27-04-2021 webinar. Modelling of pull and push factors of HWF mobility taking into account impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Forthcoming event The Third Webinar of 2021,  27 April  2021, 15.00-16.40 CET, MS Teams’ environment

Organized by European Institute for Health and Sustainable Development (EIHSD)

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The webinar has a purpose to discuss determinants of healthcare workforce mobility. People are changing place of leaving inside and across national borders because of different reasons. Some are looking for higher income, some are motivated by better opportunities to apply his or her skills, some are escaping conflicts or prosecution in their countries of origin. Young generation enjoys studies outside their consistency or abroad and often stays in or close to the city were medical education was provided. In most cases a decision to change the place or the state of leaving is based on arguments to leave the old place based on the perception of push factors and on arguments to settle in a new place or pull factors.

The webinar is an integral part of a 3-year project “Working Together to Address Health Workforce Mobility in Europe”. Up to 12 webinars to address the unequal distribution of the health workforce in Europe, to participate in designing of policies to support regions that have difficulties in attracting health workers as well as promoting training and education of health professionals to common standards, coupled with measures to safeguard the rights of health workers from the rest of the world. are foreseen by the project.

The first webinar of 2021 was organised on 02.02.2021. Speakers investigated:

  • recent tendencies in international mobility of health workers across Europe and the OECD;
  • suboptimal allocation of healthcare work force in Member States and phenomenon of Medical deserts in Europe;
  • tools (for example a system of health accounts) that provide an opportunity to better understand and manage international mobility of healthcare labour force;
  • statistical trends that may change international migration patterns in European Union.

For the recording of the first webinar see here.;

The recording of the second webinar is available here.

The second webinar of 2021 was organised on 30.03.2021. Speakers explored:

  • the legacy of “WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel “
  • legal provisions of the EU to work towards the balance between securing freedom of movement for workers and addressing the unequal distribution of the health workforce capacities in Europe;
  • good European practises to manage local shortages of health professionals;
  • private initiatives to provide needed professional qualifications and avoid brain drain from the East to the West of Europe;
  • ways to fight shortages of health workforce as seen from the perspective of public economics.

Conclusions of the webinar are going to be developed and disseminated in 2 weeks after the webinar.

The third webinar will be based on previously developed findings (actual statistics of migration and legal regulation of health personnel mobility in the EU).  An emphasis of the third webinar is on modelling (qualitative and quantitative) of pull and push factors of health personnel mobility taking into account impact of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Conclusions of the webinar are going to be developed and disseminated in 2 weeks after the webinar.

Format 

Moderated by a professional moderator Joe Lynem from BBC (TBC) Chaired by Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis

Panel of 5 speakers representing the following perspectives:

  1. How to mobilize commitments from Member States, International Financing Institutions, bilateral and philanthropic partners to protect and invest in health and care workers to accelerate the attainment of the SDGs and COVID-19 recovery? (TBC);
  2. COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers. Policies that do perform (TBC)
  3. Markus Schneider, Germany. Modelling of healthcare workforce mobility in the EU.
  4. Ruthy Kaidar. CEE Microsoft. Lessons learned from pandemic. Opportunities provided by e-health solutions.
  5. Birute Tumiene, PhD, Clinical geneticist, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Clinics, Lithuania. International students in Lithuanian medical schools: trends before and after COVID.

Chairmen, speakers, and Moderator

Chairmen, Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis served as European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety in 2014-2019. Vytenis Andriukaitis has been practicing surgeon for more than 20 years. A Member of Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania for six mandates. Co-author of Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania adopted in 1992. As a Deputy Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament, he led national delegation to the Convention on the Future of Europe. Minister for Health of Republic of Lithuania in 2012-2014.

 Ruthy Kaidar, Director Health Industry Sector Central & Eastern Europe, Microsoft. An executive with over 20 years of experience in the medical devices, digital health, telecommunications, and venture capital industries. As a Computer Science Engineer, she worked in Software and Firmware engineering in the Telecomm industry at Geotek and Qualcomm.

 Markus Schneider, PhD, Director, Research Institute BASYS in Augsburg, Germany with proven record on research and modelling healthcare systems of Western Europe and consultancy in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

 Birute Tumiene, PhD, is a clinical geneticist by background. She graduated Faculty of Medicine in Vilnius University, where obtained her residency training and PhD; currently, she gives lectures on genetics and rare diseases in her Alma Mater. She is the Head of Unit for Genetics and a Coordinator of International Affairs in the Coordination Center for Rare Diseases at Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos. In the European Joint Program on Rare Diseases dr. Birutė Tumienė co-leads Pillar 3, devoted to rare disease education and training, and she has many other international positions related to rare diseases.

Moderator, Joe Lynam is a respected broadcaster and moderator who was the BBC’s senior Business Correspondent for a decade. He now presents the current affairs show ‘The Newsroom’ on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. Joe has won many awards for his original journalism. He has presented and been a senior correspondent on the Today programme, Newsnight, BBC One Breakfast as well as Five Live and the BBC News Channel

Webinar Outline, time in total: 90 min.

Time Activity Who is leading and/or speaking? What’s on screen for event participants?
2 min Introduction and opening

Presenting speakers

Moderator Moderator
8 min Short video on 2ndst Webinar
5 min 2021 is the “Year of the Health and Care Workers” and the second year of the pandemic caused by COVID -19. What evidence-based lessons should be learned from the crisis? Chair Vytenis Andriukaitis Moderator and chair

 

 

Q1: 1st Intervention of panellists 25 min.

 

Moderator and panel
10 min How to mobilize commitments from Member States, International Financing Institutions, bilateral and philanthropic partners to protect and invest in health and care workers to accelerate the attainment of the SDGs and COVID-19 recovery? WHO (TBC) Moderator and speaker
10 min COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers. Policies that do perform. ILO (TBC) Moderator and speaker
5 min Q&A Moderator and speakers
Q2 – The Second intervention of panellists 30 min  

 

Moderator and panel
10 min  “Simulation of impacts of health- workforce mobility on income and health care coverage within EU27”

Markus Schneider

Moderator and speaker
10 min Lessons learned from pandemic. Opportunities provided by e-health solutions Ruthy Kaidar Moderator and speaker
10 min International students in Lithuanian medical schools: trends before and after COVID.

Birute Tumiene

Moderator and speaker
15 min Q3 – Questions from the audience and panel responses  Chair, moderator, panel Chair, Moderator, panel
5 min Wrap up  Chair, moderator Chair, moderator
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