Health 2.0 conference in Europe for first time

9 March 2010

Health 2.0 Europe, a conference dedicated to how Web 2.0 technology and social media are transforming healthcare systems in Europe, will be held in Paris on 6-7 April 2010.

Encompassing all aspects of the healthcare chain, the interactive program will address healthcare on both country- and European-wide levels, with local experts from converging industries.

“Health 2.0 Europe will show that Europe is producing creative e-health solutions to address the diversity of its 23 languages and 27 markets,” said Denise Silber, president of Basil Strategies, organizer of the Paris event with Health 2.0’s founders, Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya.

Three keynote speakers will present government perspective on Health 2.0 and national IT strategies on health and wellness:

  • Morten Elbæk Petersen, (Denmark);
  • Etienne Caniard, National Authority for Health (France); and
  • Pieter Vos, Council for Public Health and Health Care (Netherlands).

Panel topics include:

  • search and content;
  • patients online communities;
  • physician online communities;
  • health 2.0 tools;
  • pharma and Health 2.0;
  • hospitals, payers and Health 2.0; and
  • looking ahead for Health 2.0.

Panel participants include influential members of Europe’s e-health community from 12 countries — Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

 Panel structures will differ from traditional conference formats to encourage interactive participation. Speakers will perform a demo of their organization’s Web 2.0 tool and discuss the impact of each tool nationally and in Europe.

The agenda also features Launch!, Health 2.0 Europe’s segment for showcasing European e-health start-ups.

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