To mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Health Policy & Technology journal, the HPT team, in partnership with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, is organising an online conference webinar series on key Health Policy and Technology themes of national and international interest.
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The Health Policy and Technology journal at 10
28th September: Equity and Outcomes, Ensuring Fair Access to Healthcare
Programme (UK times)
Global health challenges to improving healthy life expectancy
Professor Ole Petter Ottersen
President of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Role of NICE in best practice for access to healthcare
Technical Director, NICE Scientific Advice, UK
Combating access issues for rheumatology in Africa
Rheumatologist and Epidemiologist
Barriers to patient access, and how to improve them
Cancer Mission-Board Member at European Commission
Patient Advocates Working Group Chair, European Society for Medical Oncology
Panel and Audience Q&A
End of webinar
Life expectancy is generally on the increase, including healthy life expectancy. New treatments that have greatly improved the chance of survival following the diagnosis of life-threatening diseases.
However, comparisons of survival rates reveal striking differences among countries for cancers, cardiovascular disorders and other serious non-communicable and communicable diseases, even between countries with a similar GDP. What are the reasons for these differences and, more importantly, what are the best ways to address them?
The aim of the session is to raise awareness among health policy makers, clinical and biotechnology, health professionals, academics and interested public and patients about gaps and needs for equity in health outcomes and fair access to healthcare.
Speakers and discussants
Jacoline Bouvy, Technical Director, NICE Scientific Advice, UK
Ihsane Hmamouchi, Rheumatologist and Epidemiologist, Rabat, Morocco
Ole Petter Ottersen, President of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Ken Redekop, Editor-in-Chief, Health Policy and Technology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bettina Ryll, Cancer Mission-board member at European Commission and Patient Advocates Working Group Chair, European Society for Medical Oncology, Uppsala, Sweden
Duane Schulthess, Managing Director of Vital Transformation, Brussels and Washington
Donald Singer, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London, UK