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

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Υποστήριξη ατόμων με καρδιοπάθεια και η συμβολή των φροντιστών τους” – Παρασκευή 21.05.2021, 15:00

Το Ελληνικό Δίκτυο Φροντιστών ΕΠΙΟΝΗ υποστηρίζει τους φροντιστές ατόμων με καρδιοπάθεια και προωθεί την αναγνώριση της συνεισφοράς τους στο σύστημα υγείας. Η ΕΠΙΟΝΗ είναι μέλος της Ένωσης Ασθενών Ελλάδας, του δικτύου Eurocarers καθώς και άλλων Ευρωπαϊκών οργανισμών με σκοπό την διάδοση καλών πρακτικών υποστήριξης των οικογενειών των ασθενών. 

Η ΕΠΙΟΝΗ σε συνεργασία με τις οργανώσεις “Καρδιά του Παιδιού”, “Σκυτάλη” και της “Ένωσης Καρδιοπαθών Αξιωματικών Π.Ν. – Λ.Σ. και Φίλων” την Παρασκευή 21 Μαΐου 2021 στις 15:00 πραγματοποιεί webinar  υπό την αιγίδα του Δήμου Αθηναίων, του Ελληνικού Κολλεγίου Καρδιολογίας και μεταβολισμού,της Ελληνικής Ψυχιατρικής Εταιρείας και του Global HEART Hub με θέμα “Υποστήριξη ατόμων με καρδιοπάθεια και η συμβολή των φροντιστών τους”

Την εκδήλωση θα χαιρετίσουν πρόεδροι συλλόγων που υποστηρίζουν ασθενείς με καρδιακές παθήσεις όλων των ηλικιών καθώς και επαγγελματίες υγείας.

Χορηγοί: Νεφρολογικό Κέντρο Σαρωνικού, Emergency Help, Novartis (Hellas)

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Exchange of Good Practices for Brain Education in Europe” programme Share4Brain

The Erasmus+ program “Exchange of Good Practices for Brain Education in Europe” (Share4Brain), draws the attention of academics and the public as well as relevant public institutions to the importance of basic and clinical research in neuroscience for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The Share4Brain project brings together patients, brain researchers, scientists, clinicians and carers from Europe with a view to promote brain research and raise public awareness about the societal and personal impact of brain disease.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project meeting was held virtually on 28-29 September 2020 with the support of the European Parliament office in Greece.

The project brings together organizations from Belgium (Belgian Brain Council), Greece (Greek Carers Network EPIONI and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Italy (CVBF), Serbia (Serbian Brain Council) and Spain (Spanish Brain Council).

At the project meeting:

· We discussed the progress of the project and the need to raise public awareness about brain conditions and disseminate the project results and activities via the media, relevant brochures and a dedicated website. We also formulated a joint strategy to bring competent politicians to support the objectives of the project and accordingly come closer to relevant decision-making positions.

· We conducted a virtual focus group with patients living with depression

· We held three events entitled:

1) Share4Brain: Addressing  the growing prevalence of depression in Europe
2) Caring for Carers: Dealing with Depression
3) 6th Meeting of the Academy of National Brain Councils.