9 September 2020
Organised by Health First Europe and the European Health Management Association
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Preparing Health Care Professionals To ‘Future’ Healthcare Challenges (AI and Robotics)

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Wednesday 9 September 2020, 11:00 – 12:15 (Brussels time)


Every year, the European Commission’s Health Policy Platform hosts three Thematic Networks led by health stakeholders. These temporary networks are set up to produce a Joint Statement within a year’s time in a policy area of common interest. Jointly with EHMA, Health First Europe is currently coordinating the thematic network dedicated to “Profiling and training the health care workers of the future”. The goal of our thematic network is to support the European Commission and its Members States in profiling the healthcare workers’ needs for the future of care, identifying and improving their core competencies and pointing out their critical role in the debate about health system reforms, digitalisation and new models of care.

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in our debate online, via WebEx. 

The topic of the fourth webinar is “Preparing Health Care Professionals To ‘Future’ Healthcare Challenges (AI and Robotics)”. Our speakers will be Dr Imran Aslam from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG), and Ms Monique Kappert, Innovation Manager at the St. Franciscus Hospital in Rotterdam. In particular, Dr Aslam will talk about the use of robotic platforms to detect and treat diseases. Their use of this technology is growing at a fast pace and the clinical application is currently challenging. To cope with these fast developments, the use of the robotic platforms needs to be increasingly trained, taught, and aligned standards of Robotic Surgery training in Europe should be developed to reduce inequalities and differences in quality standards. Ms Kappert will discuss on the increasing shortage on healthcare professionals that we are going to face in the coming years. Care robots may solve a part of this challenge, but how can we make implementation successful and prepare care professionals for this future?

With remarks from:

  • Giulio Gallo, European Commission – DG SANTE
  • Ms Monique Kappert, Innovation Manager at the St. Franciscus Hospital in Rotterdam – European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association – HOSPEEM
  • Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Meining – United European Gastroenterology – UEG, (Member of the BioMed Alliance) Representative in Taskforce on Medical Devices, Biomed Alliance; Associate Editor of UEG Journal; Head of Gastroenterology at Würzburg University

The floor will be open for participants to interact, discuss the revisions and provide comments on the presentation and initial results.


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