Conference: Combating heart disease and stroke - Planning for a Healthier Europe
11 August 2009
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death and disability in Europe. They account for more than 2 million deaths each year across the member states. They cost the EU economy an estimated €192 billion a year.
There are however striking differences between the specific CVD disease rates among member states in Europe. This might indicate that some countries are having a far greater level of success than others in tackling the problem.
Bringing together top level stakeholders and EU and national policymakers, this conference aims to address these divergences.
The conference, taking place in Brussels on 10 September 2009, is part of the EuroHeart Project, which has received co-funding in the framework of the EU Public Health Programme.