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7th Edition

EHP7: Recover, Reinvest, Reinvent: Creating a resilient European Health Union

The applications to be a member of EHP7 are open now until 18th October. Visit the application section to apply now!

Format

After successful in-person and online editions, the 7th edition will be presented as a hybrid one. The entire program will be accessible online. The 3 plenaries will be hosted physically in Brussels in addition to being available online, for those who wish to attend in person. Please note that any plenary can be made fully online depending on the travel restrictions and health advice at that time.

Themes

EHP7 will consist of 5 committees that will work on the following topics, some of the most pressing EU healthcare priorities today. In addition to these, our 3 cross-cutting themes applicable to all committees are to Think Sustainable, Think Digital and Think Patient.

ICON Digital Health Transition and Governance

Digital Health Transition and Governance

Digital technologies will play an essential role in meeting the post-pandemic world’s challenges and there is an urgent need to implement policies that address critical challenges around data, accessibility, literacy and skills to ensure no one is left behind. Acknowledging the importance of cross border digital health and data infrastructure, a successful digital health transition also requires empowering citizens, patients and rethinking education and life-long training, as well as a strong governance model.

ICON Future-Proofing Health Systems

Future-Proofing Health Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic is a pivotal moment for the future of healthcare. It has reinforced, more than ever, the importance of research, development, and innovation to enhance care delivery and efficiency of health systems. As vaccination programmes scale up around the world, we can now cautiously move from crisis response towards recovery and reform whilst underlining the importance of innovation and cross-border collaboration to ensure resilience against future crises.

ICON Preventive and Self-Care

Preventive and Self-Care

Prevention and self-care result in healthier populations and lower costs. For health systems to shift from disease care to health care, health systems should be reconsidered from a life course perspective. A life course perspective requires robust policies and investments that better integrate the initial stages of the health continuum, including health literacy and promotion, prevention, early detection, patient-centred chronic disease management, as well as community-based and self-care approaches. Preventive and self-care systems must be flexible in responding to changing needs and leverage digital technologies.

ICON Sustainable Health Systems

Sustainable Health Systems

Human health and our planet’s health are inextricably linked. Disruptive and science-based innovations to accelerate the transition to environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable healthcare systems have become an urgent imperative. A value-driven, sustainable, and patient-centred approach to healthcare will help to strengthen health system resilience and make them more resilient to future shocks, including environmental risks emanating from climate change. Innovation will be a key driver in helping make such a system a reality, while also achieving cost and resource efficiencies.

ICON Wellbeing of Healthcare Workers

Wellbeing of Healthcare Workers

Frontline health workers worldwide have shouldered the tremendous burden of responding to a global pandemic while providing essential health services. Adapting rapidly to increasing demands, new technologies, and ways of working has increased the risk of mental illness and burnout amongst healthcare workers. They pose a critical risk to the recovery of healthcare systems. Coupled with the shortage of healthcare workers at large, ensuring the health of this vital workforce is essential to a resilient healthcare system.

Program

EHP7 will consist of 3 plenaries, 5 touchpoints, 1 training bootcamp, 1 workshop, and 1 launch session. The dates and time commitments of all EHP activities are available below. Attending the 3 plenaries and launch sessions is compulsory to be considered a member of EHP. Please note that in addition to these sessions organised centrally by the EHP secretariat, committees are expected to meet with each other to work on policy recommendations.

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