Health Futures in a post-truth world

Thursday, 5 October 2017 | 16.00-18.30 | Kursaal C

Organised by European Health Forum Gastein

In some of the more recent election campaigns in EU Member States, health has taken centre-stage as a bargaining tool to win over voters. What has often been neglected in this context are the aspirations to either comprehensiveness or correctness of the information provided.

In this session, we want to explore the perceived status quo of our post-truth reality. To help us move forward, it will be our pleasure to then introduce you to three alternative scenarios for health in 2037, the outcomes of our EHFG Health Futures Project 2017. These visions are neither predictions nor recommendations for the future of health in Europe, but shall help us assess the policy choices we make today against a longer-term horizon. We invite you to lend your stakeholder and personal perspectives to each of the EHFG “health future” scenarios, to test ideas on how our roles and the choices we will have to make might change over time.

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Speakers & panellists

Input speech - Post-Truth in an evidence-based world

Panel discussion with

GERALD GARTLEHNER, Head of Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Krems, Austria

NINA RENSHAW, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

ANDREA AMMON, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

DEBORAH COHEN, Associate Editor, British Medical Journal (BMJ)

BORIS AZAIS, Director Public Policy Europe Canada, MSD

The future of health in Europe - Three visions for 2037

DORLI KAHR-GOTTLIEB, Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein

Breakout corners on Health Futures Scenarios

Panel discussion - Young Forum Gastein - the future decision-makers

DAMIR IVANKOVIC, Institute of Public Health, Croatia

FRANCESCA CATTARIN, BEUC - European Consumer Organisation

DAMIET ONDERSTAL, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, The Netherlands

SAVERIO BERSANI, University of Rome, Italy


TAMSIN ROSE, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe

Biographical information

NameAmmon, Andrea
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NameAzaïs, Boris
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NameBersani, Saverio
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NameCattarin, Francesca
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NameCohen, Deborah
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NameGartlehner, Gerald
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NameIvankovic, Damir
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NameKahr-Gottlieb, Dorli
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NameOnderstal, Damiët
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NameRenshaw, Nina
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NameRose, Tamsin
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