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Science Talk: Schwerpunkt Vorsorgemedizin – Weniger ist mehr?

The Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy organizes a Science Talk about preventive medicine with the title “Schwerpunkt Vorsorgemedizin – Weniger ist mehr?“. Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Wien, April 24, 2017.  The panel discussion includes:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Maier (ehem. Vorstand der Abteilung Allgemein- und Familienmedizin am Zentrum für Public Health, Medizinische Universität Wien)
  • Dr. Katharina T. Paul (Senior Research Fellow, FWF – Austrian Science Fund, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerald J. Pruckner (Gesundheitsökonom, Universität Linz)
  • DDr. Irmgard Schiller-Frühwirth, MPH (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger)
  • Dr. Martin Sprenger, MPH (Leiter Lehrgang Public Health, Medizinische Universität Graz)

Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting of Linz economists, Karl Lehner, chief executive officer of the Upper Austrian Health and Hospital Public Holding Company, presented some ideas to utilize synergies and overcome avoidable expenditure in the inpatient and outpatient sector.

alex_schlierbachAlso Alexander Ahammer (picture), member of this laboratory, presented his current work about prescription behavior of general practioniers. In this joint work with Ivan Zilic, they try to find out, which financial incentives and channels are shaping the prescription style.

Continuing Excellent Research

On August 26, 2016 the evaluation event of the Christian Doppler (CD) laboratory “Aging, Health and the Labor Market” took place as part of the two-year evaluation in the Science Park of the JKU. The aim of the event was to critically examine the scientific work of the laboratory. Based on the evaluation results, the committee of the CD-society decided the extension of the CD Laboratory.

Initially, Gerald Pruckner and Rudolf Winter Ebmer (Photo) presented an overview of the research focus of the past funding period and the plans for the next five years. Afterwards, each of the four young researchers, who are affiliated with the laboratory, presented one of its projects of the last two years.

Under this link you can find past and current work of the laboratory members and affiliates.

After a brief discussion of the visiting representatives of the senate announced that a recommendation for the continued existence is pronounced. With official decision of the CD-society the CD Lab is extended for at least another three years.

Research Seminar Munich

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, head of the laboratory, is going to present at the University of Munich on July 5.
His talk is about ” What is the firm’s influence on retirement?”

EuHEA Conference 2016

The EuHEA (Eurpean Health Economics Association) Conference 2016 takes place from 13.-16. July 2016 in Hamburg (GER). A. Ahammer, W. Frimmel, G.J. Pruckner, T. Schober, K. Zocher are going to present there latest research results.

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