Academic Program


The conference will focus on interactions between quality of care, professional satisfaction and organizations, such as:

  • Medical education – care quality and doctors’ health: Coping with work-life balance and delivery of good quality care.
  • Medical practice and patient care: The doctors’ role in organizations; the impact of this on themselves and patients.
  • Professional needs and doctors’ care: The balance between professional and personal needs in relation to quality of care in a changing healthcare system.
  • Other topics: Including, but not restricted to: Artificial intelligence – different aspects, challenges and benefits of technology in the interactions between quality of care, professional fulfilment and organizations

Abstract Collection

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Program at a glance 

Sunday 19th of May

18:00 - 20:00Registration
Upload of presentations and poster assembly

Monday 20th of May

08:00Registration, continues
09:00Welcome to the 7th EAPH conference:
Karin Isaksson Rø, director, LEFO – Institute for Studies of the Medical Profession
Official welcome: Marit Hermansen, president, Norwegian Medical Association
09:15Opening Lecture: Key note speaker Edvin Schei: Doctoring as leadership - practical wisdom in medical relations
10:104 parallell oral sessions
11:35Posters and coffee break
12:054 parallell workshops
14:004 parallell oral sessions
15:30Posters and coffee break
15:50-16:453 parallell workshops
17:15Departure - Harbour Promenade from Bjørvika to Oslo City Hall
18:15-20:00Welcome Reception at Oslo City Hall
20:30Conference Dinner at Lofoten Fish Restaurant

Tuesday 21st of May

08:30-09:253 parallell workshops
09:304 parallell oral sessions
10:45Posters and coffee break- hotel check out
11:30Plenary lecture Key note speaker Stein Knardahl: Motivation, health and human Capital - how do work factors contribute?
12:15Best poster Award
Conclusions and closing
General EAPH Assembly

Key Note Speakers

We have two excellent key note lectures that will be given by Professor Edvin Schei and Professor Stein Knardahl.

Professor Edvin Schei, MD, PhD. Schei is a practicing GP, professor at the University of Bergen in the fields of of general practice and medical education. His areas of expertise and research are clinical communication, medical professionalism, medical philosophy and education.
Schei will discuss good use of the doctor’s role – how can physicians create empowering relationships while dealing constructively with authority and uncertainty?

Title of his lecture: Doctoring as leadership – practical wisdom in medical relations

Professor Stein Knardahl, MD, PhD | Head of Department of work psychology and physiology  at the National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI). His areas of expertise and research are Neuroscience, Physiology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Work psychology.
Knardahl will discuss relationships between work, motivation and health, examining employee competence in relation to good quality care, work environment and health of employees.

Title of his lecture: Motivation, health and human capital – how do work factors contribute?