EHMA 2023 Annual Conference | Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems
5-7 June 2023 - Rome, Italy
In collaboration with our member, ALTEMS – Advanced School of Health Economics and Management, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, we are pleased to co-host the 28th edition of the EHMA Annual Conference on 5-7 June 2023 in Rome, Italy.
‘Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems’ is the theme of EHMA 2023. Throughout the three-day program, we will look at opportunities, best practices and innovations for continuously evolving health systems. We will support participants in proposing innovative solutions for sustainable and resilient health systems and facilitate exchanges and discussions on complex topics.
Each year we gather the full health management ecosystem bringing together health managers and leaders, healthcare professionals, hospital managers, researchers, academics, and policymakers. Our participants mirror EHMA’s diverse membership and bring rich expertise and a wealth of knowledge in discussing the most relevant health management issues.
Together we strive for excellent health management for a healthy Europe.
What can you expect?
- Be part of the preeminent European conference on health management and contribute to achieving excellence in health management.
- An engaging conference that combines scientific presentations, keynotes, workshops and interactive discussions.
- Networking opportunities with a variety of stakeholders to identify, discuss and address current and future needs of health management in Europe and worldwide.
- 400+ representatives of the healthcare ecosystem including academia, research, health managers, healthcare professionals, decision- and policy-makers.
- The opportunity to showcase your work and research, highlighting best practices and sharing innovative ideas on health management with leading experts in the field.
TITLE: Health management: sustainable solutions for complex systems
The conference is structured around five tracks that reflect the practice of health management. The tracks are:
- Governance, leadership and social responsibility
- Management, operations and practice
- Human capital, professionalism and people management
- Finance and economics
- Policy and regulations.
Five topics help steer the focus:
- People-centred systems
- Health technology and digital transformation
- Workforce of the future
- Sustainable and resilient health systems
- Healthcare access, delivery and outcomes
Prof Scott L. Greer, Senior Expert Advisor, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Dr Rabia Kahveci, Vice-President, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)
Prof Michael West, Visiting Fellow, The King's Fund
- The conference dedicated website where you can find all information about the theme, tracks and topics, speakers and much more
- The EHMA 2023 Conference programme
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