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Partner Session 07: Health and Migration

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The large-scale arrival of migrants and refugees in Europe may become a public health issue. Their health is often at risk due to abuse, trauma and discrimination. Additionally, their health can be compromised by the many barriers to health and social services. How can we ensure access to health care?


General Surgeon, Syria
Medical Manager, National Institute for Health Migration and Poverty, Italy
Senior Health Adviser, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva
Austrian Federal Minister of Health and Women's Affairs, Vienna
Secretary General, Austrian Red Cross, Vienna Chair


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

1989-1996 Study of Medicine, Medical University of Vienna
1997-2005 Specialisation in Specific Prophylaxis und Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Medical University of Vienna
2008 D.M. Thesis (Habilitation) for Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Hygiene, Medical University of Vienna
2008-2012 Visiting Professor, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University
2011-2017 Director-General of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer, Austrian Ministry of Health, Vienna
since 2011 Head, Multisectoral Process of National Health Targets
since 2012 Visiting Professor, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna
since 2012 Member of the Standing Committee of the Euro Regional Committee, WHO - World Health Organisation
since 2017 Austrian Federal Minister of Health and Women's Affairs, Vienna


Secretary General, Austrian Red Cross, Vienna

1979-1985 Verkaufstraining, Leiter Verkaufsinnendienst, Marketing/Exportleiter, Fa. Master Foods
1985-1986 Vertriebsleiter, Fa. Hofbauer
1987-1992 Geschäftsführer (Schokothek, Up to Date), Billa Holding AG
1992-1999 Leiter, extramurale Dienste des NÖ Hilfswerks und Geschäftsführer, Österreichischens Hilfswerk
since 1999 Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz
since 2002 Stellvertretender Generalsekretär, verantwortlich für die Bereiche Marketing/Kommunikation, Ausbildung, Gesundheit, Rettungswesen, Beschaffung, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz
since 2012 Generalsekretär, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz

Health Symposium

show timetable


17:30 - 18:15OpeningPlenary
18:15 - 19:30The Best for the Individual - the Essentials for AllPlenary
19:30 - 20:00Meet the Speaker: Heather Dewey-HagborgPlenary
19:30 - 20:00Meet the Speaker: Leroy Hood and Calum MacKellarPlenary
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial


09:00 - 10:30Old and New Myths in MedicinePlenary
10:45 - 12:00Redefining Competences in an "Enlightened" Healthcare SystemPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Introduction to the Themes of the Breakout SessionsPlenary
14:00 - 14:15Digital Pioneers in the Health SectorBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 01: Dexhelpp - Decision Support for Health Policy and PlanningBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 02: Active@Home - Playful Training for People With DementiaBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 03: Ipso-Ecare - a Human-Powered Empathy Engine at ScaleBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 04: healthbank - A Citizen-Owned Health Data Transaction PlatformBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 05: GivMed - Help Others Using Your Smartphone: Medicine Donations RedefinedBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 06: MyMind - Leveraging Technology to Innovate the Landscape of Mental Health CareBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 07: AnneEli - Multilingual Digital Assistance for a Healthy PregnancyBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 08: xMEDx - Online Consultancy from PhysiciansBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 09: Be My Eyes - Connecting the Visually Impaired with Seeing PeopleBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 10: Video Interpreting in the Health SectorBreakout
14:15 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: dacadoo - Health and Lifestyle CoordinatorBreakout
17:00 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial


04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
09:00 - 10:45Digitised Medicine: Can More Data Improve Healing?Plenary
11:15 - 13:00Electronic Patient Data in Clinical RoutinePlenary
13:15 - 15:00Health Talk: Nutrition, Health & Co - a Mouseclick Away?Social
15:30 - 18:00Partner Session 01: Vaccination in Austria - Status Quo and Quo VadisPartner
15:30 - 19:00Partner Session 02: Connected Health Care - the Future of Patient ManagementPartner
15:30 - 19:00Partner Session 03: Diabesity - Individualised Medicine Versus Macro EnvironmentPartner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 04: The Best Health Care System in the World. Myth or Fact?Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 05: Generation GPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 06: World Café on Possible Benefits of the Implementation of ELGA in AustriaPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 07: Health and MigrationPartner
17:30 - 19:00Partner Session 08: The Helping Hands - Changing Roles of Professionals in a Modern Health SystemPartner