Upcoming meetings

Next EHPG Meeting: 12th-13th June Bocconi University, Milan

Healthcare systems are in a state of permanent crisis, as they are challenged not only by shocks, like pandemics, but also by structural problems, like escalating healthcare costs, shortages of healthcare professionals, and the coverage of an alarmingly older population. Consequently, countries must not only prepare for health emergencies like pandemics, climate-related crises and conflicts, but also strengthen current health systems and essential services to address a variety of other challenges. The “permacrisis” seems to be the new normal.

The upcoming EHPG meeting calls for research on topics related to how European healthcare systems deal with these challenges, in and outside healthcare. Yet, following the EHPG tradition, also other papers are welcome.
We welcome researchers from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to Economics, Health Services Research, Sociology, Political and Policy Sciences, and Psychology. We encourage submissions from early career researchers as well as country-comparisons.

EHPG is a multidisciplinary network that aims to stimulate international collaboration and learning through comparative analysis of changes to health care systems in Europe. The group meets twice a year to discuss research papers, which will be presented by a discussant followed by a group discussion. The upcoming meeting will be hosted by Bocconi University and will accommodate physical attendance in Milan and virtual attendance of participants unable to travel due to the ongoing pandemic.

Abstracts (up to 500 words) can be submitted until 27 March 2023 and should be sent via email to Aleksandra Torbica (aleksandra.torbica@unibocconi.it). Authors will be advised if they have been successful by 05 April 2023 with draft papers or long abstracts (4-5 pages outlining the key elements in a structured approach) to be shared by 15 May 2023.