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Winds of change:
towards new ways of improving public health in Europe

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018


Austria Center Vienna (ACV)


Enhancing evidence-informed decision-making to support resilient and sustainable health systems in Europe


Organised by

The Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA), with the support of DG SANTE, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO EURO), Health Services Research (HSR) Europe, EUPHA Section on HSR, EUPHA Section on Public Health Practice and Policy (PHPP) and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

For further details, please download the programme here.

09:15 – 10:30 Setting the scene
Chair: Georgios Margetidis, CHAFEA

A common framework for evidence-informed decision-making in public health
Josep Figueras, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Requirements from a European Commission perspective
Stefan Schreck, European Commission

Evidence informed decision making in the WHO-European Region
Claudia Stein, WHO EURO

How to walk the talk?
Johan Hansen, NIVEL, The Netherlands

11:00– 12:30
Session 1: Adoption, scaling up and transferability of integrated care models for the chronically ill
Chair: Anne-Marie Yazbeck, CHAFEA

Short introductory presentations by:
Marina Maggini/ Jelka Zaletel, Joint Action CHRODIS
Cristina Bescos, ACT@Scale
Niamh Lennox-Chhubani, Optimity Matix

Discussion with audience

Session 2: Ensuring access to care for migrants and refugees
Chair: Tanja Kuchenmüller, WHO EURO

Short introductory presentations by:
Nathalie Simmonot, Médecins du Monde
Hristos Lionis, EUR-HUMAN
Santino Severoni, WHO
Ursula Trammer, Center for Health and Migration
Mrs Roumyana Petrova Benedict, IOM, Equi-Health and Re-Health

Discussion with audience

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13.30 – 15:00
Session 3: Policies and care models for rare disease patients
Chair: Georgios Margetidis, CHAFEA

Short introductory presentations by:
Valentina Bottarelli, EURORDIS 
Ruth Ladenstein, ExPO-r-Net
Till Voigtländer, EU Member States ERN Board

Discussion with audience

Session 4: Innovation and collaboration in cancer control policies
Chair: Giovanni Nicoletti, National Focal Point for the Health Programme, Italy

Short introductory presentations by:
Jonathan Watson, BENCH-CAN project
Daniela D'Angelo, Giuseppe Pasqualetti, JA CANCER CONTROL
Wendy Yared, Association of European Cancer Leagues

Jose M Martin-Moreno, JA EPAAC

Discussion with audience

15:30 – 17:00 Closing session
Chair: Stefan Schreck, European Commission

Wrap-up/ feedback by rapporteurs from each of the parallel sessions
Integrated care
Johan Hansen, NIVEL, The Netherlands

Care for migrants and refugees
Marleen Bekker, EUPHA Section PHPP

Policies and care for rare disease patients
Georgios Margetidis, CHAFEA

Collaboration in cancer control policies
Willy Palm, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Panel discussion and exchange with audience:
Identification of action points by representatives from the research community, European and national level policy, knowledge brokers, etc.

Panel members:
Walter Ricciardi, President, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy and past-president EUPHA
Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Ministry of Health, Malta and president-elect EUPHA
Clemens Auer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Austria (tbc)
Tit Albreht, National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia

This pre-conference is free of charge, courtesy of CHAFEA, and includes buffet lunch and refreshments. . For more information, please contact hsr_europe@nivel.nl.