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EPA participation in EU conference on Chronic Diseases, 21 April, Brussels
On 21 April, EPA, represented by its President Prof. Wolfgang Gaebel, participated in the high-level conference "Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases", organised by the European Commission in Brussels. Prof. Gaebel addressed chronic diseases from the mental health and psychiatric perspective.
The purpose of the meeting was to set out an approach towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases at EU level, in order to reduce the burden of chronic diseases, improving health outcomes and reinforce the stability of health systems.
Participants included representatives of Member States, international organisations, civil society and patient organisations, as well as representatives of the medical and social sector, insurance and social security systems.
More information on the EU policies on chronic diseases
VoT project: meeting of the EPA Working Group on Schizophrenia, 22 April, Brussels
The EPA Working Group on Schizophrenia met on the occasion of the joint working group workshop which was held on 22 April in Brussels in the frame of the EBC
led “Value of Treatment” (VoT) project
The meeting allowed participants to discuss further the research methodology for each case study, in particular the mapping of the patient’s care pathway and the economic evaluation of specific clinical interventions across different brain disorders.
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