By Danny Buckland
Senior professor, international health systems research, Institute of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Hannover Medical School
Professor Volker Amelung is professor at the Medical University of Hannover with a focus on health management and international health services research, a post he has held since 2001. He also has lectureships at the Medical University and Economy University of Vienna, Columbia University (NY, USA), and other institutions in Europe. Since 2007, Professor Amelung has also been the president of the German Managed Care Association (BMC) in Berlin. The BMC is a leading independent healthcare association, elaborating innovative concepts in healthcare management and policy. In 2011 he founded the private institute for applied health research (inav) in Berlin.