International workshop on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care systems: What have we learnt and what policies do we need to strengthen LTC systems?

6th and 7th December 2021

Over the next few days/weeks we will upload the videos from the presentations to the workshop, thank you all for your participation and interest!


Monday 6th December

9.00 to 10.00: Welcome and overview of International experiences (LTCcovid and OECD)

10.00 to 11.40: Overview of country experiences (Part 1)

Austria: Kai Leichsenring (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research)

Czech Republic: Petr Wija (Institute for Social Policy and Research)

England: Nina Hemmings (Nuffield Trust)

France: Camille Oung (Nuffield Trust)

Iceland: Þórdís Hulda Tómasdóttir and Ólafur Samúelsson, EIR

Italy: Eleonora Perobelli (Bocconi School of Management)

Malaysia: Maw-Pin Tan

Malta: Maria Aurora Fenech (University of Malta)

Poland: Joanna Marczak (LSE)

11.50 to 13.00: Experiences of implementing COVID-19 related measures in care homes: impact on workforce and providers

13.00 to 13.45: Towards better long-term care systems

14.00 to 15.30: International initiatives to strengthen Long-Term Care Systems

Hyobum Jang (World Health Organization, Ageing and Health Unit): Framework for countries to achieve an integrated continuum of long-term care

Caitlin Littleton (HelpAge International)

Satish Mishra and Stefania Ilinca (World Health Organization, Regional Office Europe)

Pablo Ibarraran (Interamerican Development Bank): The Long-Term Care Policy Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (RedCUIDAR+)

Ana Llena-Nozal (OECD): Fostering a stronger long-term care sector: the role of public bodies?

Wendy Walker (Asian Development Bank)

15.30 to 16.00: Panel: Local government strategies to address COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities: examples from Mexico, Brazil and South Africa

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, University of East Anglia, UK

Veronica Montes de Oca, National University Autonomous of Mexico

Gabrielle Kelly, Samson Institute for Ageing Research, South Africa 

Mônica Frank, Centro de Referência Estadual de Atenção á Saúde do Idoso, Brazil

Abstracts available here

16.15 to 16.45: Care home visiting policies

16.45 to 17.15: Panel: Risk Recognition Policies for the Long-Term Care Workforce During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, A Multi-Country Study  

Amy Hsu, PhD (Moderator): Bruyère Research Institute 

Sara Allin, PhD (Moderator): Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto 

Maude Laberge, PhD (Panellist): Université Laval – COVID-19 Hazard Pay and Retention Policies in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Case Study of Quebec, Canada

Shereen Hussein, PhD (Panellist): London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Maya Murmann, MSc (Panellist): Bruyère Research Institute 

Anna C. Reed, MSW (Panellist): Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto

Abstracts available here

17.15 to 17.45: Panel: The experience of people with intellectual disabilities through the pandemic: findings from the UK and Ireland

17.45 to 19.00: Focus on New Zealand: experiences of care home residents belonging to different ethnic groups

Tuesday 7th December

10.00 to 10.10: Welcome (Adelina Comas-Herrera)

10.10 to 11.00: Impacts of the pandemic on the Long-Term Care workforce (part I)

11.00 to 12.20: Experiences of people living with dementia, and their care partners, in the community

12.30 to 12.50: COVID-19 and people with intellectual disabilities

12.50 to 13.20: Surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA

13.20 to 14.00: Research evidence on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care during the pandemic, and its use to inform responses


14.10 to 15.00: Overview of country experiences (part 2)


Canada: Janice O’Keefe

Germany: Thomas Fischer

Israel: Sharona Tsadok-Rosenbluth

Mexico: Mariana Lopez-Ortega

Norway: Frode Fadnes Jacobsen

15.00 to 15.30: Impacts of the pandemic on the Long-Term Care workforce (part II)

15.30 to 16.00: Rehabilitation and recovery

16.00 to 17.00. Experiences and impacts of implementing COVID-19 related measures in care homes