Communicating Health

Thursday, 04.10.2012 | 09:00 - 12:00 | Plenary Hall

Organised by DG Health & Consumers and DG CONNECT, European Commission

This parallel session will look at the challenge of communicating health both to citizens and policy makers. At a time of financial austerity, it is vital that money spent on communication is used for the best results. With this session, we intend to foster a lively discussion on diverse topics to do with communicating health. The debate will consider the following questions:

  • What do we know about the behaviour of individuals and how does this relate to public health issues?
  • How can we ensure a proper flow of knowledge on health? What campaigns have been successful and why? Which communication channels, for example ‘old’ and ‘new’ media, are the most effective, and for which segment of the population? 
  • Where do young policy makers, health professionals and patients prefer to receive information in modern times? 
  • How do we reach politicians and create mobility for the health agenda? 
  • How can we use health data to guide them in making the right decisions? 
  • How can we best use ICT as a tool for communicating health? 
  • How can we empower patients through communication and make them a driving force to improve healthcare? How should personal health data be managed? 
  • Who should own this data?
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Introduction

R Madelin, Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Round table discussion

How can we best use ICT as a tool for communicating health? How can we empower patients through communication and make them a driving force to improve healthcare? How should personal health data be managed?

Speakers

A Wyke, Founder and Managing Director, PatientView

N Forgó, Professor, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

U Schulze-Althoff, Representative of the winner of the SME Award ‘Medisana Space’

M Kosinska, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance

D Garcia Trigo, Indra, Spain

Rapporteur

EW Maarserveen, Representative of Young Forum Gastein Initiative

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