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eHealth Newsletter - 04/05/2011

4 May 2011
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Projects Direct Live at the EC booth during the eHealth Week 2011

10 May 2011 - 12 May 2011 EC booth, SYMA Center, Budapest

Live demonstrations of EC funded projects epSOS, Passport and euHeart will be proposed during the conference on the EC stand (no. 311). epSOS will show how European patients will have the opportunity to use cross-border health services in participating epSOS pilot countries. Passport will present several results of the project through Live demonstration of patient-specific surgical planning software and videos of intraoperative use of the computer-assisted surgical software. euHeart will show the application prototype for planning of aortic disease treatment developed in the euHeart project; it is an exemplary case illustrating the approach of euHeart for a number of clinical applications.

Contact: eHealth@ec.europa.eu

Media Invitation to eHealth Week 2011

10 May 2011 - 12 May 2011 SYMA Center, Budapest, Hungary

Journalists are welcome to register to the eHealth Week "Investing in Health Systems of the Future". There are a number of satellite events of specific interest, e.g. "Developing Ideas for the Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership", "European Regions at the forefront of eHealth", Leaders in Health-IT Summit where you are free to participate. eHealth Week is a co-location of the annual European Ministerial Conference on eHealth and The World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition.

Contact: eHealth@ec.europa.eu

'How to unleash Europe's ICT innovations? - discuss with politicians, researchers and entrepreneurs'

10 May 2011 Brussels, Belgium

Join the FITT conference on ICT technology transfer within the scope of Europe 2010, Innovation Union and Digital Agenda: Meet European stakeholders involved in ICT research, technology transfer and innovation policy and share your experience and knowledge in order to jointly improve the transfer of Europe's excellent ICT research results into marketable business opportunities! The FITT project – Fostering interregional Exchange in ICT Technology Transfer – aims to close the gap between research and business in order to maximize the exploitation of ICT innovation potentials for social and economic prosperity. To achieve this, the project enables exchange between Technology Transfer Practitioners from innovative regions in Europe. The FITT project is co-funded by the European Union (Interreg IVB NWE).

3rd European Connected Health Leadership Summit

14 June 2011 - 15 June 2011 Brussels, Belgium

This event will bring together healthcare professionals, researchers, companies, entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy makers, health ministries and other stakeholders to discuss ways to advance the deployment and innovation of Connected Health throughout Europe. Topics to be covered include the European Digital Agenda, Innovation to Deployment, Procurement of eHealth, EU & US Collaborations, the European Innovation Partnership on active and healthy ageing and Connected Health's contribution to regional economic development.

EU wants to steer innovation on Active and Healthy Ageing

(2 May 2011) The number of Europeans aged 65+ is expected to increase by 45% between 2008 and 2030, and even further to over 30% of the population by 2060. This major challenge needs to be tackled at EU level to help older Europeans enjoy an active and healthy life. Meeting in Brussels for the first time today, an EU-led Steering Group will discuss how to improve the health and quality of life of older people, increase sustainability of healthcare systems and create new growth and market opportunities for Europe. This high level Steering Group is jointly chaired by Vice President Neelie Kroes and Commissioner John Dalli and includes Member States, regions, industry, health- and social care professionals, elderly and patient organisations and other interest groups. The strategy will form an integral part of Europe 2020's Innovation Union and Digital Agenda flagships.

RegioStars – The Awards for Regional Innovative Projects: call is launched

(20 April 2011) The call for RegioStars 2012 for projects supported by EU regional policy is now launched. The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. Are eligible projects that have been co-financed under the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund or the Cohesion Fund or Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) after 1 January 2000. Note this year's award category for INCLUSIVE GROWTH - Strategies, initiatives or projects addressing the challenge of demographic change and supporting active ageing (2012 is the "European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity"). The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 July 2011.

European Commission launches a consultation on the eHealth Action Plan (eHAP) 2012-2020 (deadline 25/05 16:00 Brussels time)

(31 March 2011) This second eHealth action plan (eHAP) provides an opportunity to consolidate the actions which have been addressed to date, take them a step further where possible and provide a longer term vision for eHealth in Europe, in the context the EU 2020 Strategy, the Digital Agenda for Europe as well as Innovation Union and its associated European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. The consultation is open during 8 weeks.

Contact: eHealth@ec.europa.eu
See also: Link to the online questionnaire - eHealth Action Plan (eHAP) 2012-2020

New in the Library

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, European Innovation for Ageing Well

Towards the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012) Conference Brussels, 29 April 2011

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