Ladies and Gentlemen,

The National Conference on Health Economy became a true story of success. The previous twelve editions of the conference have seen momentum generated, discussion facilitated, and essential impulses created for how to address the major issues in the health care sector. In addition, they provided opportunities for consolidating networks and establishing new collaborations and co-operations.

The 13th National Conference on Health Economy will be no different. We are looking forward to welcoming more than 700 national and international participants from science, economy, administration and politics to Warnemünde. We cordially welcome Estonia as this year’s partner country. Under the headline “#Health2017 – People and Markets in Digital World”, this year’s edition focusseson a significant and considerable issue and subject to controversial debate. What is the impact of digital transformation on the work environment? Which opportunities can companies seize by cooperation with research institutions? What are the consequences of digital transformation for medical practices and hospitals? How are patients’ rights and data protection safeguarded?

Ladies and gentlemen, I cordially invite you to our conference in Rostock-Warnemünde, THE place to meet decision makers and experts in the fi eld of health economy. Join the discussion, and seize the opportunity to return home with new ideas and wonderful impressions of our beautiful federal state Mecklenburg- Vorpommern!

Erwin Sellering
Minister President of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern