EVENT – EP Interest Group virtual meeting – Transforming healthcare: Prevention at the heart of European health systems

EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 from 13.30 to 15.00 CET
Virtual meeting via Ring Central

Co-chairs

MEP Tudor Ciuhodaru (Romania, S&D)
MEP Irena Joveva (Slovenia, Renew Europe)
MEP Tomislav Sokol (Croatia, EPP)

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Virtual Meeting – Prevention at the heart of European health systems

Knowledge is power: knowing a condition allows us to act promptly and prevent harm. Screening and early diagnosis play a key role in helping patients to live healthier and longer lives. Regular exams and screening tests can detect disease in its earliest stages substantially, increasing the chance of curing it and helping patients to return to their original health.

Health First Europe together with the co-chairs of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care would like to give its concrete contribution to the debate on transforming healthcare, starting from fostering secondary prevention.

This virtual meeting will involve a broad and diverse range of health stakeholders to formulate concrete proposals for the future of a strong European Health Union.

Key issues to be discussed:

  • Investing into secondary prevention and preparedness to optimise public health response to health threats
  • Good practices and policy actions to foster screening and early diagnosis in Europe
  • The role for clinical laboratories in fostering access to screening

Keynote contributors

Elisabeth Dupont –  International Diabetes Federation – (IDF Europe)

Isabel Rubio European Cancer Organisation (ECCO)

Tanja Valentin – MedTech Europe

Damien Gruson – Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (UCLouvain)

We hope to see you online at our virtual roundtable!

 

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EVENT – EP Interest Group virtual meeting – Transforming healthcare: A European healthcare workforce

EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care (Virtual meeting)

Thursday, 1st October 2020 from 11.00 to 12.30
Virtual meeting via Ring Central

Co-chairs

MEP Tudor Ciuhodaru (Romania, S&D)
MEP Irena Joveva (Slovenia, Renew Europe)
MEP Tomislav Sokol (Croatia, EPP)

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Virtual Meeting – Transforming healthcare: A European healthcare workforce

The COVID-19 outbreak has shown the vulnerabilities of European healthcare systems and highlighted the need for a common and coordinated response to health threats. It is time to act, it is time for EU Member States and EU institutions to jointly boost actions in support of European healthcare workforce.

Health First Europe together with the co-chairs of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care would like to give its concrete contribution to the debate on transforming healthcare, starting from its workers.  This virtual meeting will involve a broad and diverse range of health stakeholders to formulate concrete proposals for the future of a strong European Health Union.

Keynote contributors

Jozef Kesecioglu – European society of intensive medicine (ESICM)
Maria Teresa Parisotto – European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO)
George Valiotis – European Health Management Association (EHMA)
Bert Van Caelenberg – European Federation of Public Services Employees (EUROFEDOP)
Kate Ling – NHS Confederation European Office, on behalf of the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association (HOSPEEM)

We hope to welcome you at our virtual roundtable!

EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care – Final Agenda

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EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform: Shaping the future of public health towards screening and early diagnosis

EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:30 – 14:30
European Parliament – Room ASP A5G1

Co-chairs

MARIAN HARKIN (ALDE, IE)
KARIN KADENBACH (S&D, AT)
KAY SWINBURNE (ECR, UK)
CRISTIAN SILVIU BUCOI (EPP, RO)

Innovative Health Systems Reform:

Shaping the future of public health towards screening and early diagnosis

Screening and early diagnosis play a critical role in detecting a disease in its earliest stages before any symptoms become noticeable. Secondary prevention is key to curbing a disease progression and maximising quality outcomes for patients while reducing healthcare costs. However, the implementation of early diagnosis and screening programmes is still lacking and unbalanced across EU Member States. In this frame, the EP Interest Group is delighted to invite you to join a roundtable discussion on the future of secondary prevention in Europe.

Keynote contributors

MEP JOSÉ INÁCIO FARIA – European Parliament
LEEN MEULENBERGS – World Health Organisation
IRENE NORSTEDT – Head of Unit for Innovative and Personalised Medicine, DG RTD
DAVIDE INTEGLIA – Director for Innovation, Institute for Competitiveness
PEGGY MAGUIRE – Director General, European Institute of Women’s Health
JOHAN PREVOT  – Executive Director, IPOPI – International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies

5 fact-sheets on early diagnosis and screening will be launched: (1) SCID newborns, (2) Heart failure, (3) Breast cancer, (4) Adult-onset diabetes and (5)  Healthcare-associated infections

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EVENT: Innovation in diagnostics for fighting AMR

Innovation in diagnostics for fighting AMR

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
European Parliament

The EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care with Co-chairs:

MARIAN HARKIN (ALDE, IE)
KARIN KADENBACH (S&D, AT)
KAY SWINBURNE (ECR, UK)
CRISTIAN SILVIU BUSOI (EPP, RO)

On 31st May 2017, policymakers and health representatives will meet within the framework of the European Parliamentary Interest Group on Innovation on health and social care to spur debate on innovative diagnostic solutions necessary to manage and fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Europe. In this frame, the meeting entitled Innovation in diagnostics for ­fighting antimicrobial resistance provided the framework to launch the White Paper on rapid diagnostic technologies to tackle AMR, perceived to be valuable tools to curb the antibiotic misuse by reducing unnecessary prescription, tailoring treatment for bacterial infections, and limiting the spread of infections.

Keynote contributors:

ARUNAS RIBOKAS, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis – Health and Food Safety
BARBARA KERSTIENS, Deputy Head of Unit for fighting infectious diseases  – DG RTD, European Commission
JEAN CARLET, President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAR)

To ensure your participation, please rsvp to info@healthfirsteurope.org by 21 May.

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EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform – Tackling AMR and HAIs to improve patient safety

EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform – Tackling antimicrobial resistance and HAIs to improve patient safety

17 November 2016, 12.30 – 14.30 
European Parliament – Room ASP 5G 305

The EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care with Co-chairs:

MARIAN HARKIN (ALDE, IE)
KARIN KADENBACH (S&D, AT)
KAY SWINBURNE (ECR, UK)
CRISTIAN SILVIU BUSOI (EPP, RO)

AMR is a growing global threat and a significant societal and economic challenge. The cost of inaction is projected to result in 10 million deaths globally per year and a cumulative loss of over EUR 88 trillion to the world economy by 2050. In conjunction with the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016, the EP Interest group is delighted to invite you to join a roundtable discussion on innovative solutions to prevent, screen and tackle AMR and Healthcare-associated Infections in order to improve patient safety.

Keynote contributors:
ANDREA AMMON, Director of the ECDC
PROF. DAVID LEAPER, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
LINE MATTHIESSEN, Head of Unit for fighting infectious diseases and advancing public health, DG RTD

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EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform – How can we translate innovation into policy recommendations?

EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform – How can we translate innovation into policy recommendations?

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
European Parliament – Room ASP 5G1

The EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care with Co-chairs:

MARIAN HARKIN (ALDE, IE)
KARIN KADENBACH (S&D, AT)
KAY SWINBURNE (ECR, UK)
CRISTIAN SILVIU BUSOI (EPP, RO)

Innovation is a key instrument for EU Member States to achieve sustainable and efficient healthcare solutions. The EP Interest Group will focus on refining five policy recommendations to support the European and national policymakers to translate the value of innovation into healthcare systems.

Keynote speakers

ANDREA AMMON– Director of the ECDC
PROF. DAVID LEAPER – Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
LINE MATTHIESSEN – Head of Unit for fighting infectious diseases and advancing public health, DG RTD

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EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform: The role of the EU in advancing innovation

EVENT: Innovative Health Systems Reform: The role of the EU in advancing innovation

10 November 2015 , 8.00 – 9.30
European Parliament Members’ Salon

The EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care with Co-chairs:

MARIAN HARKIN (ALDE, IE)
KARIN KADENBACH (S&D, AT)
KAY SWINBURNE (ECR, UK)
CRISTIAN SILVIU BUSOI (EPP, RO)

There are many innovations that already exist which can support improved effectiveness and patient outcomes.  Why are such innovations not adopted by healthcare systems? How can the added value of an organisational, service, or product innovation be recognised by a system so that payers understand the long-term savings and benefits of investing now?

Keynote speakers:

John Bowis, Health First Europe Honorary President
Christoph Schwierz, Policy Analyst and Economist, DG ECFIN
Paul Thewissen, Coordinating Policy Advisor, Health insurance Directorate, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, the Netherlands

EVENT: 1st Meeting of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care

Innovative Health Systems Reform: Meeting the Needs of Patients, Carers and Professionals

Tuesday 5 May 2015, 8.00 – 9.30
European Parliament Members’ Salon

Join us for our 1st Meeting of the EP Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care on 5 May 2015 from 8.00 to 9.30 in the European Parliament Members’ Salon.

Innovative Health Systems Reform: Meeting the Needs of Patients, Carers and Professionals

Keynote speakers:

DIRK VAN DEN STEEN – Team Leader, Health Systems Unit, DG SANTE
CHRISTOPHER SCHWEIRZ – Policy Analyst, Economist, Sustainability of Public Finances Unit, DG ECFIN

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EVENT: Health First Europe 10th Anniversary

EVENT: Health First Europe 10th Anniversary

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 18.00 –  20.00
European Parliament Members’ Salon

On 12 November, HFE celebrates its 10th year Anniversary by launching a new European Parliamentary Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care. Hosted by Co-Chair of the Interest Group, Marian Harkin (ALDE, IE), the reception will bring together a variety of EU officials and health stakeholders to discuss the achievements of Health First Europe, the future aims of the organisation, and the priorities for the Interest Group which will hold its first meeting in May 2015.

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