CURRENT EDITION

4th Edition

Topics

The 4th European Health Parliament will address the following topics:

1.
Committee on Data for Healthy Societies

Digitalisation has the potential to revolutionise European health systems, but without data, we will not make the most of technological advances like artificial intelligence and supercomputing. How can the EU build a trusted innovation environment to enable digitalization of health and care? How can we facilitate access to health data while respecting people’s rights? What is keeping research departments from utilising data? What would it take for citizens to readily opt in to sharing arrangements? And how can we overcome barriers in trust, security, infrastructure, and interoperability, among others?

2.
Committee on
Disease Prevention & Management

Preventing avoidable disease and managing mental health pays off as people can live and work in good health and continue contributing to society, but investment in physical and mental health promotion is still not self-evident. How can the EU facilitate disease prevention and management of chronic disease? Which employment policies can promote mental health? How should health systems account for and reimburse successful prevention?

3.
Committee on Innovation & Value

Thanks to innovation in health, what used to be fatal illnesses have become treatable diseases, thereby allowing people to live longer while staying in good health. But innovation requires substantial investment. How can the EU facilitate innovation? Which factors should be included in a value assessment? And how to account for repurposed drugs that have found new uses, like aspirin or Viagra?

4.
Committee on Health Literacy & Self-care

Health systems are still siloed and disease-centred, where they need to start taking a person-centred approach to improve their services. This means that every individual using health and social services is seen as an equal partner in planning, developing and monitoring care from an early stage, instead of merely undergoing treatment when sick. However, person-centred care requires major investments in health literacy, self-management and opportunities to consider patient needs. How can the EU facilitate this shift? Which barriers are preventing effective self-care? And how can we boost health literacy? Is digital health an enabler or a challenge in this context?

5.
Committee on Human Health & the Environment

Where we live affects our health and vice versa. Air pollution has been linked to respiratory disease, for instance, while residues from the use of pharmaceuticals and personal care products end up in the environment. How can the EU manage the impact of hazardous environments on our health, and vice versa? Should we prioritise any environmental drivers in particular? And how can companies ensure a sustainable corporate footprint?

Prior to the start of a new edition the Partners, in cooperation with the European Commission, decide on the five themes for the EHP committees. This is done to ensure that each edition addresses the most pressing EU health priorities of that moment.

CURRENT EDITION

Participants

Weronika Kowalska
Blogger & Diabetes Advocate
Vittoria Carraro
External Relations Manager, EFIC vzw
Vasileios Nittas
Consultant, Global Shaper & World Economic Forum
Tina Debeljak
Paralegal Expert, Merck KGaA

CURRENT EDITION

Speakers

Juliana Dal Pino
Senior Manager External Affairs & Alliance Development, Johnson & Johnson
Kelly Maddox
Senior Vice President Health Policy Communications, Porter Novelli
Beth Chamberlain
Account Director, Politico
Valentina Strammiello
Programme Manager, EPF