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to the best care and prevention: Fighting chronic disease in Turkey

September 24th, 2013 Ortakoy Princess Hotel in Istanbul,
PROGRAM Time 8:30 9:00 Topic Registration Welcome and introduction 9:10 9:40 Where we are assessment of the current situation What are our objectives Speakers All participants Kevin Walker, PFCD kr Varol, AIFD Representative of the Ministry of Health (invited) Prof. Dr. Mehtap Tatar, Hacettepe University Prof. Dr. Erdal Akaln, TSAD kr Varol, AIFD

Fighting chronic disease in Turkey: victories and challenges Acting local: How to transform Turkey and improve access to prevention and treatment of NCDs? Summary of up-to-date research on: o Chronic disease in Turkey o Barriers in access to prevention and treatment in Turkey

10:30 10:40

Coffee break

The power of partnerships: Facilitating patient advocacy Antonio Gaudioso, expertise across borders; how an open dialogue Cittadinanzattiva between patients and policy makers can lead to better Silvi Gavrilov, Bulgarian healthcare outcomes National Patients Organization Knowledge sharing panel discussion on how patient Caroline Staffell, Membership advocacy groups can get involved in the policy-making and Engagement Manager, process International Alliance of Presentation of draft declaration Patients Organizations Michaela Benedigova, PFCD

11:40 12:30

Brunch Sharing session: How to improve patient advocacy in fighting chronic disease in Turkey

- Host: Prof. Dr. Mehtap Tatar, Hacettepe University

Participants jointly discuss and draft recommendations for a better access to prevention and treatment They will briefly present goals, challenges and proposed solutions to align common interests After the session, organizations are expected to come up with ideas, measures and mechanisms that would help them

Speakers: All participating organizations willing to contribute


Conclusions and presentation of joint declaration

The declaration will be based on the recommendations and will include measures that will Kevin Walker, PFCD help achieve goals set by the organizations All participants -

Prof. Dr. Mehtap Tatar, Hacettepe University


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