On 15 May 2012, EPHA member the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine is organising, in collaboration with EPHA, a policy debate at the European Parliament entitled ’’Improving patient outcomes through intensive care medicine’’ to mark the launch of a two-day exhibition in support of the LIFE-PRIORITY campaign.
Attend the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s (ESICM) policy debate and find out more about one of the most expensive, technologically advanced and resource-intensive areas of healthcare.
This event is free of charge.
N.B.: For security reasons, guests are invited to come to the Altiero Spinelli Building, Place Luxembourg entrance to the European Parliament between 9:00 and 9:30 AM.
Please bring with you formal proof of identity (an official ID card, passport or driving license). Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the entrance and guided to the conference room.
A number of key European medical experts and EU officials will debate several topics around how to improve patient outcomes through intensive care. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivor discuss her experience and its impact on her life. An exhibition showcasing life-saving equipment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques as well as a lunch reception will follow immediately after the policy debate.
Policy debate: ’’Improving patient outcomes through intensive care medicine’’: Tuesday, 15 May from 10:00 - 12:00 European Parliament, room 5B.01 (5th floor)
Exhibition/training of intensive care techniques and technologies: Cocktail reception immediately following the policy debate (starting at 12:00) European Parliament, 3rd floor balcony Zone ’’G’’
In addition to the exhibition and training that will take place inside the European Parliament, the LIFE-PRIORITY truck will also be parked in front of the European Parliament Information Centre on May 15-16, where individuals and groups can also receive training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other life-saving techniques.
This policy debate and exhibition opening will be hosted by Cristian Buşoi MEP (ALDE, Romania).
The draft agenda is available here. and will be updated during the following weeks as final speaker confirmations will be received. Discussions at the policy debate will focus on the interlinkages of intensive care with other health policy areas, e.g. health threats detection, clinical trials and medical devices.
The exhibition inside the EP will include a reconstruction of an intensive care unit (ICU) with all the key equipment, and a team of trainers will provide training in CPR and other life-saving techniques.
The intention of the organisers is to raise awareness of intensive care medicine and its contributions to patient outcomes and health systems by engaging policy makers, stakeholders from NGOs and patient organisations, industry representatives, health professionals, academics, and anybody interested in learning about intensive care.
For further information related to this event, please contact Tereska Van Den Abeele, Event Assistant, at email@example.com, Tel. +32 2 233 3873.
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