EHMA 2017 Annual Conference – Meet our keynote speakers

EHMA 2017 Annual Conference will be held from 13th – 15th June in the vibrant city of Milan, Italy, hosted by the prestigious 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.

During the three-days Conference several Parallel Sessions, Special Interest Groups meetings, Thematic sessions and presentations will take place, together with social events that will enhance networking and knowledge sharing among the delegates in an informal atmosphere.

EHMA Annual Conference brings together policy makers, health managers, health professionals, educators and heads of research programmes. This year we are honoured to have with us three renowned Keynote Speakers: Dr. Josep Figueras, Prof. Jan Kimpen and Sir David Sloman.


 Dr. Josep Figueras

On 13th June, during the Opening Plenary Session, EHMA 2017 Annual Conference will be inaugurated by Dr. Figueras’ speech, which will outline the main challenges and opportunities for European health policy.

Dr. Josep Figueras is the Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy in Brussels, proud holder of an academic position at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a visiting professor at the Imperial College.  His research interests are focussed mainly on the comparative health system and policy analysis. He has worked with a wide range of international organizations, including the European Commission and the World Bank.

Also, Dr. Figueras is President of the Board of Accreditation of APHEA and the honorary fellow of the UK faculty of public health medicine. Furthermore, he is a long-standing friend of EHMA and has twice received the prize for the best annual publication on policy and management as well as the Andrija Stampar Medal in 2006.


Sir David Sloman

During the Plenary session of the second day of the Conference, Sir David Sloman will give his speech on the challenges and opportunities for hospitals in the 21st century, with a specific take on the partnership that the Royal Free Hospital has recently formed with Google.

Sir David Sloman is Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. In 2016, he was listed as the third most influential Chief Executive in the English national Health Service by the Health Service Journal.

Sir David has held several senior leadership roles in the NHS and in the private healthcare sector. Also, he was knighted in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to the National Health Service.


Prof. Jan Kimpen

EHMA 2017 Annual Conference will draw to a close with Prof. Kimpen’s speech on 15th June, during the Closing Plenary Session. Prof. Kimpen will discuss the way a technology company, such as Philips, may respond to the challenges and opportunities for healthcare in the next decades.

Since 2016, Professor Jan Kimpen has been the Chief Medical Officer at Royal Phillips. Prior to joining Phillips, he was Professor of Paediatrics and Director of the Residency Program at Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Utrecht, as well as the CEO of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

At Philips, Professor Kimpen works closely and collaboratively with business and functional leaders across the organization, in pursuit of organic and external growth opportunities. He states his role and experience acquired aims to drive the development and implementation of Philips’ medical strategies across the Health Continuum, from the perspective of consumers, patients, and providers.


Visit now our Annual Conference Website and take advantage of the Early Bird fees valid until 17th April 2017.

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