In the midst of financial crisis: an invitation to attend ‘The Future of Healthcare in Europe’, Brussels, November 28th 2011

Engage 2011 Brussels

The future of healthcare in Europe: Closing the stakeholder gap

Healthcare costs in Member States represent on average, approximately 10% of GDP. That the current financial crisis will affect patient care across Europe is not just a significant threat, but a reality. The Future of Healthcare in Europe: ‘Closing the Stakeholder Gap’ will be held on 28th November in Brussels. Join us at this significant cross-stakeholder event which will focus on: 

                A financial crisis in Europe, hear from patient experts in Greece and Ireland

                Innovation: from enabling efficiencies to adding extra costs

                Patient engagement: emerging challenges for patient organisations

                Pan-European Healthcare: myth or reality, implications for local healthcare systems


On Monday, November 28th 2011, at the Sofitel, Place Jourdan, 1040 Brussels, join:

n  patient groups,

n  health providers,

n  policymakers,

n  life science industries, and

n  other health stakeholders.


Organisations attending include:

 Life sciences: Abbott, Amgen, Baxter, Bayer, BMS, Janssen, Gilead, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Orion, Sanofi, St. Jude, UCB

Patient Organisations/NGOs: Cittadinanzattiva Onlus, EPPOSI, European Cancer Patients’ Coalition, European Kidney Patients’ Federation, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform, Gamian-Europe, Eurordis, Irish Patients’ Association, Marie Curie Cancer Care

Policy/think-tank/agency/trade organisations: CPME, Edelman, EFPIA, FIPRA, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Ogilvy Healthworld, Nick Fahy Consulting, PatientView,Technology: Extended Apps, CISCO, Robert Bosch Healthcare

 To learn more about the event, or to register visit

 Chairing at Engage 2011 Brussels

Richard Bergström, Director General, EFPIA.

John Bowis, Senior Adviser, FIPRA.

Nick Fahy, Consultant, former Deputy Head of Unit, Health Strategy, DG SANCO, European Commission, and former Head of Unit, Health Information, DG SANCO, Luxembourg.

Mat Phillips, CEO EngageHealth Alliance-Europe

Karen Taylor, Senior Advisor, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and former Director, National Audit Office (NAO).

Alex Wyke, CEO and founder, PatientView.

Speakers at Engage 2011 Brussels include:

Kathi Apostolidis, Voluntary sector consultant and health commentator Greece

Jacqueline Bowman-Busato, Executive Director, EPPOSI.

Birgit Berger, Secretary General, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

Denis Costello, Web communications Manager, Eurordis

Nick Fahy, Consultant, former Deputy Head of Unit, Health Strategy, DG SANCO, European Commission, and former Head of Unit, Health Information, DG SANCO, Luxembourg.

Francesco Moccia, Cittadinanzattiva Onlus.

Johan Hjertqvist, Director, Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP).

Martin Lohy, Policy Officer, European Cancer Patients’ Coalition

Stephen MacMahon, CEO, Irish Patients’ Association (IPA).

Skye Van Raalte-Herzog, CEO, Expanded Apps [USA-based producer of health apps].

Markus Siebert, Director, Reimbursement and Health Economics EMEAC, St Jude Medical.

Søren Skovlund, Director, Global Patient Research, Advocacy and Support, Novo Nordisk.

Nadine Stohler, President, European Kidney Patients’ Federation (CEAPIR).

Ileana Welte, Director, Robert Bosch Healthcare

Petra Wilson, Senior Director, Connected Healthcare, CISCO.


Engage 2011 Brussels is run by the Engage Health Alliance Europe, an independent patient-centred events group.  The aim of Engage 2011 Brussels is to stimulate discussion and create consensus views on issues important to the Brussels health agenda.