and it is our goal to point out this problem and to help recognize the importance of palliative medicine which such patients and their families deserve.