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Health challenge and future strategy

Final report

Organisation of 3 parallel sessions for the EU Open Health Forum, 7-8 November 2005pdf(152 KB)
European Public Health Alliance


Evaluation of  the Open Health Forum 2005pdf(107 KB)

Please note that this evaluation summarises the participants' answers to the online questionnaire on the Open Health Forum 2005. The summary reflects the opinions and suggestions by participants. They should not be understood as those of the Commission.


Conference paperspdf(9 MB)

Opening of the conferencepdf(81 KB)
Mr Robert Madelin,
Director General, DG Health and Consumer Protection

Plenary session: Health challenges and future strategy: does Europe matter?

- UK Presidency of the EUpdf(4 MB)
Ms Imogen Sharp,
Head of Health Inequalities Programme - UK Presidency of the EU, Department of Health, England

- Health and the economypdf(76 KB)
Professor Martin McKee,
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

- Presentation
Dr Yves Charpak,
World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office Europe

- Presentationpdf(42 KB)
Mr Derek Rutherford,
Eurocare Secretary

- Presentationpdf(69 KB)
Mr Aidan O'Shea,
PGEU past-President, Community pharmacist

Agenda of the parallel sessions

- Programme for the parallel sessionspdf(49 KB)

Parallel session 1: Development of the EU Health Strategy

- The New Member States and the Health progress ?pdf(551 KB)
Ms Ruta Liaudanskiene,
Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

- The EU added value for healthpdf(62 KB)
Mr Arto Koho,
Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

- Development of the EU Health Strategypdf(445 KB)
Mr Miroslav Mikolasik,
MEP, Group of the European People's Party, Slovakia

- Health without borders - leadership needed A Parliamentary Perspective on Health in Europepdf(64 KB)
Ms Dorette Corbey,
MEP, Socialist Group of the European Parliament, The Netherlands

- The EU Health Strategy and the new Health and Consumer Protection Programme 2007-2013pdf(431 KB)
Ms Paula Duarte Gaspar,
DG Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission

EIB View on “Delivering Health”pdf(467 KB)
Mr Stephen Wright,
European Investment Bank

Parallel session 2: Health products: Pharmaceuticals and medical technology

New Pharmaceutical legislation: key pointspdf(86 KB)
Ms Claire Scharf-Kroener,
DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

- Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologypdf(177 KB)
Mr John Brennan,
DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

- Patients' safety: EMEA initiativespdf(844 KB)
Dr Isabelle Moulon,

Parallel session 3: Health services

- How can we meet the aims of a high quality and safe health system in Europe?pdf(158 KB)
Ms Annette Kennedy,
President of European Federation of Nurses Associations

- How can we achieve full access to an efficient health service in Europe?pdf(227 KB)
Ms Rita Baeten,
Observatoire Social Européen

- Are EU mechanisms for collaboration good for equity of access? - A contribution to the debate on health services at the Open EU Health Forum 2005pdf(101 KB)
Ms Nicoline Tamsma,
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment from the Netherlands


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