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Tackling Health Inequality in the European Union

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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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?

Speakers

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 Chair

José Maria ALBUQUERQUE

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

1986-1990 Student Fellow, under the direction of Prof. Amaral Fortes, CEMUL - Centro de Mecânica e Materiais da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
1992-1998 Research Assistant, Profs. Martin P. Harmer and Y.T. Chou, Materials Research Center and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, PA
1993 Visiting Scientist, under the direction of Dr. Sheldon Wiederhorn Ceramic Materials Division, NIST - National Institute for Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
1994-1996 Teaching Assistant, Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis, for Profs. D.B. Williams and C.E. Lyman, Lehigh University, PA
1998-2001 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
2001-2005 Senior Researcher, Management of Industrial Quality Division, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ - Institute for Welding and Quality), Oeiras
2005 Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Innovation, Coordinating Unit of the Technological Plan, Ministry of Economy and Innovation
2006-2007 Invited Lecturer, Undergraduate Course of Managment, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2006-2007 Advisor to the R&D Directorate, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ - Institute for Welding and Quality), Oeiras
since 2007 Senior (Coordinator) Researcher, CICS.NOVA - Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2007-2010 Deputy High Commissioner for Health, Ministry of Health, Portugal
2010-2013 Advisor to the R&D Directorate, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ - Institute for Welding and Quality), Oeiras
2014 Member, Executive Board (VP), INSA - National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Ministry of Health, Portugal

Christine BROWN

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

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

Francesca COLOMBO

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

1995 BSc, Economics and Management, Bocconi School of Economics, Bocconi
1995 Consultant, UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
1995-1996 Consultant, Rabobank, Milan
1997 MSc, Development Studies, LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1997-1999 Acting Head, Planning Unit, ODI Fellowship Scheme, Ministry of Health and Labour of Guyana
1999-2001 Young Professional Programme, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
2002-2007 Health Policy Analyst, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
2008-2013 Senior Health Policy Analyst, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
since 2014 Head, Health Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

Charles NORMAND

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

1977-1978 Ellis Hunter Fellow, Economics, University of York
1978-1986 Lecturer, Economics, University of Stirling (on leave 1982-1985)
1982-1985 Principal Economist, Health & Social Services Northern Ireland, Belfast
1986-1988 Senior Research Fellow, Economics and Deputy Director, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York
1988-1990 Director, Health and Health Care Research Unit, Queen's University of Belfast
1991-2003 Professor, Health Economics, LSTHM - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London
since 2004 Edward Kennedy Chair of Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin

BA B.Sc. Nick FAHY

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

1994-1996 European fast stream administrator, Department of Health, London
1996-1997 Ministerial Private Secretary, Department of Health, London
1998-2000 Detached National Expert on Social Protection and Social Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels
2000-2002 Consumer Protection Administrator, European Commission, Brussels
2002-2007 Deputy Head of the Health Strategy Unit/Health Taskforce, European Commission, Brussels
2007-2010 Head of the Health Information Unit, European Commission, Luxembourg
since 2010 Independent Consultant

Health Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2015

17:00 - 17:45OpeningPlenary
17:45 - 19:00Health Policy between the Nanny State and NeoliberalismPlenary
20:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents - Crazy LadyCulture

24.08.2015

09:00 - 10:30Two-tier Medicine - An Insidious Inequality?Plenary
11:00 - 11:45The Social Determinants of our HealthPlenary
11:45 - 12:30Health Care Pioneers against Inequality - Introduction to the Themes and Players in the Breakout SessionsPlenary
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.01: HomelessStreetwork - Unbureaucratic Medical Provision for the HomelessBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.02: HPSS - Health Promoting Secondary Schools in IcelandBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.03: AmberMed - Medical Help for the UninsuredBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.04: Doctors for a Healthy Environment: Environmental Justice and PreventionBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.05: Health-E-Net - Remote Medical Second Opinions as a Tool for Equity in Access to HealthcareBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.06: Healthacross in Practice - Cross-border Access to the Healthcare Systems in Lower Austria and South BohemiaBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.07: Niko-TeenBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.08: SALTO - SALzburg Together against ObesityBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.09: LIGA - The Voice for Child and Youth Health in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session I.10: Community Clinic Volunteers Fighting Austerity Measures Causing Deaths of Patients in GreeceBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.01: What Do I Have?Breakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.02: IT-based Medical Care for Chronic Illnesses for Large Population SegmentsBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.03: MyMind - Accessible, Preventative Mental Health Care for AllBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.04: Refugee Open Ware - Rapid and Low-Cost Prosthetics for War-Wounded RefugeesBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.05: Video Interpreting in the Health Care SystemBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.06: Esperity - Connecting Cancer Patients and Improving Their Quality of LifeBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.07: Open Innovation in Science - Crowd Sourcing in Health ResearchBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session II.08: Pathways for Change: An Engagement Journey with IntentionBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session III.01: Transcultural Outpatient Clinic for Children and Young People at the University Clinic Hamburg EppendorfBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session III.02: We Accompany Health - For Female Migrants with Low Socio-Economic StatusBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session III.03: Hemayat - Care of Torture and War SurvivorsBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session III.04: projektXchange - Exchange Turns Strangers into FriendsBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session III.05: MiMi - With Migrants for MigrantsBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.01: "I Wasn't Prepared for That" - The Voice for Family CarersBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.02: Child Hospice Network - Support for Terminally Ill Children and their FamiliesBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.03: Early State of the Art Autism Therapy for Better Chances of Development and InclusionBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.04: Ethics at the Sick Bed - We Reach Difficult Decisions TogetherBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.05: The Globalisation of Care - Ageing in the PhilippinesBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.06: Holistic Care for the Dying in Rural AreasBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Breakout Session IV.07: Down Syndrome Albania FoundationBreakout
14:00 - 17:00Brekout Session II.09: How a Community Participates in Deciding the Health Care it WantsBreakout
17:30 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial

25.08.2015

04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
09:00 - 10:45Ideas against Inequality - Presentation of the Findings of the Breakout SessionsPlenary
11:15 - 12:50Tackling Health Inequality in the European UnionPlenary
12:50 - 13:00Summarising RemarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:45Health Talk: Throw-away Society - Who is Responsible?Social
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 01: Primary Health Care - Daring to Change or Just More of the Same?Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 02: Equality of Opportunity in Healthcare - Tyrol vs. Vienna.Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 03: Healthcare Hotline - 24 Hours of Effective HelpPartner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 04: The Limits of the Welfare State - Charity as a SolutionPartner
17:30 - 19:00Generation Couch Potato - Alternatives to Finger-WaggingSocial
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 05: Health Care in Danger - Violence Against Health Care Workers Must EndPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 06: The Helping Hand - Changing Roles of Health Professionals in a Modern Healthcare SystemPartner