On Dezember 9th, 2020, our first CoRe-Net general assembly of the second funding phase took place. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this was conducted in digital format. A total of 35 people attended the meeting.
After opening words by Prof. Dr. Holger Pfaff (CoRe-Net applicant and head of the Institute of Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Cologne), a contribution on the structure of the Cologne competence network followed by Dr. Nadine Scholten (CoRe-Net applicant and coordinator).
Following this, we heard contributions from the CoRe-Net projects* LYOL-C, MenDis-CHD and OrgValue, as well as a report by Peter Ihle (PMV research group at the University of Cologne) on CoRe-Dat, the CoRe-Net database. These offered both a review from the first funding phase and an insight and outlook on the contents and procedure in the second funding phase.
*contributions from the CoRe-Net projects: speakers
(Center for Palliative Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne)
(Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital Cologne)
(Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital Cologne)
Dr. Kira Hower
(Institute of Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Cologne)
(Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Cologne)
In the second part of the meeting, Ingo Meyer (CoRe-Net applicant and head of the PMV research group) presented the updated statutes and rules of procedure of CoRe-Net II, which were then unanimously approved in an anonymous vote by zoom-poll.
After that, the candidates for CoRe-Net representation of the provider and patient perspectives presented themselves for election to the Steering Board. Both representatives were also unanimously elected to the Steering Board by the membership.
At this point we would like to thank Dr. Thomas Joist (provider perspective) and Mr. Michael Müller (patient perspective) once again for their commitment!
Finally, a short round to introduce the external members followed by an open feedback and discussion session to exchange the members’ impressions, expectations and visions for the future of the network.
Following the two-hour assembly, the meeting topics could be continued in smaller discussion groups in the context of the network character. Additional breakout sessions were offered for this purpose. In particular, the topic of “sustainability” was taken up.
We look back on a successful general assembly with minor technical difficulties and are pleased about the lively attendance of our members. We would like to thank all speakers and participants for their contributions, their interest and the lively exchange.
With kind regards
Prof. Dr. Holger Pfaff, Dr. Nadine Scholten and Lisa Bach