ENGAGED

Community for an age-friendly society

Events

ENGAGED is actively involved in organising and promoting learning and other sharing events relating to active and healthy ageing. In this section of the website you will find details of all events we are aware of and to which we would invite your active participation. Contact and registration details are provided for each and we look forward to meeting you at any of them.

Jun 15 3

Final Conference of ENGAGED - Living Labs and Impact Investing to Fuel AHA Innovations

Eindhoven (NL), NatLab

The Final Conference of the ENGAGED Thematic Network for Active & Healthy Ageing (AHA) will be held on June 3, 2015 in Eindhoven. This conference is part of ‘Think Dementia’, the final event of the Interreg IV-B project INNOVATE Dementia. The ENGAGED and the Interreg IV-B project e-Ucare have jointly organised the track “Market Implementation” within this international event, in cooperation with Brabant, region of Smart Health.

Market Implementation and Impact Investing

Through this track, ENGAGED will follow up the jointly organised CORAL sessions on impact investing presented at the European Summit on Innovation for AHA in Brussels last March.  One of the important outcomes of the Summit was the need to focus more on the market uptake of proven AHA solutions. We still lack stakeholders from the investment sector to move towards this second stage of market uptake. In order to attract investors, we need to highlight the impact and scalability of solutions. Living Labs throughout Europe can play an important role, since entrepreneurs want to test their innovations in different European contexts. This allows them to demonstrate more clearly the potential impact and scalability to investors and procurers.

Unique

We have to stop merely stating that we must involve the investment sector. Instead, we must move into action mode.

Bringing the networks of ENGAGED, e-Ucare and Innovate Dementia together at the ‘Think Dementia’ conference, offers a unique opportunity to develop and experiment with an Impact Programme for Excellent Smart Health Innovations across Europe.  As such this is a concrete follow up to the ENGAGED project, aiming to continue the work on the roadmaps developed for creating impact. This first Impact session is organized together with various Living Labs, entrepreneurs and investment experts. Based on this experience the concept could be further developed during other European events.

Programme

There will be a specific focus on innovations for people living at home with dementia. On 3 June you will be introduced to several Living Labs. Entrepreneurs from Brabant and other European regions will pitch on their proven AHA innovations on dementia. A panel of experts from Living Labs and other stakeholder perspectives will provide feedback on the innovations presented. Consequently, all participants and the expert panel together will vote and choose the Excellent Smart Health Innovation. The winner will be offered professional advice and consultancy to bring the innovation closer to the market. In short, on 3 June we offer you a conference with an impact!

We hope to engage with you at our final conference on the 3rd of June! Please register through the Think Dementia website. Participation is free of charge. *

Kind regards,

The ENGAGED Consortium

* A Networking Dinner is part of the programme. However, you need to register separately for this event. After registering for the conference through the Think Dementia-website, you will automatically receive further information regarding the dinner.

Mar 15 27

International virtual conference

(BE), Marc Lange

Getting involved in an international dialogue:

International Virtual Conference on 27 March 2015

======================================

Marc Lange tells us that - those of you who participated at the ENGAGEDNovember 2014 conference - that there is a further opportunity to participatein a similar, distributed, collaborative event.

An international virtual conference on telemedicine - Telesanté is due to be held inMarch 2015. Its interactive format means that the event reaches a large international audience, but also enables you to set up a local event which then links to the overarching event.

If you want to learn a bit more, please contact Marc Lange (marc.lange@ehtel.eu).

BACKGROUND

This Telehealth event is organized every year and connects more than 20 French-speaking regionsby video-conference, and has done for more than 10 years.

Now, on Friday 27 March 2015, an international session will be organised which can offeran interesting opportunity for ENGAGED partners, members and friends. It will be run in English.

More details of the event can be found at http://en.journee-telesante.com/home.html.

A typical way to participate "at" this event would be to organize a local event in your region with a local audience and connect it by video-conference to the “journée telesanté” (telehealth day) for an hour or two.

OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

By doing so, you would work on two objectives:

-          Disseminating by presenting – from home – what your region is doing in ENGAGEDthrough an international event dedicated to telehealth.

-          Getting involved in stakeholder engagement (since you would offer your localstakeholders:a) a means to contribute to/attend this dissemination activity by presenting to a wide international public information about what they are contributing to, andb) from "home" have access to experiences and lessons learned from peoplein other countries.

See also relevant images from the 2014 Journée Telesanté

Oct 14 8

Why Invest in ICT for Ageing? A regional perspective

Brussels (BE), The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (Throne Room)

 

This event aims at connecting regional strategies on social inclusion, boosting innovation and creativity in ways to promote and keep the well-being of an aging society. An interactive session will facilitate a lively exchange of experience, good practices and opinions among representatives of local and regional authorities and with ICT industry representatives in particular on relevant policies, implementations of such policies as well as financing through new business models and innovative procurement of ICT based solutions for ageing well. An increased mutual understanding between the different stakeholders’ points of view regarding needs, use and procurement in this area is the main outcome expected.

 

 

Oct 14 21

Engaged Exchange Event

Letterkenny (IE), Radisson Blu Hotel

This event will take place in Donegal, Ireland as part of a number of events based on the topic of "Ehealth: Independence and Inclusion in the 21st Century". 

The event will focus on mutual learning strategies and tools organised under the ENGAGED framework, a thematic network in the field of active and healthy aging. 

Please note that this event will be open for all to attend. 

 

 

Nov 14 25

Engaged - Roadmapping for the Future

Brussels (BE), European |Economic and Social Committee

The Engaged Roadmapping Event is being organised as a satellite event to the annual EHTEL Symposium.

In this conference ENGAGED will emphasise its role as a sharing community that brings together European people and groups interested in active and health ageing from around the globe. This conference will demonstrate ENGAGED's place in EHTEL's "innovation circle", a novel approach for understanding innovation, innovation governance and collective innovation.

Although the main conference will be based in Brussels, it is hoped to make the it an interactive multi-site event utilising videoconferencing facilities in order to carry the Engaged messages to a large and participating audience. This is in keeping with the network's ethos of sharing innovative ideas across the active and healthy ageing community.

Oct 14 21

World Health and Design Forum 2014

Eindhoven (NL), Final ddetails of the venue will be announced shortly

Reshaping the Future of Health Care by creating better lives for people

The World Health & Design Forum (WHDF) aims to boost social innovation and to inspire people to join forces all over the world and initiate crossover projects that contribute to active and healthy ageing and healthy living. Moreover, to boost wide-scale deployment of smart care and e-health solutions that increase the level of self-management and informal care of our citizens.

Brabant, region of Smart Health 2020

The Forum venue will be Eindhoven, the high-tech region of Brainport in the heart of the province of Noord-Brabant. The WHDF will be held against the background of the 13th edition of the Dutch Design Week, largest design event in the Netherlands with over 2,200 international and national participants and 250,000 visitors (www.ddw.nl). This offers an exciting opportunity to interlink design thinking with the innovation process of smart health and care solutions, from concept to development to actual implementation and deployment.

Forum Programme

The WHDF programme will present a unique combination of design, high-tech and social innovation, the three main focal points of Brabant, region of Smart Health.

The Forum will offer:

  • inspiring keynote sessions
  • engaging workshops
  • interactive theme sessions
  • exciting networking opportunities
  • site visits to field and skills labs in Tilburg, the region of social innovation, greater Eindhoven and Brabant, as well as to the expositions of the Dutch Design Week
  • and, why not make your contribution in one of the dynamic speakers’ corners?

Participants

Experts and decision makers from all over the world are expected to participate, such as policy makers, health care providers, knowledge and research institutes, hospitals, insurance companies, patient and consumer organisations and of course SMEs and industries in the field of health care and care innovation.

Sep 14 9

Engaged Mutual Learning Event on Business Models

Bucharest (RO), AAL Forum 2014

 

This a mutual learning workshop about industry business models including one or more of the cure and care, prevention and active ageing and independent living markets. The workshop will analyze current approaches and experiences from different European regions, allowing mutual learning and sharing practices among regional representatives and stakeholders. Dr Lundkvist will set the scene by providing theoretical and empirical state of the art when it comes to modern business models. Participants will identify good practices and explore how these could be replicated and scaled up across Europe to support the objectives of the EIP AHA.

 

The outcome of the workshop will be disseminated at http://www.engaged-innovation.eu. This is a highly interactive session where all participants will have an active role.

 

Specific Location: JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel - Ploiesti Room - Calea 13 Septembrie 90, 050726 Bucharest, Romania

 

 

Jun 14 3

Up-to-date mutual learning takes place in the shadow of one of Europe's historical locations

(BE),

History and innovation were brought together in a single place on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014. Thanks to Engaged, on 3rd June 2014, some 80 people met in the grounds of Canterbury cathedral, Kent, England at the Cathedral Lodge. Kent is one of the 13 areas in England to have been appointed as integration pioneers in the health and care sector. The day's aim was to learn about innovation in shared care not only in Europe but around the world.

"Putting the citizen at the centre, through pace and scale," is Kent's mission for its 1.5 million inhabitants voiced by Robert Stewart, Integration pioneer steering group chair. Indeed, "regions can be beacons," said Anna Dixon of the Department of Health; and this is certainly Kent's aspiration. Learning and sharing with fellow Europeans is of key importance: therefore, "we really value becoming part of European community of exchanges, best practices and learning," underlined Anne Tidmarsh of Kent County Council.

Similar stories of experiences came from speakers invited by Engaged who came from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, EHMA, EHTEL, the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, the Region of South Denmark, and Kent Innovation Hub. They told of the exciting work of the European Innovation Partnership, the Engaged and Momentum projects, in Denmark and Scotland, and in Kent more locally. An activity appreciated during the day was that the attendees – who came from as far and wide as Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Poland and Spain – followed the classic Engaged model of round table group discussions on specific issues. The two critical topics of the day were: the shared care (health and care) approach, and the impact that innovation hubs can have.

Matt Hector-Taylor from HSAGlobal, a company in Canterbury, New Zealand, shared with enthusiasm his experiences of introducing electronic patient records and shared care planning with the Kent attendees. Members of the audience launched into questions around the assessment and evaluation procedures, the patient experience, what happens in the home, and how may people need to be supported and empowered in learning to use the technologies involved.

Many issues highlighted are organisational, but – whatever the challenges – Matt was keen to advocate "start now!" Therefore, on 4th June 2014, a further working meeting will be held in Maidstone, Kent, to continue the work started on the 3rd June. People will be tweeting about their ideas and experiences: so, watch out for further news about Engaged on Twitter!

Jun 14 3

Exchange Event - Mutual Learning Strategies and Tools

Canterbury (GB), Kent County Council

The event is taking place in the framework of ENGAGED, a thematic network in the field of active and healthy ageing. It aims at discussing regional practices for eHealth that encompass clinical issues, the workforce, community engagement and business models. Presentations and discussions will particularly highlight solutions and tools for best practices on implementation and upscaling. Background Information •

Regional innovation clusters Kent has been selected as a United Kingdom national pioneer from over 100 expressions of interest: thirteen other sites have received the award. The opportunity provided by being a pioneer site is quite unique. It offers the opportunity to redesign the region's care system by putting the patient or the citizen at the centre, incorporating appropriate technology and do this at pace and scale. • The future of the European Innovation Partnership in supporting these solutions and tools The presence of European Commission representatives at this event will provide an invaluable opportunity to explore the most effective way to coordinate efforts. This will ultimately help to deliver better healthcare and more effective eHealth services by putting the citizen at the centre.

The focus will be on both present and future eHealth tools and solutions.

Programme Outline •

Identification of implementation tools and scaling up strategies in:

1. Health and Care Workforce Integration

2. Community Management

3. Business Models •

Identification of solutions used at regional level to foster innovation

1. Technology to empower the citizen in monitoring and information sharing, monitoring systems, and information platforms (such as Patients Know Best, Yecco);

2. Persons with dementia as a key clinical cohort to act as an indicator of change;

3. System outcome measures to show change in system with three key elements --‐ clinical / professional, experience and financial linked to peer review across and within regions,;

4. Culture change for citizens, as well as health and social care professionals;

5. Workforce changes for current and future workforces linked to training and education;

6. Exchange of students and trainees (on the basis of academic/professional specialization).

NOTICE: The quantitative data that will be presented during the event have been gathered through an online questionnaire developed under the European project ENGAGED.

May 14 13

ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop Report - Innovative Preventive Solutions and Evidence

(BE),

Dear all,

Please find attached workshop report on Innovative Preventive Solutions and Evidence. This mutual learning workshop was held on 13 May 2014 as a parallel session during eHealth Forum in Athens.

Pages

Jun 15 3

Final Conference of ENGAGED - Living Labs and Impact Investing to Fuel AHA Innovations

Eindhoven (NL), NatLab

The Final Conference of the ENGAGED Thematic Network for Active & Healthy Ageing (AHA) will be held on June 3, 2015 in Eindhoven. This conference is part of ‘Think Dementia’, the final event of the Interreg IV-B project INNOVATE Dementia. The ENGAGED and the Interreg IV-B project e-Ucare have jointly organised the track “Market Implementation” within this international event, in cooperation with Brabant, region of Smart Health.

Market Implementation and Impact Investing

Through this track, ENGAGED will follow up the jointly organised CORAL sessions on impact investing presented at the European Summit on Innovation for AHA in Brussels last March.  One of the important outcomes of the Summit was the need to focus more on the market uptake of proven AHA solutions. We still lack stakeholders from the investment sector to move towards this second stage of market uptake. In order to attract investors, we need to highlight the impact and scalability of solutions. Living Labs throughout Europe can play an important role, since entrepreneurs want to test their innovations in different European contexts. This allows them to demonstrate more clearly the potential impact and scalability to investors and procurers.

Unique

We have to stop merely stating that we must involve the investment sector. Instead, we must move into action mode.

Bringing the networks of ENGAGED, e-Ucare and Innovate Dementia together at the ‘Think Dementia’ conference, offers a unique opportunity to develop and experiment with an Impact Programme for Excellent Smart Health Innovations across Europe.  As such this is a concrete follow up to the ENGAGED project, aiming to continue the work on the roadmaps developed for creating impact. This first Impact session is organized together with various Living Labs, entrepreneurs and investment experts. Based on this experience the concept could be further developed during other European events.

Programme

There will be a specific focus on innovations for people living at home with dementia. On 3 June you will be introduced to several Living Labs. Entrepreneurs from Brabant and other European regions will pitch on their proven AHA innovations on dementia. A panel of experts from Living Labs and other stakeholder perspectives will provide feedback on the innovations presented. Consequently, all participants and the expert panel together will vote and choose the Excellent Smart Health Innovation. The winner will be offered professional advice and consultancy to bring the innovation closer to the market. In short, on 3 June we offer you a conference with an impact!

We hope to engage with you at our final conference on the 3rd of June! Please register through the Think Dementia website. Participation is free of charge. *

Kind regards,

The ENGAGED Consortium

* A Networking Dinner is part of the programme. However, you need to register separately for this event. After registering for the conference through the Think Dementia-website, you will automatically receive further information regarding the dinner.

Oct 14 8

Why Invest in ICT for Ageing? A regional perspective

Brussels (BE), The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium (Throne Room)

 

This event aims at connecting regional strategies on social inclusion, boosting innovation and creativity in ways to promote and keep the well-being of an aging society. An interactive session will facilitate a lively exchange of experience, good practices and opinions among representatives of local and regional authorities and with ICT industry representatives in particular on relevant policies, implementations of such policies as well as financing through new business models and innovative procurement of ICT based solutions for ageing well. An increased mutual understanding between the different stakeholders’ points of view regarding needs, use and procurement in this area is the main outcome expected.

 

 

Oct 14 21

Engaged Exchange Event

Letterkenny (IE), Radisson Blu Hotel

This event will take place in Donegal, Ireland as part of a number of events based on the topic of "Ehealth: Independence and Inclusion in the 21st Century". 

The event will focus on mutual learning strategies and tools organised under the ENGAGED framework, a thematic network in the field of active and healthy aging. 

Please note that this event will be open for all to attend. 

 

 

Nov 14 25

Engaged - Roadmapping for the Future

Brussels (BE), European |Economic and Social Committee

The Engaged Roadmapping Event is being organised as a satellite event to the annual EHTEL Symposium.

In this conference ENGAGED will emphasise its role as a sharing community that brings together European people and groups interested in active and health ageing from around the globe. This conference will demonstrate ENGAGED's place in EHTEL's "innovation circle", a novel approach for understanding innovation, innovation governance and collective innovation.

Although the main conference will be based in Brussels, it is hoped to make the it an interactive multi-site event utilising videoconferencing facilities in order to carry the Engaged messages to a large and participating audience. This is in keeping with the network's ethos of sharing innovative ideas across the active and healthy ageing community.

Sep 14 9

Engaged Mutual Learning Event on Business Models

Bucharest (RO), AAL Forum 2014

 

This a mutual learning workshop about industry business models including one or more of the cure and care, prevention and active ageing and independent living markets. The workshop will analyze current approaches and experiences from different European regions, allowing mutual learning and sharing practices among regional representatives and stakeholders. Dr Lundkvist will set the scene by providing theoretical and empirical state of the art when it comes to modern business models. Participants will identify good practices and explore how these could be replicated and scaled up across Europe to support the objectives of the EIP AHA.

 

The outcome of the workshop will be disseminated at http://www.engaged-innovation.eu. This is a highly interactive session where all participants will have an active role.

 

Specific Location: JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel - Ploiesti Room - Calea 13 Septembrie 90, 050726 Bucharest, Romania

 

 

Jun 14 3

Up-to-date mutual learning takes place in the shadow of one of Europe's historical locations

(BE),

History and innovation were brought together in a single place on Tuesday, 3rd June 2014. Thanks to Engaged, on 3rd June 2014, some 80 people met in the grounds of Canterbury cathedral, Kent, England at the Cathedral Lodge. Kent is one of the 13 areas in England to have been appointed as integration pioneers in the health and care sector. The day's aim was to learn about innovation in shared care not only in Europe but around the world.

"Putting the citizen at the centre, through pace and scale," is Kent's mission for its 1.5 million inhabitants voiced by Robert Stewart, Integration pioneer steering group chair. Indeed, "regions can be beacons," said Anna Dixon of the Department of Health; and this is certainly Kent's aspiration. Learning and sharing with fellow Europeans is of key importance: therefore, "we really value becoming part of European community of exchanges, best practices and learning," underlined Anne Tidmarsh of Kent County Council.

Similar stories of experiences came from speakers invited by Engaged who came from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, EHMA, EHTEL, the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, the Region of South Denmark, and Kent Innovation Hub. They told of the exciting work of the European Innovation Partnership, the Engaged and Momentum projects, in Denmark and Scotland, and in Kent more locally. An activity appreciated during the day was that the attendees – who came from as far and wide as Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Poland and Spain – followed the classic Engaged model of round table group discussions on specific issues. The two critical topics of the day were: the shared care (health and care) approach, and the impact that innovation hubs can have.

Matt Hector-Taylor from HSAGlobal, a company in Canterbury, New Zealand, shared with enthusiasm his experiences of introducing electronic patient records and shared care planning with the Kent attendees. Members of the audience launched into questions around the assessment and evaluation procedures, the patient experience, what happens in the home, and how may people need to be supported and empowered in learning to use the technologies involved.

Many issues highlighted are organisational, but – whatever the challenges – Matt was keen to advocate "start now!" Therefore, on 4th June 2014, a further working meeting will be held in Maidstone, Kent, to continue the work started on the 3rd June. People will be tweeting about their ideas and experiences: so, watch out for further news about Engaged on Twitter!

Jun 14 3

Exchange Event - Mutual Learning Strategies and Tools

Canterbury (GB), Kent County Council

The event is taking place in the framework of ENGAGED, a thematic network in the field of active and healthy ageing. It aims at discussing regional practices for eHealth that encompass clinical issues, the workforce, community engagement and business models. Presentations and discussions will particularly highlight solutions and tools for best practices on implementation and upscaling. Background Information •

Regional innovation clusters Kent has been selected as a United Kingdom national pioneer from over 100 expressions of interest: thirteen other sites have received the award. The opportunity provided by being a pioneer site is quite unique. It offers the opportunity to redesign the region's care system by putting the patient or the citizen at the centre, incorporating appropriate technology and do this at pace and scale. • The future of the European Innovation Partnership in supporting these solutions and tools The presence of European Commission representatives at this event will provide an invaluable opportunity to explore the most effective way to coordinate efforts. This will ultimately help to deliver better healthcare and more effective eHealth services by putting the citizen at the centre.

The focus will be on both present and future eHealth tools and solutions.

Programme Outline •

Identification of implementation tools and scaling up strategies in:

1. Health and Care Workforce Integration

2. Community Management

3. Business Models •

Identification of solutions used at regional level to foster innovation

1. Technology to empower the citizen in monitoring and information sharing, monitoring systems, and information platforms (such as Patients Know Best, Yecco);

2. Persons with dementia as a key clinical cohort to act as an indicator of change;

3. System outcome measures to show change in system with three key elements --‐ clinical / professional, experience and financial linked to peer review across and within regions,;

4. Culture change for citizens, as well as health and social care professionals;

5. Workforce changes for current and future workforces linked to training and education;

6. Exchange of students and trainees (on the basis of academic/professional specialization).

NOTICE: The quantitative data that will be presented during the event have been gathered through an online questionnaire developed under the European project ENGAGED.

May 14 13

ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop Report - Innovative Preventive Solutions and Evidence

(BE),

Dear all,

Please find attached workshop report on Innovative Preventive Solutions and Evidence. This mutual learning workshop was held on 13 May 2014 as a parallel session during eHealth Forum in Athens.

May 14 13

ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop in Athens on 13 May during eHealth Forum

(BE),

SAVE THE DATE

ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop

Region Zealand in Denmark is pleased to announce the next ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop which will focus on innovative preventive solutions and evidence. As usual, participation is free of charge.

When: Tuesday 13 May 2014 from 10:00 to 13:00 hrs as a side event to eHealth Forum

Where: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC) at Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali 1, Athens 115 21, Greece

What: The workshop will introduce the health promotion packages of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority to specialists in Europe and the ENGAGED community. The purpose of the health promotion packages is to give the municipalities – and regions as a whole – an evidence-informed tool to assist municipal decision-makers and health planners in setting priorities, planning and organizing local health promotion and disease prevention initiatives.

Programme

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome

10.10 – 10.40 Introduction to the Danish health promotion packages (Eva Michelle Burchard, Consultant,Centre for Prevention in Practice)

10.40 – 11.10 Implementation of municipal preventive initiatives (Mette Olander, Chief of Health and Ageing, Roskilde Municipality)

11.10 – 11.40 Implementation capacity and readiness among municipalities (Teresa Friis-Holmberg, Researcher, The Danish National Institute of Public Health)

11.40 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.30 Group discussion and feedback (1)

12.30 – 13.00 Group discussion and feedback (2)

Please share this announcement with people who might be interested in participating.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens.

Best regards,

Region Zealand and Zealand Denmark EU Office

Mar 14 5

Mutual Learning Seminar Evidence on Impact

Eindhoven (NL),

This event is a joint action of the Interreg IVC CASA project, the Thematic Network ENGAGED and the action group C2 Deployment of innovative independent living solutions.To scale up independent living solutions we need to collect and share more evidence on impact across Europe. However we lack a joint European framework of methodologies for measuring economic and social impact for independent living solutionsExperts in regions across Europe of the CASA project and of the thematic network of ENGAGED will be there to attend this two-day working event. They will share their experience and knowledge on research methodologies and indicators for collecting evidence on the impact. Also from the action groups, the monitor group and Reference Sites of the European Partnership of Active & Healthy Ageing experts will join this event.During the seminar, in addition to sharing experiences and knowledge, we would like to work together on the development of a joint methodology framework for monitoring the impact.One of the CASA partners, Scotland, will send experts as secondees from their region to share knowledge with the innovation clusters of the Reference site of Noord-Brabant. Also experts of the MAST instrument are invited as CASA secondee. The innovation clusters in Noord-Brabant are running four testing grounds for large-scale deployment of independent living solutions. The experts will help them to develop a framework for collecting data for evidence on impact. The testing grounds of the Reference site of Noord-Brabant would like to use this framework and, of course, share the results across Europe.

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Mar 15 27

International virtual conference

(BE), Marc Lange

Getting involved in an international dialogue:

International Virtual Conference on 27 March 2015

======================================

Marc Lange tells us that - those of you who participated at the ENGAGEDNovember 2014 conference - that there is a further opportunity to participatein a similar, distributed, collaborative event.

An international virtual conference on telemedicine - Telesanté is due to be held inMarch 2015. Its interactive format means that the event reaches a large international audience, but also enables you to set up a local event which then links to the overarching event.

If you want to learn a bit more, please contact Marc Lange (marc.lange@ehtel.eu).

BACKGROUND

This Telehealth event is organized every year and connects more than 20 French-speaking regionsby video-conference, and has done for more than 10 years.

Now, on Friday 27 March 2015, an international session will be organised which can offeran interesting opportunity for ENGAGED partners, members and friends. It will be run in English.

More details of the event can be found at http://en.journee-telesante.com/home.html.

A typical way to participate "at" this event would be to organize a local event in your region with a local audience and connect it by video-conference to the “journée telesanté” (telehealth day) for an hour or two.

OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

By doing so, you would work on two objectives:

-          Disseminating by presenting – from home – what your region is doing in ENGAGEDthrough an international event dedicated to telehealth.

-          Getting involved in stakeholder engagement (since you would offer your localstakeholders:a) a means to contribute to/attend this dissemination activity by presenting to a wide international public information about what they are contributing to, andb) from "home" have access to experiences and lessons learned from peoplein other countries.

See also relevant images from the 2014 Journée Telesanté

Oct 14 21

World Health and Design Forum 2014

Eindhoven (NL), Final ddetails of the venue will be announced shortly

Reshaping the Future of Health Care by creating better lives for people

The World Health & Design Forum (WHDF) aims to boost social innovation and to inspire people to join forces all over the world and initiate crossover projects that contribute to active and healthy ageing and healthy living. Moreover, to boost wide-scale deployment of smart care and e-health solutions that increase the level of self-management and informal care of our citizens.

Brabant, region of Smart Health 2020

The Forum venue will be Eindhoven, the high-tech region of Brainport in the heart of the province of Noord-Brabant. The WHDF will be held against the background of the 13th edition of the Dutch Design Week, largest design event in the Netherlands with over 2,200 international and national participants and 250,000 visitors (www.ddw.nl). This offers an exciting opportunity to interlink design thinking with the innovation process of smart health and care solutions, from concept to development to actual implementation and deployment.

Forum Programme

The WHDF programme will present a unique combination of design, high-tech and social innovation, the three main focal points of Brabant, region of Smart Health.

The Forum will offer:

  • inspiring keynote sessions
  • engaging workshops
  • interactive theme sessions
  • exciting networking opportunities
  • site visits to field and skills labs in Tilburg, the region of social innovation, greater Eindhoven and Brabant, as well as to the expositions of the Dutch Design Week
  • and, why not make your contribution in one of the dynamic speakers’ corners?

Participants

Experts and decision makers from all over the world are expected to participate, such as policy makers, health care providers, knowledge and research institutes, hospitals, insurance companies, patient and consumer organisations and of course SMEs and industries in the field of health care and care innovation.

Mar 13 27

National Congress on Healthcare for Chronic Patients

Cartuja Island, Seville (ES), Hotel Barceló Renacimiento

http://vi.congresocronicos.org/

May 13 27

AES Anual congress

Pamplona (ES), Navarre Public University

During these conferences discussions on the evaluation of health policies will be generated.

This discussions will take place in several round table discussions which will focus on: the consequences of changes in drug policy, health services management privatization, the obesogenic pandemic and policies promoting healthy nutrition and physical exercise, health care and long-term chronic diseases prevention policies of smoking, and the relationship between education and health and the use of the health system, in particular the impact of both educational levels of the population and the different educational programs in health decisions and health costs generated by the public health system.

Therefore, we will address burning issues which are of great importance given the lack of public resources. There will be two presentations: one will address issues related to the economic behavior of agents (Behavioural Economics) which affect the health status of individuals and their reactions to health programs, the other one will analyze the effects that the early life health conditions have on the health status development through the adulthood.

 

Mar 14 26

Final AALIANCE2 Conference

Brussels (BE), European Commission Foyer room

This event aims to present the results achieved by the project and to disclose the future framework of the AALIANCE Network. Particularly, the new AALIANCE AAL Roadmap and Strategic Research Agenda and investigations on current standards related to AAL technologies will be presented. Additionally a round table will be organized for discussion and exchange of experiences from different stakeholders’ perspective.

AALIANCE2 stands for European Next Generation Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance. The coordination action AALIANCE2 acts in the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) field to promote the enhancement and the diffusion of products and services that favour independent and active ageing, provide personalized healthcare and improve Quality of Life for senior citizens. 

AALIANCE2 Project aimed at:

  1. updating the AALIANCE AAL Roadmap and Strategic Research Agenda, published in 2010, collecting information on state of art of AAL technologies and identifying new trends in research and development
  2. analysing the current AAL Market in Europe, comparing different healthcare and social service organizations in some EU countries and identifying possible sketches for AAL business models
  3. developing a repository for AAL Standards through a deep analysis of current standards that could be associated to the AAL technologies and consolidation of the repository
  4. enhancing the sustainable network of AALIANCE involving the major actors (technology and service providers vendors and user groups) from European Member States
  5. providing policy recommendation for political decision makers at European, national and regional level, and increasing political awareness and intensifying activities for the enhancement of new technologies.

More info at: http://www.aaliance2.eu/

 

May 14 21

MIHealth (Management and Clinical Innovation) Forum

Barcelona (ES), PALAU DE CONGRESSOS DE BARCELONA

Sharing Leadership and Innovation for Healthcare Improvement

Based on the continued success of the Forum in its second edition 2013 and theenthusiasm of the visitors and participants, the forum is becoming a platform of referencefor decision-makers in the healthcare sector:

• To provide a multi-sector, across-the-board response to the present andfuture challenges facing the healthcare sector.• To provide genuine experiences in the field of new technologies applied toclinical management that might contribute or are already making a decisivecontribution to improving efficiency.• To build a global platform that brings together supply and demand in terms ofcompanies and healthcare professionals and organizations respectively.

www.mihealthforum.com

May 14 12

eHealth Forum

Athens (GR), Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

eHealth Forum 2014 brings together the High-Level Conference on eHealth and Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, associated events and Exhibition, the eHealth Network Meeting of senior policy makers and state secretaries, the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace and more, aspiring to become a true forum for the exchange of experience, mutual support and good practices.

eHealth is the backbone for the provision of patient-centric, high quality services to all, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases. The pillar of eHealth Forum 2014 is the progress achieved in addressing the challenge of ageing through joining forces to advance innovation. The Action Groups and Reference Sites of EIP on AHA will share the progress of their deliverables and discuss next steps towards concrete solutions for a healthier ageing population, one of the most prominent challenges of the social care systems.