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European CommissionÂ´s DGs Research and Innovation, Enterprise and Industry and Health and Consumers are jointly organizing the Conference Innovation in Healthcare: from Research to Market, in Brussels on 30-31 May 2010.
This conference will bring together the key stakeholders of the healthcare sector to highlight and discuss the policy developments needed for research and innovation in healthcare at European and National level, in the frame of the Innovation Union and beyond.
The objective of the 2011 conference is to produce an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for innovation in healthcare and make specific recommendations that will be addressed to policy-makers and stakeholders.
The conference programme will consist of a number of plenary and parallel sessions and provide large space for debate among panelists, involving also the audience. During each session the moderators will draw conclusions and perform, as appropriate, a SWOT analysis, to provide recommendations that will be presented during the closing plenary and summarized in an outcome report.
The whole event will be complemented by a small `fairÂ´ where associations and support structures will provide information to the participants. There will be time allocated for discussions and networking.
Key stakeholders in the innovation of healthcare, policy makers, Member States, universities, other research institutions, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), larger companies, industry associations, researchers, hospital managers, patients and patients associations are expected to participate. In addition to DGs Research and Innovation, Enterprise and Industry and Health and Consumers, other European institutions and agencies will be among the speakers. Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament and the Presidency of the Council of the EU are foreseen to attend as well.
Commissioner for Research and Innovation, MÃ¡ire Geoghegan-Quinn Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani and Commissioner John Dalli, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy will be among the speakers.
For more information, please visit the event website and download the programme under `event flyerÂ´.