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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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15:00 - 15:45OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Health threats near and farPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Evening ReceptionSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Talk Reproductive RightsBreakout
07:00 - 08:30Affordable access to innovative medicinesPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Communication of knowledge in healthcare: between interests and needsPlenary
12:00 - 12:15A new culture of leadership and cooperation in the healthcare sectorBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 01: Children’s hospiceBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 02: Clinical pharmacistsBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 03: Primary Care Center EnnsBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 04: TeamTherapieBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 05: CornerstoneBreakout
12:15 - 15:00Breakout Session 06: BuurtzorgBreakout
15:00 - 18:00Reception on the HillSocial
18:00 - 19:30The responsibility of religion(s) for sustainable developmentPlenary


02:30 - 06:00Sunrise Hike to Gratlspitz with David LamaSocial
07:00 - 08:30Integrating health care structures in interdisciplinary teamsPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Migration and healthPlenary
10:30 - 12:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 01: Good health information – the goal of health policy and area of conflict?Partner
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 02: Geriatrics 2.0 – multiprofessional geriatric medicine and digitisationPartner
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 03: The digital supplier as contributor to a healthy householdPartner
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session 04: Seamless Care: Quality of life through connected healthcarePartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 05: Sports clubs as impetuses for healthPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 06: Caring CommunitiesPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 07: Leadership for health – supporting transformational change for population health managementPartner
18:00 - 19:30Corporate ethical action for the common goodPlenary

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