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Partner Session 03: How much Evidence-Based Medicine is Appropriate? – The Example of Austria

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Hotel Böglerhof - Eichensaal
Partner / Working Group
german language

International experts consider evidence-based medicine to have great reform potential. Many countries have already integrated its principles into their healthcare systems. Improving healthcare quality is an important aspect of Austria’s healthcare reform. Nevertheless, people are concerned about and opposed to the introduction of evidence-based medicine. In this breakout session we want to discuss and identify ways for Austria to promote the indispensable implementation of evidence-based medicine and reduce opposition.

Speakers

Head, Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna
First Vice-President, Austrian Medical Chamber; President, Salzburg Medical Chamber; Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Federation for Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Vienna
Director, HEALTH - Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz; Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz
Director and Professor, General Practice and Evidence based Health Services Research, Institute of General Practice, Medical University Graz; Deputy Director and Professor, Chronic Care and Health Services Research, Institute of General Practice, J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
Publisher, ÖKZ - Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen; Editor-in-Chief, Qualitas, Schaffler Verlag GmbH, Graz Chair

Dr. Gottfried ENDEL

Head, Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Technology Assessment, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna

1975-1983 Study of medicine, Medical University of Vienna
1983-1985 Military service, Military hospital Vienna
1985-1987 Postpromotional education as general practitioner
1988-2004 Medical department of the Social Insurance of the Self Employed (1994 Deputy Medical Officer; 2003 Chief Medical Officer)
since 1988 GP practice
since 2004 Leader of the EBM/HTA Team, Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions

Dr. Karl FORSTNER

First Vice-President, Austrian Medical Chamber; President, Salzburg Medical Chamber; Vienna

1956 - Linz
1982 Promotion, Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck
1983-1986 Turnusarzt in Linz, St. Veit (Pongau) und am LKH Salzburg
1986-1991 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten, Dermatologische Abteilung des LKH Salzburg; anschließend Ausbildung zum Facharzt im Additivfach Angiologie; seither Assistenz- und Oberarzt an der Angiologie
1994-2006 Mittelbauvertreter am St.-Johanns-Spital, SALK
seit 1999 Kammerrat der Ärztekammer Salzburg, Vorstandsmitglied und stv. Vorsitzender des Verwaltungsausschusses
seit 2003 Mitglied der Ausbildungskommission und des Fortbildungsausschusses
seit 2005 Leiter der Konservativen Angiologie, Universitätsklinik Salzburg
seit 2007 Präsident, Ärztekammer Salzburg
seit 2012 Erster Vizepräsident der Österreichischen Ärztekammer

Mag. Andrea FRIED

Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Federation for Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Vienna

 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
 Journalist bei Austria Presse Agentur, Wiener Zeitung und div. Ärztemedien
1994-1998 Öffentlichkeitsarbeit im Hauptverband der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger
1994-1998 Redakteurin der Fachzeitschrift Soziale Sicherheit
2006-2009 Chefredakteurin der Österreichischen Krankenhauszeitung, Graz
2009-2011 strategische Kommunikation in der GÖG - Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, Wien
2011-2014 selbstständige Tätigkeit im Bereich Gesundheitskommunikation u.a. als freie Mitarbeiterin der Tageszeitung DER STANDARD und als Referentin für Social Media an der MedUni Graz (Lehrgang für Public Health)
2013-2015 Bundesgeschäftsführerin ARGE Selbsthilfe Österreich, Wien
seit 2015 Projektkoordinatorin in Plattform Patientensicherheit, Wien

Dr. Thomas Rudolf PIEBER

Director, HEALTH - Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz; Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz

1997-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Graz
2000-2004 Vice Medical Director, University Hospital Graz
since 2001 Director, Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences, JOANNEUM RESEARCH
2004-2008 Medical Director, University Hospital Graz
since 2008 Professor of Medicine, Head of Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz

Dr. med.univ. Andrea SIEBENHOFER-KROITZSCH

Director and Professor, General Practice and Evidence based Health Services Research, Institute of General Practice, Medical University Graz; Deputy Director and Professor, Chronic Care and Health Services Research, Institute of General Practice, J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt

1993-2000 Medical University
1998 Research assistant, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Leicester, UK
2001 Senior physican
2005-2015 Director, Research Unit, Evidence-Based Medicine Review Center, Graz Medical University, Austria
since 2009 Professor, Deputy Director and Head, Working Group for Chronic Care and Health Services Research, Institute of General Practice, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
since 2015 Director, Professor for General Practice and Evidence bases Health Services Research, Institute of General Practice and Evidence based Health Services Research , Medical University Graz, Austria

Mag. Roland SCHAFFLER

Publisher, ÖKZ - Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen; Editor-in-Chief, Qualitas, Schaffler Verlag GmbH, Graz

 Studium, Epidemiologie und Mikrobiologie, Graz und Salzburg
 Entwicklungshelfer, Wissenschaftler, Vorstandsassistent, QM
 Abteilungsleiter, Geschäftsführer, Sachverständiger, Moderator, Vortragender, Berater, Trainer, Publizist und Verleger im Gesundheitswesen
 Herausgeber, ÖKZ - Das österreichische Gesundheitswesen
 Chefredakteur, QUALITAS - Zeitschrift für Qualität und Entwicklung in Gesundheitseinrichtungen
 Geschäftsführer, Schaffler Verlag GmbH
 Beteiligung an der Gründung, G-I-N Guidelines International Network; forumQ.at; ebm-netzwerk.at; medizin-transparent.at

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