The role of civic society and Patients Advocacy Groups for more resilient Health Care Systems. Lessons learned toward a European Health Union

  5th & 6th May 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST
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DAY 1: the health challenges faced by non-COVID patients

Moderator:Brian Maguire, EURACTIV

10:00 – 10:30 Opening remarks & keynote speeches

  • Mariano Votta, Responsible for EU Affairs – Cittadinanzattiva-Active Citizenship Network
  • MEP Brando Benifei (S&D)
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General for Health - Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) - European Commission

10:30 – 11:05 Concrete experiences across Europe

  • Kathi Apostolidis, President - Hellenic Cancer Federation (ELLOK) and Board Member - European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
  • Alina Constantin, Patients council and International coordinator - Ligue contre l'obésité (France)
  • Stefania Vallone, European Program for ROutine testing of Patients with Advanced lung cancer (EPROPA) - Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE) Onlus
  • Ana Castellanos, Responsable de Proyectos - Plataforma de Organizaciones de Pacientes

11:05 – 11:55 Roundtable discussion

  • Alex Filicevas, President - All.Can International and Executive Director - World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition
  • Daiva Brogienė, Vice President and Rapporteur on Patient Safety - Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
  • Lobna Salem, Head of Medical Affairs, Developed Markets & JANZ - Viatris
  • Erick Tyssier, Senior Director, Head of Government Affairs - Teva Europe
  • Sebastian Arias Zuluaga, Global Access Policy Leader, Oncology - F. Hoffmann-La Roche LTD

11:55 – 12:00 Final remarks

  • Antonio Gaudioso, Member - Italian Scientific committee for the surveillance of Covid-19 vaccine and President - Cittadinanzattiva

The resilience of HCSs during and after the pandemic

Moderator:Jennifer Baker, EURACTIV

10:00 – 10:40 Opening remarks & keynote speeches

  • MEP Tomislav Sokol (EPP)
  • Vytenis Andriukaitis, former European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety and leader of the Lithuanian delegation to the Convention on the Future of Europe
  • Paola Testori Coggi, Chair - T20 Task Force Global Health and Covid-19 and Special Advisor - National Technological Cluster on Life Sciences ALISEI

10:40 – 11:50 Roundtable discussion

  • Pascal Garel, Chief Executive - European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)
  • Paul De Raeve, General Secretary - European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)

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