29th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers

Budapest, September 30 - October 2, 2020

Abstract submission opening

January 20, 2020

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... Let's walk the road, let's walk the road together ...
Pope Francis
Șumuleu (Csíksomlyó) 2019

Dear Colleagues and Friends,


For the second time since 1991, EGVE is honoured to host the upcoming 29th Congress of the EAHM in Budapest.
We had come a long way in this period: the Cold War is over, the Iron Curtain has been dismantled, the Berlin Wall has fallen, and the two Germanys have been united. The European Union has expanded. All countries have made this journey on their own, but not alone.
It is no coincidence that Pope Francis' homily of Miercurea Ciuc touched us with what became the slogan of the conference. One week before our meeting, the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest is coming to an end, so we considered it important for church (denominational) hospitals to introduce themselves and make their activities known.
The profound slogan of Pope Francis can be interpreted in every topic of the conference, because without the patient’s, the healers’, the nurses’, the relatives’ individual and collective work, the disease cannot be effectively overcome.
Zsuzsa Jakab, WHO Deputy Chief Executive Officer, analysing the past and present, outlines future challenges that can only be solved together. Just think of the big epidemics!
An outstanding event will be the keynote address by Prof. Dr. Béla Merkely, Rector of the Semmelweis University, on the need to rethink the structure of education in the health professions, the coordination of different qualifications and competences, and the restructuring of theoretical and practical training.
The Rector invites the leaders of the European partner universities to come together to think together and come up with proposals for the future. Hospitals' environmental problems and climate change cannot be solved by individual work alone. It is a shared task and responsibility for the future. This block is being introduced by our Nobel Prize winner Professor Diana Ürge-Vorsatz.
Hospitals must go green – but “green hospitals” cannot exist without innovation, research and information technology. The technological explosion can open up an unpredictable perspective. But this can only be achieved and utilized through collaborative work.
All of this cost money. Funding, the creation of resources is also a responsibility crossing individual and social borders. New ways must be found, including in this area, and innovation is also needed here.

We also promise surprises, common cultural programs and warm Hungarian hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 29th EAHM Congress in Budapest to think together, exchange experiences, make new friends, “Let's walk the road, let's walk the road together”

Zsuzsanna Törökné Kaufmann
President of EGVE



EGVE, the Association of Economic Managers of Health

Attila Molnár, Immediate Past President, Director of International Connections, Chairman of Organising Committee
Dr. Lajos Ari, Head of the Local Scientific Program Committee
Margit Béres, President Elect
Zsuzsanna Törökné Kaufmann, President

Contact Address
Köves út 1, H-1204 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: Attila Molnár +36-30-203-0021 | Dr. Lajos Ari +36-30-944-9046
E-mail: egve@egve.hu
Web: www.egve.hu

Congress Bureau

K&M Congress Ltd.
Ms Katalin Mátray, CEO
Podmaniczky utca 75, H-1064 Budapest, Hungary
phone: +36 (1) 301-2000, fax: +36 (1) 301-2001
e-mail: send us a message
web: kmcongress.com

Of the Host City, Budapest

Budapest is the capital and biggest city of Hungary, with 1,760,000 inhabitants. The history of the city began with Aquincum that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia. Hungarians arrived in the territory of the present city in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. From 1526 - the battle of Mohács - nearly 150 years of Turkish rule followed. Afterwards, the region entered a new age of prosperity, and Budapest became a global city with the unification of Buda and Óbuda on the west bank and with Pest on the east bank of the Danube River in 1873. Today Budapest is a leading global city with strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The central area of the city along the Danube River is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many notable monuments, including the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Matthias Church and the Liberty Statue.

Meeting Location

Budapest Marriott Hotel

Budapest Marriott Hotel
1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u 4.
GPS coordinates: N 47.495033 E 19.050109


Budapest Marriott Hotel welcomes you with modern style, exceptional service and an unbeatable location. Tucked along the banks of the Danube River, the hotel is near some of Budapest's most treasured landmarks, offering easy access on foot or by tram or the underground. Intuitively designed rooms and suites, all recently updated in a major renovation, offer scenic views of the river and home-like comforts including high-speed Wi-Fi, deluxe bedding and an ergonomic work-space. Elsewhere at the hotel, you can enjoy a delectable meal at DNB Budapest or sip an artisan cocktail at Liz and Chain Greatroom Bar.

Important Deadlines

Early-bird registration before: 1 June 2020
Standard registration from: 1 June to 25 September 2020
On-site registration after: 25 September 2020

Abstract submission opening: 20 January, 2020
Abstract submission closing: 19 April, 2020

Official languages

English, French, German and Hungarian, with simultaneous translation in the plenary room.

Main topics

Dr. Who
Ecclesiastical Hospitals
Hospitals Go Green
Future Technologies
Financing and Big Data

Preliminary Scientific Program

Abstract submission

Abstracts can be submitted via the online submission form, maximum 1,200 characters of text (excluding name and affiliation).

Abstract submission opens on 20 January 2020 and closes on 19 April 2020.
Abstracts received after 19 April will not be considered. The decision of the Abstract Evaluation Committee will be forwarded to the author by e-mail until 30 June 2020.

Presenting authors’ registration deadline is 31 July 2020, authors of accepted abstracts may register with the Early Bird fees until this date.

Format requirements
Title: maximum of 100 characters, do not use capital letters.
Authors: first name(s), initial(s), surname Affiliations: institute, department, city, country
Abstracts should include the following sections:

  • Introduction/Background
  • Objective/Purpose
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Abstracts must be submitted in English.
All accepted abstracts will be published on the Congress website. Submission implies consent to the publication.

Scientific and Commercial Exhibition

For information about the exhibition and other advertising options please contact the Congress Bureau.

Registration fees

Early Bird
until 1 June 2020
after 1 June and until 25 September
after 25 September
EAHM members¹ 350 EUR
+27% VAT
400 EUR
+27% VAT
450 EUR
+27% VAT
Non-members¹ 450 EUR
+27% VAT
500 EUR
+27% VAT
550 EUR
+27% VAT
Supporting company representatives² 350 EUR
+27% VAT
400 EUR
+27% VAT
450 EUR
+27% VAT
Students³ 150 EUR
+27% VAT
200 EUR
+27% VAT
250 EUR
+27% VAT

Participants are entitled to the following services

1) EAHM members and non-members 2) Supporting company representatives and exhibitors 3) Students
admission to the congress program
admission to the exhibition
congress documents
coffee and refreshment during the breaks
congress lunches
Welcome cocktail on 30 September
certificate of attendance

Pre-Congress Visits on Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Visits are designed for 50 PAX maximum, pre-registration is strongly advised.
Departure: by bus from Budapest Marriott Hotel at 14:00 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Return after the visit by bus to Budapest Marriott Hotel at appr. 17:00 pm

Pre-Congress Visit #1: Duna Medical Center (DMC)
The first comprehensive private health care facility in Hungary, DMC delivers patient centred ambulatory and inpatient health care services with the obligation to provide the safest care, treatment and services possible.

Duna Medical Center

Pre-Congress Visit #2: National Institute of Medical Rehabilitation
The institute's predecessor, the home of lung disease soldiers, opened in 1918. The area, also known as the lungs of Budapest, with rich fauna, plenty of sunlight, and good climatic conditions has provided a good chance for patients awaiting recovery. In the 1950s the profile of the institute gradually changed, and it became a recognized centre of locomotor rehabilitation and specialist training.
In 2000 the foundation stone of a new building was laid and the new main building was completed in 2004. Doctors continue complex rehabilitation of the patients with well-trained team members in a beautiful environment, in a 21st-century building.

National Institute of Medical Rehabilitation

Pre-Congress Visit #3: Hospital in the Rock
The Hospital in the Rock was built in a natural cave system under the Castle Hill. During WWII a shelter and a first-aid place was built in the caves that was expanded into the Hospital in the Rock. It had three wards and a modern operating theatre. During the siege of Budapest in 1944-45 all 94 beds of the hospital were constantly filled, and patients were also laid in the halls and chambers of the surrounding cave system. HitR was closed in July 1945 but re-opened in 1956 to treat civilians and soldiers alike.
Between 1958 and 1962 the Hospital in the Rock was converted into a nuclear bunker. A safety-by-pass corridor was built, as well as a new ventilation system equipped with a special gas filter, and also a water supply system attached to the River Danube.
It was never formally decommissioned, and the Civil Defence Forces used it as a store.
In 2007 the facility was renovated. In 2010, the Ministry of Culture and Education classified it as a museum collection of public interest and now it functions as a national collection point for its specialist area.

Hospital in the Rock

Pre-Congress Visit #4: Premier Med Healthcare Center
Premier Med Health Center is special in the Central European region with its unique tools and expertise for thyroid nodular patients and for those who live with varicose vein problems. It provides

  • Radiofrequency Ablation therapy to treat benign thyroid nodules (strumas)
  • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation to help those with varicose vein problems
  • Cryoablation therapy (freezing), allowing patients to have their fibroadenomas treated effectively without being cut or having to go under general anaesthetic

Premier Med Healthcare Center

Social Program

Wednesday, 30 September
Opening Ceremony in Budapest Marriott Hotel at 11:30 am
Welcome Cocktail in Budapest Marriott Hotel at 19:00 pm

Thursday, 1 October
Congress Banquet

Friday, 2 October
Closing Ceremony in Budapest Marriott Hotel at 12:45 pm


Budapest Marriott Hotel

The headquarters hotel will be Budapest Marriott Hotel. Discounted hotel room rates have been negotiated with the hotel for the EAHM congress participants.

Other recommended hotels in Budapest

Cosmo City Hotel Váci utca 77, H-1056 Budapest
Danubius Astoria Hotel Kossuth Lajos u. 19, H-1053 Budapest
Danubius Erzsébet City Center Hotel Károlyi utca 11-15, H-1053 Budapest
Danubius Hungaria City Center Hotel Rákóczi út 90, H-1074 Budapest
Danubius Radisson Blu Béke Hotel Teréz krt. 43, H-1067 Budapest
Estilo Hotel Váci utca 83, H-1056 Budapest
Hilton Garden Inn Lázár utca 11-13, H-1065 Budapest
ibis Centrum Hotel Ráday u. 6, H-1092 Budapest
ibis City Hotel Akácfa u. 1-3, H-1072 Budapest
ibis Styles City Hotel Soroksári út 12, H-1095 Budapest
La Prima Fashion Hotel Piarista utca 6, H-1052 Budapest
Marriott Millennium Court Hotel Piarista utca 4, H-1052 Budapest
Mercure City Center Hotel Váci utca 20, H-1052 Budapest
Mercure Korona Hotel Kecskeméti u. 14, H-1053 Budapest
Promenade Hotel Váci utca 22, H-1052 Budapest
Zenit Budapest Palace Hotel Apáczai Csere János utca 7, H-1052 Budapest

Procedure of payment

(bank charges must be paid by the Registrant)

1) online by bank card via a secure bank connection
2) via bank draft made payable to K&M Congress, account no: IBAN HU28 1040 0212 5052 6666 7250 1014, K&H Bank, H-1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9. Swift code: OKHBHUHB


Registration can be done on-line exclusively.

K&M Congress Kft. will send a confirmation of the ordered services to the given e-mail address. The order will become valid upon payment of the fees.

Participation fees include mediated services. A confirmed registration serves a contract.


Cancellation and refund

In case of cancellation
until 1 June 2020 80 percent refund of the fees paid;
after 1 June 2020 no refund.
Refund requests must be submitted to the Conference Secretariat in writing.


Temperatures are mild and enjoyable in Budapest in autumn, with plenty of warm sunshine to enjoy, although it isn’t as hot as the summer. The average temperature is around 16℃ with highs of 20℃ and lows of 10℃. The chance of it raining during your stay is likely.

is informal at all occasions.

Holders of passports issued by several countries are granted, under bilateral agreements, visa-free travel to Hungary. For a full list please visit the Consular Services website: konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements

Currency, exchange, bank cards
The official currency is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, in hotels, at banks. ATMs are available throughout the country. American Express, Visa, Diner, Eurocard, MasterCard, JCB cards are mostly accepted in hotels, restaurants and city stores, but you should ask before ordering a service, or buy.

The Organizing Committee does not assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are therefore advised to carry the proper travel and health insurance.

Electricity supply and phone
In Hungary electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz like in most European countries. The 2-pin connecting plug is different from that used in some other countries (e.g. USA, UK, Japan etc.). Phoning and mobile servicing background is according to European standards.

By public transportation: Hungary lies at the crossroad of the main tourist traffic in Europe. More than 30 regular and low cost airlines operate flights to and from Budapest. For timetables please visit the websites:
www.bud.hu - Budapest Airport flight information
www.mahartpassnave.hu - riverboat and hydrofoil timetable

By car: Toll must be paid on motorways. Annual, monthly and ten-day vignettes are available. www.hungary-vignette.eu