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Mental Illnesses: New Ideas to Promote Inclusion

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in deutscher Sprache

What new opportunities are available to offer better support to people with mental illnesses, their relatives and for those working in healthcare? Stakeholders present their ideas and projects in an interactive format.
Each project presents in two rounds, each lasting 40 minutes – join the discussions!

Deputy Executive Director, Pro Mente Salzburg; Rehabilitation Psychologist, Salzburg Introduction
Head, National and International Cooperation, University of Basel Chair

Kathleen HEFT

Deputy Executive Director, Pro Mente Salzburg; Rehabilitation Psychologist, Salzburg

2000-2004 Study of Psychology of Rehabilitation, University Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany
2004-2013 Trainer of people with psychological and social difficulties, Pro Mente, Salzburg
2013-2018 Chief of staff, Work Rehabilitation, Pro Mente, Salzburg
since 2018 Deputy Executive Director and Content Management, Pro Mente, Salzburg

Dr. Hedwig Josefine KAISER

Head, National and International Cooperation, University of Basel

1980 Graduation MD Faculty of Medicine, University Vienna.
1981-1985 Postgraduate medical training, Landeskrankenanstalten, Salzburg
1985 Awarded as General Physician
1985-1992 Training in ophthalmology and optometry
1992 Awarded as Ophthlmologist
1990-1991 Scientific fellow, Eye Clinic, University Hospital Basel
1992-1994 Senior Physician, Eye Clinic, Landeskrankenanstalten, Salzburg
1994-1995 Scientific fellow, Eye Clinic, University Hospital Basel
1997 Habilitation, "Colour Doppler of the extraocular vessels", University of Basel
1996-2003 Chair, Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuroophthalmology, Eye Clinic, University Hospital Basel
1998 Appointed Professor, University of Basel
2002-2009 Dean of Education, Medical Faculty, University of Basel.
2009-2017 Vice-President, University of Basel
since 2014 Head International Office, University of Basel

Health Symposium

show timetable


18:00 - 19:30OpeningPlenary
20:00 - 22:00Evening ReceptionSocial


09:00 - 10:15How Can Innovation Remain Affordable?Plenary
10:45 - 12:15AI in Medicine: Who’s Responsible for Its Use and Outcomes?Plenary
12:00 - 13:30Partner Session: Digital Healthcare 4.0Partner
13:30 - 14:05Mental Illnesses: New Ideas to Promote InclusionBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 01: The Village ProjectBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 02: Network Living Well with Dementia in KlosterneuburgBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 03: Oasis Socialis’ TransitionBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 04: Informal CaregiversBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 05: Strengthening Abilities – Coping With TraumaBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 06: Grow Together – For a Good Start in LifeBreakout
14:15 - 15:55Breakout Session 07: amigoBreakout
16:00 - 16:30Breakout Sessions SummaryBreakout
17:00 - 20:00Reception on the HillSocial
20:30 - 21:30Special Lecture: Organs on Demand – Solving Chronic Disease with Stem Cells and Organ EngineeringPartner
21:30 - 23:30Happy Hour and DJSocial


04:30 - 08:00Sunrise Hike to GratlspitzSocial
08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPartner
09:30 - 10:45Are Europe’s Healthcare Systems Prepared for the Climate Crisis?Plenary
11:15 - 11:30A Healthy Life – How Do We Implement Good Choices?Plenary
11:30 - 12:30How Can Different Stakeholders Contribute to Good Choices?Plenary
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 01: Adaptive Intelligence: Physicians – Friends or Foes?Partner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 02: Pharmacies: Safety as a Business ModelPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 03: The Liberated Patient: From Digitisation to IndividualisationPartner
14:00 - 15:30Partner Session 04: Our Health Caught Between Climate Crisis and DemographyPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 05: Liberté, Égalité, Santé: Social Inequality and HealthPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 06: Liberty and Security Need Knowledge: Health Literacy in AustriaPartner
16:00 - 17:30Partner Session 07: Leeway and Grey Areas: Liberty for People in CarePartner