EHMA Newsletter - Annual Conference Special
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The EHMA 2017 Annual Conference, titled "Health Futures", was a gathering of healthcare managers, professionals, researchers and educators, held from 13th-15th June at the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

With more than 250 delegates representing numerous countries across Europe and beyond, it was a fruitful three days that gave attendees many opportunities to learn from others in the field of health management and network with representatives of various organisations. A total of 29 Parallel Sessions, 10 Bocconi Management Sessions and 3 Keynote Speeches were organised to allow delegates to be exposed to cutting-edge research and recent findings in fields that included, among others, primary health, health workforce and integrated care.

Stay in touch to hear soon about the date and venue of the EHMA 2018 Annual Conference and we look forward to welcoming many more to our Annual Conference in the near future!

At this year's EHMA Annual Conference, we had the pleasure of hosting three high-level Keynote Speakers: namely, Dr. Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Head of the WHO Centre on Health Policy in Brussels; Sir David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust; and Dr. Korstiaan van Wyngaarden, Medical Officer Digital Health at Philips.

The speakers presented those at the Conference with thought-provoking speeches that addressed core aspects of the future of European healthcare, including big data, patient empowerment, artificial intelligence and value-based healthcare.

We are pleased to share with you the video extracts with the highlights of their Keynotes:

<<Dr. Josep Figueras on big data and patients empowerment>>
<<Sir David Sloman on digital innovation and artificial intelligence in healthcare>>
<<Dr. Korstiaan van Wyngaarden on value-based healthcare>>

In line with EHMA's interest in shaping health futures, the inspiration for our 2017 Annual Conference theme, new knowledge that addresses challenges related to this issue is of utmost importance. This is why EHMA annually, supported by the Karolinska Medical Management Centre, dedicates special attention to excellence in research with a PhD-focused award. Beginning this year, this award was supplemented by the new EHMA Award for Best Poster Presentation.

The Karolinska Medical Management Centre & EHMA Research Award promotes high-quality research on health organisation and management. Overseen by the EHMA Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), the competition brings early career researchers to present their studies in front of an academic audience. The 2017 Award went to Mrs. Federica Centauri (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), for her work on "Moving beyond initial implementation: a multiple case study of lean as an organisational-wide strategy".

This year EHMA also introduced a new award dedicated to the Best Poster Presentation. The Award was given by EHMA Director, Dr. Usman Khan, to Mrs. Helen Pardoe (Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, UK) for her work that found "In a multi-ethnic environment in the UK less than 50% of the population can use telephone consultation".
Presentations available for download!

You can now download the presentations presented during the EHMA 2017 Annual Conference. Check out our summary document and click on the available links to download a PDF version of the speakers' presentations. 

And if you want to know more, do not forget to check the
EHMA 2017 Abstract Book!
Check out the EHMA 2017 FlickR album

Have a look at the official album of our Annual Conference!
Check the best shots from the registration desk, parallel sessions and especially from the Gala Dinner held at the stunning Fortezza Viscontea!

#EHMA2017: A "Connected" Conference

With the successful launch of the Conference App, the EHMA 2017 Annual Conference was undoubtedly the most "connected" it has ever been with plenty of activity over twitter under #EHMA2017 that highlighted intriguing conversations on health futures.

With more than 450 tweets in three days, a massive audience was reached on social media. In addition to that, around 300 visualisations for our live streamed videos of the Plenary Sessions were just some of the incredible numbers reached.

To relive the experience, have a look at our EHMA 2017 Social Media Storify and check out the key interactions and highlights from Milan.
The EHMA Team
Usman, Florence, Federica, Michele, Nadia, Sachi, Torben, Yowali
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