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10th Anniversary of the Andalusian Health e-Library, Winner of the EPSA 2013 Honourable Mention.

13 June 2016
The Andalusian Health e-Library, Winner of the EPSA 2013 Honourable Mention for cross-administrative cooperation, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

On that occasion, Alexander Heichlinger, EIPA expert and EPSA Manager in 2009, 2011 and 2013, delivered a keynote speech about the Virtual Library as a Powerful Knowledge Manager of Health in Europe.

The virtual Andalusian health library is currently the biggest electronic health science resource database in Spain and a powerful knowledge sharing platform. The programme is precisely designed to be at the service of the real need of health professionals in the field. It is an excellent example of cross-administrative thinking and partnership serving as a centre for information and scientific documentation for 41 hospitals, 1500 primary care centres and 28 centres for non-medical purposes.

Group picture taken during the 10th anniversary ceremony.





Alexander Heichlinger, EIPA's expert and EPSA Manager 2009, 2011 and 2013.


The EPSA 2015 winners are…

Supra-local and local award: Every Child Safe Forever – The Development of Relentless Family Case Management and the End of Parole and Other Court Orders, submitted by the Youth Protection Amsterdam Region (NL)
European, national and regional award: BQ-Portal – The Information Portal for Foreign Professional Qualifications, submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (DE)
Cross-cutting award: Urban Environment and Health, submitted by the Barcelona Provincial Council (ES)
Read more about the EPSA 2015 final event and award ceremony

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