Achieving Heart Health in Europe: Why the European Parliament Matters, 9 December 2009


12.00 – 12.30
Lunch and photo session for MEPs with national member organisations

12.30 – 12.45
Mr Dirk Sterckx MEP, Co-Chair, MEP Heart Group: Welcome and introduction.
The role of the European Parliament in the fight against Cardiovascular Diseases

12.45 – 13.10
Prof Simon Capewell, Professor of clinical epidemiology, Liverpool University, UK:
Cardiovascular Diseases in Europe: Massive, costly, but preventable?

13.10 – 13.35

13.35 – 13.50
Ms Linda McAvan MEP, Co-Chair, MEP Heart Group: Conclusions and Call for Action from the MEP Heart Group

13.50 - 14.00
Prof John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George’s University, London, UK
Eve Knight, Chief Executive, AntiCoagulation Europe
Action for Stroke Prevention - How can we avoid a stroke crisis?

The presentation of Prof. Simon Capewell and the minutes of the meeting can be downloaded below.

Pictures of the meeting are available here: Pictures1 & Pictures2