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Bridging the Health Divide in Europe

Reduce avoidable health inequalities and preventable non-communicable disease

The ERS will host a summit on health inequalities and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Tallinn on June 8th and 9th 2012:

  • to build on the goals set out in the Tallinn Charter,
  • to address health inequalities in NCDs,
  • and to provide input into the WHO Health 2020 policy, being drafted in 2012, and EU policy.

The Summit will start to implement the objectives of the European Respiratory Roadmap and produce a report focusing on disease specific concerns and preventable diseases commonly associated with health inequalities such as tobacco, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis and chronic non–communicable respiratory diseases.

The Summit will bring together civil society, scientists, researchers, WHO, governments, the European Commission and other stakeholders to look at whole-of-society ways to tackle the health divide in Europe.

Briefing - 5 June 2012

Programme - as per 15 May 2012

Friday, 8th June 2012

12:30 Welcome & Registration 12:45 Introduction by ERS President 2012 13:00 Session I: Social determinants of health inequalities 14:45 Session II: Panel on political determinants of health inequalities 16:45 Session III: Panel on justice in health inequalities; best case scenarios 18:00 Session: Round up of Day 1

Saturday, 9th June 2012

08:00 Breakout Sessions “Health inequalities in Europe” I: asthma and allergies II: chronic lung and heart disease III: cancer IV: cystic fibrosis V: infectious diseases 10:15 Reports of Breakout Sessions 11:15 Closure & Lunch

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