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Towards a new normal: Why boosting cardiovascular health is critical


13 May 2022 09:30 to 11:00




Health & Consumers

Event Description

More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic started, healthcare systems are assessing its impact to strengthen their response and improve the health outcomes of patients across disease areas. In this context, EFPIA CVD Network commissioned a report , in collaboration with PwC, to understand the impact of the pandemic on the sixty million CVD patients in Europe.

Building on the findings of the report, the event aims to facilitate a debate between policy makers, healthcare providers and patient representatives to assess the impact of COVID on CVD care, discuss the role of secondary prevention and to explore possible policy actions to strengthen healthcare systems’ response to CVDs and improve the health outcomes of CVD patients.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Paul Rübig, former MEP, current member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
• Ömer Saka, Partner Life Sciences and Health Care, PwC
• Stefan Schreck, Advisor for Stakeholder relations, DG SANTE, European Commission
• Neil Johnson, Founder and Director of the Global Heart Hub
• Peter Vasko, Chairman of SWEDEHEART
• Birgit Beger, CEO European Heart Network

The discussion will be moderated by Jacki Davis.

Stay tuned for more details and speaker announcements!


ActionAid International Brussels office
European Union (EU) Advocacy Advisor
GIZ GmbH (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
Advisor (m/f/d) for the ICR Facility
ECPC - European Cancer Patient Coalition
Office and Administration Manager – full time
Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V, Europa-Büro Brüssel
Prak­ti­kant (m/​w/​d)
Foundation For Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS)
Global Governance / Sustainability Advisor (incl. resilience, climate, energy, the economy)
European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)
EACCME Administrative Officer
Project Assistant / Intern
Euclid Network
Head of EU Partnerships