1972-2022 EUMASS 50th ANNIVERSARY
In 2022, EUMASS will celebrate its 50th anniversary in a festive way , followed by a jubilee congress in 2023 in Strasbourg.
Indeed on 17 March 1972 in Orleans, France, during a meeting of French Medical Advisers, the French medical director, Dr Claude Persignan and a Belgian observer Dr René Rénard discussed the idea of an organisation of Medical Advisers, of the then existing Common Market countries (European Economic Community (EEC): Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany) to promote scientific and social exchanges between the member states. The idea of EUMASS was born and encountered enthusiast reaction of the field of social insurance physicians. About ten colleagues of the six countries constituted in 1972 in Leuven (BE) the first council of the UEMASS .
To these founding countries have been added over the years in alphabetical order Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
On 23rd September 2022 we will have a festive academic session in the Palais des Académies, Brussels
24th EUMASS CONGRESS STRASBOURG, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2023
the submission of abstracts will start on October 1, 2022
GENERAL ASSEMBLY in TRONDHEIM, Norway – June 2022
Our Norwegian representative Karen Walseth Hara, Associate professor at the Norwegian University of Technolopgy and Science and medical advisor at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration’s Advisory Service in Trøndelag (NAV) organised the first EUMASS meeting in presence since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several working groups and a interactive scientific program in the training facility of NTNU discussed during three days in a pleasant environment.
The midnight sun again gave us a lot of energy to continue working on our EUMASS project!