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Novo Symposium 2017

Frß: 09 nˇvember 2017 08:00
 Til: 10 nˇvember 2017 20:00

1st call
Welcome to the 11th NOVO symposium!

The theme of this year’s symposium is
“Measures to meet Nordic challenges for sustainable health care organizations”


Date: 9-10 November 2017

Place: Gothenburg University, Campus Haga, Sweden


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 2017

Over the past three decades, public health care organizations in the Nordic countries, as well as in other countries have struggled to handle important policy and organizational changes to reduce costs and develop better quality of service. However, the work environment has also become more challenging; for example, work demands, sick-leave and employee turnover among health care workers and professionals have increased. This challenges the sustainability of the public health care organizations and society.

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!
Earlier symposiums have highlighted measures and methods to improve sustainability. In this symposium, a couple of work-shops will be arranged to support sharing and learning from each other’s developed measures and methods that supports sustainable systems. Thus, we encourage researchers to, depart from submitting scientific abstracts, also propose workshops.


Topics of Novo 2017

  • Measures and methods to improve sustainability (work-shops)

  • Sustainable management and leadership

  • Innovative health care

  • Implementing organizational re-design

Not limited to suggested topics – other options are welcome. However, it is essential that at least two corners of NOVO-triangle are included (one being work environment).


Instructions regarding abstracts and work-shop

Abstracts in English, maximum 350 words apart from title, authors and affiliations. 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 novo[at] no later than August the 25th.  Use about the same procedure/format for work-shop proposals. More details on work-shops through personal contacts


Further information

At the network-website: 


or, contact the local organizing committee:

Lotta Dellve (lotta.dellve[at]

Ewa Wikström (ewa.wikstrom[at]

Lisa Björk (lisa.m.bjork[at] )

Maria Wolmesjö (maria.wolmesjo[at] )

Sara Larsson Fällman (sara.larssonfallman[at]


Important dates and practical information

Abstract submission and work-shop proposals, deadline: 25th August


Decision of abstract/work-shop acceptance: 20th September

Deadline for registration: 1st October


Hotel reservation & social program: information in the 2nd announcement

Schedule: Day 1: 9.00- 17.00, dinner 19.00. Day 2: 8.30–16.00.

Conference Fee approx. 350 € incl coffee, lunches, dinner, social program

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