2017 EHMA Annual Conference

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

Hosted by Bocconi University, this year's Annual Conference will consider the topic of "Health Futures" from two perspectives. The first theme will be to identify external trends in demography, technology, economy and culture mean for the demands on and organisation of our Healthcare systems in the (near) future. The second related theme is to assess how such changes are impacting on the current reform agenda and in particular whether they are making service improvement more or less challenging to achieve.

EHMA is now seeking proposals for posters from researchers, managers and policymakers on the conference theme and for a number of additional Sub Themes. With the aim of being innovative and improving the conference experience both for delegates and presenters, 2017 candidates are asked to process their submissions according to one of the following categories and not the standard division Research/Practice:

  • Case histories and practice-driven remarks
  • New evidences from research
  • Perspectives: hot issues and provocative essays
  • Theory to practice: implications for action

Papers will be reviewed and selected on scientific quality, methods and relevance. Authors are particularly requested to clearly highlight the contribution of their paper to the Conference Theme. 

Download Call for Posters: EHMA 2017 Call for Posters

Submit your abstract by 19 March 2017 (midnight CET): Application Form

Thank you for your contribution. We look forward to reviewing your abstracts.  

About the event

EHMA Annual Conference is an international knowledge sharing event. It is a meeting place where, according to EHMA's vision statement evidence, challenge and experience are valued and the "unthinkable" can be discussed. Participants coming from all around Europe and beyond will have the opportunity to bring and share their knowledge - derived from academic work and practical experience - and explore fundamental managerial and policy issues.

EHMA Annual Conference brings together policy makers, health managers, health professionals, educators and heads of research programmes. Our conference is characterised by international speakers and high quality presentations together with an informal and relaxed atmosphere. We work hard to ensure an informal atmosphere that facilitates networking.

EHMA 2017 will be hosted by Bocconi University in Milan, Italy  (13-14-15 June 2017) .


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

Past Annual Conferences


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2016 EHMA Annual Conference - Porto, Portugal

2015 EHMA Annual Conference - Breda, Netherlands

2015 EHMA Annual Conference


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