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Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020

January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 - 13:30

The European Health Management Association (EHMA) together with Johnson & Johnson will host the webinar “Preserving elective surgeries during COVID-19: lesson learnt from 2020” taking place on Monday, 18 January 2021 at 12:00 – 13:30 CET.

Short description of the session:

Join an expert panel to discuss lessons learnt on how to appropriately preserve elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare systems across Europe and put extreme strain on hospitals. During the initial outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, European hospitals suspended elective surgeries and hospital treatments in hope of reducing infection rates and preserving resources for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The postponement of surgical and hospital treatments has resulted in a backlog of procedures with ongoing delays due to the overall diminished capacity of health systems. In the midst of the second wave, it is important to discuss the lessons learnt during the initial outbreak and assess the most effective strategies that can be applied to preserve elective surgeries. This webinar will discuss the lessons learnt from the pandemic from different country perspectives. What strategies can be adopted to ensure safety in all elective departments? How can resources be strategically allocated? What best practices can be shared and implemented across European countries.


  • Dr Ernst Kuipers, Chairman of the Executive Board, Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
  • Dr Helen Pardoe FRCS, MSc, MBChB, Chief Clinical Information Officer (C.C.I.O.), Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Princess Alexandra Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Dr Giuseppe Banfi, Director of Scientific Research, Hospital Galeazzi, Milan, Italy


Aleksandra Krygiel-Nael, EMEA Acting Head of Government Affairs and Policy for Medical Devices

The Executive Workshop is financially supported by Johnson & Johnson.


January 18, 2021
12:00 - 13:30
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