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Main Theme

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and radically altered the political landscape. While we continue to fight fires and look towards an uncertain future, amidst the ashes of this unprecedented crisis there lies an opportunity for renewal and rebirth. Health is having a rare moment in the political spotlight: now is the time to fight for solidarity, equity and transformation in health, within Europe and on the global stage.

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#EHFG2021

Meet some of our

SPEAKERS

Wolfgang Mückstein
AT

Wolfgang Mückstein

Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, Austria

Janez Poklukar
SI

Janez Poklukar

Minister of Health, Republic of Slovenia

Daniels Pavluts
LV

Daniels Pavluts

Minister of Health, Republic of Latvia

Hans Kluge
WHO

Hans Kluge

Regional Director for Europe, World Health Organization

Sandra Gallina
EC

Sandra Gallina

Director-General, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Andrea Ammon
ECDC

Andrea Ammon

Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Jeremy Farrar
WT

Jeremy Farrar

Director, Wellcome Trust

Ilona Kickbusch
IHEID

Ilona Kickbusch

Founding Director Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute Geneva

Obiageli Ezekwesili
AEDPI

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative

Mario Monti
WHO

Mario Monti

Chair, Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development

Francesca Colombo
OECD

Francesca Colombo

Head of the Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Richard Hatchett
CEPI

Richard Hatchett

Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Els Torreele
UCL

Els Torreele

Visiting Fellow, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Raina MacIntyre
UNSW

Raina MacIntyre

Head of Biosecurity Research Program, Kirby Institute, University of South Wales, Sydney

Vytenis Andriukaitis
WHO

Vytenis Andriukaitis

Special Envoy for the European Region, World Health Organization

Christina Pagel
UCL

Christina Pagel

Professor of Operational Research, University College London

Programme Details

  • Monday  |  27.09.2021Mon
  • Tuesday  |  28.09.2021Tue
  • Wednesday  |  29.09.2021Wed
  • Thursday  |  30.09.2021Thu
  • Friday  |  01.10.2021Fri
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  • Transforming tomorrow
  • Complex systems
  • Joining forces for health
  • Levelling up together
  • Plenary

Topic Tracks

Transforming tomorrow

To meet the next challenges on the horizon equipped with new solutions, we have to rethink current approaches and practices. How can we keep the spirit of accelerated innovation alive in areas that have been galvanized by the COVID-19 crisis, and at the same time address gaps and unmet needs that have become starkly apparent during the pandemic?

 

This track will span innovative tools and treatments, as well as meaningful systemic and legal change, and consider approaches with transformative potential in areas like health systems resilience, cancer care, data governance, rare diseases, and digital health.

Complex systems

As health systems struggle to recover from the shocks dealt to them over the last two years, a vital challenge lies in disentangling the complex threads of upstream health determinants on the political, social, economic, and environmental stage. To build forward better, an all-of-policy, all-of-society approach to health is more important than ever before.

 

This track will explore systems that have seen severe disruption but also unique opportunities for transformation during the pandemic, and discuss future visions for pandemic preparedness, healthcare financing, healthy economies, health and the climate crisis, and more.

Joining forces for health

Individualistic responses to the pandemic have laid bare schisms in international solidarity, but the crisis has also brought into sharp focus the need to work together better: across countries, continents, sectors, and disciplines. Whether the topic is health security, equitable access to innovative medicines, or the burden of non-communicable diseases, one thing is clear: alone you go fast, but together you go far.

 

In this track, we will envision a healthier and more resilient Europe in solidarity with the rest of the world, exchange international best practices, and dive into new models of collaboration between all stakeholder groups in health.

Levelling up together

When it comes to health threats, no one is safe until everyone is safe - and a truly resilient recovery is impossible without a focus on leaving no-one behind. As we strive for a ‘better normal’ for people, economies and societies, co-creation and equity are indispensable principles.

 

Sessions and activities in this track will consider how to empower communities, improve communication between experts, decision-makers and citizens, make marginalised voices heard, combat the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities, and devise collaborative leadership approaches that can point the way to a more equitable tomorrow.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the conference, drop us a message at office@ehfg.org.

We look forward to seeing you online at the EHFG 2021!

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