Welcome to the 12th NOVO symposium!

The theme of this year’s symposium is 
“Care integration, systems reform and sustainability in health care”

Date: 15-16 November 2018
Place: THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Registration: https://ilmo.contio.fi/readytogo/main.aspx?id=184


The core idea of the NOVO - Nordic research network is to integrate perspectives of work environment, efficiency and quality of care - to support sustainable health care systems. 

Novo Symposium 2018

Health care services all over Europe struggle with economic constraints, aging population and increasing demands for services. Patient choice and marketization of service production in health care has increased in Europe as well as Nordic countries as means for higher efficiency. Another major development has been care integration and care coordination for clients with multiple diseases or needs. In most of the Nordic countries employees’ sickleaves and turnover are increasing and shortage of personnel is frequent. Implementation of large reforms demands for sustainability in terms of society, patient and employees 

Studies of sustainable organizational developments point to the importance of integrating the perspectives of effectivity and quality of performance with the development of beneficial working conditions. Leadership, the kind of re-design and development approach as well as the approaches in implementation and supportive conditions has been considered key mechanisms for organizing more sustainable health care. 

We welcome presentations in these aspects from a wide range of disciplines! 

Topics of Novo 2018 

  • Care integration
  • Systems reform, marketization and sustainability
  • Sustainable management and leadership
  • Innovative health care
  • Implementing organizational re-design
  • Stimulating and organizing innovation in health care

We prefer abstract on these topics, but other options are also welcome. However, it is essential that at least two corners of NOVO-triangle are included (one being work environment).

Instructions regarding abstracts

Abstracts in English, maximum 350 words apart from title, authors and affiliations (TimesNewRoman 12, spacing 1, left and right margins 2 cm, header and footer 2,5 cm). Abstracts should contain: 

  • Title, names of authors, name of presenting author bolded, affiliations of authors 
  • Introduction, Aim, Material and methods, Results, Conclusions.  
  • Indicate if oral- or poster presentation is preferred

Submit the abstract as a Word file, to info.palt@thl.fi no later than August the 24th.

Further information

At the network-website: www.novo-network.dk or www.thl.fi/novo

Registration: Link to registration
Hotel reservation: On the registration form you can book accommodation of Sokos Hotel Presidentti  or Scandic Park Helsinki. Novo symposium prices only via the registration form.
Social program: Amos Rex art museum, Dinner at Ravintola Lasipalatsi (both in the city centre)


or, contact the local organizing committee:

Timo Sinervo
Marjukka Laine
Tuulikki Vehko
Tuula Fagerström

Important dates and practical information

  • Abstract submission and work-shop proposals, deadline: 24th August
  • Decision of abstract acceptance: 21th September
  • Deadline for registration: 19th October

  • Hotel reservation & social program: information in the 2nd announcement
  • Schedule: Day 1: 9.00- 17.00, dinner 19.00. Day 2: 9.00–16.00.
  • Conference Fee approx. 350 € incl coffee, lunches, dinner, social program
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