Countdown to #EHMA2018 – Discover the Conference highlights

We are starting the countdown for the EHMA 2018 conference – only 30 Days left. EHMA has prepared a very dynamic, cutting-edge and innovative programme for you. Come and enjoy 2.5 days with your friends, colleagues and peers in beautiful Budapest and be part of a powerful EHMA community of healthcare professionals. It is still possible to register here.

Highlights of EHMA 2018


EHMA 2018 is pleased to host a closed WHO high-level meeting organised by Dr. Hans Kluge, Director, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe on the topic “Towards a consolidated vision and roadmap for the digitalization of national health systems in Europe – aligning to the public health agenda”.
This meeting is being formed to create an interactive dialogue around the agenda of digitalization of health systems and is expected to develop the initial steps towards a vision and roadmap for accelerating digital health adoption in the broader WHO European Region.


At EHMA 2018 we will talk about changes and the future. How do we implement those changes?
Keynotes from Dr. Helen Bevan and Dr. Hans Kluge will inspire and provocative discussions led by our Moderator, Sarah Wheaton with our panel speakers Mr. Reinier Schlatmann, Philips; Dr. Miklos Szocska, Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University, Hungary; Mrs. Nicola Bedlington, European Patients’ Forum; Prof. Dr. Kim Putters, Netherlands Institute for Social Research & Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; Dr. Usman Khan, European Health Management Association will get you involved.


Wide range of special EHMA Partner sessions will be presented at EHMA 2018. They will be organized by the Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands together with NATO Centre of Excellence; the Digital Therapeutics Partnership session; a session dedicated to European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies anniversary and the project TO-REACH session.


Unique exhibition area will allow the delegates to get an update on cutting-edge research, projects and initiatives that are undertaken by such organisations as the European Health Parliament and the Digital Therapeutics Partnership. As EHMA is all about excellence in health management, the delegates will have a chance to explore learning opportunities, courses and master programmes that are offered by partners and member universities.

EHMATHON- EHMA pioneers hackathons in the healthcare conferences

EHMAthon is a two-day hackathon where participants work in cross-functional teams with mentors to find innovative solutions to a common and given challenge in the field of healthcare & technology. Successful EHMAthoners will brainstorm on this challenge: “How might we improve healthcare in remote and underdeveloped areas in Europe by leveraging technology and digital solutions?”
The EHMAthon will take place from Tuesday, June 19th 1 pm until Wednesday, June 20th 6pm, with the final presentations and awards ceremony taking place during EHMA conference closing plenary session on Friday, June 22nd at 12:45-14:30.


The workshop will be run by prof. Federico Lega, Chair of Scientific Committee EHMA and University of Milan, and Pamela Mazzocato, Karolinska Medical Management Centre.
Hospital sectors in the industrialised world are facing tremendous changes and pressures. These pressures are leading to hospital re-organisational integrations such as development of new design for the internal organisation of the hospital, policies and actions to enhance the engagement of clinicians in doctor-managers roles.
The goal is to understand how managers in different countries cope with these problems in a world-wide context, which innovative solutions are adopted, and which ones have been proved successful.


On behalf of Chairs of the PD Group Elly Breedveld and Siegfried Walch, EHMA is pleased to inform you that, during the Conference, on Wednesday, 20th June, a Programme Directors’ Group Meeting will take place from 15.00 to 16.30. 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.

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