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Tackling Health Inequality in the European Union

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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english language

What are the effects of health inequality on wealth and economic growth in Europe? Where are the most striking inequalities: between regions, educational and income levels, family status or nationalities? Which measures need to be implemented and what costs and benefits can be expected?

Board of Directors, INSA - Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon
Programme Manager, Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, WHO - European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice
Head, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Steering Committee Chair, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Edward Kennedy Chair of Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin
EU Health Policy Expert, Nick Fahy Consulting Ltd., Oxford

José Maria ALBUQUERQUE

Board of Directors, INSA - Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Lisbon

Student Fellow, under the direction of Prof. Amaral Fortes, CEMUL - Centro de Mecânica e Materiais da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa Research Assistant, Profs. Martin P. Harmer and Y.T. Chou, Materials Research Center and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, PA Visiting Scientist, under the direction of Dr. Sheldon Wiederhorn Ceramic Materials Division, NIST - National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD Teaching Assistant, Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis, for Profs. D.B. Williams and C.E. Lyman, Lehigh University, PA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, with Prof. M. Amaral Fortes, Department of Materials Engineering, ICEMS - Institute for Science and Engineering of Materials and Surfaces, Technical University of Lisbon Senior Researcher, Management of Industrial Quality Division, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ - Institute for Welding and Quality), Oeiras Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Coordinating Unit of the Technological Plan, Ministry of Economy and Innovation Invited Lecturer, Undergraduate Course of Managment, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Advisor to the R&D Directorate, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ - Institute for Welding and Quality), Oeiras Senior (Coordinator) Researcher, CICS.NOVA - Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Deputy High Commissioner for Health, Ministry of Health, Portugal Advisor to the R&D Directorate, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ - Institute for Welding and Quality), Oeiras
1986-1990
1992-1998
1993
1994-1996
1998-2001
2001-2005
2005
2006-2007
2006-2007
since 2007
2007-2010
2010-2013

Christine BROWN

Programme Manager, Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, WHO - European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice

Bachelor's Degree, Joint Honours in Psychology and Education, University of Surrey Master's Degree, Health Promotion, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Leeds Post Graduate Diploma, Management Studies, Leeds Business School, Leeds International Freelance Consultant, Sustainable Livelihoods, Poverty Reduction and Good Governance, Global Assignments Technical Officer, Health Promotion and Development, WHO - World Health Organisation, European Regional Office, Venice Global Country Network Co-ordinator, Global Commission on Social Determinants of Health, WHO - World Health Organisation, Geneva
1982-1985
1987-1988
1996-1997
1999-2003
2003-2005
2005-2006

Francesca COLOMBO

Head, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

BSc, Economics and Management, Bocconi School of Economics, Bocconi Consultant, UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Consultant, Rabobank, Milan MSc, Development Studies, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London Acting Head, Planning Unit, ODI Fellowship Scheme, Ministry of Health and Labour of Guyana Young Professional Programme, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris Health Policy Analyst, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris Senior Health Policy Analyst, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
1995
1995
1995-1996
1997
1997-1999
1999-2001
2002-2007
2008-2013

Charles NORMAND

Steering Committee Chair, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Edward Kennedy Chair of Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin

Ellis Hunter Fellow, Economics, University of York Lecturer, Economics, University of Stirling (on leave 1982-1985) Principal Economist, Health & Social Services Northern Ireland, Belfast Senior Research Fellow, Economics and Deputy Director, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York Director, Health and Health Care Research Unit, Queen's University of Belfast Professor, Health Economics, LSTHM - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London
1977-1978
1978-1986
1982-1985
1986-1988
1988-1990
1991-2003

BA B.Sc. Nick FAHY

EU Health Policy Expert, Nick Fahy Consulting Ltd., Oxford

European fast stream administrator, Department of Health, London Ministerial Private Secretary, Department of Health, London Detached National Expert on Social Protection and Social Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels Consumer Protection Administrator, European Commission, Brussels Deputy Head of the Health Strategy Unit/Health Taskforce, European Commission, Brussels Head of the Health Information Unit, European Commission, Luxembourg
1994-1996
1996-1997
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2002-2007
2007-2010

Health Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2015

15:00 - 15:45 Opening Plenary
15:45 - 17:00 Health Policy between the Nanny State and Neoliberalism Plenary
18:00 - 21:00 Reception Social
18:30 - 19:30 Young Talents – Crazy Lady Culture

24.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30 Two-tier Medicine – An Insidious Inequality? Plenary
09:00 - 09:45 The Social Determinants of our Health Plenary
09:45 - 10:30 Health Care Pioneers against Inequality – Introduction to the Themes and Players in the Breakout Sessions Plenary
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.01: HomelessStreetwork – Unbureaucratic Medical Provision for the Homeless Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.02: HPSS – Health Promoting Secondary Schools in Iceland Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.03: MyMind – Accessible, Preventative Mental Health Care for All Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.03: AmberMed – Medical Help for the Uninsured Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.04: Doctors for a Healthy Environment: Environmental Justice and Prevention Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.05: Health-E-Net – Remote Medical Second Opinions as a Tool for Equity in Access to Healthcare Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.06: Healthacross in Practice – Cross-border Access to the Healthcare Systems in Lower Austria and South Bohemia Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.07: Niko-Teen Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.08: SALTO – SALzburg Together against Obesity Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.09: LIGA – The Voice for Child and Youth Health in Austria Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session I.10: Community Clinic Volunteers Fighting Austerity Measures Causing Deaths of Patients in Greece Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.01: What Do I Have? Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.02: IT-based Medical Care for Chronic Illnesses for Large Population Segments Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.04: Refugee Open Ware – Rapid and Low-Cost Prosthetics for War-Wounded Refugees Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.05: Video Interpreting in the Health Care System Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.06: Esperity – Connecting Cancer Patients and Improving Their Quality of Life Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.07: Open Innovation in Science – Crowd Sourcing in Health Research Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session II.08: Pathways for Change: An Engagement Journey with Intention Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session III.01: Transcultural Outpatient Clinic for Children and Young People at the University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session III.02: We Accompany Health – For Female Migrants with Low Socio-Economic Status Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session III.03: Hemayat – Care of Torture and War Survivors Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session III.04: projektXchange – Exchange Turns Strangers into Friends Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session III.05: MiMi – With Migrants for Migrants Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.03: Early State of the Art Autism Therapy for Better Chances of Development and Inclusion Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.04: Ethics at the Sick Bed – We Reach Difficult Decisions Together Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.06: Holistic Care for the Dying in Rural Areas Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.02: Child Hospice Network – Support for Terminally Ill Children and their Families Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.01: “I Wasn’t Prepared for That” – The Voice for Family Carers Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.07: Down Syndrome Albania Foundation Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Breakout Session IV.05: The Globalisation of Care – Ageing in the Philippines Breakout
12:00 - 15:00 Brekout Session II.09: How a Community Participates in Deciding the Health Care it Wants Breakout
15:30 - 18:00 Reception on the Hill Social

25.08.2015

02:30 - 06:00 Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to Gratlspitz Social
07:00 - 08:45 Ideas against Inequality – Presentation of the Findings of the Breakout Sessions Plenary
09:15 - 10:50 Tackling Health Inequality in the European Union Plenary
10:50 - 11:00 Summarising Remarks Plenary
11:15 - 12:45 Health Talk: Throw-away Society – Who is Responsible? Social
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 02: Equality of Opportunity in Healthcare – Tyrol vs. Vienna. Partner
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 01: Primary Health Care – Daring to Change or Just More of the Same? Partner
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 03: Healthcare Hotline – 24 Hours of Effective Help Partner
13:30 - 15:00 Partner Session 04: The Limits of the Welfare State – Charity as a Solution Partner
15:30 - 17:00 Generation Couch Potato – Alternatives to Finger-Wagging Social
15:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 05: Health Care in Danger – Violence Against Health Care Workers Must End Partner
15:30 - 17:00 Partner Session 06: The Helping Hand – Changing Roles of Health Professionals in a Modern Healthcare System Partner