SEPEN Workshops 2020

SEPEN joint tender is organising two workshops in the first quarter of 2020.
The fourth out of the series of five workshops is taking place on the 13-14 February 2020 in Leuven, Belgium.
The focus of this event is: “Health Workforce Planning, Quality of Care, Patient Safety and Working Conditions”
The event focuses indeed on the relations between health workforce staffing, working conditions and healthcare outcomes. In other words, bridging the most important issues for health workers: providing quality in good conditions.
As in all workshops we provide the livestreaming option again, for those experts who can not be with us personally.

The following keynote speeches and discussions are scheduled:
– 11:15 AM: Scientific update on the impact of health workforce and working conditions on quality of care and patient safety
Dr. Luk Bruyneel, KU Leuven, BE
Prof. dr. Paul Aylin, Imperial College, UK
– 12:15 PM: Impact of mental health issues and well-being of HWF on the productivity rate and patient safety
Prof. dr. Maria Panagioti, The University of Manchester, UK
– 13:15 PM: From second victimness to joy in work
Prof. dr. Kris Vanhaecht, KU Leuven, BE
– 14:15 PM: Future minded session
Mr. Peter Szegner, Semmelweis University, HU

Please find the livestream link here:


The final workshop the fifth of the series is taking place on the 26-27 March, in Rome, entitled: “Digital health: what are the implications for supply, demand, monitoring and organisation of health workforce?”
The event deals with the impact of the development of digital technologies and information technology on the current and future health workforce. Through an interactive format, it will particularly focus on the implications of digital health on the “barriers to” and “strategies for” improving the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of the health workforce and what the health workforce planners need to do to include those implications in their models.

The workshop aims to present the emerging trends in the development and digital transformation of the health workforce, discuss the main challenges that digital transformation poses to health workforce planning, propose solutions to the problems discussed.
Livestreaming details will be published on the SEPEN website few days before the event.