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Introduction to the Breakout Sessions

Plenary / Panel
in deutscher Sprache

We will present the topics, actors and the methods used in this year’s breakout sessions. Newly conceived this year, they will try to find answers to the overall question of how the future trends presented in the previous plenary session can contribute to the progress of the Austrian health care system.

Consultant, ICG Integrated Consulting Group GmbH, Graz
Managing Partner, ICG Integrated Consulting Group GmbH, Graz
Managing Director, ICG Integrated Consulting Group GmbH, Graz


Consultant, ICG Integrated Consulting Group GmbH, Graz

1999-2001 Freier Mitarbeiter, Institut für Empirische Sozialforschung
2001-2005 Vorstandsmitglied, Leiter Fachbereich Fiskalpolitik und PR für NPOs
2005 Ausbildung in Projektmanagement (IPMA), Magister Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien
2005-2007 Selbständiger Consultant in Wien/Brüssel; Lehrtätigkeit an Privatschule und Bundesverwaltungsakademie
2008 Master of Public Administration, Syracuse University (NY)
2009 Unternehmensberater, ICG Integrated Consulting Group


Managing Partner, ICG Integrated Consulting Group GmbH, Graz

bis 1985 Studium Betriebswirtschaftslehre in Graz
1985 Unternehmensberater bei Infora Graz
1987 Ausbildung zum Unternehmensberater und Betriebsorganisator am AfU
1990 Gesellschafter der Infora Consulting Group
seit 1993 Universitätslektor an der Universität Graz
seit 1997 gerichtlich beeideter Sachverständiger
1992-2000 Vortragender in der Unternehmensberaterausbildung
1999-2001 Executive MBA-Ausbildung an der Donauuniversität Krems
seit 2002 Lehrbeauftragter, Donauuniversität Krems, Krems
seit 2010 staatlich geprüfter Diplom-Sporttrainer


Managing Director, ICG Integrated Consulting Group GmbH, Graz

bis 1995 Studium Betriebswirtschaft, Wien
1994-1997 Controller und Produktmanager, IBM Osteuropa
1997 Finanzen und Controlling, Hilfswerk Austria (EZA)
1998-2009 Gesellschafter und Leiter des Bereiches Non-Profit und Public Management, Contrast Management-Consulting
seit 2003 Lehrbeauftragter, Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes und des Magistrats Wien, der Donauuniversität Krems und der FH Campus Wien
seit 2010 Gesellschafter und Berater der ICG Integrated Consulting Group

Health Symposium

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18:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial


07:00 - 07:15OpeningPlenary
07:15 - 10:00Abstracting and Synthesising Human NaturePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Introduction to the Breakout SessionsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Debate: Abstracting and Synthesising Human NaturePlenary
11:45 - 12:00Eleven Questions for the Future of the Austrian Health Care SystemBreakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 01: Using Big Data to Create a Citizen-Oriented Healthcare System by 2025?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 02: Big Data – Self-Determined Individual Health Behaviour or Skilful Manipulation?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 03: Is Data Protection an Obstacle to the Further Development of Our Healthcare System?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 04: Predictive Genetics – The Right to Know or Not to Know?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 05: Genes Are Unfair – Who Has to Suffer the Consequences?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 06: The Individual Genome – Fate, Opportunity or Obligation?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 07: Doping for the Brain – Individual Freedom or Social Responsibility?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 08: The Findings of Brain Research – A Blessing or a Curse?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 09: Neurosciences and Brain Research – What Do We Make of New Findings?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 10: Health Promotion – Easier Said than Done. What Can Health Promotion Contribute to Public Health by 2025?Breakout
12:00 - 14:00Breakout Session 11: Reorienting Health Services – From Cure to PreventionBreakout
14:30 - 15:15Consolidation and Evaluation of the Future ScenariosBreakout
16:00 - 19:00Reception on the HillSocial
19:30 - 20:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture


02:30 - 06:00Sunrise Hike with Peter Habeler to GratlspitzSocial
07:00 - 08:45Future Scenarios for the Austrian Healthcare System 2025Plenary
09:15 - 11:00Modernising Communication in Primary HealthcarePlenary
11:15 - 12:45Health Talk – Nutrition 2.0Social
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 01: Healthy Choices – Promoting Healthy BehaviourPartner
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 02: Tyroleans are Healthier. But Why?Partner
13:30 - 15:00Partner Session 03: How much Evidence-Based Medicine is Appropriate? – The Example of AustriaPartner
13:30 - 17:00Partner Session 04: Can Chemical Leasing Improve Hygiene Management in Healthcare?Partner
15:30 - 17:00Partner Session 05: Cross-Border Healthcare in Practice – Patients’ Rights in the EUPartner
17:00 - 18:30Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans Be Optimised?”Culture