16th European Health Forum Gastein



2nd to 4th October 2013, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Kongress4_EHFG_logoResilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe

The EHFG is the leading health policy conference in Europe. The main objective is to facilitate the establishment of a framework for advising and developing European health policy while recognising the principle of subsidiarity.

The main parallel forum sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Building Resilient Healthcare Systems
  • Free-Trade Zone EU-US. Implications for Health Systems
  • Investing in Health
  • Mental Health. The Motor for a Healthy Economy
  • mHealth for Innovation. Health at your Fingertips
  • Non-Communicable Diseases

Target group

Those participating in the event include senior policy and decision-makers, representing politics and government at EU, national and regional levels; business and industry; health care funders and service providers; civil society as well as experts and researchers in health care and public health.

Bad Hofgastein

The Gastein valley lies at the heart of the ‘Hohe Tauern’ nature reserve, the largest of its kind in Central Europe. World famous for its thermal springs it is a year round tourist resort offering a large range of high-quality accommodation. Most congress hotels are within walking distance of the congress venue which is located in the centre of this typical Austrian village.

Plenary sessions

The future development of health and health systems will be at the core of this year’s EHFG.

We would like to build on last year’s topic of Health in an Age of Austerity by taking the discussion further and asking: “What can we learn from the current financial and political crisis and how can we react in a resilient and innovative way for better population health and more effective health systems?” Recent struggles with the impact of the crisis have shown us the urgent need to rethink current policies and approaches.

In the plenary sessions we will address the following questions:

  • What will future resilient health systems look like?
  • On which innovative health system approaches should we concentrate?
  • Are policy-makers stepping up to the challenges of the future?

The latest programme announcement can be downloaded here.
To register please use the online registration form.

We would be very pleased to welcome you at the European Health Forum Gastein 2013.





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