What implications does the economic crisis have for our healthcare systems? Are these systems trusted? What are the needs and expectations of the individual, sick or healthy? Will the crisis motivate or even force governments and health insurances to conceive of new solutions, and what are the chances that these will be put into practice? What role does the new situation create for the research community? These are some of the topics that Austrian and international researchers and experts will address during this year s Health Symposium. The Symposium will also confront the relevant political actors with these burning questions.