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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Activation of Stratification Strategies and Results of the interventions on frail patients of Healthcare Services [ASSEHS]
ASSEHS aims at activating real life stratification strategies on the ground and evaluating the results of their deployment in different European Health Services, by focusing on their utilization and a...
ASSEHS aims at activating real life stratification strategies on the ground and evaluating the results of their deployment in different European Health Services, by focusing on their utilization and added value to the delivery of care to complex frail elderly patients. In order to create valid, replicable and transferable stratification strategies, we will define deployment methodologies, analyse structural and organizational changes induced by the implementation and also their cost-effectiveness. In parallel, we will deepen in the utilities of the stratification tools in health management, policy making and clinical practice.
Additionally, we will address the issues identified during the stratification process, specifically related to tool availability and usability, data requirements and accessibility, adaptation to real life services and clinical practice circumstances, as well as clinical acceptance.

Start date: 01/12/2013 - End date: 01/06/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
23rd AE Conference: Living well in a dementia friendly society [23 AEC]
The Conference will organise an exchange of information and best practices on key aspects of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in the fields of Integrated care, Prevent...
The Conference will organise an exchange of information and best practices on key aspects of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing in the fields of Integrated care, Prevention, Dementia friendly society and Innovative solutions.

The Conference is also in line with the areas singled out in the Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer`s disease for greater EU collaboration, namely 1. Acting early to diagnose dementia, 2. A shared European effort in research, 3. National solidarity and exchange of best care practices, 4. Respecting the rights of people with dementia.

In order to support the actions outlined in the Innovation Partnership and the Commission Communication, the 23rd AE Conference will focus on these four priorities and organise an exchange of information, experiences, projects and best practices in the following areas:
1. Integrated care (Post diagnostic support, care in the community, carer training, residential care), 2. Prevention (Preventing dementia, behavioural problems, carer burnout and hospitalisation), 3. Dementia friendly society (Dementia friendly communities, Dementia strategies, Perceptions and image of dementia, Ethical and legal aspects), 4. Innovative solutions (Assistive technologies, dementia and the arts, new psychosocial approaches, involvement of people with dementia).

In all areas, AE will identify keynote speakers to provide state of the art presentations on the current knowledge and understanding, whilst inviting presenters to submit abstracts on ongoing and recently finalised research, projects and experiences.

In addition, AE will collaborate with EU funded initiatives to share the progress and results of research initiatives of programmes and projects like the Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease, the Joint Action (ALCOVE-Alzheimer COoperation and Valuation in Europe), projects supported under the FP7 and AAL Programmes and by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (PharmaCog).
Start date: 03/10/2013 - End date: 03/10/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2012)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
22nd Alzheimer Europe Conference: Changing perceptions, practice and policy [22 AEC]
The Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer`s disease ingled out four main areas for greater EU collaboration:
1. Acting early to diagnose dementia,
2. A shared European effort ...
The Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer`s disease ingled out four main areas for greater EU collaboration:
1. Acting early to diagnose dementia,
2. A shared European effort in research,
3. National solidarity and exchange of best care practices,
4. Respecting the rights of people with dementia.

In order to support the actions outlined in the Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer`s disease and other dementias, the 22nd AE Conference will focus on these four priorities and organise an exchange of information, experiences, projects and best practices in the following areas:
1. Medical and scientific update (early diagnosis, prevention, epidemiology)
2. Social and care aspects (psycho-social interventions, care services, stigma and discrimination, integration of Alzheimer`s disease in mental health promotion activities)
3. Legal and ethical issues (guardianship systems, consent, advance directives, patients` rights)
4. Dementia strategies and policies (public health impact of dementia, national plans, financing of care, carer support measures, image of dementia).

In all areas, AE will identify key note speakers to provide state of the art presentations on the current knowledge and understanding, whilst inviting presenters to submit abstracts on ongoing and recently finalised research, projects and experiences.

In addition, AE will collaborate with EU funded initiatives to share the progress and results of research initiatives of programmes and projects like the Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease, the Joint Action (ALCOVE-Alzheimer COoperation and Valuation in Europe), projects supported under the FP7 and AAL Programmes and by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (PharmaCog).


Start date: 04/10/2012 - End date: 04/10/2013

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
1st International Conference on Bridging Knowledge in Long Term Care and Support. Crossing Boundaries between Ageing & Disability [Bridging KAD]
1) To build bridges in the field of long-term care particularly in the areas of disability and ageing via the exchange of knowledge
2) To improve, generate and disseminate the knowledge base in long...
1) To build bridges in the field of long-term care particularly in the areas of disability and ageing via the exchange of knowledge
2) To improve, generate and disseminate the knowledge base in long-term care
3) To create a network of experts in the areas of bridging in long-term care which can facilitate knowledge sharing and dialogue
4) To promote and to give an award for best practice in bridging long-term care to a key experience or person
5) To produce a recommendation on “Bridging Experiences for Evidence Based Policy in Long-term Care in Europe” and to submit it to the EC and member states

Start date: 05/03/2009 - End date: 05/03/2010

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2008)
Topic: Elderly
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Healthy Ageing Across the Lifecycle [Healthy Ageing]
The objectives of the conference include the presentation of aconcrete initiative related to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the early years of life and across the lifecycle. The output ...
The objectives of the conference include the presentation of aconcrete initiative related to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the early years of life and across the lifecycle. The output of the conference is to bring respective conclusions at the EPSCO (Health) Council, based on:

Healthy Lifestyle from early age: The adoption of healthy lifestyles from early age, has been proved to be directly linked to the implementation of concrete preventive and health promotion programmes implemented from the first steps of life and extended throughout the lifecycle so as to cover people at any stage of life. In addition to that, it has been identified by several researchers that effective programmes are also related to intersectoral and multiprofessional approaches which include elements such as empowerment and active involvement of individuals, families, organized groups and the community throughout the whole process of planning, implementation, evaluation and restructuring of these programmes.
Elements of healthy lifestyle, such as healthy environment will be discussed during the conference. Under this perspective, the focus will be on early childhood seeds of respiratory diseases in relation to environmental and lifestyle exposure, as a mean of determining the health of population from early childhood. Additionally, determinants such as smoking, nutrition and physical activity, can prevent major health problems and predominate the Health of the children, with respective results on the Health Behavior and Physical Situation of the elderly. Thus, the implementation of innovative preventive programmes through effective funding tools predominates the way forward to an innovative and cost effective treatment of the elderly.

Health issues of Childhood and Adolescence: This conference session will focus on the analysis of the main determinants of health of children and adolescents and discuss on the effectiveness of potential public health policy interventions in early life aiming to protect, promote and improve their health and build the foundations for future health. Attention will also be given on the importance of compiling comparable data for the readjustment of related health policies in areas such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer registries. The session will end up with the examination of best practices in this field and the exploration of effective funding tools determining the way forward.

Health of working age people: Though this session of the conference the aim is to present and discuss on several factors that may affect the health of working age people. Also already implemented programmes towards the promotion of health and links between health and workplace performance will also be discussed.

Wellbeing in Later Life: Early intervention through population risk assessment for specific diseases in combination with innovative therapeutic approaches addressed to early years, can enable the identification of risk factors and stimulates the pathway to the correct and timed treatment of patients.
Start date: 06/09/2012 - End date: 06/07/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Elderly