It’s time for an annual check-up of Europe’s health care sector. The two-and-a-half years have thrown up important challenges – but have also spawned many opportunities on how to reform and strengthen health care across the board. The European Health Union embodies many of these innovations and aims to establish a robust crisis response system for potential threats.
So, what’s on the checklist? We need to take stock of the COVID-19 response and apply the lessons learned. The war in Ukraine has set in motion a movement of people in Europe that is unprecedented since 1945. Additionally, it has unleashed inflation, piling cost pressures on already strained health services. Other crucial health care policy areas in need of medical (and political) attention include: the Pharma Strategy, digital health, non-communicable diseases, and much more.
POLITICO will bring together a stellar line-up of speakers for a series of interviews and panel discussions moderated by our in-house GPs. The seventh edition of POLITICO Live’s Health Care Summit — which promises to be an intense and informative event — will be held on October 27-28 in Brussels and online. The summit represents a convening moment for key policymakers, groundbreaking industry experts, medical professionals, patients’ representatives and more to shape the future of health care policy in the EU.
Giovanni Gorgoni, Chair of EUREGHA, will take part in a spotlight discussion on 27 October, 16:30-17:05, focusing on “Obesity, Europe’s misunderstood healthcare challenge”.
Please use the button below to find out more about the program and possibilities for participation. Registration for online attendance is fully open, but people wishing to attend on-site need to submit a formal application via the event website.