Programme Directors’ Network



Excellence in post-graduate health management programmes was a key driver behind the establishment of EHMA in 1982 and it remains a focal point today. The Programme Directors Group brings together Course Directors, Departmental Heads and other senior managers to help ensure that taught programmes continue to provide the highest quality education for current and future health managers.


13-14 February 2017, Kloster Eberbach, Germany

We are pleased to announce that next year’s edition of EHMA Programme Directors’ meeting will take place on 13-14 February 2017 in Kloster Eberbach near Frankfurt, Germany.

Co-chaired by EHMA members Dr. Elly Breedveld (Erasmus Centrum voor Zorgbestuur, the Netherlands) and Prof. Siegfried Walch (Management Center Innsbruck, Austria), our Programme Directors’ Meetings provide a platform to discuss developments in the field of postgraduate health management education. The network has been in place for nearly 30 years and is a valuable opportunity to exchange experience and ideas between programmes, and to discuss current trends and challenges with peers.

The event’s agenda will be fairly open, with the possibility for participants to shape the subjects under discussion. The agenda aims to facilitate participants in enhancing their own routines of assessment and feedback by exchanging views and information with colleagues.

A Provisional Programme  is now available. To download a copy, please click here.

How to attend the Meeting

Meetings of the network are open to EHMA members only. However, we open up a limited number of places for non-members to experience its benefit.

Registration fees: EHMA members: €500,00 (Non EHMA members: €550,00) to cover one night accommodation (13 February), breakfast (14 February), lunches (13-14 February), dinner (13 February) drinks, event materials. Travel: Travel costs to be covered by participant.

Registration Submission: Active members of the Programme Directors’ Network have received a personal invitation to participate in the 2017 edition of the Meeting. Non-members and interested parties can submit their applications through a dedicated online platform. To do so, please click on the icon below and insert your personal details.

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Venue details

Stiftung Kloster Eberbach

D-65346 Eltville im Rheingau
Tel: +49 (0)6723 9930

Check-in: from 2 pm. The Monastery Hotel reception is open until 6 pm. If you want to check-in later, please inform the reception calling at +49 (0)6723 9930

Check-out: by 11 am

Should you need to book an additional night at the Monastery Hotel, please contact the EHMA Secretariat.

How to get there

The closest airport is Frankfurt Airport located about 40 km from Eltville. From Frankfurt Airport there are two options to reach Kloster Eberbach:

By Train and taxi: Approx. time of travel 1h 45min.

a) From Frankfurt Airport REGIONAL train station (not Fernbahnhof train station) take regional train, direction Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof. You will need to change trains once. To find connections that match your flight and details on train numbers, connections, maps etc, please consult the RMV interactive timetable. Enter the station names “Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Regionalbahnhof” and “Eltville (Rhein) Bf” for your query. The train takes just over an hour and run every hour between 05h44 and 22h44. The train ticket is around 7.50€

b) From Eltville train station, take a taxi to Kloster Eberbach.

By taxi: A taxi ride from Frankfurt airport to Kloster Eberbach is estimated to 80€. The ride is 40 km and should take approx. 30 min. A taxi rank is located right in front of the airport.