On February 8 from 14:00 to 15:15 CET, the MEP Lung Health Group is organising the virtual event ‘Improving lung health through the future European Health Data Space’. The event is hosted by the Group members Co-Chair MEPs Manuel Pizarro (S&D – Portugal) and Sara Cerdas (S&D – Portugal).

The event will mark the launch of the European Lung Health Group (ELHG) Policy Brief on the future European Health Data Space (EHDS), a document to expand the group’s BREATHE Vision on the topic of digital health.

The event will bring together digital health experts, policy makers, healthcare professionals, and patient representatives to discuss how the expectations from the respiratory community could be reflected in the future European Health Data Space (EHDS) legislation, and its huge potential to improve prevention, diagnosis, management, and quality of life of people living with lung diseases.

The roundtable discussion will look to answer the following questions:

  • The future of EHDS to improve lung health prevention and care – dream or reality?
  • Digital health technology to serve respiratory outcomes – a change in paradigm?
  • Digitalisation to enable self-management – what role for patients?

The event will be moderated by journalist Dave Keating, Brussels Correspondent for France 24.

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Event Agenda

Time

Topic

Speaker

14h00-14h10

Welcome and launch of the European Lung Health Group Policy Brief on the European Health Data Space

 

Opening remarks

   Dave Keating (Moderator)

 

-   MEP Sara Cerdas (S&D/Portugal)

14h10-14h50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14h50-15h10

Roundtable Discussion

  • The future EHDS to improve lung health prevention and care – dream or reality?
  • Digital health technology to serve respiratory disease outcomes – A change in paradigm?  
  • Digitalisation to enable self-management – What role for patients?  

 

Questions and Answers with the audience

 

-   Ornella Martinello, Policy Coordinator, COVID-19 response and Health Policy, Secretariat General at European Commission

-   Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, European Respiratory Society (ERS)

-   Armando Ruiz, European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA)

-   Marc Lange, Secretary General of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL)

-   Brice Van Eeckhout, Comunicare Solutions SA, and DRAGON (IMI Project)

15h10-15h15

 Wrap up and Conclusion

-   MEP Pizarro (S&D/Portugal)

 

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