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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 2005
European Public Health Alliance


Evaluation of  the Open Health Forum 2005

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 papers

Opening of the conference
Mr Robert Madelin,
Director General, DG Health and Consumer Protection

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

- UK Presidency of the EU
Ms Imogen Sharp,
Head of Health Inequalities Programme - UK Presidency of the EU, Department of Health, England

- Health and the economy
Professor Martin McKee,
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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

- Presentation
Mr Derek Rutherford,
Eurocare Secretary

- Presentation
Mr Aidan O'Shea,
PGEU past-President, Community pharmacist

Agenda of the parallel sessions

- Programme for the parallel sessions

Parallel session 1: Development of the EU Health Strategy

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

- The EU added value for health
Mr Arto Koho,
Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

- Development of the EU Health Strategy
Mr Miroslav Mikolasik,
MEP, Group of the European People's Party, Slovakia

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

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

• EIB View on “Delivering Health”
Mr Stephen Wright,
European Investment Bank

Parallel session 2: Health products: Pharmaceuticals and medical technology

• New Pharmaceutical legislation: key points
Ms Claire Scharf-Kroener,
DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

- Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology
Mr John Brennan,
DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

- Patients' safety: EMEA initiatives
Dr Isabelle Moulon,

Parallel session 3: Health services

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

- How can we achieve full access to an efficient health service in Europe?
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 2005
Ms Nicoline Tamsma,
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment from the Netherlands


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