Format: Pre-congress course, LIVES 2024 (Barcelona, Spain)
05-06 October 2024

In collaboration with the Department of Health Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE), the course will provide an introduction to how health policy and economics relate to the challenges of leadership and management in healthcare organisations.

ESICM Faculty:

  • Maurizio Cecconi MD, FRCA, FFICM, MD(Res) – Head of Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas; Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; Vice President MEDTEC School; Humanitas University; Past-President ESICM
  • Lennie Derde MD, PhD Clinician researcher (intensivist) at UMC, Utrecht, Chair of Education and Training Committee ESICM
  • Iwan van der Horst Prof. Dr. Medical Director Centre Acute and Critical Care, Professor and chair Intensive Care Medicine Maastrich University Medical Centre

London School of Economics (LSE) Faculty: 

  • Alex CARTER Senior Lecturer in Practice
  • Ritesh MAHARAJ Critical Care physician, King’s College Hospital, London (UK); LSE fellow
  • Andrew STREET Professor of Health Economics
  • Ranjeeta THOMAS Assistant Professor of Health Economics
  • George WHARTON Senior Lecturer in Practice

The course will provide:

  • an overview of the importance of governments in providing health care funding, of hospital funding models and their associated incentives and how these apply to intensive care services;
  • an overview of concepts and approaches to health technology assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis and how these are used in decision-making;
  • to understand how to practically apply the principles of HTA when planning new services;
  • an introduction to factors shaping drug development and subsequent reimbursement and pricing decisions in health care;
  • an understanding of key theories and models of management and leadership from a clinician’s perspective;
  • an appreciation of factors influencing management and leadership in healthcare organisations, with a particular focus on decision-making in challenging scenarios.

Built around four main lectures, the course will feature formal lectures, exercises, problem-solving and group discussion.

The course will start by providing insights into the external environment in which healthcare organisations operate, notably their regulatory and funding arrangements.

This will be followed by a discussion of cost-effectiveness analyses, investment decisions and reimbursement of medicines. We will then focus on management and leadership within healthcare organisations, including an examination of individual and social factors that impact organisational change, group decision-making, innovation and leadership.

Healthcare professionals interested in expanding their understanding of the multiple factors impacting leadership and management in healthcare organisations.