Recent developments in various countries in Europe, like for example austerity measures, lead to concerns about the conflict between justice in health care with various other, economic and political, values.

The 2017 EACME Conference will feature keynote lectures from experts, parallel sessions and poster presentations, focusing the attention in the following topics:

– Determinants of Health

  • What does health mean? Looking beyond WHO definition
  • Lifestyles and health
  • Quality of life
  • Social expectations and medicalisation of life
  • Salutogenesis and health-promotion activities

– Healthcare Systems: at the Service of What?

  • Ethical issues in different models of Healthcare Systems
  • Sustainability
  • The role of Primary Care in health systems
  • Ethics issues in research with big data
  • Designing future healthcare systems

– Justice and Vulnerability

  • Social inequalities in health
  • Mental health care
  • Care for people with disability
  • Childcare, Elderly care
  • End-of-life care

– The Role of Professionals and Research

  • Professionalism and decision-making
  • Effects of austerity measures on health care
  • Quaternary prevention
  • The clinician as a manager of resources
  • Continued education
  • Responsibility and integrity in research