ILPN International Conference 2016


Conference Programme can be downloaded here

The book of abstracts can be downloaded here


Welcome and Introduction to the Event

The 4th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, from 4 to 7 September 2016.

Following the success of the first three conferences in 2010, 2012 and 2014, our next conference will offer an opportunity to debate with international academics, policy makers and other experts key policy issues related to organisation, delivery, funding and regulation of long-term care services.

ILPN Conference aims to:

  • Strengthen the links between the research community, policy makers and long- term care industry
  • Foster research collaborations to develop new evidence in areas where knowledge gaps exist in LTC
  • Promote the sharing of evidence on LTC policy and practice
  • Promote international comparative policy analysis to encourage evidence-based policy making

Some of the main thematic areas to be covered include:

  •  Care models
  •  Case management
  •  Economics of long-term care
  •  Equity and efficiency
  •  Funding systems
  •  Health and social care integration
  •  Housing and care
  •  Institutional dynamics and politics
  •  International comparative analysis
  •  Local vs. central policy interactions
  •  Personalisation of the care system
  •  Policy implications of dementia
  •  Service commissioning and regulation
  •  Social investment
  •  Technology and long-term care
  •  Unpaid carers
  •  Workforce and migrant workers

Conference Programme

The final conference programme can be downloaded here.

Information about conference satellite meetings can be downloaded here.

Plenary Speakers

Our plenary speakers will be Professor Emily Grundy, LSE; Professor Tamara Konetzka, University of Chicago; Professor Anne Margriet Pot, WHO; Matthias von Schwanenflugel, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany and Tim Muir, OECD. To read more please click here.

Information on venue, hotels and travel

Sponsorship opportunities

Registration Information

The registration process is now open. We provide key information below regarding key deadlines and fees. Please contact us on if you require further information.

The deadline for early bird registration has now passed (31st May 2016).
Deadline for author registration is 17th June 2016.


Conference Rates (£)     Day Rates (£)
 Category Early bird Standard 05/09 06/09 07/09
Full time student1 130 240
Public sector/academia/voluntary sector 290 390 200 200 100
Private sector 500 550 300 300 200

1Full time Undergraduate/graduate/masters/PhD students enrolled in a recognized educational institution. See below for further details. 2 Inclusive of the cost of the welcome reception, lunch on all conference days and the gala dinner on the evening of 6th September 2016. 3 Inclusive of cost of gala dinner in the evening.

Registration Options

To register for this conference, please choose one of the following options:

  • Payment by debit/credit card
    You can register with payment by Master Card/Visa Card/Visa Debit/Visa Electron/Maestro Card through the LSE Online Store. Please note the links in the fees table above will take you directly to the individual fee page on the LSE Online Store.
  • Payment through invoice
    If you prefer to register by making the payment against an invoice, please register here and provide the necessary details. Payments through invoice can be made using credit/debit cards, direct bank transfer, cheque, banker’s draft and postal orders. Please make sure that the invoice is paid before the applicable deadlines.
  • Payment through cheque/banker’s draft
    Payments can be made through Pound Sterling cheque/banker’s draft payable to the ‘London School of Economics and Political Science’. To register through this option please complete the registration form and send us by post the cheque/banker’s draft.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing by email to with full registration details. Cancellations received before 31st July 2016 will be refunded, minus a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be processed after this date. Places can be reallocated with the prior knowledge and agreement of ILPN.

Proof of Student Status

Only full time undergraduate/graduate/masters/PhD students enrolled in a recognised educational institution are included in this category. Part-time, online and distance education students are not eligible. As a proof of your student status you need to provide us by 1st of August 2014 a letter endorsing your student status from the official email address or on headed paper, from your supervisor/tutor/course administrator. You can email us the scanned image of the letter at or alternately, post it to us at: Ms Angela Mehta, Room COW4.07, PSSRU, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom. Failing to provide this will make your registration void. There are a maximum of 70 places under this category and allocation will be made on first come first served basis.