Health Literacy in Europe
Empowering patients - how can technology contribute to improving health literacy?

01-07-2015 14:30 - 17:00
European Parliament Brussels - Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 7C050


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  • 14.30  Welcome and introductory remarks

                     Paul Rübig, MEP and STOA Chair 

Part I. Health Literacy and patient empowerment in Europe

  • 14.40  Health literacy - What are the key facts? Where does Europe stand?

                     Kristine Sorensen, University of Maastricht

  • 14:50  Health literacy and health behaviour

                     Roberto Bertollini, WHO Representation to the European Union

  • 15.00  Health literacy and patient empowerment - The role of technology and self-management

                     Kaisa Immonen-Charalambous , European Patients’ Forum

  • 15.10  Q&A session

Part II. E-health, m-health and the role of EU policy

  • 15.40  What is e-health and how it can contribute to patient empowerment

                     Marc Lange, European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) 

  • 15.50  M-health: what role can mobile applications service to improve health literacy?

                     Inés Madurga, Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

  • 16.00  The importance of health literacy for communicable diseases prevention

                     Irina Dinca, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

  • 16.10  The role of EU policy in ensuring that innovative solutions are developed to improve health literacy

                     Terje Peetso, DG Connect, European Commission

  • 16.20  Q&A session
  • 16.50  Closing remarks

                     Karin Kadenbach, MEP              

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