Resilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe

Wednesday, 02.10.2013 | 12:30 - 14:30

Organised by International Forum Gastein

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 are the key strategies to make health systems resilient?
  • What are the most important innovations to promote health system performance and resilience?
  • How can decision makers best introduce and implement these innovations?

Welcome address and official opening

Helmut Brand, President, International Forum Gastein

Introductory statement

Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Introductory statement

Paola Testori Coggi, Director-General, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission

EU-Trio Presidency debate

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Minister of Health, Lithuania

Adonis Georgiades, Minister of Health, Greece

Fergal Lynch, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Ireland

Keynote: How to use innovation on the way to recovery

Uwe E Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA

Twitter round-up

Maggie Davies, Executive Director, HAPI

Paul Giepmans, Young Forum Gastein Scholar

EHFG News & Updates

EHFG Headquarters

EHFG Vienna Office