Press Archive 
01-04 October 2003, Bad Gastein
The sixth EHFG took place from 1st to 4th October 2003 in Bad Gastein. 479 participants meant a new record. The general theme of the congress was "Health and Wealth. Economic and Social Determinants of Health". The parallel fora investigated a series of pivotal challenges for European health policy, among others pharmaceutical policy in Europe, a macro-economic view of the health sector and healthy ageing. The workshops also addressed a number of timely issues such as crisis management and health policy against the backdrop of the SARS epidemy, safety and quality of human blood products in an enlarged Europe and patient oriented quality management in healthcare.