Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6pm at the Simone Weil Amphitheatre
Head of the Health Chair at Sciences Po (Paris), Didier TABUTEAU is a specialist in health and social security. He is also associate professor and co-director of the Institute Law and Health Inserm-S 1145 at Paris Descartes University, editor of the magazine « Les tribunes de la santé, SEVE » and co-director of the review editorial board of the Journal de Droit de la Santé et de l’Assurance Maladie (JDSAM). He is an alumnus of the Ecole Polytechnique and ENA, Doctor of Law and holder of the authorization to supervise research (HDR).
As a specialist of health policy and health insurance, he served repeatedly management positions in ministers’ office and in a health safety agency between 1988 and 2002. In 2000, he was responsible for the bill on the patients’ rights and quality of the health system. Between 2005 and 2011,he was also Vice-President of the société Française de Santé Publique (French Society of Public Health).
He has published forty books and over a hundred articles on social and health systems and policies, governance and decision-making processes in the health system, public health, Medicare , economics and health law.
Our country’s healthcare system is a paradox. Its peculiarities attract the attention, and often the interest, of many observers. From Villermé to French doctors, French healthcare has gained international acclaim. From Social Security to CMU (universal health cover) and now PUMA (universal health protection), the organization of our social protection against illness bears witness to a remarkable hybridization between the professional and universalist reasoning which inspire it.
From the doctrine of humanizing hospitals to the 2002 assertion by the legislature of an ambition of “health democracy”, the movement for the rights of the ill has made significant steps. Yet health policy struggles to find its place in political debates while the healthcare system is faced with unprecedented threats. The public health boom, reconsideration of the French medical model, democratization of health action, the reclaiming of health insurance: the new challenges in health policy are multiple, crucial and very real.
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