The Fourth International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy (International Health)
|Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2009||End Date/Time: Dec 10, 2009|
|Registration Date: Oct 15, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: May 31, 2009|
* Will the current economic chaos simply put more pressure on already financially stressed health systems - or will investment in health be seen as a spur to economic growth?
* As societies reconsider their social contracts and the relationship between government and the private sector; how will health systems be affected? What can they offer in the way of lessons after decades of struggling with issues of governance, social support, personal responsibility for health, and systemic accountability for health systems outcomes?
* Will health systems falter in the face of population migrations - or will they serve as a beacon to maintain solidarity because of â€“ and not despite â€“ immigration of citizens and health professionals?
* Will Health Ministries maintain their secondary position in the bureaucratic pecking order - or will they succeed in articulating the inter-sectoral nature of health and establish health-promoting coordination with other agencies?
* Will the new fields of evidence based medicine and evidence based management be confined to the characterization of technical tools and measures - or will they provide an example of nesting quality improvement within the organizational culture and social fabric of societies?
The Fourth International Conference on Health Policy will address these issues, seeking to maximize the health and welfare of populations and to contribute to overall improved social policy. Leading health policy experts from around the globe will discuss these issues in plenary and parallel sessions, debates, panel discussions, and poster presentations. The Conference will provide new knowledge and ideas aimed at improving the future of populations worldwide during a time of daunting challenges.