Symposium Brussels April 8 2008 - The presentation of the EFPC Position Papers on Primary Care and chronic conditions

 

Symposium Brussels April 8 2008 - The presentation of the EFPC Position Papers on Primary Care and chronic conditions

The symposium was mostly attended by Belgian health policy makers, representatives of professional groups (not only Primary Care) and the research field.
The five EFPC Position Papers on Primary Care and chronic conditions (Diabetes, COPD, Chronic Heart Failure, Chronic Renal Failure and Depression) were presented to the audience.
Professor Jan Heyrman of the university of Leuven made a short syntheses of the presented findings in relation to the Belgian state of the art and how Belgium could benefit from the different European experiences.
His final reflection of that afternoon was the following:
"If I would be one of our 9 Belgian ministers that have to deal with chronic care development, I would be happy with the high level contributions".

From our side the EFPC is very happy that we have been able to contribute to the discussion on how to take care of patients with mainly chronic conditions in different European health care systems. To facilitate this discussion and exchange of information is one of the main objectives of the Forum