The European Health Management Association is delighted to invite you to the
EHMA 2017 Annual Conference
to be held in Milan, Italy from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 June 2017,
considering the topic of Health Futures.

EHMA Annual Conference is an international knowledge sharing event, where participants from all around Europe and beyond have the opportunity to share their knowledge and explore fundamental managerial and policy issues.

Hosted by Bocconi University, this year's Annual Conference will revolve around the topic of "Health Futures". Two perspectives will be considered. On the one hand, delegates will try to identify external trends in demography, technology, economy and culture and discuss what those trends mean for the demands on and organisation of our Healthcare systems in the (near) future. On the other hand, they will attempt to assess how such changes are impacting the current reform agenda and whether they are making service improvement challenging to achieve.

EHMA Annual Conference brings together policy makers, health managers, health professionals, educators and heads of research programmes. This year we are honoured to have as Keynote Speakers:

  • Josep Figueras - Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy in Brussels;
  • Jan Kimpen - MD, Chief Medical Officer at Philips; and
  • Sir David Sloman - Chief Executive Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. 

Additional information

Conference Info Page - Download

About the Conference: have a look at the Conference Summary and learn more about the Conference organiser, the European Health Management Association (EHMA) and the Conference host, Bocconi University.

About the Programme: discover the Conference draft agenda and read about this year’s Keynote Speakers. Do not forget to have a look at the stunning locations of the Social Events (Opening reception and Social Dinner).

About the registration: take a look at the Conference fees and read about the registration and refund policy

About Milan: learn more about the vibrant city of Milan and choose your hotel among our partners

About our sponsors: have a look at the 2017 EHMA Annual Conference sponsors

Contacts: Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or support


Karolinska Medical Management Centre/EHMA Research Award

“We need to do more to stimulate good research into health organisation and management. Doctoral researchers need to be encouraged to carry out such work and be recognised for their contribution”. - Karolinska Medical Management Centre

The Karolinska Medical Management Centre / EHMA  Research Award is an annual award for the best contribution associated with a doctoral thesis related to health management. Selected by the EHMA Scientific Advisor Committee, the best abstracts will have the opportunity to compete for a 1000 € prize during a dedicated PhD Students' session at the EHMA's Annual Conferences.

Applicants should be young researchers in the final phase of PhD studies or who have recently completed a PhD. Only the PhD students may present the abstract; thesis supervisors are not allowed to present the papers on behalf of their students. Abstracts do not have to be linked to the conference theme but must be associated with a doctoral thesis in the field of health policy and management.

2016 Winner: Lieke Oldenhof, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands - The Multiple Middle: Managing in Healthcare

Previous winners