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Ideas against Inequality – Presentation of the Findings of the Breakout Sessions

Plenary / Wrap Up
German and English language

The stimuli discussed by the participants through their work during the previous day will take centre stage: new ideas will be presented, concrete recommendations will be elaborated and their implementation discussed with decision makers.


Austrian Federal Minister of Families and Youth, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister of Health and Women's Affairs, Vienna
Member, Art of Hosting Team; Founder, SOAR, New Zealand Chair
Member, Art of Hosting Team; Policy Officer - Corporate Management and Administration, SG - Secretariat-General, European Commission, Brussels Chair
Member, Art of Hosting Team; Co-founder, Process Consultant and Facilitator, InterChange, Silkeborg Chair

MMag. Dr. Sophie KARMASIN

Austrian Federal Minister of Families and Youth, Vienna

1985-1992 Studies, Psychology and Business Administration
1993-1995 Product Manager, Henkel, Vienna, Belgium and the Netherlands
1995 Ph.D., Psychology, Dissertation: Consumer Behaviour in the Health Market
1995-2003 Management, Empirical Department, Institute of Motivational Research
2006-2013 Managing Director, Karmasin Opinion Research Company
2009-2013 Founder, Consulting Company Sophie Karmasin Market Intelligence
2011-2012 Course, Systemic Coaching and Consulting Competence
2011-2013 Managing Partner, Austrian Gallup Institute / Dr. Karmasin Marktforschung Ltd. and Karmasin Motivforschung Ltd.
since 2013 Austrian Federal Minister of Families and Youth, Vienna


Austrian Federal Minister of Health and Women's Affairs, Vienna

1997 Paediatrician
1997 General Practitioner
1998-2010 Staff Representative, National Union of Municipal Employees (GdG), released from duties
1999-2006 Member, Council of the Vienna Medical Association, Vienna
2001-2007 Chair, Personnel Group Committee of Doctors, National Union of Municipal Employees
2002 Degree Programme, Hospital Management, WU Vienna University of Business and Economics, Vienna
2003 Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Health Management Programme, Danube University Krems
2003-2006 Specialist Adviser to the General Committee, Vienna Medical Association
2003-2010 Chair, Doctors' Working Group, ÖGB Austrian Trade Union Federation
2004-2012 Vice-President, BSA Association of Social Democrat University Graduates, Intellectuals and Artists
2004-2011 Chair, Austrian Social Democrat Doctors' Group
2005-2009 Women's Chair, BSA Association of Social Democrat University Graduates, Intellectuals and Artists
2006-2014 Spokeswoman Health (until 2013), and Spokeswoman Social Affairs (from 2013), Parliamentary Social Democratic Party, Austrian Parliament
2007-2010 Deputy Chair, Personnel Group Committee of Doctors, National Union of Municipal Employees
2009-2014 Vice-President, ÖGB Austrian Trade Union Federation
2011-2014 Deputy Chair, Austrian Social Democrat Doctors' Group
since 2014 Austrian Federal Minister of Health

Mary-Alice ARTHUR

Member, Art of Hosting Team; Founder, SOAR, New Zealand

 Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist. See more about her work on She specialises in using story in service of positive systemic shift and to access and create collective intelligence on critical issues. She has been in, and around, groups for as long as she can remember, keen to discover and empower the stories, visions, dreams and purpose that live behind the stated reason of people coming together. She sees her art as creating and hosting spaces for wise action, where people can step in, step up and step out powerfully together, clear about their common foundation, committed to their highest aspirations and taking back the power of their stories. She is a masterful practitioner of participatory practice, and a steward of Art of Hosting, using the practice in groups, organisations and communities around the world.
 She brings a love of powerful questions and the craft of creating compelling conversations to her gift of working with stories. She has major projects to her credit demonstrating the power of narrative and facilitation to set the scene, establish the foundation and continue the integration of positive change. Her powerful results from a telecommunications merger project were written up in the book Wake Me Up When the Data is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results (ed: Lori Silverman).
 She has developed and facilitated conferences and events for a wide variety of groups around the world and has attended hundreds more. She is an inspiring and sought after presenter. For more than 20 years she has been working with groups of all types and has been an intentional nomad, working, contributing and living all over the world. She is now resident in Denmark working in tandem with the Samsø Energy Academy and alongside organisations and groups seeking to build their story and offering to the world and their capacity for collective wise action.

Health Symposium

show timetable


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


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


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