The DISH project participated in the EHMA 2021 Annual Conference with a poster presentation and an information booth. DISH submitted an abstract titled ‘Digital & Innovation Skills Helix in Health – The DISH project’, authored by Ms Trine Ungermann Fredskild and Ms Sabine Paasch Olsen, that was selected for a poster presentation and received the EHMA Award for the Best Poster.
The EHMA 2021 Annual Conference took place digitally on 15-17 September 2021 under the theme Health Management: managing the present and shaping the future, with a focus on discussing solutions to managing services in the post-COVID future. The conference brought together over 400 healthcare stakeholders including academia, research, health and hospital managers, healthcare professionals, policy- and decision-makers, and industry representatives. The conference articulated around six sub-themes: Governance and leadership, Person-centredness and care integration, Managing the digital transformation, Improving healthcare access and outcomes, Environmental sustainability of health services, and Health workforce.
Earlier in the year, the DISH project submitted an abstract for consideration under the sub-themes Managing the digital transformation and Health workforce. The abstract was evaluated alongside over 200 other submissions by an independent expert panel and selected for a poster presentation.
During the conference, the DISH poster was presented by Ms Sabine Paasch Olsen. The presentation took place during a dedicated poster pitching session. Each poster presenter had three minutes to pitch their research in front of the conference audience. The posters were also available for consultation by all delegates, and the authors could be contacted via the conference platform for further questions and feedback on their research.
Every year EHMA awards three prizes to abstracts presented at the conference: best European paper, best non-European paper and best poster. The EHMA awards are assigned by an independent jury panel which attends the various presentations and assesses the abstracts. The DISH poster won the EHMA Award for Best Poster which was announced during the conference Closing Ceremony.
The DISH abstract is available in the recently published EHMA 2021 Abstract book (page 91) and will soon be published in the Portuguese Journal of Public Health.
DISH is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 2 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Sector Skills Alliances