Hospital Site Visits

There are several hospital and health institution site visits that will take place on 11 November from 15:00 to 18:00. Hospital visits are not included in the delegate registration and must be booked and paid for in advance. The fee is € 30. Slots are very limited so we suggest you register early. You can sign-up for any of them when you register for the Congress. Only congress participants can join the site visits.

If you already registered for the Congress and want to sign-up for a hospital visit, please contact WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com

Transportation will be arranged and the assembly point is at Palau de Congressos. Departure time is at 15:00 and you will return at Plaza España at 18:00. The actual length of the visit is 2 hours plus travel time of 30 minutes per way.

Click on the boxes below to view more information about each hospital or institution.

Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus was conceived under the premise of being a healthcare park that brings together five institutions specializing in different areas: Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, the Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

It is a leading healthcare campus encompassing all fields of health, from healthcare to teaching and research. It is constantly in touch with patients; its starting point is the challenges they present in its day-to-day work to continue to innovate and find new diagnostic methods and treatments. The talented team that has made Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus a leading institution allows it to work towards attracting excellence and to train the best professionals in clinical practice.

Website: hospital.vallhebron.com

Sant Pau is a leading tertiary hospital that forms part of the Catalan public health system, which offers highly specialised services with notable technology requirements.

As the result of an innovative people-centred organisational model, the hospital stands at the forefront in its field. Teamwork and the participation of professionals are the key aspect of the care offered to users.

Sant Pau aims to exercise a professional and institutional leadership, addressing the population’s health issues with a clinical management-based focus, where quality and safety form the pillars of healthcare.

Patients are increasingly becoming an essential part of healthcare processes and they want to be informed, while participating in the different therapeutic options. Shared decisions are a reality in a changed organisational model that embraces patient empowerment and the adaptation of professionals.

Knowledge management and decision-taking based on information is a cornerstone of Sant Pau’s management model, which includes outcome evaluation as normal practice, so as to improve in terms of quality and efficiency.

To be able to offer comprehensive treatment, the hospital is promoting projects that complete and support traditional healthcare.

The hospital has a commitment with citizens and professionals, and is aware of the surrounding area’s needs. Its activities focus on Barcelona but extend to the rest of Catalonia. The centre plays a prominent role at a Spanish level and its internationally.

Website: www.santpau.cat

Hospital Clínic of Barcelona is a public university hospital with a centuries-long history. With 4,500 employees, it is one of the leading healthcare centers in Spain and the first in scientific production. The hospital offers quality care, high-level excellence and competitive biomedical research and a high teaching commitment to train professionals. All of this is included in an excellent balanced management with the aim of offering society a humanized cutting-edge medicine.

Integral Healthcare: The approach of a University Hospital
On this visit, visitors can learn the approach of an academic hospital to serve as a community hospital and as a high complex hospital based on a network with the primary care and other hospitals in order to achieve an integral healthcare model to ensure the continuity of care and the comprehensive provision of healthcare services. We will understand why, how and the results in different clinical areas, talking with professionals who had lived the experience and had led different programs and transformations working with other institutions to increase the quality of care.    

Website: www.clinicbarcelona.or

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital (SJD) is a university hospital specializing in maternal, child and adolescent health care. Founded in 1867, SJD belongs to the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and is a private, non-profit institution that has been integrated into the public network of the Spanish national health system since 1973. SJD is the largest children’s hospital in Spain and is one of the most recognized of its category across Europe. The hospital is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Health as a reference center for all of Spain in a wide range of specialties such as Onco-haematology, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Genetics, Rare Diseases, Ophthalmology and Reconstructive Surgery to name a few. Several Units of HSJD have been accredited by the European Commission as members of the European Reference Networks (ERNs) of rare and complex diseases; it is actually participating in 14 out of 24 ERNs, and its participation in 7 ERNs more is going to be made official very soon, positioning SJD’s center as one of the pediatric hospitals with the highest number of recognitions in Europe (21/24).

Associated with the University of Barcelona since 1994 and with the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, a university adult hospital, SJD has a specialized pediatric research program managed by the Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation. SJD together with the Hospital Clínic is one of the most well-known hospital alliances in Spain and an international reference for highly specialized hospital care, teaching and research. Thanks to numerous donors, the future SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, which will be one of the largest pediatric oncology centers in Europe, is under construction and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year.

Website: www.sjdhospitalbarcelona.org

Patient Experience route

On this route, visitors can learn how tools and methodologies have been incorporated to put the patient experience at the center and how this has become a driver of change in the organization. The improvement plans and evaluations are carried out with patients, families and professionals under a Patient-Centric approach. In addition, the needs of users and their participation in the design of services in new strategic areas, such as digital transformation and other key hospital projects, have been incorporated. In conjunction with this approach, the institution has for years been deploying a humanization process to promote patient- and family-centered care, the aim of which is to develop a comprehensive care model that responds to needs beyond the act of care. The visit to the hospital will provide an opportunity to learn about the keys to this process.

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital (SJD) is a university hospital specializing in maternal, child and adolescent health care. Founded in 1867, SJD belongs to the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and is a private, non-profit institution that has been integrated into the public network of the Spanish national health system since 1973. SJD is the largest children’s hospital in Spain and is one of the most recognized of its category across Europe. The hospital is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Health as a reference center for all of Spain in a wide range of specialties such as Onco-haematology, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Genetics, Rare Diseases, Ophthalmology and Reconstructive Surgery to name a few. Several Units of HSJD have been accredited by the European Commission as members of the European Reference Networks (ERNs) of rare and complex diseases; it is actually participating in 14 out of 24 ERNs, and its participation in 7 ERNs more is going to be made official very soon, positioning SJD’s center as one of the pediatric hospitals with the highest number of recognitions in Europe (21/24).

Associated with the University of Barcelona since 1994 and with the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, a university adult hospital, SJD has a specialized pediatric research program managed by the Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation. SJD together with the Hospital Clínic is one of the most well-known hospital alliances in Spain and an international reference for highly specialized hospital care, teaching and research. Thanks to numerous donors, the future SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, which will be one of the largest pediatric oncology centers in Europe, is under construction and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year.

Website: www.sjdhospitalbarcelona.org

Tecnologically advanced facilities route

High technology has been introduced intensively within healthcare organizations in order to meet the needs of high specialization. This has forced the redesign of care processes, the introduction of new professional profiles and new concepts of integrated spaces. The visit will offer the possibility to see and understand how technology has been put at the service of professionals, patients and relatives.

Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona is a non-profit organization at the service of people with cognitive decline, Alzheimer´s disease (AD)or other dementias; and their families. To fulfill such objective we have been working  in the fields of diagnosis, treatment, research, education and awareness since 1995.

We are a specialized reference center in diagnosis and monitoring of people with cognitive disorders and dementia, as well as in social care for the individual’s families. At the Memory Clinic, we see more than 8.000 people a year, including 2.000 new individuals.

At the Day Care Center, about 200 people with Alzheimer´s or other dementias are treated in our facilities daily. We also offer training and support to their families and caregivers.

We are involved in research in the fields of cognitive decline and dementia, and have a broad approach in research: basic, clinical, applied and social. We have led more than 140 clinical trials and have one of the largest biological samples and genetic collections for AD in Europe.

Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona is also dedicated to disseminate the message in the fields of education, and to raise awareness of health professionals, families and society. The latter allows us to offer high-quality care to the people affected and to improve their quality of life.

Our outpatient healthcare model meets many of the requirements specified by International Alzheimer´s Plans and provides a comprehensive integrated person-centered model of health-care with a holistic approach to people with cognitive disorders, Alzheimer´s disease or other dementias, as well as to their families and caregivers. This model is also built-in research emphasis.

Come, visit us and see how we integrate diagnosis, therapy, follow-up care, and day-care in a clinical and social context, in which research and educational programs are present and influence our patients’ and their families’ quality of life positively.

Website: www.fundacioace.com