Over the last year, national health systems and European and international health organisations have worked tirelessly to deliver emergency services, while confronting challenges such as hospital capacity and workforce planning. As health systems are progressing towards managing the pandemic and creating their recovery plans, they are also thinking about how to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of their resources in an ever-changing context. 

What are the lessons learnt from COVID-19 about managing resilient and flexible healthcare systems? What are the medium and long-term effects of the pandemic on European health systems? How should health systems and services organise and adapt for a post-COVID context? What are the best practices for the recovery period? 

We will give answer to these important questions during the EHMA 2021 Plenary Session ‘Shaping health systems for a post-COVID world’, on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 11.15 – 12.30. 

We are honoured to announce the esteemed speakers that will be discussing how health systems and services should be re-organised to be more resilient and sustainable in a post-COVID context. The opening keynote will be delivered by Dr Hans Kluge, Regional Director for Europe at the World Health Organization (to be confirmed). To follow, Prof Maurizio Cecconi, President  at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine will present his views on ICU management; while long-term care systems will be discussed by Dr Adelina Comas-Herrera, Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) of the London School of Economics, and Curator of LTCcovid.org. Finally, Dr Ellen Kuhlmann, President of the EUPHA section on Health Workforce Research and Senior Researcher at Hannover Medical School, will comment on the impact of COVID-19 on the health workforce. 

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