Programme

First Conference on Health Inequalities in the New EU Member States

Policy makers and patients – creating the change

Day 0 – Wednesday 19 September 2012

 

17:00-19:30 Arrival and Early Registration (at Radisson Blue Hotel)

19:30-21:30 Welcome cocktail

Day 1 – Thursday 20 September 2012

08:00 – 8:50 Registration at Radisson Blue Hotel

8:50-9:00 Arrival at the Central Military Club Sofia (7, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.)

09:00 10:30 Opening Policy Session and discussion

Hosts: The Minister of Health of Bulgaria, MEPs, EPF and NPO

  • Welcoming words from the organizers: NPO and EPF, Mrs. Desislava Atanasova, Minister of Health of Bulgaria and Dr. Andrey Kovatchev, MEP

  • Officials from Board of EPF Tomasz Szelągowski

  • Officials from the Bulgarian Government

  • Video message featuring patients from the region

  • Discussion

 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:30 Health inequalities: data

Topics and Speakers:

  • WHO/Eurohealthnet – TBC,

Overview of the situation

  • Dr. Stanimir Hasardzhiev, Chairperson of NPO

Health Inequalities through patients’ perspective

  • Dr. Joao de Deus, President of the European Association of Senior Hospital Physicians

Health Inequalities through specialists’ perspective

  • Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 Working lunch

 

14:00 – 15:30 Health inequalities: National perspectives

Speakers:

  • Mrs. Desislava Dimitrova, Deputy Minister of Health,
    Bulgaria

  • Mrs. Irvi Normet, Deputy Secretary General on Health, Estonia

  • Dr. Grażyny Rogala-Pawelczyk, President of the Main Chamber Nurses and Midwives, Poland

  • Mrs. Ivana Pavic Simetin, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Croatia

  • Mrs. Tatjana Petrushevska, expert, Bureau of Medicines,

Ministry of Macedonia

  • Discussion

 

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

 

15:45 – 16:30 Health inequalities: Cooperation

Topics and Speakers:

  • Mr. Peter Balik, Central & East European Health Policy Network

Strategic scenarios 2020 – The Future of Central and Eastern European Healthcare

  • Mr. Stuart Merrifield, chairperson of ARPharM

The role of industry and the cooperation with the patients’ organizations in Bulgaria

16:30 – 17:30 Plenary policy discussion and closing of the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19:30 Bulgarian dinner

Day 2 – Friday 21 September 2012 – Radisson Blue Grand Hotel (4, Narodno Sabranie Sq.)

 

09:00 – 10:30 Parallel sessions – part 1

 

  • How the European priorities meet the real needs of patients? What should the priorities be? EPF survey
  • What do we want policy makers and institutions to act upon to curb health inequalities in the new EU member states in the next 5 years?
  • Future steps – how patients could be involved in further fighting against health inequalities in the new EU member states

 

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:30 Parallel sessions – part 2

 

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

 

13:45 – 14:15 Conclusion: results of the working groups

 

14:15 – 14:45 Adopting a patients’ resolution

 

14:45 – Wrap-up and departure

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