The future of health
We are eager to welcome you to our forthcoming conference: “The future of health – Advancing the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Europe” taking place at the Novotel Brussels City Center (Rue de la Vierge Noire 32) on 11 and 12 of July!
The institutional renewal during 2019 offers a crucial opportunity for the stakeholders in health to advocate for the central role of health in European Policy. As an inherently collaborative organization, PACT has built upon cooperation among stakeholders from its very beginning, and with this conference, we bring together a variety of partners across sectors, from the several Member States to discuss and reaffirm the importance and our commitment to health, and the need for strong EU collaboration for health.
Building on the discussions on the future of health, learning from your shared views on how to overcome the challenges of the past, and to build more comprehensive policies in the future, we will launch the #HealthPACT during session III of the event. This conclusion document will outline our shared vision, our shared responsibilities, and the actions needed to improve access to health thus advancing the Sustainable Development Agenda in Europe!
We welcome the comments and feedback from our partners and the various health stakeholders to this document which will be further enriched around the context of the conference.
The future of EU cooperation on HTA
In view of the proposal by the European Commission to strengthen EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment, the MEP Interest Group on Access will host a debate on the future of EU cooperation on HTA and its potential to improve access to innovative health technologies for patients across the EU.
By providing the platform for an exchange of views it will seek to gather the perspectives of health stakeholders before the draft report of the European Parliament is voted in ENVI. The event will take place on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 from 17:30 to 19:30 in room JAN 6Q1 in the European Parliament.
Among the distinguished speakers of the event will be Soledad Cabezón Ruiz MEP (Rapporteur in the ENVI Committee), Ioana Siska, MD, PhD (Policy Officer, Health Technology Assessment, Unit B4, DG SANTE), Ilko Getov MScPharm, PhD, (Chair of the HTA Committee to the Ministry of Health of Bulgaria), Philipp Tillich (Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU), Kaisa Immonen (Director of Policy, European Patients’ Forum) and François Houÿez (Director of Treatment Information and Access, EURORDIS) as well as high-level representatives on behalf of the Austrian Ministry of Health.
To register for the event, please click here.