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.
CHAIR'S WELCOMETonia Thomas - Central Training Officer for Polygeia.
ADVANCING DIABETES CARE
Professor Dr. Sehnaz Karadeniz - Chair, International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)
INNOVATIONS IN CARDIO-VASCULAR TREATMENTS
Professor Dr. Jeroen Bax - Leiden University and Medical centre, President European Assoc of Cardiology
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
ADVANCES IN CHRONIC DISEASE TREATMENT
Tanja Valentin Director of Government Affairs and Policy, MedTech Europe
NETHERLANDS INNOVATION – HOSPITAL AT HOME
Conchita Hofstede - Director, VitaValley