XXV ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS with the main topic HEALTH CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND MAJOR DISASTER PROGRAMS IN THE LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE WITH PANDEMIC COVID-19 - Hotel “Splendid“ − Budva, 1 – 5 September 2020

 

 

The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of Serbia, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Long Island University (USA), VAMK University (Finland), Faculty of Medicine University of Montenegro, Faculty of Medicine University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Medicine University of Kragujevac, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy), National School of Public Health of Greece and South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), organizes

 

XXV ECPD INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS

with the main topic

HEALTH CRISIS MANAGEMENT

AND MAJOR DISASTER PROGRAMS

in the light of experience with Pandemic COVID-19

(Hotel “Splendid“ − Budva, 1 – 5 September 2020)

 

We have the pleasure to invite you to take part in the work of our 25th Jubilee ECPD International Summer School of Management of Health Care Institutions (hereinafter: The School), which will focus, within the main theme “Health Crisis Management & Major Disaster Programs in the Light of Experience with Pandemic COVID-19”, on the key topics that are continually preoccupying health managers, policy makers and executives:

(i) National Healthcare Systems Experiences in coping with COVID-19

(ii) Current trends in health system reforms and possible health system reforms following this year's pandemic experience

(iii) Existing and new ways of financing health and society’s attitude toward health risks

(iv) Preparation of national health care strategy and its action plan from the economic-political, psychological and geo-strategic aspect.

To provide all people with access to safe, high quality basic health care services is vital for every country, especially in times of major disasters, e.g. meteorological disasters or earthquakes, floods, fires and other mass disasters from global pandemic (SARS, MERS, COVID-19 etc.) to wars. All countries are facing socio-economic, political, legal and other health management challenges along the path of achieving universal health care in these challenging times.

This year's school focuses on innovations in health system reforms and innovations in health system financing, which would, among other things, prevent risks and consequences of challenges such as pandemics and global disasters, with regional and local impact on human health and the community economy. Special emphasis will be placed on the preparation of realistic, comprehensive and balanced health policies, strategies and coordination plans, as well as on the preparation of a quality, fair, rational and feasible protection package with special reference to the countries of Southeast Europe within the European continent.

Co-Directors of this year’s Summer School are Prof. Dr. Dušan Keber, former Minister of Health of Slovenia and long-standing Director of the University Clinical Centre Slovenia, prominent international expert with extensive experience in this field, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke, Chair of Health Economics and Health Management, University of Berlin, Prof. Dr. Ana Stavljenić Rukavina, Vice-Rector of the Libertas International University, Zagreb, former Minister of Health of Croatia, Prof. Dr. Miodrag Todorović, long-standing Director of the Seychelles Ministry of Health, Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Levett, long-standing Dean of the National School of Public Health, Greece, International Gusi Peace Prize Laureat, and Prof. Dr. Luca Rosi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy . The President of the School Council is Prof. Dr. Đorđe Jakovljević, the founder and long-standing Director of this ECPD International Summer School.

 

Program

The main topics of the School include the following:

(i)                Countries Experiences in cooping with COVID-19

 

(ii)              Mental health and psychological impact of life in and after a pandemic

 

(iii)            Trends in health system reforms

                      Reforming health systems through innovation

• Trends in health reform in developed countries

• Health care reforms in South East European countries

 

(iv)            Existing and new ways of financing health care

• Health care financing in SEE countries

• Opportunities to increase health income to support universal health care

• Trends in future funding and coverage of health services

 

(v)              Preparation of the national health strategy and its action plan

• National Health Strategies in the 21st Century

• Advising the population on its needs and expectations

• Analysis of the situation in the health sector

• Set priorities for national health policies, strategies and plans

• Strategic planning: turning priorities into plans

• Operational planning: turning plans into activities

• Assess the impact of national health policy, strategy and plan on costs

• Monitoring and evaluation and review of national health policies, strategies and plans

 

(vi)            Health care package

• Fundamentals of health care package pricing policy

• Good governance principles for the preparation and revision of health care packages

• Methods for determining which health care package works

• Ethics, human rights and political economy in defining health care packages

 

(vii)         Innovative  programs in micromanagement of  medical practice and the way forward

                         Risk management at the front line

                         Planning premises, staffing and financing

                         Equipment and procurement (EPR i PPE)

                         Business continuity program for health services

                         Education and implementation

A special Regional Round Table will be organized within the School Program, which will discuss the comparative experiences of countries in the region in dealing with and before emergencies (COVID-19 case). The round table will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Luca Rossi.

 

Lecturers

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Hans Kluge, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Dušan Keber, former Minister of Health of Slovenia, University of Ljubljana

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke, University of Berlin, Germany

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Ana Stavljenić Rukavina, DIU Libertas International University, Zagreb

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Miodrag Todorović, CEO of “Panafricare” Clinic and long-standing Director of the Seychelles Ministry of Health

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Levett, Honorary Dean of the National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece, International Gusi Peace Prize Laureat

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Luca Rosi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Arne Björnberg, Executive Director, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Sweden

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Hannu Vuori, long-standing WHO senior official and expert, Finland

Ÿ   Dr. Sc. Kenan Hrapović, Minister of Health of Montenegro

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Miodrag Radunović, Dean of Medical Faculty, University of Montenegro

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Doncho Donev, long-standing Director of the Institute for Social Medicine, Medical School, University of Skopje, Northern Macedonia

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Thomas Lux, University of Applied Science Niedrrhein, Germany

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Alvaro Hidalgo Vega, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Rusmir Mesihović, former Minister of Health of the Federation of B&H

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Antoni Gilabert-Perramon, Director of Pharmacy and Medicine, Catalan Health and Social Care Consortium, Spain

Ÿ   Dr. Zvonimir Šostar, Director of the Institute of Public Health "Dr. Andrija Štampar", Zagreb, Croatia

Ÿ   Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Džakula, "Dr. Andrija Štampar" School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ÿ   Doc. Dr. Antonija Balenović, Libertas International University, Croatia

Ÿ   Ass. Prof. Dr. Nebojša Kavarić, ECPD Regional Coordinator for the Health and Environmental Studies, Montenegro

 

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the School will allow participants to acquire knowledge and information about the following:

• Reform steps for cost restriction while maintaining high quality of health services;

• Major reform trends in the developed European countries;

• Innovation in health system reforms;

• Experience of others in financing and managing health care systems;

• Preconditions for achieving universal health care;

• Future health spending scenarios;

• Additional health resources in the form of earmarked inflows;

• Principles for the preparation of the national health care strategy and its action plan;

• Mistakes and shortcomings in the preparation and implementation of today's strategies and plans;

• Achieving consensus between demand and supply of services, as well as between government, service providers and the population;

• Preparing a quality, fair and affordable health care package;

• Implementation of health care packages;

• Ethical, legal and policy issues when defining health care packages;

• Formulation of a joint strategy for the functioning of health systems in emergency conditions.

 

School Organization

The lectures are held every weekday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apart from the theoretical presentations delivered by the lecturers, in the framework of each topic there will be panel discussions and case studies.

Upon completion of the School, the School participants will be provided with course handouts necessary for effective lecture attendance and study after finalization of the School, as well as all authorized presentations. In order to enable participants to master the lectures successfully, simultaneous translation will be provided.

 

School Certificate

Based on participation during the classes and acquired knowledge and skills during the work of the School, the participants will receive a nationally and internationally valid and accredited Certificate of the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) University for Peace established by the United Nations.

 

Application Form and Participation Fee

The participation fee for the ECPD International Summer School is 490 EUR. A 10% “early bind” is available for payments made until 31 July 2020.

Applications should be sent to: European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) UN University for Peace, Terazije 41, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia; Тel: +381 11 3246 041; E-mail: ecpd@Eunet.rs and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..rs; Website: www.ecpd.org.rs

 

Hotel Accommodation

The School participants are provided accommodation at the Hotel “Splendid” in Bečići (www. montenegrostars.com, tel: +382 33 773 777), at which the School will be held, at preferential rates. Accommodation on a half-board basis will be charged at the reduced price of 148 EUR per day for a single room and 104 EUR for a double room, per person.

Together with this letter of invitation you will find enclosed the hotel reservation form. We advise you to book your accommodation through the ECPD Secretariat.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Contact

European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD)  
University for Peace established by the United Nations

ECPD Headquarters
Terazije 41
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
office@ecpd.org.rs
+381 11 3246-041;
+381 11 3246-042;
+381 11 3240-673;

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