Chronic Disease Advances in Treatment and Monitoring of Long-term/Chronic Conditions

Chronic Disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe. Chronic diseases depress life expectancy, earnings potential, educational attainment and population wellbeing. They have a serious effect upon GDP and also take up an increasing amount of both public and private budgets.

Steps can be taken in prevention and early detection which may enable cost-effective management of certain chronic diseases. The long-term response to chronic disease requires greater fluency between health and social care. The challenge of chronic diseases to budgets within the European health system is immense.

This plenary session will focus upon advances in treatment/monitoring and self-management of chronic diseases that are being made in Europe.

14:00pm

CHAIR'S WELCOME

Tonia Thomas - Central Training Officer for Polygeia.

14:10pm

ADVANCING DIABETES CARE

Professor Dr. Sehnaz Karadeniz - Chair, International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)

14:35pm

INNOVATIONS IN CARDIO-VASCULAR TREATMENTS

Professor Dr. Jeroen Bax - Leiden University and Medical centre, President European Assoc of Cardiology

15:00pm

SUCCESS CONTINUED: Subservient Innovative Technology

Professor Dr Nico L.U. van Meeteren - Executive Director and General Secretary, Top Sector Life Sciences and Health (Health~Holland), The Hague Professor in Physiotherapy, Physical Functioning and Chronicity, Maastricht University, Maastricht

15:20pm

BREAK

15:50pm

SYMPOSIUMS/WORKSHOPS :-

  1. Advanced diabetes management
  2. Chronic pain management
  3. Therapy – Enabling a higher degree of self-management
  4. Osteoporosis – Improved Diagnostics

16:35pm

ADVANCES IN CHRONIC DISEASE TREATMENT

Tanja Valentin Director of Government Affairs and Policy, MedTech Europe

17:00pm

NETHERLANDS INNOVATION – HOSPITAL AT HOME

Conchita Hofstede - Director, VitaValley

17:25pm

Q&A

18:00pm

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