On 12th and 13th June 2023, EUREGHA hosted its Annual General Assembly in Linköping, Sweden, kindly hosted by our member Region Östergötland. The two-day agenda The two-day agenda brought together the EUREGHA network to visit and discover regional best practices, network, exchange priorities, and discuss EUREGHA’s present and past.
On day one, the AGA featured a full day of site visits and networking. Earlier in the day, EUREGHA members and Secretariat visited the Finspång Primary Care Centre, a truly interesting example of the application of Integrated and person-centred care and integrated care transition. During this first part of the AGA, EUREGHA also had the chance to learn more about the key healthcare figures for Region Östergötland.
In a nutshell, the Region features
– 3 Hospitals
– 46 public and private local health and care centers
– Local healthcare in all part of the county
– 40 Dental clinics
Later in the afternoon, the EUREGHA AGA moved to the Linköping University Hospital for a visit to the CMIV – Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization. During this visit, Anders Persson, professor and Director of the CMIV, led the network through a presentation of the centre and visit of the facility. The CMIV represents a truly inspiring example on the use of Artificial Intelligence & Health Data to improve patients’ outcomes, with a multi-disciplinary research team behind and use of top level technological innovation.
On day 2 of the AGA, EUREGHA members were hosted at the offices of Region Östergötland in Linköping for the Assembly meeting. During the morning session, opened by a welcome presentation by Richard Widén, Regional Development Director, EUREGHA members discussed and approved the Annual Report and Accounts for 2022, Budget and Work Programme 2023.
The 2023 AGA also featured an important moment with the regular bi-annual election of the EUREGHA Executive Board. It is EUREGHA’s pleasure to share warm congratulations to our elected and re-elected Board members:
- Giovanni Gorgoni (EUREGHA Chair – AReSS Puglia)
- Petra Dannapfel (Vice-Chair, Region Östergötland)
- Markus Klamminger (Vice-Chair, Health Agency of Lower Austria)
- Andrea Pavlickova (Treasurer Scotland)
- Maurizia Rolli (Regione Emilia-Romagna)
- Emma Spear (Wales)
- Solvejg Wallyn (Flanders)
In the afternoon, EUREGHA members focused their attention on planning the future of the network beyond 2023, discussing key topics for the upcoming EU mandate and elections, new and revised activities and how to further support best practices sharing between EUREGHA members and beyond, such as through even more site visits and a dedicated members’ platform that will be launched in the coming weeks.
The AGA 2023 was an excellent opportunity for EUREGHA members to meet again in person, discuss the present and future of the association, exchange ideas and discover innovative ways to deliver better care during our site visits. Particularly important were the election of the EUREGHA Board and the strategic workshop, crucial steps for the strategic development of EUREGHA. Once again, we would like to warmly thank our Region Östergötland colleagues for the excellent hosting of the Assembly and for giving the network the chance to discover their regional best practices.