May 3rd 2016, 16:30 - 18:30
Room ASP A7H1 - European Parliament, Brussels

Interpreting available (IT - EN)


16:00 - 16:30 Registration & Accreditation
Meeting point: Altiero Spinelli (ASP) entrance from Place du Luxembourg

Chair:Stephen McMahon - Irish Patients Association


16:30 - 16:50 Welcome address and keynote presentation

  • MEP David Borrelli (Italy) - Co-Chair of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (Italy) and co-founder of the MEPs Interest Group “European Patients' Rights and Cross-Border Healthcare”
  • Mariano Votta - Director of Active Citizenship Network

16:50 - 17:30 What happens to citizens travelling abroad for treatments?

  • Jo Maes - European Patients Empowerment for Customised Solutions, Netherlands
  • Gábor Pogány - Hungarian Patient Forum, president of the Hungarian Federation of People with Rare and Congenital Diseases Network (HUFERDIS), Hungary
  • Maria-Louisa Busuttil - Malta Health Network, Malta
  • Aurélien Perez - European Commission - Cross-Border Healthcare & eHealth Unit

17:30 - 17:40 Presentation and official launch of the European communication campaign

17:40 - 18:20 To what risks do patients expose themselves? How to recognize them? Who should they contact?

  • Paul Vincke - Managing Director of European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network
  • Lore Aerts - SOLVIT case handler
  • Catherine Donohoe - Irish National Contact Point
  • Jean-Luc Laffineur - European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Belgium

18:20 - 18:30 Debate & closing remarks

  • MEP Therese ComodiniCachia (Malta) - Group of the European People's Party and member of the Interest Group
  • Antonio Gaudioso, Secretary General Cittadinanzattiva, Italy

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