XIII EUROPEAN PATIENTS’ RIGHTS DAY 2019 - Programme

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XIII EUROPEAN PATIENTS’ RIGHTS DAY 2019
Delivering patient value throughout the healthcare system
A Debate on citizens' expectations
April 9th, 2019 (12:30 - 15:00) - EU Parliament, Brussels

Programme

11:30 Arrival & Accreditation

Meeting point: in front of Altiero Spinelli (ASP) entrance (Place du Luxembourg)

 

Moderator: Jacki Davis, journalist

12:30 - 12:50 Opening remarks

  • MEP Brando Benifei (Italy), Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D)
  • Mariano Votta, Director - Active Citizenship Network

 

12:50 - 13:00 Keynote speech

  • Andrzej Ryś, Director Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation - DG SANTE

 

13:00 - 13:55 1st Session: panel discussion on the value of health promotion and disease prevention

  • George Griffin, President - Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM)
  • Afrodite Katsaraki, President - Association of Cancer Patients, Friends and Families of N.W. Greece "We Are Together"; member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and ELLOK
  • MEP Elena Gentile (Italy), Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D)
  • MEP Arne Gericke (Germany), European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)
  • Ann Marie Borg, Policy Coordinator - European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

 

13:55 – 14:50  2nd Session: panel discussion on access to innovation and the value of the patient-centered approach

  • Ella Weggen, Senior Global Health Advocate - Wemos
  • David B. Vodušek, Chair sub-Committee European Affairs - European Academy of Neurology
  • MEP Lieve Wierinck (Belgium), Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
  • MEP Jeroen Lenaers (Netherlands), Group of the European People's Party (EPP)
  • Thomas Allvin, Executive Director Strategy and Healthcare Systems - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA)

 

14:50 – 15:00  Closing remarks

 

The Conference is kindly co-hosted by MEP Brando Benifei and MEP Elena Gentile, S&D group

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