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The TO-REACH Consortium is glad to announce the extension of its Consultation deadline.
Have your say until Friday, 26th July!

The TO-REACH Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) provides a European strategy to advance our knowledge and understanding of the adoption, implementation and potential scale-up of service and policy innovations while also addressing their translation to other settings within and across countries.
This living document was informed by systematic analysis of priority challenges for service and policy innovations to strengthen health systems as identified from policy documents as well as through consultation roundtables within Member States and a Europe-wide stakeholder survey, along with a review of the relevant academic literature. 

Have your Say – Join our SRA Consultation

TO-REACH has launched an online consultation on its Strategic Research Agenda. The aim is to gather inputs on the document from a wide range of stakeholders both at national and European level to move towards the development of a future EU joint research programme on health services and health systems research.

The results of the online consultation will support both the advancement of the Strategic Research Agenda of TO-REACH and the preparation of a future EU Joint Research Programme.

To join the SRA Consultation, please click here.

Recipes for a Healthier Europe by the new Commission President-elect?

Brussels, 16 July 2019 – On behalf of patients, medical associations, health managers and the wider European public health community, we welcome the positive vote for Ursula von der Leyen as the new President-elect of the European Commission. The support of the European Parliament is a huge responsibility and a concrete set of actions are needed to regain citizens’ trust.

Achieving the strong coordination required for a coherent and robust health policy requires political leadership, drive and dedicated Commission resources to meet citizens’ expectations. We call on Ms von der Leyen to include a senior level health commissioner in her team, with a strong mandate, and to ensure that one of the Vice-Presidents of the Commission has overall responsibility for mainstreaming health across the whole of the Commission. We have outlined the main responsibilities for such a role in our joint call.

You can find our complete press post by clicking here
EHMA is glad to annlounce the second edition of its Winter School, organised by the EHMA Programme Directors' Group. The EHMA 2020 Winter School will take place in Grimbergen, Belgium from 4th to 6th February 2020.

The EHMA 2020 Winter School will be focussing on "Reimagining leadership for healthcare" and participants will learn about:
  • How to work together – Collaborative approaches in leadership
    Dr. Stephen Brookes, University of Manchester, UK
  • On the hard side of soft-skills – “Soft” competencies and leadership skills in health care services
    Dr. Maarten Janssen, Erasmus Centre for Healthcare Management, The Netherlands
  • Am I an effective leader? Self-perception of potential leaders
    Dr. Axel Kaehne, Edge Hill University, UK
Registrations will be open as off Sepetmber 2019. However, should you need further information or wish to reserve your spot, please contact

The EHMA Secretariat has conducted a research on calls for proposals for EU-funded projects. A list of over fifteen Horizon 2020 open calls fitting the focus area ‘Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing‘ were collected as possible projects for EHMA. The calls listed in the document available below are open until the end of  August and the beginning of September 2019 and the EHMA Secretariat is planning to partner up with members, network organisations and former project partners in a number of proposals.
The focus of the EHMA’s participation in the proposals generally revolves around supporting project consortia taking advantage of the recognised expertise on dissemination and stakeholder engagement to boost the impact and outreach of the project results.

You can find the summary document with a list of relevant H2020 calls by clicking here.

If you want to know more about the calls or if you would like to partner with EHMA, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat.

12th Organisational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) Conference
15-17 April 2020, 
Manchester, UK
with a pre-conference event for PhD students and early career researchers on 14 April 2020
‘Managing Healthcare Organisations in Challenging Policy Contexts: Integration or Fragmentation?’

The aim is to investigate how contemporary policy trends, which are often infused with internal tensions and contradictions, are influencing healthcare systems, organisations and professions. You will also explore the various ways in which policy implementation could be enacted, resisted and reinvented by healthcare managers and professionals on the ground.

For more information and abstract submissions (deadline: 14th October 2019), click here
ICIC20 Call for Papers Until Sunday, 15 September

The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC20) will take place in Amadria Park Convention Centre, Šibenik, Croatia from 27-29 April 2020. The conference attracts 1000 researchers, clinicians and managers from over 60 countries, who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care.

About Abstract Submission
The scientific advisory group for this conference is established from international experts who are leading in the field of integrated care policy and practice, and they are now accepting paper submissions on the science, knowledge and application of integrated care and specifically relating to the conference tracks. The abstract submission deadline is Sunday, 15 September 2019. The programme will be announced in November 2019, and the deadline for confirming your place and booking your registration is 31 December 2019.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (Impact Factor 2.489) Accepted abstracts will appear in the programme as a formal oral presentation, workshop or poster, as deemed appropriate by the scientific committee. All accepted abstracts will compete for the Annual IFIC Integrated Care Awards.

Please click on this link to check the detail of abstract submission and the conference track.
eSMART Consortium presents its Final Conference

On Friday, 5th July 2019, the eSMART (Electronic Symptom Management System Remote Technology) Consortium held its final conference and presented its preliminary results at the Renaissance Hotel, in Brussels. The eSMART project focuses on tracking cancer patients’ chemotherapy treatment process via a real-time mobile phone-based remote monitoring system, named the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS), which aims to personalised cancer care, improve the healthcare quality and reduce the costs. The report showed that eSMART had a positive result in reducing symptoms of chemotherapy; moreover, both the clinical and economic benefits created by the eSMART project were also successfully evaluated by participants.

For more information, please click on this link.

EHMA participated in "The Future of Health" conference
The future of Health - Advancing the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Europe conference was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 11th and 12th July 2019. The two-day conference was organised by Patient Access Partnership (PACT) (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health), consisted of three main sessions and panel discussions, and one workshop on health policy, economics, and the collaboration between EU Member States in the health sector. Over 100 participants, along with 30 speakers, attended the conference from across Europe.

The conference aimed at building cooperation among stakeholders and bringing together a variety of partners to discuss and reaffirm the importance of active EU collaboration for health. The speakers brought out their thoughtful and critical points of view on health systems, policies, economic situation, and demographic challenges that currently exist in the EU societies, and claimed that health must become an EU priority.

For the further information, please click on this link.
Upcoming Events
Erfurt, Germany, 26-30 August 2019

EU Health Programme High Level Conference
Brussels, Belgium, 30 september 2019

European Health Forum Gastein
Austria, 2-4 October 2019

EPF Congress 2019
Brussels, Belgium, 12-14 November 2019
On 1st July, Yuanyuan Chen joined the EHMA Secretariat.

Yuanyuan Chen is from China and she is a student of the Master in Urban Studies program which is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles. Yuanyuan Chen also holds a Bachelor degree in Public Health and is interested in how different health agencies around the world work collaboratively to solve the current health challenges facing by the global community.
The EHMA Team
Federica, Michele, Nadia, Adrianna, Flavio, Marcel, Yuanyuan
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