Programme

09:15 Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:00 Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Pr. Antoine Geissbuhler, Chairman, eHealth and Telemedicine, Geneva University and Hospitals (invited)

10:10 Opening Speech
The Development of eHealth Systems Across Europe

Mr Tapani Piha, Head of D3Unit eHealth and Health Technology Assessment, DG SANCO (confirmed)

10:30 First Round of Discussions

10:50 Networking Coffee Break

11:10 The European Union’s Digital Agenda and eHealth Policy

The Role of ICT in Active and Healthy Ageing
Growth Opportunities
Promoting Innovation/ R&D funding
International Compatibility
Latest Developments


Gisele Roesems-Kerremans, Deputy Head of Unit, Health and Well Being, DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission (invited)
Dr Clemens-Martin Auer, General Director ehealth Governance Initiative (invited)

12:00 Second Round of Discussions

12:20 New innovations and Technological Developments

EU-Wide Integrated Healthcare Systems
Opportunities and Challenges

Dr Josip Car, Director of Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College London (confirmed)
Mr Graham Worsley, Lead Technologist - Assisted Living Innovation Platform, Technology Strategy Board (invited)

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 eHealth National Strategies in Europe: Best Practice Exchanges

National Care Record Service (NCRS), NHS Connecting for Health, National Health
Service (NHS), UK
eHealth Strategy, Sweden

Dr Simon Eccles, Medical Director, NHS Connecting for Health and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Homerton Hospital, London (invited)
Owe Svensson, Biomedical Engineer, Sweden/Region Skåne/eHealth for regions network (invited)

14:50 Third Round of Discussions

15:10 Networking Coffee Break

15:20 The Challenges in Establishing a “European eHealth Area”

Interoperability and Market Fragmentation
Legal Uncertainties
Financial Investment

Antonyia Parvanova, MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Bulgaria (invited)
Richard Tuffs, Director, European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) (invited)

16:30 Successful Implementation, Effective Service Delivery

Technical Requirements and Policy Recommendations

Pr. Jeremy Wyatt, Leadership Chair in eHealth Research, Leeds Medical School (invited)
Pr. Stanton Newman, Professor of Health Psychology and Dean, City University, London (confirmed)
Koi Zolitsi, Calliope Project Coordinator (confirmed)

17:15 Final Round of Discussions

17:30 Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks

Pr. Antoine Geissbuhler, Chairman, eHealth and Telemedicine, Geneva University and Hospitals (invited)

17:40 Networking Drinks Reception
18:00 Close