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EHFG 2019: A healthy dose of disruption?

Transformative change for health and societal well-being

2 - 4 October 2019, Bad Hofgastein

The 22nd European Health Forum Gastein conference was hosted under the patronage of Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Federal Republic of Austria. From 2nd to 4th October, almost 600 leading health policy experts came together to discuss topics around the theme “A healthy dose of disruption? – Transformative change for health and societal well-being.”

While we have made considerable advances in health, there are a number of areas that seem to be at a stalemate despite ample evidence on how to move forward. Examples include the topic of health reforms in general; tackling AMR; addressing health inequalities; advancing primary healthcare and making universal health coverage a reality for all. Even where robust frameworks and roadmaps are in place, for example to deliver on the Agenda 2030 Goals, often change does not happen fast enough. The era of disruption is upon us, and provocative action can catalyse change in areas where we are lacking momentum and leadership to expedite organic transformation.

Participants looking for solution-oriented discussions included the European Commission, civil society representatives, key opinion leaders from the academic world, and private sector stakeholders from the pharmaceutical industry and beyond.

For more details on the 2019 conference, read the Outcomes below. For those who are looking for a more comprehensive summary, please have a look at the Conference Report.

Plenaries

Opening Plenary: A healthy dose of disruption?
Thursday Plenary: The human touch in a digital world
Closing Plenary: The global climate crisis: a public health emergency

Programme details & session recordings

Review the full EHFG 2019 programme below - you can watch the recording of each session on the session's detail page.

  • Day 1  |  02.10.2019Wed
  • Day 2  |  03.10.2019Thu
  • Day 3  |  04.10.2019Fri
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  • Disrupting innovation
  • Systems for change
  • Future formulas
  • Transforming societies
  • Plenary
  • Evening Event

Videos

EHFG 2016 movie 1
01: DISRUPTING HEALTH
EHFG 2016 movie 3
02: DISRUPTING FROM WITHIN
03: DISRUPT FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE

Impressions

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Meet some of our

HIGH-LEVEL SPEAKERS

BRIGITTE ZARFL
AT

BRIGITTE ZARFL

Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS
EC

VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

PÄIVI SILLANAUKEE
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PÄIVI SILLANAUKEE

Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

PIROSKA ÖSTLIN
WHO Europe

PIROSKA ÖSTLIN

Acting Regional Director WHO Europe

ESKO AHO
FI

ESKO AHO

Ceo Verbatum, Former Finnish Prime Minister

RACHEL MELSOM
UK & EU

RACHEL MELSOM

Director, Uk & Europe Tobacco Free Portfolios

RAN BALICER
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RAN BALICER

Director, Clalit Research Institute

INDRA JOSHI
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INDRA JOSHI

Clinical Lead, NHS England

HANS KLUGE
WHO EUROPE

HANS KLUGE

Regional Director Nominee of the European Office of the World Health Organization

MARCO MARSELLA
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MARCO MARSELLA

Head of eHealth, Well-being, and Ageing Unit, DG Connect, European Commission

CHRISTOPHER FEARNE
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CHRISTOPHER FEARNE

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health

STEPHEN KLASKO
USA

STEPHEN KLASKO

President of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia and CEO of Jefferson Health

ALEŠ ŠABEDER
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ALEŠ ŠABEDER

Minister of Health, Republic of Slovenia

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