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Career Panel + Meet & Greet for Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care


Henriikka Laurola

Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care (ERPIC), International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
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Emerging researchers and professionals often have limited networks and awareness of job prospects/scholarship opportunities in their field of choice. Integrated care is a niche sector and complicated to navigate.  Due to the diverse understandings of what integrated care means across disciplines, organizations, and nations, planning a career in this field is daunting.  If specific roles for integrated care specialists do not exist, where should novices in the field turn?


ERPIC is a unique international platform founded to connect emerging researchers and professionals and to provide interdisciplinary learning about the science and practice of integrated care, and opportunities to participate in networking and mentorships in view of future careers in the integrated care sector.

Aims and Objectives

The main aims and objectives of this workshop are for participants to:

• Learn about different roles within the integrated care field

• Discuss career trajectories

• Discover effective pathways towards working in integrated care

Target audience

• This workshop is designed for emerging researchers and professionals in the integrated care field to learn from a panel of professionals of integrated care. 

• Senior IFIC associates to meet ERPIC members for future collaborations.

Learnings/Take away

• Participants will feel inspired about the prospects and opportunities that exist in the integrated care field. 

• Participants will learn how to create opportunities and advance themselves.

• Participants will gain knowledge of existing job boards.

• Participants will feel more integrated into IFIC by having met with senior associates. 


(timing, speakers, discussion, group work, etc.)

• Total time for this activity 90 minutes

• 60 minutes Career Panel

• 30 minutes Meet & Greet

Career Panel

• 40 minutes: Each of four (4) panel members will spend 10 minutes discussing their careers

- Offering tips and lessons-learned

• 20 minutes will be a question and answer session, fielded from audience members.

An ERPIC Executive Team Member will facilitate the workshop and explore the following topics, as well as any additional questions from the participants:

• So, I have a PhD, now what?

• Where to look for a job?

• What is an integrated care professional?

Panel members will come from the following backgrounds, from around the world:

• Researcher

• Policy maker

• Practitioner / Program Manager / Implementer

• Clinician / Medical lead

Meet & Greet

The purpose of this activity is for senior researchers and professionals in integrated care to get to know ERPIC members for future collaborations/mentorships/opportunities.

• 5 minute introduction by ERPIC facilitator about ERPIC and instructions

• ERPIC members will make signs with their country and field sector

• ERPIC members will stand behind their signs at different tables

• 25 minutes- Senior IFIC associates will meet and greet ERPIC members to get to know each other

Preferred Length

Total: 90 Minutes

How to Cite: Laurola H. Career Panel + Meet & Greet for Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2021;21(S1):348. DOI:
Published on 01 Sep 2021.
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