Organised by the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiologists – register for the webinar for free via this link.

If COVID-19 has learnt one lesson, is that there is an urgent need for more EU coordination on health. Diseases – whether they are infectious or not – do not stop at borders. Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in Europe, and impact 60 million people every year.

Cardiovascular diseases will directly or indirectly impact all of us at some point in our lives. Impacting people of all ages, the diseases are not always preventable, as many conditions can be inherited, caused by other chronic conditions or their treatments, or others incur due to ageing. To improve the health and quality of life of people affected by these diseases, there is a need for more. More research, more investments, more innovation, more policy.

It’s time for the EU and Member States to act.

Join the founding organisations of the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health, representatives of the European Commission, Member States and European Parliament for a virtual policy debate that will mark the launch of the Alliance and discuss policy actions to improve cardiovascular care for citizens across the EU.

Speakers and panellists

  • Ms Tatjana Kirchner, Germany
  • Ms Grethe Lunde, Norway
  • Professor Stephan Achenbach, President of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Bernt Bieber, President of COCIR
  • Arlene Wilkie, Director General of Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE)
  • Neil Johnson, Executive Director of Global Heart Hub
  • Janneke van der Kamp, Cardiovascular Network, EFPIA
  • Floris Italianer, President of the European Heart Network
  • Jean-Luc Lemercier, Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group, MedTech Europe
  • Marius Geanta, Board member, FH Europe
  • Directorate, Slovenian Ministry of Health, Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council
  • Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director General, DG Sante European Commission
  • MEP Juozas Olekas, Former Lithuanian Health Minister, Supporter of the European Parliament (MEP) Heart Group