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ECIPE Panel Discussion: A public healthcare sector fit for future challenges? Fighting obesity in Europe to prevent chronic and non-communicable diseases

June 18 2013
Venue: European Parliament, ASP 5G315
Speakers: Philippe Roux, European Commission, DG Sanco, Unit for Health Determinants, Gema Frühbeck, President of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, Fredrik Erixon, Director ECIPE, Phil Prendergast, Member of the European Parliament (S&D)
Time: 15:30

The public healthcare sectors around Europe are under pressure to cut expenditures. At the same time, there has been an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the last decades. As one of the main risk factor behind chronic and non-communicable diseases such as type-2 diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases, the scenario of an ageing population affected by obesity is likely to increase the cost pressure on the healthcare systems.

ECIPE cordially invites you to a panel discussion on the topic of healthcare expenditure reforms in light of the widespread problem of obesity. Hosted by MEP Phil Prendergast, the aim is to discuss possible ways to address obesity from the perspective of health economics.

 

Amid the current economic downturn, policymakers seek to cut healthcare expenditures. Yet obesity is an example of an area where a long-term perspective is needed. But how to pave the way for efficient investment now in order to prevent increasing healthcare expenditures in the future? What type of further action could be taken at the European level in order to promote better efficiency within the national healthcare systems?

Please note: We kindly remind you that access badges are required in order to enter the European Parliament. If you do not have such a badge, please state your ID-details in the RSVP form.

Registration for the conference and distribution of the badges will take place at the Place de Luxembourg entrance of the Altiero Spinelli building, as from 15.00.

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