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The full conference programme can be found below, please check back regularly for updates.


27th February - Joint Action CHRODIS – How can the outcomes of this European collaboration be taken up?


28th February - Joining forces and moving forward to address chronic diseases across Europe



Monday 27 February, 2017


13:30 – 14:00

Registration and welcome coffee

14:00 – 14:30


Carlos Segovia, Coordinator, JA-CHRODIS

14:30 – 15:45

Parallel sessions:

1. How can decision-makers, professionals, patients and researchers make the best use of the CHRODIS Platform and share valuable knowledge & experiences (WP4)?
Enrique Bernal-Delgado, (IACS)
Rogério Tavares Ribeiro, (APDP)
Marieke Hendriksen, (RIVM)
Tamara Poljicanin, (CIPH)
Cristina Blas Miranda, (IACS)
Wil M. de Zwart, (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)

2. How can Europe approach the care of persons with multimorbidity? (WP6)?
Graziano Onder, (AIFA)
Federica Mammarella, (AIFA)
Rokas Navickas, (VULSK)
Elena Jureviciene, (VULSK)
Mieke Rijken, (NIVEL)
Maria João Forjaz, (ISCIII)
Valentina Strammiello, (EPF)

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:30

Parallel sessions:

1. What needs to be taken into account for the exchange and transfer of good practices in health promotion and disease prevention (WP5)?
Moderator: Kenneth Eaton, The Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe
Anne Pierson, (EuroHealthNet)
Djoeke van Dale, (RIVM)
Teresa Bennett, (HSE)
Francisco Ruiz, (Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health)
Luciana Costa, (INSA)
Alexander Haarmann, (BZgA)

2. What are the lessons for the prevention and care of chronic diseases, taking diabetes as an example (WP7)?
Marina Maggini, (ISS)
Jelka Zaletel, (NIJZ)
Jaana Lindström, (THL)
Valentina Strammiello, (EPF)
Anne-Marie Felton, (FEND)
David Somekh, (EHFF)


19:15 – 22:00

Networking event (on invitation only)

Tuesday 28 February, 2017


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 11:00

Session 1 - Addressing the chronic disease challenge in Europe

Moderator: Clive Needle, Senior policy advisor, EuroHealthNet

09:30 – 09:45

Welcome note

How JA-CHRODIS contributed to reducing the burden of chronic diseases across Europe.

Carlos Segovia, Coordinator, JA-CHRODIS

09:45 – 10:00

Keynote presentation

How does the Joint Action CHRODIS contribute to the EU work to prevent and address chronic diseases?

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner, European Commission

10:00 – 10:15

Keynote presentation

What is the potential link between JA-CHRODIS and WHO Europe’s Action Plan on NCDs?

Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Europe

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote presentation

In which ways can JA-CHRODIS help address the sustainability of our health systems?

Ian Forde, Senior policy analyst in the Health Division, OECD

10:30 – 11:00

Panel Discussion

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Session 2 - How can policy makers use the JA-CHRODIS results to (plan to) address the chronic disease challenge and ageing society?

Moderator: Clive Needle, Policy and Advocacy Director, EuroHealthNet

Launch of “12 steps towards implementing practices to reduce the burden of chronic diseases" - Carlos Segovia, Coordinator, JA-CHRODIS
Ranieri Guerra, Director General Prevention, Chief Medical Officer, Italian Ministry of Health
Mirosław J. Wysocki, Director General, National Institute of Public Health, Poland (NIH)
Alain Brunot, Medical Inspector for Public Health, French Ministry of Health
Jolyce Bourgeois, Belgian Ministry of Health
Gintarė Šakalytė, Vice Minister of Health, Ministry of Health Lithuania
Gabrijela Korže, Attaché for Public Health and Pharmaceuticals , Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU


12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Session 3 - Making the link: How can we better integrate health promotion in comprehensive healthcare?

Moderator: Anne Hendry, Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scottish Government

13:30 – 13:45

Keynote presentation

An external view on ways to move forward the JA-CHRODIS recommendations on comprehensive care in relation with sustainable health systems

Ellen Nolte, Head of London hubs, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

13:45 – 14:00

Keynote presentation

Integrating health promotion in healthcare from different perspectives

Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member, Portuguese Parliament

14:00 – 15:00

Panel discussion

Ellen Nolte, Head of London hubs, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member, Portuguese Parliament
Annabel Seebohm, Secretary General, CPME
Nicoline Tamsma, President of EuroHealthNet, Co-ordinating Advisor International Affairs at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General, European Patients' Forum

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:45

Session 4 - How does JA-CHRODIS leave its mark, including examples in practice?

Moderator: Anne Hendry, Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scottish Government

Mieke Rijken, NIVEL, The Netherlands: Dutch implementation of the JA-CHRODIS multimorbidity care model

Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy, Institute of Public Health in Ireland: Opportunities and challenges to implement health promotion practices from Ireland's perspective

Vesna Knjeginjic, Assistant Minister, Serbian Ministry of Health: Setting up a pilot national chronic disease plan using the tools prepared in JA-CHRODIS

Antonio Sarría-Santamera, Coordinator of CHRODIS PLUS, Rokas Navickas, Scientific Coordinator of CHRODIS PLUS: Presentation of the next Joint Action

16:45 – 17:00

Concluding Remarks

Moderator: Anne Hendry, Clinical Lead for Integrated Care, Scottish Government 

Xavier Prats Monné, Director General for Health and Food Safety, (DG Sante) European Commission
Paloma Casado Durández, Ministry of Health Spain



Mon 27 February, 2017 13.00 to
Tue 28 February, 2017 17.30




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