27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers

Submission Guidelines

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We are delighted with the amount and quality of Abstracts submitted. Due to several requests, we have decided to extend the submission period.

We kindly invite you to submit your contribution to the 27th EAHM Congress until 18th May.

All Abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published by the Portuguese Journal of Public Health (PJHP) in an issue dedicated to EAHM 2018.

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General guidelines

The following guidelines are provided to assist you to submit your abstract.

Please follow the instructions when completing the abstract form.

Abstracts can only be submitted online.

Papers and posters submitted for presentation at the 27th EAHM Congress should not have been previously published as a complete paper in an international journal.
New reports in the field of Healthcare and Population Health Management are welcome for presentation, and reports previously published as an abstract or as a full paper in a national journal or presented previously at a national meeting are also eligible.

Abstracts must be submitted in English. 
There is a limit of two presentations (oral, poster or workshop) for a single registered presenting author. This however does not exclude the opportunity to be a co-author in an unlimited number of abstracts.

Accepted abstracts will be removed from the Programme if no presenting author is registered and paid by 15 July, 2018.

You are asked to select your presentation preference: Oral presentation, Poster or Workshop. Please let us know which one you prefer, but please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee an oral presentation or workshop.

After completing the information about the 1st author, please provide the system with details of your co-authors, if applicable.

You are asked to select a topic:

  1. People Centeredness
  2. Integration of care
  3. Innovative provision models
  4. Sustainability
  5. Management matters


1. People Centeredness

  • Creation of person-centered cultures and needs;
  • Healthcare humanization;
  • Health and Social care – integrated approaches;
  • Patient satisfaction/experience and Patient reported outcomes;
  • Improving care for patients and families;
  • Shared decision making systems and Patient empowerment.


2. Integration of care

  • Comprehensive services across the care continuum;
  • Integrated policy-making and management;
  • Vertical integration models;
  • Integrated process-oriented teams;
  • Population health management and chronic care management;
  • Holistic care.

3. Innovative provision models

  • New care models and their impact on hospitals as we know them;
  • Empowering patients for self/home care;
  • Promoting health literacy and patient education;
  • Personalized Medicine and genome based diagnosis;
  • New digital solutions in Healthcare and artificial intelligence;
  • Technology innovation and Healthcare service design;
  • Leadership and new professionals in Healthcare;
  • Management/leadership training, development/capacity building and coaching culture.

4. Financial sustainability

  • Outcomes and value based models of purchasing/reimbursement;
  • Risk-sharing solutions, challenges for payers and the industry;
  • Redesigning services and processes for increased efficiency/cost saving;
  • World demographic challenges;
  • Current and future trends in epidemiology;
  • Migration health and demographic changes in Europe, and how they impact care provision.

5. Management matters:

  • Competencies needed by healthcare management;
  • Leadership Competencies for healthcare managers;
  • Professionalisation of the Health Management;
  • Future competencies needed by healthcare managers to face future challenges;
  • Waste reduction strategies;
  • Change management.


The title should be as brief as possible, but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study.

The abstract text should have a maximum of 400 words and be organised as follows:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

You are asked to insert the applicable keywords (max. 3 keywords).


Review process

All abstracts will be reviewed for their quality and relevance anonymously by the Scientific Committee. If an abstract is not accepted for oral presentation, it is possible that the authors may instead be invited to present their work as a poster.


Submission Deadline | Notification | Registration

15 January, 2018 – Abstract submission opening

16 April, 2018 New date 18 May - Abstract submission closing at 23.59h (UTC+0)

25 June, 2018 - Notification email about status of abstracts sent to the 1st author

30 July, 2018 - Registration deadline for the presenting author of an accepted abstract*

*All authors with accepted Abstracts will benefit from Early Bird fees until this date.

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