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Partner Session 01: Healthy Choices – Promoting Healthy Behaviour

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Partner / Working Group
german language

Economists basically agree that encouraging a healthy lifestyle leads to a sustainable improvement of the population’s health, thus reducing healthcare costs. Healthcare policies should therefore motivate people to adopt a healthier way of life. Incentives and “nudges” are integral parts of an innovative way of changing people’s behaviour in the framework of solidarity systems without challenging the fundamentals of social security. We will discuss the question: “Do incentives improve the general state of health?” against the backdrop of a recent study on financial incentives.

Immediately after the session, the SVA, in cooperation with the TGKK, invites all participants of their partner session to a reception in the Otto-Molden-Foyer.

Speakers

Professor, Department of Public Finance, University of Innsbruck
Director of Strategy, Wirtschaftsbund Österreich; Executive Vice-President, SVA - Austrian Social Insurance Authority for Business, Vienna
Professor, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Professor of Health Economics, Department of Applied Economics, Institute of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Moderator, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Dr. Martin HALLA

Professor, Department of Public Finance, University of Innsbruck

2004-2007 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Linz
2007-2008 Visiting Scholar, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University
2009-2009 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
2008-2012 Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Linz
2012-2013 Visiting Full Professor, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2013-2014 Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Linz

Mag. Peter McDONALD

Director of Strategy, Wirtschaftsbund Österreich; Executive Vice-President, SVA - Austrian Social Insurance Authority for Business, Vienna

seit 2008 Funktionär in der Sozialversicherung, Wien
seit 2009 Direktor, Politische Abteilung, Österreichischer Wirtschaftsbund
seit 2009 Vorstand, Hauptverband, Wien
seit 2011 Geschäftsführender Obmann, Sozialversicherungsanstalt der Gewerblichen Wirtschaft, Wien

Dr. Gerald PRUCKNER

Professor, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz

1984-1989 Study of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1993 Ph.D. in Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1993-1994 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
2001 Habilitation (qualification as a university lecturer) in Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2002-2006 Professor, Department of Public Economics, Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck
2006-2010 Associate Professor, Department Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
since 2011 Professor, Department of Economics; Head of the Health Economics Institute, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Ph.D. Eddy VAN DOORSLAER

Professor of Health Economics, Department of Applied Economics, Institute of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1983-1990 (Senior) Lecturer in Health Economics at the Department of Health Economics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limburg, Maastricht
since 1990 Professor of Health Economics, Dept of Health Policy and Management, and School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Mag. Claudia DANNHAUSER

Moderator, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

since 2011 Editor for Domestic Policy for the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse", specialised in Health Policy
since 2011 Journalist, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Zeit im Bild, Domestic Policy and European Union

Health Symposium

show timetable

17.08.2014

20:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial

18.08.2014

09:00 - 09:15OpeningPlenary
09:15 - 12:00Abstracting and Synthesising Human NaturePlenary
12:00 - 12:15Introduction to the Breakout SessionsPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Debate: Abstracting and Synthesising Human NaturePlenary
13:45 - 14:00Eleven Questions for the Future of the Austrian Health Care SystemBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Using Big Data to Create a Citizen-Oriented Healthcare System by 2025?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Big Data - Self-Determined Individual Health Behaviour or Skilful Manipulation?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Is Data Protection an Obstacle to the Further Development of Our Healthcare System?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Predictive Genetics - The Right to Know or Not to Know?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Genes Are Unfair - Who Has to Suffer the Consequences?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: The Individual Genome - Fate, Opportunity or Obligation?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Doping for the Brain - Individual Freedom or Social Responsibility?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Findings of Brain Research - A Blessing or a Curse?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Neurosciences and Brain Research - What Do We Make of New Findings?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Health Promotion - Easier Said than Done. What Can Health Promotion Contribute to Public Health by 2025?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Reorienting Health Services - From Cure to PreventionBreakout
16:30 - 17:15Consolidation and Evaluation of the Future ScenariosBreakout
18:00 - 21:00Reception on the HillSocial
21:30 - 22:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
09:00 - 10:45Future Scenarios for the Austrian Healthcare System 2025Plenary
11:15 - 13:00Modernising Communication in Primary HealthcarePlenary
13:15 - 14:45Health Talk - Nutrition 2.0Social
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 01: Healthy Choices - Promoting Healthy BehaviourPartner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 02: Tyroleans are Healthier. But Why?Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 03: How much Evidence-Based Medicine is Appropriate? - The Example of AustriaPartner
15:30 - 19:00Partner Session 04: Can Chemical Leasing Improve Hygiene Management in Healthcare?Partner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 05: Cross-Border Healthcare in Practice - Patients' Rights in the EUPartner
19:00 - 20:30Vienna Lectures: "Brainier, Better, More Beautiful... - Can Humans Be Optimised?"Culture