Crisis & Opportunity - Health in an Age of Austerity

03-05 October 2012, Bad Hofgastein

Archive Press 2012

How can health systems provide affordable care for everyone? Improving efficiency in spending was one of the crucial topics of the EHFG 2012. Press points gathered representatives from ministries, EU institutions, the OECD, and agencies such as ECDC.

Press releases

19 DECEMBER 2012

Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb is new Secretary General of the EHFG

05 OCTOBER 2012

New Board elected for European Health Forum Gastein (EN)
New EHFG President Helmut Brand calling for expansion of EU health mandate (EN)
Fifteen years on, President Prof Günther Leiner passes the baton to his successor Prof Dr Helmut Brand (EN)
EU Commissioner Dalli at the EHFG: Investing in prevention for sustainable health systems (EN)
More prevention in answer to the crisis – Trend toward fat and sugar taxes (EN)
Crises are „windows of opportunity“ for health care reform (EN)
Hospitals facing far-reaching change over the next five years (EN)
Strategies against the obesity epidemic (EN)
DG Paola Testori Coggi emphasises importance of optimised communication including Social Media to broader public and health professionals even in a period of cuts to health budgets (EN)

04 OCTOBER 2012

Austerity programmes harm economies and public health – experts call for growth strategies
Strategies to combat climate change have direct public health benefits
Slowing biological aging–US expert calls for investments in the “longevity dividend”
Mobilising for vaccination on social media
Chronic diseases pose bigger threat than economic crisis
Financial crisis hits European health systems hard - High quality medicine in danger
Danger of kidney disease underestimated

03 OCTOBER 2012

Estonia’s President Ilves and WHO Regional Director Jakab open European Health Forum Gastein focusing on “Crisis and opportunity: Health in age of austerity”
European Health Literacy Project wins European Health Award
EHFG President Leiner: Saving on health workers dangerous and expensive
Global health problems require global solutions
Potential of personalised medicine still underutilised – Information technologies and personal databases now paving the way to new approaches
Risks of “vaccine fatigue” in Europe – studies show economic benefits of immunisation programmes
Experts demanding reconfiguration of health professions: call for “multimorbidity physicians”

Prior to the EHFG conference

European Health Forum Gastein prepares for its 15th Congress | (EN) 14.09.2012
European Health Award 2012: Shortlisted projects - from preventing breast cancer to popularising tobacco taxes | (EN) 21.08.2012
EHFG President Leiner – cutting costs and securing better treatment by hospital concentration and specialisation | (EN) 05.07.2012
European Health Forum Gastein: General Assembly appoints Prof Helmut Brand President-elect | (EN) 06.06.2012
15th European Health Forum Gastein - Crisis and Opportunity - Health in an Age of Austerity | /EN) 10.05.2012
European Health Forum Gastein calls for applications for the 2012 European Health Award | (EN) 19.04.2012

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