[Ip-health] Europe's DG Research conference: Innovation in Healthcare without borders, April 16-17th 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Katy Athersuch katy.athersuch at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 2 06:54:41 PDT 2012

Hi All,

We just learned about this conference and thought others might be
interested to see the agenda. Please see below and at the link for details.

*Innovation in Healthcare without borders*

16 - 17 April 2012, Brussels, Belgium

This conference will bring together the key stakeholders involved in the
innovation process of the healthcare sector in view of Europe 2020 and the
Innovation Union Plan.

Place Sainte Croix (next to Place Flagey),
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Building on the successful events of May 2010 and March 2011, the 2012
conference is organized by the services of the European Commission (DG
Research and Innovation, DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Health and
Consumers, DG for Regional Policy), in consultation with other relevant
DGs, major health associations and stakeholders.

The main objective of the conference is to act as an innovation in
healthcare policy forum involving the key actors and policy-makers in order

Identify major challenges and build consensus to address them,
Develop initiatives and opportunities for Healthcare Innovation;
Provide continuity with previous events.

2012 Conference Sessions will develop Two Tracks

Track A: "Removing borders on the innovation in healthcare
landscape" assessing achievements and remaining barriers.
Track B: "Overcoming barriers to equality and solidarity"exploring new
challenges within the EU and beyond.

Commissioner for Research and Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn,
Vice-President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani, responsible for
Industry and Entrepreneurship, Commissioner for Health and Consumers, John
Dalli and Regional Policy Commissioner, Johannes Hahn are invited to be
among the speakers.

The programme of plenary and parallel sessions will allow a large space for
debate and networking. It will be complemented by a small "fair" where
associations and support structures will provide information to

Draft agenda:

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