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“Towards Sustainable Health Systems: The IROHLA evidence-based guidelines on improving health literacy in the ageing population” - Programme


Tuesday 17 November, 2015




12:30 – 13:30

Light Lunch and Registration


13:30 – 13:40

Opening Remarks

Professor Menno (S.A.) Reijneveld, MD, PhD

University Medical Center Groningen

Scientific Committee


13:40 – 14:00

Introducing the IROHLA Health Literacy Guidelines for Policy and Practice

Andrea de Winter

Assistant Professor

University Medical Center Groningen - Department of Health Sciences


14:00 – 14:15





The Challenge of Sustainable Health Systems

The role of the European Commission in promoting health literacy among older people

Dr Line Matthiessen

European Commission

DG Research and Innovation, Head of  Unit “Infectious Diseases and Public Health”


14:15 – 14:30

Sharing Knowledge

Launching the Web Portal Health Literacy Centre Europe

Dr Jeanet Landsman, UMCG and Pania Karnaki, Prolepsis



14:30 – 14:45



14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break 


15:15 – 17:15

Panel Discussions

Unleashing the potential of the guidelines: towards sustainable health systems

Moderator: Caroline Costongs, Managing Director, EuroHealthNet


15:15 – 16:00

Public Authorities

Barbro Westerholm

Member of the Swedish Parliament

Graham Kramer

National Clinical Lead for Self Management and Health Literacy

Dr Marleen Finoulst

Belgian Center of Evidence-Based Medicine 


16:00 - 16:55












Health Practitioners and Users

Birgit Beger

Secretary General

Standing Committee of European Doctors, CPME

Bozidar Voljc

Chair of HEG

AGE Platform Europe

Gina Ebner

Secretary General


Jörg Artmann

AOK Rheinland/Hamburg


16:55 – 17:05



17:05 - 17:20






17:30 – 18:30

Health Ageing in Europe: Priorities

Anne-Sophie Parent

Secretary General, AGE Platform


Way Forward in Health Literacy Policy and Practice

Professor Menno (S.A.) Reijneveld, MD, hD

University Medical Center Groningen

Scientific Committee

Cocktail Reception and viewing of the IROHLA Health Literacy Centre Europe



Tue November 17, 2015 09.00 to
Thu November 19, 2015 17.00




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