EHMA Conference

EHMA 2023 Annual Conference  |  Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems

EHMA 2023 Annual Conference | Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems

5-7 June 2023 - Rome, Italy

EHMA and our member, ALTEMS are pleased to co-host the 28th edition of the EHMA Annual Conference on ‘Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems’ on 5-7 June in Rome, Italy.

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EHMA 2022 Annual Conference  |  From people to systems: leadership for a sustainable future

EHMA 2022 Annual Conference | From people to systems: leadership for a sustainable future

15-17 June 2022 - Brussels, Belgium

EHMA 2022 'From people to systems: leadership for a sustainable future' took place on 15-17 June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium in collaboration with the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, an EHMA long-standing member.

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EHMA 2021 Annual Conference  |  Health management: managing the present and shaping the future

EHMA 2021 Annual Conference | Health management: managing the present and shaping the future

15-17 September 2021 - Online through the lens of Lisbon, Portugal

#EHMA2021 took place online through the lens of Lisbon on the theme 'Health management: managing the present and shaping the future' in collaboration with our members, APAH, ENSP and NOVA University.

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EHMA 2020 Annual Conference  |  Health Management: realigning systems, context and players

EHMA 2020 Annual Conference | Health Management: realigning systems, context and players

17-19 November 2020 - Online through the lens of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

EHMA 2020 was the 25th EHMA Conference, taking place digitally through the lens of Lisbon, Portugal on 17-19 November 2020. The theme was 'Health Management: realigning systems, contexts and players'.

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EHMA 2019 Annual Conference  |  Health Management 2.0

EHMA 2019 Annual Conference | Health Management 2.0

17-19 June 2019 - Espoo, Finland

EHMA 2019 on 'Health Management 2.0' took place at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, hosted by Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

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EHMA 2018 Annual Conference  |  Making it happen

EHMA 2018 Annual Conference | Making it happen

20-22 June 2018 - Budapest, Hungary

EHMA 2018 'Making it Happen' took place on 20-22 June at Semmelweis University in Hungary, hosted by the Health Services Management Training Centre (EMK). 

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EHMA 2017 Annual Conference  |  Health Futures

EHMA 2017 Annual Conference | Health Futures

13-15 June 2017 - Milan, Italy

EHMA 2017 on 'Health Futures' took place on 13-15 June at the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, Italy with more than 250 delegates representing numerous countries across Europe and beyond

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EHMA 2016 Annual Conference  |  New models of care. Reinventing healthcare: why, what, how

EHMA 2016 Annual Conference | New models of care. Reinventing healthcare: why, what, how

14-16 June 2022 - Porto, Portugal

EHMA 2016 on ‘New models of care. Reinventing healthcare: why, what, how‘ took place on 14-16 June at the Centro de Cultura e Congressos of the Ordem dos Médicos – Secção Regional do Norte in Porto, Portugal.

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EHMA 2015 Annual Conference  |  Evidence-based management: better decisions, better healthcare

EHMA 2015 Annual Conference | Evidence-based management: better decisions, better healthcare

15-17 June 2015 - Breda, The Netherlands

Hosted by Tilburg University and the Joint Health Care Division of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, EHMA 2015 was on 'Evidence-Based Management: Better Decisions, Better Healthcare'.

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What our Members say

I have been active in EHMA since the first years of the '90s and I have seen its evolution from a small association of members interested in sharing knowledge on health management practices to the current status of reference and advisory key player for EU, health systems and organisations, stakeholders associations, industry and universities. EHMA is now a unique knowledge hub, policy advisor, community of practice and network of best in class organisations involved in health policy and management. A place where health managers can build their competences, policy-makers and stakeholder associations envision how to implement and sustain change through health management, industry leaders understand how to engage more effectively with health organisations and systems. The right place to nurture and grow health management capabilities and capacity for every stakeholder of health systems.

Prof. Federico Lega, University of Milan, Italy

Health management has a crucial function in shaping public health and health system challenges. The Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria had success in collaborating with EHMA on EU-funded projects that has resourced us to create new health management competencies for the future workforce. In addition to all classical definitions, health management is a science dealing with individuals, groups, and society at large. It is an art contributing to the beauty of our lives and an interactive communication process at all levels of institutions and human energy. I have also had the pleasure to chair the South Eastern European Special Interest Group which gives members a space to discuss and tools to address how health systems are managed in our regions.

Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

I enjoy the high level of interaction and engagement in EHMA’s activities, in particular during the annual conference where the panel discussions are rich and well prepared. As a hospital manager and professor of health management, EHMA motivates and inspires me to be creative. You go back home feeling energised from seeing old friends and making new connections, as well as being convinced of serving as EHMA’s ambassador. It’s a strong feeling of interdisciplinary engagement, but it also feels like being part of family-like community.

Prof. Sandra C. Buttigieg, University of Malta, Malta

EHMA is a pre-eminent organisation for everyone working in planning, managing and delivering health services across Europe. As a long standing member of EHMA I have always been impressed by the vibrant community of managers, researchers and academics it has created and by the many opportunities for sharing knowledge and funding opportunities it has brought to its members. Its international scope is impressive and its impact is often felt in management and research across European and national health systems.

Prof. Axel Kaehne, Edge Hill University, UK

Health workforce has become more essential in operating, managing and maintaining health systems lately, particularly in crisis and emergency situations. European healthcare professions and the workforce need to be high on the agenda of managers and decision makers. The Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University in Hungary is a longstanding EHMA member, because it connects us with collaborators and experts, with whom we can have complex debates, from whom we can learn and at the end find solutions in various challenging fields of healthcare management.

Dr Eszter Kovács, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Hungary

As a hospital administrator and health management professor, I see on a daily basis that the healthcare challenges require talented and skilled managers to transform it. the EHMA membership has been beneficial to bring healthcare management research and education to the demanding healthcare services world, promoting healthcare management competencies and knowledge creation.

Dr Alexandre Lourenco, APAH - Association of Portuguese Hospital Managers, Portugal

Many healthcare systems in Europe and beyond are facing similar challenges which require innovative and creative solutions. EHMA’s annual conference, webinars, Programme Directors’ group and other activities and resources provide incredible opportunities for networking, connecting and sharing experiences. A distinct feature of EHMA is the diversity of members with representation from many countries, sectors and different communities of practice – academic, policy-makers, practitioners, managers, leaders and students. The annual conference is a highlight in the calendar year, offering a friendly, fun and learningful environment for emerging and established members to engage, collaborate and meet up with old and new friends. I am proud to be a member of the EHMA Board.

Prof. Ann Mahon, University of Manchester, UK

Society evolution, pandemics and ageing modify health needs. So, health policies and services are to change dramatically. EHMA, through webinars, workshops and annual conference provides an excellent insight to a professional changing world, favouring closeness to management innovation and the protagonists of these changes. As a primary care services’ manager, participating in EHMA activities is really worth it and allows to involve oneself in the innovation processes.

Dr Antoni Peris Grao, Consorci Castelldefels Agents de Salut (CASAP), Spain