New RSCN Thematic Working Group on Disease Prevention in Women’s Health – Call for Expressions

Population ageing is a world-wide challenge threatening sustainability of our social and health systems. The RSCN and its Thematic Working Groups have been working on the implementation of innovative good practices for a life-course approach to active and healthy ageing, where age transition represent critical periods associated with physiologic changes that influence long-term health and longevity.

The RSCN proposes establishing a Thematic Working Group on Women’s Health within the Thematic Action Area “Health Promotion and Disease Prevention”. The title of the Thematic Working Group will be “Disease Prevention in women’s health”. The Thematic Working Group will explore the challenges for women’s health during the life-course transitions, and the experiences to address them with innovative policies, approaches and technologies.

Membership of the Thematic Working Group is open to all Reference Sites and members of our other Thematic Working Groups. It will be of particular interest to clinicians, specialist nurses, researchers, public health consultants, patient organisations, and digital technology companies. In addition to representation from Reference Sites the Thematic Working Group will also include representatives from organisations in South and Central America as part of a collaboration agreement the RSCN has with the Americas Continental Health Alliance (ACHA). Further details on this agreement and other joint initiatives the RSCN and ACHA propose taking forward will be announced later.

Expressions of Interest in joining the Thematic Working Group should be sent to infor@rscn.eu and copied to go.rscn@outlook.com by close of business 12th November 2021.

iWelli ClinicApp pilot study was awarded by the Hellenic Society for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Athens

A price was awarded to Mr. Maniotis Christos, Chantziara Cleo, Hatzis Dimitrios, Andreou Konstantinos, Kouvelas Konstantinos, Papadopoulos Konstantinos, Papadopoulos Homer, Anatsis Paschalis, Loukatzikou Anna, Pantazopoulos Ioannis for the Free Communication entitled “The digital age in medical practice with the use of a cardiograph of a cardionow abduction in real time through the Greek application iWelli ClinicApp on smartphones/tablets” which was presented at the “5th Panhellenic Conference on Resuscitation and Emergency Response “Resuscitation meets all specialties” organized on 7-9 October 2021 by the Hellenic Society for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Athens.

GATEKEEPER Online Workshop for policy makers and NGOs

GATEKEEPER is the application of advanced Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), to address the challenge of improving the quality of life of citizens, whilst demonstrating exceptional improvements in the delivery of efficient health and care across Europe.
One of the actions we are supporting on the project is the identification of the “Needs and Requirements” from the GATEKEEPER solution. Over the past few months, surveys have been carried out to identify both the “Needs” and “Requirements” of pilot regions within the project as well as regions outside of its involvement. The latter addressed four specific conditions – COPD, Parkinsons, Heart Failure, and Stroke – with the survey targeting health and care professionals, patients, and informal care givers.
We now wish to gather the views of regional health and care policy makers and NGOs on their “Needs” and “Requirements” from the GATEKEEPER solution and propose organising an interactive online Workshop for this group in September.
The objectives of the event are to:

  • increase awareness of GATEKEEPER by providing information on the project;
  • provide an overview of the findings on “needs and requirements” from the surveys;
  • invite policy makers/NGOs to identify additional “needs and requirements” from a policy perspective;
  • provide feedback on any potential policy implications for regions from the results of the surveys.

The event will be held on Thursday 9th September 2021 and will commence at 10:00 Central European Time (CET).
The preliminary programme for the Workshop is as follows:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • The GATEKEEPER Project
  • Results from “Needs” and “Requirements” Surveys
  • Interactive online session to capture views on the Survey results and potential policy implications for regions
  • Interactive online session to identify additional “needs” and “requirements” from the GATEKEEPER solution from a policy maker perspective
  • Conclusions

EPICO (EPIlepsy COmmunication chAnnel)

EPICO (EPIlepsy COmmunication chAnnel) is an all in one platform to establish a direct communication channel between patients and their doctors, aiming at improving the quality of life of epileptic patients and better managing their disease and lets doctors have wider know-how about their patients and the epilepsy disorder. The final goal is to reduce the number of epileptic crisis in patients and reduce the number of emergency consultations related to epilepsy

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