Programme: European Alzheimer's Roundtable

Tuesday 25th September, Brussels
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
10:00 — 11:30

Session I: Analysing the Current Policy Framework of Alzheimer’s disease in the EU and Member States

  • Introduction by Alexander Smith, Head of European Healthcare, ICPS
  • Opening of Roundtable by Prof. Gordon Wilcock, Chair
  • European Commission Viewpoint by Stéphane Hogan, Head of Sector: Neuroscience, DG Research and Innovation
  • European Parliament Viewpoint by Karin Kadenbach, MEP, European Alzheimer's Alliance
  • Analysing current EU policy – looking at recent and upcoming changes
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of Horizon 2020 and future initiatives in supporting mental health issues
  • Collaborating and coordinating action with European partners
  • Best practices: What can we learn from other Member States?
11:30 — 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 — 13:00

Session II: Improving Earlier Diagnosis, Patient Treatment and Quality of Care

  • Assessing the effectiveness of preventative measures and treating early symptoms
  • Improving training and development of health and social care staff
  • Analysing key cost-effective care initiatives
  • How can Acute and End of Life Care be improved for patients and families?
  • What can we learn from various demographics and gender studies?
13:00 — 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 — 15:30 Session III: Fostering Research, Innovation and Drugs Development
  • Evaluating developments in biomarkers and recent clinical trials
  • Assistive technologies – how far can they go with assisting patients?
  • Improving Alzheimer’s research - building upon the results of EU funded
  • The role of e-health and m-health for patients and practitioners
  • Developments in imaging and scanning technologies
15:130 — 15:45 Recommendations and Close of Roundtable
  • Recommendations for policymakers, governments and key stakeholders to support an EU-wide strategy: tour de table of each participant’s final recommendation for the Alzheimer’s Report
  • Closing remarks & Close of Roundtable