Workshop EU4Health Programme 2021: potential solutions for a healthier European Union 24 March 2021

Date - 24/03/2021
10:00 - 16:00

The workshop will gather input on potential solutions to health challenges that could contribute to the objectives of the EU4Health programme.

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24 March 2021, 10:00 – 12:30 + 13:30-16:00 CET

Plenary session – opening
10.00 – 10.45:

The EU4Health programme – Matthew Hudson, Director Resource management and better regulation, DG SANTE, European Commission
Next steps – Adrian Pereş, Head of EU4Health Task Force (EU4H TF), DG SANTE, European Commission

10.45 – 11.25 Policy context present a policy overview under the main strands of the programme
– Disease prevention – including cancer and health promotion Artur Furtado, Deputy Head of Unit C1 Health promotion, disease prevention,
financial instruments; and Matthias Schuppe, Team Leader Cancer Task Force
– Digital – use of primary and secondary data, European Health Data Space Natalia Zylinska-Puta, Unit B3 Digital Health, European Reference Networks

11:25 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12.10 Policy context – cont. present a policy Overview under the main strands of the programme
– Crisis preparedness– cross-border health threats, Health Union Package, HERA Cinthia Menel Lemos, Unit C3: Health security
– Health systems – resilience, healthcare workforce, medicinal products and blood derivatives, medical devices and Health technology assessment Loukianos Gatzoulis, Policy analyst, Unit B1 Performance of national health systems

12:10 – 12:20 Towards a progressive, impactful and patient-centred EU4Health programme
Elisabeth Kasilingam, Acting Executive Director, European Patients Forum

12:25 – 12:30 Conclusion of plenary session and presentation of breakout sessions

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:30 Potential actions – Stakeholders Roundtable in each breakout session (Disease prevention; Digital; Crisis preparedness; Health systems). Networking coffee break in each breakout session

14:45-15:30 Potential actions – open discussion in each breakout session. Plenary session – closing

15:40-16:00 Summary and wrap-up. Matthew Hudson, Director Resource management and better regulation, DG SANTE, European Commission

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