This year´s theme “Resilient and Innovative Health Systems in Europe” could hardly be more topical, says EHFG President Prof Helmut Brand: “To make health systems resilient against crisis and also to boost and finance innovations is a hard challenge in these days of crisis, poverty and pressure. European health systems are in urgent need of ‘shock-proofing’ if they are to meet the challenges posed by severe pressure on budgets.”
Maastricht University health expert Prof Brand, who took over the presidency of the leading health policy conference at the end of last year, says the focus this year would be on how to safeguard innovation, both technical and social. “Innovation is crucial to European health policy. People derive more direct benefit from innovation in healthcare than in any other area. But austerity policies are having an especially harsh impact in many countries. Making cuts and innovation do not really fit together. So where is the line? At what point do cuts become critical for health systems and endanger social safety nets?”
As in the past, the EHFG will bring together 600 participants from around 50 countries in Europe, as well as Russia, Taiwan, and the SEE countries.
This year’s Forum once again expects to host officials from the very top echelons of governments as well as European Commission officials. Keynote speakers will include:- Alois Stöger, diplômé, Minister of Health, Austria
-Prof Uwe E. Reinhardt, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA
The focus of plenary debates will be how to make health systems resilient and innovative, investing in health to achieve wealth, as well as the implications of the free-trade zone Europe-US for health systems. Other plenary sessions will focus on mental health as a motor for healthy economies, the innovative field of mHealth and non-communicable diseases.
Workshops will examine in detail such issues as improving access and combating discrimination in healthcare; patient centred care in diabetes; schizophrenia and social inclusion; state of the art in cancer; stress tests for health economics as well as the underestimated problem of healthcare-associated infections.
For further information: www.ehfg.org.
The EHFG can also be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/European-Health-Forum-Gastein) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GasteinForum).EHFG Press Office
Thea Roth | idw
Leading experts in Diabetes, Metabolism and Biomedical Engineering discuss Precision Medicine
13.07.2018 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt
Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP: Fine Tuning for Surfaces
12.07.2018 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence that the particles detected by the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole originate from a galaxy four billion light-years away from Earth.
To rule out other origins with certainty, the team led by neutrino physicist Elisa Resconi from the Technical University of Munich and multi-wavelength...
For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now better study and understand the properties of these magnetic structures, which are important for both basic research and applications.
Whirlpools are an everyday experience in a bath tub: When the water is drained a circular vortex is formed. Typically, such whirls are rather stable. Similar...
Physicists working with Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck have investigated if and how chemical reactions can be influenced by targeted vibrational excitation of the reactants. They were able to demonstrate that excitation with a laser beam does not affect the efficiency of a chemical exchange reaction and that the excited molecular group acts only as a spectator in the reaction.
A frequently used reaction in organic chemistry is nucleophilic substitution. It plays, for example, an important role in in the synthesis of new chemical...
Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.
"Put an excitation into the system and observe how it evolves." According to physicist Professor Tobias Brixner, this is the credo of optical spectroscopy....
Ultra-short, high-intensity X-ray flashes open the door to the foundations of chemical reactions. Free-electron lasers generate these kinds of pulses, but there is a catch: the pulses vary in duration and energy. An international research team has now presented a solution: Using a ring of 16 detectors and a circularly polarized laser beam, they can determine both factors with attosecond accuracy.
Free-electron lasers (FELs) generate extremely short and intense X-ray flashes. Researchers can use these flashes to resolve structures with diameters on the...
13.07.2018 | Event News
12.07.2018 | Event News
03.07.2018 | Event News
17.07.2018 | Information Technology
17.07.2018 | Materials Sciences
17.07.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering