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The final conference programme can be found below.


Tuesday 28 May, 2013


12:30 – 14:00

Registration and working lunch

Life as a chronic disease patient: discover the experiential area, with the contribution of our celebrity chef

14:00 – 15:20

Plenary Session 1 - Setting the scene

Event Moderator:
Carrie Grant, British Television Presenter

14:00 – 14:10

Opening Remarks

Pascale Richetta, Vice-President AbbVie, Western Europe & Canada

14:10 – 15:20

Panel debate: 'From Crisis to Recovery: how to drive sustainable healthcare together?'

Moderator: Sarah Neville, Public Policy Editor, Financial Times

Heinz Becker, MEP, European Parliament
Nicola Bedlington, Executive Director, European Patients' Forum
Walter Ricciardi, President, European Public Health Association
Pascale Richetta, Vice-President AbbVie, Western Europe & Canada
Jeroen Wals, Chief Technology Officer, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions
Ana Xavier, Policy Co-ordinator and Economist, Sustainability of Public Finances Unit, European Commission

15:20 – 15:45

Coffee break in experiential area

15:45 – 17:15

Plenary Session 2 - Best practice across Europe

Presentation and showcasing of best practices case studies on healthcare sustainability on three subject matters at the heart if healthcare sustainability moderated by
Carrie Grant, British Television Presenter

15:45 – 16:05

Patient empowerment: Coping with cystic fibrosis

John Pritchard, Philips

16:05 – 16:25

Patient empowerment: Maccabi healthcare call centre

Galit Kaufman, Maccabi Health Services
Hadas Lewy, Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research

16:25 – 16:50

Healthcare delivery: Appointment Angels for healthcare efficiencies

Gaye Cunnane, St. James Hospital
Ryan Quigley, AbbVie Ireland

16:50 – 17:15

Early intervention: Return to work strategies for employees affected by cancer – policies and interventions

Tyna Taskila, Senior Researcher, The Work Foundation, part of Lancaster University

17:15 – 17:35

Coffee break in experiential area

17:35 – 18:30

Plenary Session 3 - Looking forward to a sustainable future

Closing panel moderated by

Carrie Grant, British Television Presenter
Alberto Colzi, Vice-President Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa Operations, AbbVie
Dimitris Florinis, Greek Counsellor for Health Affairs
Antonio Gaudioso, President of Cittadinanzattiva
Maria Iglesia Gomez, Head of the Innovation for Health and Consumers Unit, European Commission
Josep M. Piqué, CEO, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona

18:15 – 18:25

Closing keynote speech

Roberto Bertollini, Chief Scientist and WHO Representative to the European Union

18:25 – 18:30

Closing remarks and key take-aways

Pascale Richetta, Vice-President AbbVie, Western Europe & Canada

18:30 – 19:45

Drinks reception in the exhibition area with a speech from

Richard Fosbury, Olympic gold medallist



Tuesday 28 May, 2013
12.30 to 19.45




Bibliothèque Solvay

Parc Léopold
Rue Belliard 137
1040 Brussels

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Post-conference report



Recipes for Sustainable Healthcare