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Health Symposium


No other sector of society is as highly contested by varying interests and needs as healthcare. At the heart of this contestation lies the questions of how to ensure healthy people remain healthy, how to help ill people become healthy again, and how to obtain the best possible care for all. The goal is evident; the pathways to achieve it less so: the myriad solutions weave between conflict and cooperation.

Where and when is it advisable to seak greater cooperation? Which conflicts do we need to negotiate to induce the necessary changes?

The programme of the Health Symposium starts with the big picture before diving in to investigate in more detail: from a global comparison of different health systems to the question of regional supply of the latest medications, and to the communication between health staff and patients.

Health Symposium

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17:00 - 17:45OpeningPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Health threats near and farPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Evening ReceptionSocial


08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Talk Reproductive RightsBreakout
09:00 - 10:30Affordable access to innovative medicinesPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Communication of knowledge in healthcare: between interests and needsPlenary
14:00 - 14:15A new culture of leadership and cooperation in the healthcare sectorBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 01: Children's hospiceBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 02: Clinical pharmacistsBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 03: Primary Care Center EnnsBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 04: TeamTherapieBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 05: CornerstoneBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 06: BuurtzorgBreakout
17:00 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial
20:00 - 21:30The responsibility of religion(s) for sustainable developmentPlenary


04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike to Gratlspitz with David LamaSocial
09:00 - 10:30Integrating health care structures in interdisciplinary teamsPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Migration and healthPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 01: Good health information - the goal of health policy and area of conflict?Partner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 02: Geriatrics 2.0 - multiprofessional geriatric medicine and digitisationPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 03: The digital supplier as contributor to a healthy householdPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 04: Seamless Care: Quality of life through connected healthcarePartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 05: Sports clubs as impetuses for healthPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 06: Caring CommunitiesPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 07: Leadership for health - supporting transformational change for population health managementPartner
20:00 - 21:30Corporate ethical action for the common goodPlenary

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