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Thursday 10 September, 2009


08:30 – 09:00

Coffee & Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome & Introduction

Peter Hollins, President, European Heart Network

09:15 – 10:30

I. Recent trends in cardiovascular diseases and prevention strategies

Chair: Peter Hollins, President, European Heart Network

Changing patterns – recent trends in cardiovascular epidemiology in Europe
Robin Ireland, Chief Executive Heart of Mersey, Director HoM Partnerships

Do plans match patterns?
Mike Rayner, Director, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Oxford University

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15

II. Inequalities: Putting it Right

Chair: Clive Needle, Director, EuroHealthNet

The Burden of CVD in Romania
Prof. Dan Gaita FESC, EACPR Chairman of Education Committee, National Coordinator for CVD Prevention, Romania

Socio-economic advantages of preventing cardiovascular diseases
Prof. Marc Suhrcke, Professor in Public Health Economics, Health Economics Group, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia


12:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:40

III. The role of stakeholders – views from the European Heart Charter Community

Chair and introductory remarks: Prof. Lars Rydén MD, FRCP, FESC, Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Hans Stam, Director, Netherlands Heart Foundation, on behalf of the European Heart Network
Monika Kosinska, Secretary General, EPHA
Dr Amanda Adler, Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Diabetes Department UK

14:40 – 15:10

Coffee Break

15:10 – 15:30

Keynote Speech

Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Health, European Commission

15:30 – 17:00

IV. A blueprint for a healthier future – developing a strategy for Cardiovascular Health

Chair: Michael O’Shea, Advisory Board Member of Work package 5 of the EuroHeart project & Chief Executive, Irish Heart Foundation

Mission possible – countries seeing the greatest success
Erkki Vartiainen, Assistant Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Identifying the high-risk population
Dr Zlatko Fras, on behalf of the Slovenian Society of Cardiology and the Slovene National Programme on CVD Prevention

Non Communicable Disease plans and Health Systems
Francesca Racioppi, Acting Head of the Rome Office, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health

From plan to action
Robert Madelin, Director General, DG SANCO, European Commission



Thursday 10 September, 2009
09.00 to 17.30




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