EHMA Annual Conference Awards

Karolinska Medical Management Centre/EHMA Research Award

“We need to do more to stimulate good research into health organisation and management. Doctoral researchers need to be encouraged to carry out such work and be recognised for their contribution”. – Karolinska Medical Management Centre

The Karolinska Medical Management Centre / EHMA  Research Award is an annual award for the best contribution associated with a doctoral thesis related to health management. Selected by the EHMA Scientific Advisor Committee, the best abstracts will have the opportunity to compete for a 1000 € prize during a dedicated PhD Students’ session at the EHMA’s Annual Conferences.

Applicants should be young researchers in the final phase of PhD studies or who have recently completed a PhD. Only the PhD students may present the abstract; thesis supervisors are not allowed to present the papers on behalf of their students. Abstracts do not have to be linked to the conference theme but must be associated with a doctoral thesis in the field of health policy and management.


2017 WinnerFederica Centauri, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy – Moving beyond initial implementation: a multiple case study of lean as an organizational-wide strategy.

Previous winners

EHMA Annual Conference – Best Poster Presentation Award

In line with EHMA’s interest in shaping health futures, the inspiration for our 2017 Annual Conference theme, new knowledge that addresses challenges related to this issue is of utmost importance.  To further support this fundamental concept, in 2017 EHMA introduced a new award dedicated to the Best Poster Presentation.

The 1st edition of the Award was given by EHMA Director, Dr. Usman Khan, to Mrs. Helen Pardoe (Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, UK) for her work that found “In a multi-ethnic environment in the UK less than 50% of the population can use telephone consultation“.