Also this year the EHMA Conference is pleased to host the Karolinska Medical Management Centre (MMC) & EHMA Research Award promoting high-quality research on health management. 

Now at its 19th edition, the Award was created to stimulate early career researchers to engage in healthcare management research. Since its establishment in 2002, the award has attracted numerous doctoral researchers who have submitted their thesis for a chance to present during the EHMA Conference and receiving the award. For many the Karolinska MMC & EHMA Research Award was “a good launching pad for a career in health management”, as stated by Dr. Axel Kaehne, EHMA President. 

Every year, in conjunction with the Call for Abstracts of the EHMA Conference, a dedicated call is launched for PhD students in the final stages of their doctoral studies or recent PhD graduates. All submitted abstracts are assessed by an independent panel composed of representatives of Karolinska Medical Management Centre and members of the EHMA Scientific Advisory Committee. Only a few abstracts are shortlisted and invited to present in a dedicated session at the EHMA Conference. 

During the Conference, the shortlisted researchers present their study results in front of a wide academic audience, including members of the EHMA Scientific Advisory Committee, the EHMA Board of Directors and representative leading universities and research centers in Europe. The best contribution is assigned the Award and presented during the Conference Closing Plenary. 

EHMA acknowledges the long-standing partnership with our Member, Karolinska Medical Management Centre (MMC) for the creation of this Award. We also acknowledge the initiator of the Award, Prof. Mats Brommels, former Director of Karolinska MMC; the current Director, Prof. Henna Hasson, also Head of Unit for Implementation and Evaluation at the Center for Epidemiology; and Dr. Pamela Mazzocato, Co-leader of the Clinical Management Research Group at Karolinska MMC for their continuous support. 

Join us at EHMA 2021 to share practices and experiences on excellence in health management.