It is our pleasure to invite you to take part in the Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management that takes place from August 25th to 30th, 2014 in Lugano, Switzerland.
Together with the Swiss School of Public Health+, the University of Lugano’s Department of Economics, and the University of Zurich’s Institute of Biomedical Ethics, we have created a two-part course that explores how to improve health care through effective policy measures. Participants can book register for only one part of the course, but are encouraged to take part in the entire six days.
This two-part course includes:
Incentives for Better Health (August 25th- 27th), a three-day comprehensive introduction to the role of incentives in redesigning care for better quality at lower cost. The course will engage participants in conceptual, ethical and political issues on the use of incentives in the health care setting and will explore the effectiveness of different forms of incentive schemes.
Conflicts of Interest and Corruption form a Health Systems Perspective (August 28th- August 30th), a three-day course that explores the role of conflicts of interest and institutional corruption as obstacles to improving quality, equity and cost-effectiveness of patient care. Country studies will probe the situation in different national contexts such as the US, France, Japan, Germany and Switzerland. The role of international organizations will be addressed, as well as issues arising in developing countries.
Lecturers will represent an array of prestigious academic and professional institutions, including Harvard, WHO, OECD, and many more.
The courses are intended for professionals, researchers, post-docs, and graduate students with background in health care, public health, management, economics or ethics. Students can earn ETCS points and FMH members have the possibility to earn credit for continuing education. Support for travel and accommodation may be available upon request.
Deadline for registration is July 15, 2014.
For more information visit http://www.ssphplus.ch/summerschool/summerschool.html
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller – Andorno
Joelle Robertson – Preidler Doctoral candidate, Research assistant