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Session I. Recent trends in cardiovascular diseases and prevention strategies

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

Session II. Inequalities: Putting it Right

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

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

Introductory remarks
Prof. Lars Rydén MD, FRCP, FESC, Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Keynote Speech
Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Health, European Commission

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

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



Thursday 10 September, 2009
09.00 to 17.30




The Residence Palace


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