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Chronic Disease in Europe : United for Prevention - 5 October 2010 

Date: 08 Oct 2010
MEPs Baroness Sarah Ludford, Linda McAvan, Frieda Brepoels and Alojz Peterle, co-chairs of the meeting

For the first time the MEP Heart Group joined forces with the MEP Group for Kidney Health, the EU Diabetes Working Group and MEPs Against Cancer, in an unprecedented effort to bring prevention of chronic diseases to the top of the EU agenda

The meeting was supported by the members of the Chronic Disease Alliance.

MEPs Baroness Sarah Ludford, Linda McAvan, Frieda Brepoels
and Alojz Peterle, co-chairs of the meeting.


18.30-18.40: Welcome and introduction
Linda McAvan MEP

18.40-18.55: Preventing Chronic Disease: health professionals united in a joint approach 
Prof. Mark Thursz, European Association for the Study of the Liver

18.55-19.05: How can science help to address the growing burden of chronic diseases
Prof. Karin Sipido, European Society of Cardiology

19.05-19.15: UN NCD Summit - The EU contribution in partnership with European civil society
Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP

19.15-20.00 Tackling risk factors: why is it such a political hurdle when the evidence is so strong?
Presentation followed by discussion - Frieda Brepoels MEP

20.00-20.10 Conclusion and Statement of MEPs against Chronic Disease
Alojz Peterle MEP

Joint Statement of the four MEP groups addressed to the Presidency of the EU 

Press release Heart, kidney, diabetes and cancer MEP groups league against chronic disease to seek European commitment

Meeting report - Chronic Disease in Europe: United for Prevention 

Prof. Mark Thursz presented the recommendations from the Chronic Disease AllianceProf. Karin Sipido spoke about research to address the rise in chronic diseasesThe conference was well attended by EU officials and health organisations