Friday, July 29, 2011

[EQ] Summer Course in Comparative Health - The reforms of the health care systems in a globalized world

European School of Genetic Medicine

International Summer Course in Comparative Health
The reforms of the health care systems in a globalized world

29th August - 2nd September 2011

Euro Mediterranean University Centre of Ronzano

Bologna – Italy


The summer course will be supervised by: John Tooker - Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians (ACP) and
Guido Giarelli – Past President of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS)

Invited Speakers: Robert Blank (New College of Florida, U.S.), Stefano Nava (Sant` Orsola Malpighi, Italy), Antonio Maturo (Univ. of Bologna, Italy - Brown University (U.S.), Zofia Slonska (National Institute of Cardiology, Poland), Giovanni Romeo (University of Bologna, Italy), Adriano Cattaneo (IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Italy), Mauro Serapioni (Center for Social Studies - Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal), Erio Ziglio (European Office for Investment for Health and Development - World Health Organization).

This first edition will provide an overall view of the reforms which are taking place in different health care systems in both developed and developing countries with a global perspective and an interdisciplinary array of methodological approaches. The most recent accomplishments in Medical Sociology, Health Economy, Political Science, Public Health related to the course topics will be discussed and the course will provide a chance to use a range of techniques and research tools and will allow opportunities to establish research networks.

The topics covered will include:

-          comparative typologies of health systems to the problem of rationing of hospital resources,

-          - the Obama’s reform to Cameron’s Big Society,

-          the changing role of the physician to the impact of genomic medicine,

-          the re-centralization and market reforms in Scandinavian health care systems,

-          the insurance reforms in Bismarckian welfare systems,

-          the Mediterranean paradigm to the reforms in post-socialist Central-Eastern Europe,

the evolution of global health policies and the health reforms of emerging countries such as Brazil.


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