“Putting the heart first: Closing the gaps in European cardiovascular care”

Parliamentary Discussion
Kindly hosted by Pavel Poc MEP and Karin Kadenbach MEP
 

The meeting is organised with the support of Amgen and in association with the Parliament Magazine


On Tuesday 10 October 2017, Pavel Poc MEP and Karin Kadenbach MEP will host a discussion on cardiovascular diseases in the EU.
International specialists and healthcare advocates will share their views and expertise on the following questions:

  • What is the burden of cardiovascular diseases in the EU, and what can be done to improve patient care?
  • Who are the ‘high-risk’ patients and what are their unmet medical needs in Europe?
  • How can health systems across Europe improve detection rates and prevent the recurrence of heart attacks and strokes?
  • What can European policymakers do to help reduce the recurrence of heart attacks and strokes in the EU?

As many of you may well know, most cardiovascular diseases (CVD) can be prevented by addressing major risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, raised lipids and tobacco use. Yet each year, CVD causes over 1.8 million deaths in the European Union - almost 40% of all deaths in the European Union.

Speakers include:

Pavel Poc MEP, S&D, Czech Republic
Karin Kadenbach MEP, S&D, Austria
Lale Tokgozoglu, President of the European Atherosclerosis Society
Ulf Landmesser, Medical Director Medical Department of Cardiology, Charité University Hospital, Berlin

Kristyna Cilikova, Vice-Chairman, Diagnóza FH, Czech Republic​
Susan Connolly, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Please join us in discussing how policymakers and stakeholders can work together and help closing the gaps in European cardiovascular care. 

To register your interest and for further information about this event, please contact: claire.mackenzie@hkstrategies.com

 

Dates
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location
European Parliament
Belgium
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