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Two-tier Medicine – An Insidious Inequality?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
German and English language

Can you buy better medicine and is it truly better? What consequences does the insidious marketisation of the healthcare system have? What effects does a two-tier medical system have on medical practitioners?

Speakers

Professor and Head, Department of Health Economics, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna Abstract Key Note
The aim of the keynote speech is to provide a summary of current international knowledge and discussions on two-tier medicine (health care) including its impact, and highlight relevant contradictions. It will elaborate on the definition of two-tier medicine both from funding (private health care insurance) and provisional (private suppliers) aspects and bring examples of the different forms that exist internationally including Austria. Differences between complementary and supplementary private health care insurances will be discussed focusing on justification and aspects that may contribute to greater health inequalities. Current evidence on the outcome impacts of public vs. private provision will be presented.
Chief Executive Officer, Wiener Privatklinik Holding AG, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Austrian Federation for Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Vienna
Head, Department for Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology, Medical University of Vienna
President, Austrian Medical Chamber, Vienna; President, Medical Chamber of Tyrol, Innsbruck
Chairwoman, JAMÖ - Young General Practitioners Austria; Medical Pracitioner in Specialty Training (Geriatrics), Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen, Linz
Anchor, "REPORT", ORF - Austrian Broadcasting, Vienna Chair
Chief Executive Officer, PremiQaMed Holding; Chairman, Association of the Healthcare Facilities, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Comment
Director-General, Niederösterreichische Gebietskrankenkasse, St. Pölten Comment

Dr. Judit SIMON

Professor and Head, Department of Health Economics, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

2001-2002 Research Fellow, joint appointment between the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, University College London and Personal Social Services Research Unit, Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2002-2005 Research Officer, Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford
2005-2013 Senior Researcher, Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford
since 2013 Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Economics, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna
since 2013 Head, Department of Health Economics, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Walter EBM

Chief Executive Officer, Wiener Privatklinik Holding AG, Vienna

since 1982 Specialist for Cardiology, Vienna
1985-2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vienna Medical Chamber Vienna
1987-2015 Chief Executive Officer, Praxisklinik GesmbH & Co KG, Vienna
1995-2015 Chief Executive Officer, Wiener Privatklinik Holding AG, Vienna

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. Dr. h.c. Heinz KÖLBL

Head, Department for Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology, Medical University of Vienna

1975-1981 Medical education, University of Vienna
1981-1988 Specialisation Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Vienna
1990 Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy, University of Vienna
1992-1994 Vice Head, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Vienna
1994-1995 Head, Department of Gyneacology and Obestetrics, University of Vienna
1999-2003 Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
2003-2012 Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
2012 Chairman, Division of Gynaecology and Gynecological Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University of Vienna

Dr. Artur WECHSELBERGER

President, Austrian Medical Chamber, Vienna; President, Medical Chamber of Tyrol, Innsbruck

1977 Promotion, Dr. med. univ., Universität Innsbruck
1977-1981 Ausbildung zum Arzt, Allgemeinmedizin, Krankenhaus Reutte und Landeskrankenhaus Innsbruck
seit 1981 Niedergelassener Arzt für Allgemeinmedizin
seit 1990 Präsident, Ärztekammer für Tirol
seit 1998 Lehrbeauftragter, Allgemeinmedizin, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
2005 Qualitätsmanager im Gesundheitswesen, ÖVQ - Österreichische Vereinigung für Qualitätssicherung
2005 Master of Science, Gesundheitsmanagement, Donau Universität Krems
2006 Master of Business Administration, Donau Universität Krems
2007-2012 1. Vizepräsident, Österreichischen Ärztekammer
2011 Additivfach Geriatrie
2012 Promotion, Dr. phil., Doktoratsstudium Public Health, UMIT - Private Universität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Medizinische Informatik und Technik GmbH, Hall in Tirol
seit 2012 Präsident, Österreichischen Ärztekammer
seit 2012 Vizepräsident, Die Freien Berufe Österreichs

Dr. Maria WENDLER

Chairwoman, JAMÖ - Young General Practitioners Austria; Medical Pracitioner in Specialty Training (Geriatrics), Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen, Linz

2011-2014 General Practitioner Training, Graz-Tauplitz and Linz
since 2012 Chair, JAMÖ - Junge Allgemeinmedizin Österreich, Vienna
since 2013 Europe Council Member representing Austria, VdGM - Vasco da Gama Movement, WONCA Europe working group for new and future general practitioners
since 2015 Trainee, General Practitioner in Geriatrics, KH Elisabethinen Linz

Dr. Susanne SCHNABL

Anchor, "REPORT", ORF - Austrian Broadcasting, Vienna

2002-2010 Journalist ORF-RADIO / Ö3, Vienna
since 2006 Journalist, Radio Ö1, Vienna
2010-2012 Journalist and Presenter, "Zeit im Bild" and "ORF Pressestunde", ORF - Austrian Broadcasting, Vienna
since 2012 Journalist and Anchor, "REPORT", ORF - Austrian Broadcasting, Vienna

Mag. Julian M. HADSCHIEFF

Chief Executive Officer, PremiQaMed Holding; Chairman, Association of the Healthcare Facilities, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1986-1991 Projektleiter, Präsidialabteilung I, Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung, Innsbruck
seit 1991 Mitbegründer und CEO PremiQaMed Group, Wien
seit 1993 Eigentümer und CEO Humanocare Group, Wien

Mag. Jan PAZOUREK

Director-General, Niederösterreichische Gebietskrankenkasse, St. Pölten

 Soziologe, Universität Wien
1987-1988 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Sozialanalyse, Wien
1988-1996 Projektleiter, ÖBIG - Österreichisches Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitswesen, Wien
1996-1997 Kinderkarenz
1997-2000 Ministersekretär, Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales, Wien
2000-2007 Assistent des Obmannes, Leiter der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, WGKK - Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse, Wien
2007-2009 Direktor, WGKK - Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse, Wien
2009-2011 Generaldirektor-Stellvertreter, WGKK - Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse, Wien
seit 2011 Generaldirektor, NÖGKK - Niederösterreichische Gebietskrankenkasse, St. Pölten

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