July 23, 2019 HCMatColumbia

Come and join us in Paris in September – secure your seat at the early-bird rate! Inspirational summer reads included

As you might be taking off for summer I’d like to share some summer reads with you below as well as food for thought & action on our upcoming forum. Today the spotlight is on Ralf Däinghaus, CEO of medAspis and founder and former CEO of docmorris who we are excited to welcome to our 8th Global Business Forum “Money and people – the currencies of healthcare” to be held on September 11-13, 2019 at the Columbia Global Center in Paris. In his keynote he will talk about how he balanced customer needs, market opportunity and regulatory challenges when he was founding Europe’s first online pharmacy. What was perceived by traditional pharmacies as a nuisance as it disrupted traditionally well-established delivery channels turned out to revolutionize drug provision in Europe.

Today, remote delivery has proven to be effective and efficient for tangible products, but how about medical services provided by a doctor? Can I live in Paris and consult my patients in California? This topic is also very much driven by country-specific legislation and much more personal. To be discussed also at our forum in September. “The knowledge illusion” and “the death of expertise” (see summer reads below) are great pre-reads.

You have three more weeks to secure your seat at the early-bird rate (subject to availability) to be part of this discussion among global leaders. If you would like to join us for the evening event on September 11 only and/or bring a guest please contact us to reserve. The individual rate is € 50 per person including buffet, unlimited wine and soft drinks. At this occasion you will have the opportunity to take advantage of a sneak preview of my upcoming art show “Body and light” which will run from December 6-20 in Paris. Bronze body sculptures will be on display to complement the kitchen’s inspiration of your senses.

Please check out the agenda and let us know if you’d like to join as an individual or with colleagues from your organization. As healthcare paradigms are shifting new strategies and players are entering the market. Be prepared!
The Forum – now in its 8th year – has been conceived to help the world’s top healthcare executives seize the moment. Previous participants rave about the interactive, content-rich and personal experience: https://youtu.be/-fhcfbSPPmY.
Executives are invited personally and represent all stakeholder perspectives. The total number of participants is limited to ensure effective networking and matchmaking opportunities in a confidential setting. About 50% of participants join us from the United States, 40% from Europe and about 10% from Asia and the Middle East.

This is not a classical conference – our fans point out that it is a unique space for interaction of a range of different people from around the world who reconnect after the meeting and on an ongoing basis because the discussions they had at our forum lifted topics to a higher level. It is also the collegial environment and the ability to think freely that makes this forum different from the usual commercial ventures. At our forums we are “thinking together to reap results.” Please read about our past forums and contact us if you would like to join

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Space is limited and participation by invitation only. You may contact us directly at info@centerforhealthcaremanagement.org to request your personal registration. Individual registration including meals and materials is € 995. Attend the 8th Forum with your organization to identify new trends and incorporate them into future products and strategies necessary for success in a market of shifting US and EU priorities.

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Summer reads in the order they came to my mind:

  • “Space girls” by Maiken Nielsen because the world would be a different place today if the first human being on the moon had been a woman…
  • “Built to last” by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras because style matters in business and everywhere…
  • “Zeitenwende 1979” by Frank Bösch because this is what we should have learned in school to understand the present better…
  • “The knowledge illusion” by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach because we’re not as smart as we think all alone…
  • “The billionaire and the mechanic” by Julian Guthrie because all men (and women) dream, but not equally…
  • “The death of expertise” by Tom Nichols because conversation has become exhausting…
  • “Le sel de la vie/ Das ist das Leben” by Francoise Héritier because it is light-hearted and oh so true…. Enjoy!