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Patient MedTech Dialogue Workshop - ‘How can community care ensure equal and broad patient access to medical technologies?’

On 25 May 2018, in the context of the Patient-MedTech Dialogue, EPF and MedTech Europe will organise a half a day workshop on community care and patient access to medical technologies.

The Council of the European Union adopted in December 2017 Council conclusions on ‘Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living’. The overall message is clear: steps towards the acceleration of the transition from institutional to community-based care need to be taken.

The workshop will aim to explore how community care can ensure equal and broad access for patients, bringing continuity to the workshop which took place last year on EPF’s Access to Healthcare Campaign. Participants will discuss how community care can support improved access to medical technologies and how medical technologies can facilitate care in the community, identifying success factors to making community care work.

For further background information, please see the March 2017 Report by the Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment entitled BLOCKS: tools and methodologies to assess integrated care in Europe.

When and where?

When: On 25 May 2018, from 9.30-13.00, followed by a networking lunch.

Where: The workshop will be held in Brussels (Belgium) at the Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75.

For the draft Agenda, please click here.

Please note that there will be another Patient-MedTech Dialogue Workshop on ‘Patient Involvement in HTA for MedTech’ taking place the afternoon prior on 24 May, from 12.30-17.00. Please click here for further information.

Who can participate?

Patient organisations’ representatives from the EPF membership who are interested in how community care can support improved access to medical technologies and how medical technologies can facilitate care in the community, and why community care works well in some countries and in others not so much.

How to register

Please click here to complete the registration form by 4 May 2018.

Please contact Anna Trzcinska, EPF Events Officer at anna.trzcinska@eu-patient.eu to book your travel and accommodation as soon as possible and before 4 May 2018.

Dinner will be held at 19h in the restaurant of the Thon Hotel EU on 24 May for those attending both workshops.