Directorate General Health & Consumers
Public health and health care decision-makers meet at the 17th European Health Forum Gastein (1-3 October 2014) The EHFG offers opportunity to exchange information about a broad spectrum of contemporary health issues. DG Health and Consumers will take an active part, presenting sessions and workshops on various topics ranging from health system performance, patient empowerment, scientific advice, physical activity, EU Health Programme 2014–2020, active and healthy ageing and health literacy.
Newly published Opinion on definition of SynBio lays foundation for future work Synthetic Biology's application is full of exciting possibilities, from adapting crops to thrive in barren lands to growing new organs to save the lives of transplant recipients. And yet all unexplored scientific territories pose potential risks, which is why the Scientific Committees, after this opinion on SynBio definition, are preparing two more opinions...
First meeting of the Commission Expert Group on Cancer Control On this occasion, the Commission will present the implementation report on previous work on cancer and the overview of the EU priorities in the field cancer, particularly the CANCON Joint Action and the European Cancer Information System. The 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer will also be presented.
“My healthy family”: Project to promote the consumption of fruit and vegetables launches in 4 EU regions This EU-financed pilot project is officially being launched in two regions each in Poland and Hungary. It aims to encourage children, older people and pregnant women to eat more fruit and vegetables.
Health-EU Newsletter - "Solidarity and equality: European-level cooperation on Health Technology Assessment to help pave the way for equal access to health care" Editorial by By François Houÿez, EURORDIS Treatment Information and Access Director and Health Policy Advisor and Co-chair of the EUnetHTA Stakeholder Forum