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October 2020

Quality and Safety Network Webinar: Development of Regional Strategy for Patient Safety improvement

6 October - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

This Quality and Safety Network webinar was organised by HOPE and PAQS asbl on 6 October. It described the developments of a Regional Strategy for Patient safety improvement.  Throughout the world, we see a global movement that wants to raise awareness about the urgent health safety situation that is underlined in research and being discussed at many international conventions. Major international organisations, such as the OECD, WHO and the World Bank, have also (re)emphasised this issue. An OECD report from…

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September 2020

ICIC20 Virtual Conference: 20th International Conference on Integrated Care

9 September - 30 September

  The ICIC20 Virtual Conference is a relaunch of the 20th International Conference on Integrated Care that was due to take place in Šibenik, Croatia in April. The new edition will take place as a virtual offer bringing over 150 hours of digital integrated care content presented through the innovative Events OnAir portal. The ICIC20 Virtual Conference will allow connection from anywhere in the world, removing the cost and time associated barriers involved in attending the physical conference. IFIC and…

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June 2020

HOPE-PAQS Webinar: Medication safety system MedEye

23 June - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

Medication safety system MedEye   On 23 June 2020, HOPE and PAQS ASBL (the Platform for Continuous Improvement of Quality of Care and Patient Safety) hosted the fourth webinar of the Quality & Safety network covering the Medication safety system MedEye. MedEye is an innovative medication verification system that scans, detects and verifies medication before it is administered to patients, stopping medication errors from taking place. The system has already been tested and validated in several Dutch hospitals with outstanding…

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May 2020

10th European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD)

14 May - 15 May

In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and in line with WHO guidelines, the upcoming ECRD will take place ONLINE on 14-15 May (Full statement).  Registration IS OPEN: Until 1 May; FREE pre-conference webinar on the Rare2030 Project: 23 April, 13.00 – 14.00 CEST. Webinar Registration is now open. The webinar is free for all conference attendees to hear the latest outcomes of the Rare2030 Foresight Study and understand how the study lays a foundation for policy discussions at the…

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February 2020

HOPE-PAQS Webinar: IHI Health Improvement Alliance Europe

25 February - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

For those who couldn’t join us you can now view the webinar on PAQS YouTube channel by clicking here, you can also find the presentation online or read the summary.   The IHI Health Improvement Alliance Europe is a coalition of progressive leaders from over 30 organisations who are united for change, driven by collaboration, and focused on achieving health and health care results. The group aims to improve work processes, create new delivery models relevant to European health systems,…

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November 2019

Regenerative Medicine: Scientific Advances and Regulatory Framework in Europe

27 November 2019 - 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm CET
Palace of the Academies, Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1, (Room: Salle du Trone)
Brussels, 1000 Belgium

  HOPE is supporting the organisation of FEAM European Biomedical Policy Forum next workshop on “REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: Scientific Advances and Regulatory Framework in Europe”. The event will be held on 27 November 2019 in Brussels (Palace des Academies, Salle Roi Baudouin). For more info about the workshop click here >> Draft programme >> Registration form >>    

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October 2019

EU 2019-2024: Health Champions Wanted!

9 October 2019 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CEST
Brussels, Belgium

HOPE co-organised a joint post-election event “The EU health debate 2019-2024: Health Champions Wanted!” on 9 October 2019 between 18h30 and 20h30 at the European Parliament, Brussels. What are the main health policy challenges for the EU? How can the EU promote high quality and sustainable healthcare for all? These and other challenges require EU action and health champions in the European Parliament. With our event we hoped to bring together committed MEPs with the health community to discuss how to take next steps…

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September 2019

HOPE Study Tour – DIGITAL HEALTH: Virtual Hospital in Helsinki

24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

  Collaboration, knowledge sharing and networking were high on the agenda on the recent HOPE Study Tour: Finland, which took place in Helsinki on 24-25 September 2019, and focused on the latest developments in digital healthcare. The visit was organised by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities which represents the interests of all 311 Finnish municipalities responsible for health and social care in municipalities and hospital districts across the country. The practical organisation of the tour was led…

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Brexit: the European Parliament’s role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europe

12 September 2019 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CEST

At a critical time when there is a very strong risk of a no-deal scenario, the big questions concerning Brexit for patients across the whole EU remain unanswered. This event focused on explaining to new MEPS the challenges of safeguarding public health and health security. It also highlighted what the European Parliament can do to follow up on its resolution from 14 March 2018 to ensure that the new European Commission is aware of the challenges and is acting to…

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HOPE-PAQS Webinar: Vienna’s tailor-made quality audit model

10 September 2019 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

HOPE and PAQS ASBL organised their second webinar on 10 September 2019 at 15.00 CET. The topic of the second webinar covered the specific quality audit system from the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), KAV-Q-Zert. KAV-Q-Zert is a tailor-made audit model that was implemented since January 2018 and by which all clinical departments of the KAV are certified. The objectives of the webinar are to share: - The background and development process of the audit model - The methodology of KAV-Q-Zert - Experiences from two years of implementation For those who couldn’t…

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June 2019


11 June 2019 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

These last few years, HOPE and PAQS have had several collaboration opportunities, e.g. HOPE study tours, presentations at the European Parliament and HOPE Agora. Sharing best practices and experience is known to be one of the most effective ways to improve our health systems and more particularly quality of care and patient safety issues. Considering the absence of concrete actions carried out by the European Union, we see an opportunity to develop a structured network to share quality and safety…

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HOPE Agora 2019

2 June 2019 - 5:00 pm - 4 June 2019 - 3:00 pm CEST

The event will take place on 2-4 June 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will discuss the topic “Evidence-informed decision-making in healthcare management”. It will close the HOPE Exchange Programme 2019 which will run from 6 May 2019 to 4 June. Is there a shortage of nurses in my department? How many of them are necessary? What type of nurses should be employed? Perhaps the priority should be to modernise the medical equipment in the department instead? The workers in healthcare organisations…

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April 2019

19th International Conference on Integrated Care

1 April 2019 - 3 April 2019
San Sebastian San Sebastian, Basque Region Spain + Google Map

HOPE joins the organisation of the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care which will take place in San Sebastian, the Basque Region, from 1-3 April 2019. The overarching theme of the 19th International Conference is ‘Evaluating and implement models of integrated people-centred services’, and will specifically focus on the areas of: -Integrated health and social care for people at home -Engaging and empowering people and communities to become equal partners in care -Creating shared cultures, norms and values across organisations, professionals and…

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March 2019

Forum Annual Lecture on Artificial intelligence

18 March 2019
Palace of the Academies, Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1, (Room: Salle du Trone)
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Background Artificial intelligence is already changing healthcare. Managing medical records, interpreting scan’s results or monitor the use of medications is just some of few examples of how artificial intelligence is used today. But new possibilities bring also new issues such as ethical, safety and liability, and transparency towards users. Is Europe ready to embrace the change of artificial intelligence in healthcare and how will it respond to the challenges ahead? Aim of the event Hear from different sectors (patients’, healthcare…

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November 2018

Conducting change in Psychiatry and Mental Health

21 November 2018 - 23 November 2018
World Trade Center – Vieux Port – Marseille, France, 2 Rue Henri Barbusse
Marseille, 13001 France
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The ADESM (French Association of Mental Health Institutions) organises with the support of HOPE from 21 to 23 November 2018 in Marseille (France) a conference “Conducting Change in Psychiatry and Mental Health”. Considering the health systems of European countries are confronted in different ways and rhythms to converging evolutionary and transformation factors, the congress will look at the trends bringing European societies closer and at the main external influences to consider the grounds and the nature of this phenomenon. Change…

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7th International Congress of Hospitals – Citizen involvement and accountability in the National Health Service

21 November 2018 - 23 November 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

APDH is organizing the 7th International Congress of Hospitals – "Citizen Involvement and accountability in the National Health Service", from 21 to 23 November in Lisbon, Portugal. The Portuguese Association for Hospital Development - APDH is a non-profit association, and it has collective (hospitals) and individual members from all over the country. Being the representative of HOPE - European Hospital and Healthcare Federation and IHF - International Hospital Federation in Portugal, its basic goals are to encourage cooperation between the…

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October 2018

ICT4Life Final Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Digital Health Innovation for Integrated Care in the EU

18 October 2018 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CEST
ICAB, Rue des Pères Blancs 4
Brussels, 1040 Belgium
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When? Thursday 18 October 2018, 9:00 – 16:30 Where? ICAB – Business & Technology Incubator, Rue des Pères Blancs 4, 1040 Brussels Free registration In reaction to the significant demographic and epidemiological transition that is taking place in Europe, digital innovation has quickly emerged as a solution to develop new and more integrated care models. By strengthening prevention and patient-centred care, digital health technologies can relieve the economic burden on our healthcare systems and increase healthy life years expectancy. Through the empowerment of…

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September 2018

The European Parliament’s role in prioritising patients, public health and heath security across Europe

27 September 2018 - 9:00 am - 11:00 pm CEST
European Parliament Room 4Q2, Place du Luxembourg
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The event will explore what pragmatic steps can be taken by EU decision-makers to ensure patients and public health are not forgotten during the Article 50 negotiations, regardless of how the talks progress. It will consider what can be done to ensure public health and health security are prioritised during those talks. This event has been organised by 18 EU-level health organisations who have come together to ensure that the needs of patients are prioritised during the Brexit negotiations, and…

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European Association of Hospital Managers Congress

26 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
Estoril Congress Centre, Portugal, Avenida Amaral
Estoril, 2765-192 Portugal
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In September 2018 the Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH) and the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) organized the 27th edition of the EAHM Congress in Cascais, Portugal. The congress theme ‘Redefining the Role of Hospitals - Innovating in Population Health’ explored the possibility of integrating innovation and technology to positively change how we can deliver our services and define the role of hospitals into the future. Aligned with the theme of the event, the following key topics will be discussed: People centeredness; Integration of…

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June 2018

26th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services

6 June 2018 - 8 June 2018
Unnamed Venue Bologna, Italy

The annual International Conference on Health Promoting hospitals and Health Services (HPH) is the main event of the international HPH network. It is a forum of learning and exchange on health promotion in and by health services for health practitioners, consultants, scientists and politicians and hosts 500 delegates on average every year. The 2018 edition will be held in Bologna (Italy) from 6 to 8 June 2018 and will focus on the main theme "Health promotion strategies to achieve change:…

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HOPE Agora 2018

3 June 2018 - 5 June 2018
Unnamed Venue Stockholm, Sweden

The HOPE Agora 2018 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 3 to 5 June 2018. The Agora closes the HOPE Exchange Programme for healthcare professionals and next year will be around the topic “Improving the quality of healthcare using the experiences and competencies of patients: Are we ready?” More information on the HOPE Exchange Programme and the HOPE Agora 2018 will be made available here.

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May 2018

18th International Conference on Integrated Care

23 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
The NBC Congrescentrum, Blokhoeve 1
Nieuwegein, 3438 LC Netherlands
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HOPE joins the organisation of the 18th International conference on Integrated Care “Value for People and Populations: Investing in Integrated Care”. The event is organised by the International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with RIVM and Vilans and will take place in the NBC Congrescentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands 23 – 25 May 2018.   The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and…

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9th European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) 2018

10 May 2018 - 12 May 2018

The European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) is an official Partner of the 9th European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD 2018) to be held at the Wien Messe Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna, Austria from 10 to 12 May 2018. The ninth edition of this important conference for the rare disease community will be organised by EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe, a non-profit alliance of over 700 rare disease patient organisations from more than 60 countries that work…

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April 2018

Study Tour: The Danish Way in Quality and Health Care – For senior healthcare professionals, managers and policy makers

10 April 2018 - 11 April 2018
Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark + Google Map

On 10 and 11 April 2018, HOPE organises a study tour in Copenhagen (Denmark) to present the Danish way in quality and health care to senior healthcare professionals, managers and policy makers. The Hope Study Tour will provide the participant with an understanding of the current work and visions for changes in Denmark, and the possibility to discuss the developments with peers. We will focus on experts exchanging knowledge and experiences in this particular field. Through the introduction to national programs, challenges and field studies, we expect the 20 to 25 participants to share their own experiences in order to make it a lively and fruitful study tour.

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March 2018

Annual lecture on “Biomedical and health research: developing a vision for Europe”

21 March 2018 - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm CET
Hotel Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Avenue Louise 71
Brussels, 1060 Belgium
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    21 March 2018 14:30-18:30 Hotel Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Avenue Louise 71 Brussels (Belgium) Register About the annual lecture The current debate on the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) offers the opportunity to articulate a long-term vision for biomedical and health research, and to address current gaps in support of excellent science. Developing such a vision for Europe is important to make sure that future research will continue to improve citizens’ health and quality of life.…

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November 2017

European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Inaugural Congress

27 November 2017 - 30 November 2017
Unnamed Venue Belfast, United Kingdom

Hospital is a major strand of the Inaugural Congress of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine which took place in the Waterfront Belfast from 27 to 30 November 2017. The Congress theme was “Personalising Your Health: A Global Imperative!”. Parallel Streams with a specific cancer focus include: Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalised Health Big Data for Better Health Driving the Innovation Agenda Keeping the Person in Personalised Health Personalised Health and the policy Agenda The congress hosted the following key…

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AMR and workplace learning: the case for a multi-professional approach in hospitals

22 November 2017 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Brussels, Belgium

The European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) and the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers' Association (HOSPEEM) co-organized the Workshop: “AMR and workplace learning: the case for a multi-professional approach in hospitals”. The event was hosted by MEP Soledad Cabezón Ruiz (Spain, S&D) at the European Parliament, on 22 November 2017, from 15:00 to 17:00. The Workshop addressed the importance of continuous professional development for the correct understanding and use of antibiotics by hospital staff and patients and the prevention of…

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4th Joint European Hospital Conference

16 November 2017 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm CET
Unnamed Venue Düsseldorf, Germany

On 16 November 2017, from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE), the European Associations of Hospital Managers (EAHM) and the European Association of Hospital Physicians (EAHM) will held the 4th Joint European Hospital Conference (EHC) in Düsseldorf. The 4th EHC is planned to address the general theme of “Changes and Challenges of E-Health”. The event will take place as part of the 40th German Hospital Conference and the world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA…

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Safer Europe without Falsified Medicines

8 November 2017 - 9 November 2017
Unnamed Venue Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian State Agency of Medicines and the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Estonia are honoured to host the international Conference together with the Ministry of Social Affairs during the period Estonia is holding the presidency of the Council of the EU. The main focus of the Conference will be the implementation of safety features appearing on the packaging of medicinal products for human use in the European Union that come into effect February 2019 (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161).…

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October 2017

EURO-CAS session at eHealth Forum 2017

21 October 2017 - 10:00 am CEST

EURO-CAS organises the session “Ensuring Interoperability for Digital Health: a Conformity Assessment Scheme for Europe” at the eHealth Forum 2017 in Athens, on 21 October from 10:00 to 12:00. Mr. Pascal Garel, HOPE Chief Executive, will present the point of view of hospitals and the heathcare sector during the round table discussion. Everybody talks about eHealth interoperability, about eHealth solutions communicating with one another along standardized interfaces, but what does it mean in practice? Providers, governments or payers need to…

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September 2017

Realising the Value from Health Data – Improving Care and Research

21 September 2017 - 22 September 2017
Unnamed Venue Madrid, Spain

The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD) and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) European Medical Information Framework (EMIF) project will hold a joint conference on ‘Realising the Value from Health Data - Improving Care and Research’ in Madrid, Spain, on 21-22 September 2017. There will be a strong focus on progressing towards value based healthcare, comparing health ministry, health insurer, policy experts, EFPIA pharmaceutical industry, and HTA perspectives. A major part of the conference will also be dedicated…

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June 2017

HOPE Agora 2017 – Organisational Innovation in Hospitals and Healthcare

11 June 2017 - 13 June 2017
Dublin Ireland

The HOPE Agora 2017 took place in Dublin from 11 to 13 June 2017. The conference was organised by the Health Management Institute of Ireland. The main topic for 2017 was "Organisational Innovations in Hospitals and Healthcare" intended as the implementation of new methods or processes in the use of new technologies, in health services provision, in human resources management, in patients’ empowerment or involvement… Organisational innovation is a recurring theme in discussions on how to improve hospitals and health…

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April 2017

Health Promoting Hospitals Conference 2017

12 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Vienna, Austria

The 25th anniversary of the International Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) Conferences will be held in Vienna, from 12 to 14 April 2017. HOPE is member of the HPH Conference Scientific Committee and co-organiser of the event. To participate to the call for abstracts please go to http://www.hphconferences.org/abstract-submission/about-submission.html, log in with your existing user name or create a new one to submit your abstracts. Deadline for abstract submissions is 15 November 2016, notifications to submitters will be sent out by 20…

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February 2017

2nd Multi-Stakeholder Symposium on Improving Patient Access to Rare Disease Therapies

22 February 2017 - 23 February 2017
Brussels, Belgium

HOPE co-organizes with Eurordis a Multi-Stakeholder Symposium on Improving Patient Access to Rare Disease Therapies. The event will take place from 22 to 23 February 2017. It will bring together patient advocates, payers, HTA bodies, academics, clinicians, policy makers, investors and industry representatives to provide a platform for dialogue, a neutral ground and open environment for discussion. All stakeholders will have the opportunity to express their views and observations in order to reach sustainable and durable solutions to improve patient…

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June 2016

HOPE Agora 2016 – The Future of Hospitals and Healthcare

6 June 2016 - 8 June 2016
Rome, Italy

In Rome where HOPE was founded, the 50th anniversary celebration engaged on 6, 7 and 8 June 2016 hundreds of healthcare professionals, HOPE Board members, Liaison Officers and National Coordinators. HOPE Agora 2016 hosted a diverse mix of events: meeting Past-Presidents and the former Secretary-General, listening to the views on "The Future of Hospitals and Healthcare" of key European associations, discussing with healthcare professionals, learning from each...

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May 2016

8th European Conference on rare diseases & orphan products

26 May 2016 - 28 May 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products (ECRD) is organised in partnership with HOPE from 26 to 28 May 2016 in Edinburgh. It is the unique platform/forum across all rare diseases, across all European countries, bringing together all stakeholders - patients’ representatives, academics, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry, payers, regulators and policy makers. ECRD provides the state-of-the-art of the rare disease environment, monitoring and benchmarking initiatives. It now brings together over 80 speakers and more than 800 participants, covering…

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February 2016

HoNCAB final conference

18 February 2016
Brussels, Belgium

On 18 February 2016, HoNCAB project held its Final Conference at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. HOPE was responsible for the organisation of the meeting, which gathered around 100 participants representing experts in the area of cross-border healthcare, EU stakeholders, national and regional authorities, representatives from the European institutions and healthcare providers and professionals. HoNCAB project had been running since September 2012 to obtain a better understanding of the financial and organisational requirements arising from the implementation of…

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November 2015

COCIR eHealth Summit

24 November 2015 - 25 November 2015
Brussels, Belgium

COCIR, the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, health ICT and electromedical industries, is organising for the second year its annual eHealth Summit, which will take place on 24 and 25 November at the International Press Center, Residence Palace, in Brussels. Healthcare systems are suffering from high costs and high fragmentation, often resulting in poor medical outcomes and unjustified clinical variability in medical practices and decision making across the care providers. When looked at holistically, healthcare systems are declared…

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European Hospital Conference

19 November 2015
Gesellschaft Deutscher Krankenhaustag mbH (GDK), Haus der Ärzteschaft Tersteegenstr. 9
Düsseldorf , 40474 Germany

The 3rd Joint European Hospital Conference (EHC) took place as part of MEDICA 2015 on 19 November 2015. The EHC addressed different political, medical and economic topics from across all of Europe. More information: http://www.medica.de/cipp/md_medica/custom/pub/content,oid,33332/lang,2/ticket,g_u_e_s_t/src,EHC2/~/EUROPEAN_HOSPITAL_CONFERENCE.html

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October 2015

HOPE Study visit for senior hospital professionals : Assuring Quality in the English NHS

29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
Dartford – Kent (UK)

Over the 29th and 30th October 2015, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust acted as host to an international two day event for delegates from all over Europe including: Italy; Spain; Portugal; Belgium; Germany; Latvia and Estonia. The event was held in collaboration with HOPE (European Hospital and Healthcare Federation) and its UK Partner, the NHS European office, which is part of the NHS Confederation. At the ‘European Exchange Study Visit’ held at Darent Valley Hospital, delegates heard from some of…

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June 2015

HPH Conference 2015

10 June 2015 - 12 June 2015
Oslo, Norway

The Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) conference of 2015 was held in Oslo, Norway, from June 10-12, 2015 with the title “Person-oriented health promotion in a rapidly changing world: Co-production – continuity – new media & technologies”. With this general theme, the conference paid special attention to the comprehensive somato-psycho-social health needs of patients and their families, but also those of healthcare staff and community members. More information:www.hphconferences.org

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Hope Agora 2015 – Hospitals 2020 : hospitals of the future, healthcare of the future

1 June 2015 - 2 June 2015
Warsaw Poland

Meeting from 1 to 2 June 2015 in Warsaw (Poland), the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation held its 20th Board of Governors and organised the closing conference of the 34th HOPE Exchange Programme, hosted by the Polish Hospital Federation. HOPE Exchange Programme was attended this year by 128 professionals and focused on the topic “Hospitals 2020: hospitals of the future, healthcare of the future”. This topic was all about innovations in management and organisation of hospitals and healthcare services. During HOPE Agora, participants on the programme reported…

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March 2015

PaSQ Joint Action Final Conference

12 March 2015 - 13 March 2015
Brussels, Belgium

On 12 and 13 March 2015, PaSQ Joint Action (European Union Network for Patient Safety and Quality of Care) held its Fifth Coordination Meeting in Brussels. HOPE was responsible for the organisation of the meeting, which gathered around 120 participants representing experts in the area of patient safety and quality of care, national authorities, EU health stakeholders, representatives from the European institutions, international organisations, and healthcare professionals. The meeting had as objectives to present the results of PaSQ Joint Action…

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November 2014

APDH – 5th International Hospital Congress

20 November 2014 - 22 November 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH) held its "5th International Hospital Congress" under the theme "The National Health Service - (Re)Cognise the Changes" on 20, 21 and 22 November 2014 in Lisbon. On 20 November, the 8th edition of the Best Practices for Health Award took place. On 21 November, the conference was opened by eminent speakers, representatives of Portuguese Institutions and European Organisations. One of them was Mrs.Dr. Sara Pupato Ferrari, HOPE President. The topics presented during the…

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October 2014

Quality assurance in German hospital care

30 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
Berlin, Germany

The German Hospital Federation (DKG – Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft) organised the study visit “Quality assurance in German hospital care” on 30-31 October 2014 in Berlin. 25 participants coming from 12 EU Member States and Serbia were joining the workshop. Amongst them were representatives from ministries, from hospital organisations as well from hospitals, all being in charge of quality in health- and hospital care within their organisations. Mr Marc Schreiner (Director EU-policies/international affairs) welcomed the participants in the premises of DKG’s headquarter…

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COCIR-HOPE-AER debate at Open Days 2014

7 October 2014
Brussels, Belgium

On 7 October 2014, HOPE organised with COCIR (European Association representing the medical imaging and healthcare IT industry) and AER (Assembly of European Regions) a workshop on the importance of using the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF) to drive sustainable healthcare systems. This was part of the Open Days 2014, a series of events organised every year in Brussels to gather regional decision makers. Good health is recognised as an important asset for regional development and competitiveness. Yet health…

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May 2014

HOPE Agora 2014 – Quality First!

26 May 2014 - 28 May 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting from 26 to 28 May 2014 in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation elected a new President and Vice-President and organised the closing conference of the 33rd HOPE Exchange Programme. Mrs.Dr. Sara Pupato Ferrari, Secretary General of the Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, was elected President of HOPE, being previously for three years Vice-President to Mr. Georg Baum, CEO of the German Hospital…

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April 2014

22nd International HPH conference

23 April 2014 - 25 April 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Co-organised by HOPE, the 22nd International Conference of the Health Promoting Hospitals Network (HPH) took place from 23 to 25 April 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was dedicated to the theme “Changing hospital & health service culture to better promote health”. By focusing on this general theme, the conference programme acknowledged the need for organisation-wide reform and development to support a more health promoting culture in health care, following the demand of WHO’s Ottawa Charter for a re-orientation of…

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November 2013

28th EAHM congress – “Hospital Management in time of crisis”

28 November 2013 - 30 November 2013
Kirchberg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

The congress “Hospital Management in time of crisis” was organised by the FHL (Fédération des Hôpitaux Luxembourgeois) under the patronage of EAHM (European Association of Hospital Managers). Over 400 directors and managers from hopistals all over Europe met on 28 and 29 of November 2013 to look for ways to combine efficiency and quality in healtcare as well as economic constraints. On the first day, Mr Paul Junck, President of the Luxembourgish Hospital Federation (FHL) and Mr Heinz Kolking, President…

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EQUIP’AID. Sharing for better healthcare

19 November 2013 - 20 November 2013
Chamonix, France

The conference “Equip’aid. Sharing for better healthcare” held in Chamonix Mont-Blanc (Haute-Savoie, France)  from 19 to 20 November 2013 brought together participants from Northern countries, countries in transition and developing countries. This was the first international meeting of reference devoted to the improvement of medical equipment support projects of healthcare facilities in the field of international aid. The term “medical equipment support projects” is defined as an international aid project aiming to improve the healthcare facility of a health care…

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June 2013

HOPE Agora 2013 – Patient safety in practice: how to manage risks to patient safety and quality in European healthcare

10 June 2013 - 12 June 2013
The Hague, Netherlands

From 10 to 12 June 2013, HOPE held its Agora in The Hague, the Netherlands, concluding the 32nd HOPE Exchange Programme. “Patient safety in practice. How to manage risks to patient safety and quality in European healthcare” was the topic of HOPE Exchange Programme 2013, a 4-week training period intended for hospital and healthcare professionals with managerial responsibilities. The HOPE Exchange Evaluation Conference of 12 June was preceded by a congress on this theme on 11 June, organised by the…

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May 2013

1st European Forum of public procurement of innovation for health. Hospital purchasers: relevant stakeholders of the European industrial innovation

30 May 2013
Paris, France

More information: Français http://www.salons-sante-autonomie.com/fr/conferences-congres/1ere-rencontres-europeennes-de-l-achat-public-d-innovation-en-sante/ English http://www.salons-sante-autonomie.com/en/conferences-congress/1st-european-forum-for-public-procurement-of-healthcare-innovation/

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Conference Flemish hospitals – Together we care

30 May 2013 - 31 May 2013
Ghent, Belgium

More information and presentations: http://www.togetherwecare.be/

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HPH conference 2013

22 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
Gothenburg, Sweden

More information: hphconferences.org/gothenburg2013

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November 2012

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

16 November 2012
Brussels, Belgium

More information: antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu

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4th International Congress of Hospitals: “Ageing and health: challenges in times of change”

7 November 2012 - 9 November 2012
Lisbon, Portugal

More information: http://www.apdh.pt/en/node/492

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October 2012

Cross-border healthcare in Europe

25 October 2012 - 26 October 2012
Bled, Slovenia

More information: crossborderhealthcare-conference.eu

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June 2012

HOPE Agora 2012 – Aging health workforce, aging patients

11 June 2012 - 13 June 2012
Berlin, Germany

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April 2012

Innovation in healthcare without borders

16 April 2012 - 17 April 2012
Brussels, Belgium
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November 2011

European Hospital Conference HOPE-EAHM-AEMH

18 November 2011
Düsseldorf, Germany
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Management in public health and healthcare organizations – From theory to practice

9 November 2011
Copenhagen, Denmark
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October 2011

14th European Health Forum Gastein

5 October 2011 - 8 October 2011
Bad Hofgastein, Austria

More information and presentations: www.ehfg.org

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September 2011

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Conference

29 September 2011 - 30 September 2011
Vienna, Austria

More information and presentations: http://whocc.goeg.at/conference

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June 2011

HOPE Agora 2011

20 June 2011 - 21 June 2011
Turku, Finland

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