Looking back at 2021: Joint EIT Health Germany & EIT Health Scandinavia Symposium

The Joint EIT Health Germany & EIT Health Scandinavia Symposium 2021 focusing on the topic “E-Health and Crisis –How the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital solutions within European Healthcare Systems” provided EIT Health partners and associated organisations from across the D.A.CH. region as well as from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia with a cross-border platform to exchange experiences and learnings from the frontline of this transformation of the respective healthcare systems.

Agenda

19 October 2021:

11:30-11:50 Welcome | Dr. Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany), Erik Forsberg (EIT Health Scandinavia), Video message by Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and Art Baden-Wuerttemberg

11:50-12:25 Keynote 1| Digital platform economy in the social economy | Johannes Walter, Referent für digitale Verbandsentwicklung, Das Diakonische Werk der Evangelischen Landeskirche in Baden e.V. presentation 

12:25-13:00 Keynote 2| Danish digital infection preparedness, Statens Serum Institute implementing the corona-passport – A view from Denmark | Marianne Voldstedlund, Sektionsleder, Infektionsberedskab, Statens Serum Institute presentation

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-17:00 How the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital solutions – Learnings from across Europe | multiple speakers

14:00 – 14:25 Telehealth Services for Chronic Disease Management and Tele-Rehabilitation: Challenges and Chances Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Angelika Rzepka; AIT)

14:25 – 14:50 Lybe Scientific – High Quality diagnostic solutions (COVID-Test) (Tonje Steigedal, NTNU)

14:50 – 15:15 Remote Decentralised Clinical Trials: Towards more sustainability, resilience and external validity in pivotal clinical research (Prof. Dr. Freimut Schliess, PROFIL) presentation

15:15 – 15:40 FHabian, a digiphysical cascade screening model to diagnose Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Sweden (Lovisa Schalin and Joakim Söderberg, Amgen)

15:40 – 15:45 5min break

15:45 – 16:10 Digital-technology based interventions for treatment of migraine (Katrina Laks; Tartu University and Migrevention) presentation

16:10 – 16:35 The coronavirus pandemic puts Intensive Care Medicine to the test (Dr. med. Lukas Martin; RWTH Aachen)

16:35 – 17:00 The fractures of change in e-Health during COVID-19 pandemic (Karl-Henrik Peterson; Haigekassa) presentation

20 October 2021:

9:30-9:40 Welcome

9:40-10:00 Keynote | Nordic edge: the power of collective action – How unfamiliar Nordic stakeholders came together to lift health tech in a time of need Valentin Bejan, Copenhagen Health Tech Hub presentation

10:00-10:10 Starting future collaborations DACH & Scandinavia | National and European funding opportunities in the DACH Region, Scandinavia and Europe | Dr Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany), Erik Forsberg (EIT Health Scandinavia)

10:10-11:30 National and European funding opportunities in the DACH Region, Scandinavia and Europe 

10:10 – 10:40           Horizon Europe Funding Opportunities | Sabine Steiner-Lange, German NCP for Horizon Europe presentation

10:40 – 11:05           Interreg Baltic Sea Project | Elea Nova, INTERREG presentation

11:05 – 11:30           Funding and collaboration opportunities | Bianca Dochtorowicz, Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency presentation

11:30-11:45 Morning Tea Break

11:45-12:45 Innovation Marketplace | Pitches by Certify Health presentationHelp-Doctor presentation, Doctolib presentationCare to TranslateLife Science Factory presentationBoehringer Ingelheim presentationDigi-B-Cube presentation, and Bio RN presentation

12:45-13:00 What have we learned? Where do we go? – Q&A session

13:00-13:15 Closing of Event & Next steps | Dr Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany), Erik Forsberg (EIT Health Scandinavia) | Anna Sandström, Director Science Policy and Relations Europe at AstraZeneca

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 Closed Session | German Partner Meeting (German Partners only)

Keynote speakers

Marianne Voldstedlund | Head of Section: Data Integration and Analysis; Division of Infection preparedness; Statens Serum Institut

Johannes Walter | Head of the Digitalization Department and CTO of Diakonie Baden

Valentin Bejan | Co-founder of Health Tech Hub Copenhagen

Looking back at 2020: Joint EIT Health Germany & EIT Health Innostars Symposium

The main topic of the annual symposium 2020, organized by EIT Health Germany and EIT Health Innostars, was “Value-Based Health Care in Europe”. The event focused on fostering cross-border cooperation and collaboration, stimulating discussions in the area of this very important topic and on exchanging and developing ideas for future joint projects among all EIT Health Core and Associate Partners, health-related stakeholders and participants of the ecosystem.

Agenda

26 October 2020:

11:30-12:00 Welcome | Dr. Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany), Balázs Fürjes, (EIT Health Innostars)

12:00-13:00 Keynote: Implementing Value-based Health Care in Europe: Handbook for Pioneers | Prof. Gregory Katz (Paris School of Medicine & President VBHC France) (Link)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-17:00 VBHC Case Studies from Around Europe (Presentations)

17:00-18:00 Innovation Market Place (Presentations)

27 October 2020:

09:15-09:30 Welcome & Intro to Workshop Sessions | Dr. Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany), Balázs Fürjes, (EIT Health Innostars)

09:30-12:30 VBHC Workshops – Stroke, Cancer, CVD, Diabetes (Presentations)

12:30-12:45 EIT Health’s HVC Forum | Dr. Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany)

12:45-13:00 Closing of Event | Dr. Katharina Ladewig (EIT Health Germany), Balázs Fürjes, (EIT Health Innostars)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 Closed Session | German Partner Meeting (German Partners only)

Value Based HealthCare Workshops

Materials:

Diabetes workshop (minutes and presentation)

Stroke workshop (minutes and presentation)

Cancer workshop (presentation)

CVD workshop (presentation)

Looking back at 2019: EIT Health Germany Annual Symposium & Bilateral Meeting with EIT Health France

Two countries, two topics, two days, one target: Challenges and solutions in the fields of ‘Artificial Intelligence in Health’ and ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’. A plethora of challenging questions need to be answered to achieve progress in both fields now and for the future, and over the course of this bilateral meeting we aimed to stimulate an open discussion on both topics as well as develop and exchange ideas for exciting future projects and programmes.