COHEHRE has an exceptionally active network. Academic Staff, Students and Strategic Managers meet each other in an annual conference. The annual conference is organized each year by one of the member institutions. The conference has a range of parallel themes to meet the needs of students, academic staff, researchers and strategic managers. It is the ideal opportunity for academic staff to meet colleagues from new institutions, share knowledge, engage in new projects and increase the level of internationalization of each member institution.


Since 2005 there has been an increasing will and effort to involve the students in the conference to create an international and networking opportunity for them as well. A program of activities for students runs parallel to the staff program.  The students’ program also includes activities to promote a better knowledge and understanding of the hosting institution, its educational culture, its degree programs and the local health and social care system.


Strategic Managers required an area within the conference to meet and explore topics of interest and issues affecting their ways of working.  For this reason since 2010 one day of the conference offers an alternative parallel program to meet their needs.


From 2016 the needs of those engaging in research are to begin to be addressed with opportunities for networking and developing collaborative practice.


The University of Vic is welcoming you to the COHEHRE Conference on 3-5 April 2019 in Vic, Spain.
Conference website




The theme that will be addressed this year is:








1. Empowerment of service users and providers


  • Expert patient
  • Empowering staff and students
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration in education
  • Service user care pathways
  • Actual and virtual communities of practice
  • Creating healthy working environments


2. Ethical and legal challenges


  • Sharing service user records
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Privacy
  • Confidentiality
  • Service user autonomy and choice


3. Ehealth, learning and upcoming technologies


  • Assistive technologies
  • Communication technologies
  • Ehealth literacy
  • Simulation
  • Flow of information and coordination of care from acute to community settings to promote patient centered care
  • Future technologie
Preliminary Staff programme


Abstract Submission 2019


Conference Website Vic 2019






Welcome to Vic!


Midway between the mountains of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea, seventy kilometres north of Barcelona, lies Vic, the main administrative, population and service centre for an area of 150,000 inhabitants.

Its colourful past, still evident in many streets and squares of its historic centre, is now complemented by its thriving present-day diversity. Vic is rich in contrasts between traditional and modern, the heritage of rural life and cutting edge technologies, the peace and quiet of a small town and the gaiety of local festivals. Its wealth of museums, archives, historic monuments and associations of all kinds bear witness to the city’s civic, cultural and artistic activity. Economically, the trade, industry and service sectors are all important.

Vic is a market town and offers a wide range of administrative, health, educational and social services which attract people from far and wide. As the main town in the Osona region, Vic forms part of a network of administrative centres around Catalonia.


More info on UVic: Website Uvic
More info on Vic: Website Rough Guides


More information on the Staff conference and its practical arrangements can be found on the Conference Website.