Fit for Work Annual Summit 2011 Draft Agenda

Fit for Work Europe – Annual Conference – 19 October 2011 Event Agenda Session 1: 10.00 – 14.00
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels Change with Us: Practical steps and solutions towards making musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) a public health and work priority at the EU and national levels
Session Agenda 09.00-10.00 10.00 – 10.20 Registration Fit for Work Annual Event Welcome Address Stephen Bevan, Co-President, Fit For Work Europe Coalition The importance of making MSDs a priority at national and European level (Video message) Prof. Paul Emery, Co-President, Fit for Work Europe Coalition Making Europe Fit for Work: What needs to be done to set up effective systems at national level? Panel discussion Moderator: Prof. Dame Carol Black, Co-President, Fit For Work Europe Coalition John Church, CEO, Arthritis Ireland Sarah Bazin, Chairman of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Paul Watson, University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences, New Academic Unit, Leicester General Hospital (UK) Jaime Alejandre, Director-General, Ministry of Health, Spain Anne Lise Hoffmann, Danish Working and Environment Authority Q&A 11.10 – 11.25 11.25-11.40 Coffee Break Practical steps and solutions towards making MSDs a health and work priority at the national and EU levels Oliver FitzGerald, National Clinical Director for Rheumatology, Ireland How to make a national priority into a clinical reality Juan A. Jover, Rheumatology Service, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Spain Introduction to the Workshops Oliver FitzGerald, National Clinical Director for Rheumatology, Ireland

10.20-10.30

10.30 – 11.10

11.40-11.55

11.55-12.00

The Fit for Work Europe Coalition works to promote a multi-stakeholder dialogue on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to drive clinical practice and health and work policy that will improve the quality of working life for people with MSDs. Fit for Work is a partnership of organizations and individuals, and enjoys the patronage of The Work Foundation, the Bone and Joint Decade, EULAR and RAND Europe, and a broad range of stakeholders. The Fit for Work Europe Coalition is supported by an ongoing grant from Abbott--a founding partner--and a supporting grant from GE Healthcare. For information and the opportunity to comment/blog/share your experience on making Europe Fit for Work, go to www.fitforworkeurope.eu .

Fit for Work Annual Summit 2011 Draft Agenda

12.00-12.50

Break-out Workshops How to make workability a key measure of the successful clinical management of MSDs? Moderators - Maarten de Wit, Reumapatientenbond - Nele Caeyers, EULAR Standing Committee of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE) Which policies can be promoted to allow for reasonable workplace accommodation for workers with MSDs to maximise their productivity and wellbeing? Moderators - Christa Sedlatschek, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) - François Perl, General Director, Department Disability Insurance National Institute for Health Care and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) What practical steps can be taken to ensure patients are involved in every stage of MSD treatment decisions? Moderators - John Church, CEO Arthritis Ireland - Ronald van Vollenhoven, MD PhD,Professor and Chief, Unit for Clinical Therapy Research, Inflammatory Diseases (ClinTRID) at the Karolinska Institute What should be the key components of a national action plan on MSDs? Moderators - Jaime Alejandre, Director-General, Ministry of Health, Spain - Professor Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work, Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Chairman of the Nuffield Trust Which policies can we promote to encourage early intervention and to include indirect costs – such as work productivity – in HTA and health economics assessments? Moderators - Jan van Emelen, Director Innovation of the Independent Health Insurance Funds, President working Group Disease Management AIM - Dr Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, former Chairman of the Danish Rheumatology Society - Krzysztof Landa, President of the Watch Health Care Foundation

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

Workshop 5

12.50 – 13.40 13.40 – 14.00

Buffet lunch Presentation of Workshop Recommendations & Close Co-President, Fit For Work Europe Coalition - - ENDS - Transfer to the European Parliament

14.00

The Fit for Work Europe Coalition works to promote a multi-stakeholder dialogue on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to drive clinical practice and health and work policy that will improve the quality of working life for people with MSDs. Fit for Work is a partnership of organizations and individuals, and enjoys the patronage of The Work Foundation, the Bone and Joint Decade, EULAR and RAND Europe, and a broad range of stakeholders. The Fit for Work Europe Coalition is supported by an ongoing grant from Abbott--a founding partner--and a supporting grant from GE Healthcare. For information and the opportunity to comment/blog/share your experience on making Europe Fit for Work, go to www.fitforworkeurope.eu .

Fit for Work Annual Summit 2011 Draft Agenda

Session 2: 15.00 – 18.00
European Parliament Addressing MSDs and work capacity in EU health and employment policies
Session Agenda 15.00-15.10 Welcome & Introduction Dr Antonyia Parvanova MEP, Co-President Fit for Work Europe Coalition Recognising workers’ rights; the importance of a healthy workforce Lech Wałęsa, Former President of Poland – Fit for Work Global Ambassador Addressing MSDs and work capacity in EU policies Edite Estrela MEP Placing MSDs within a European framework for the management of chronic conditions Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser with Special Interest in Public Health, European Commission, D.G. Health and Consumers Fit for Work as an innovation model, fostering innovation management for a healthier Europe Patricia O’Reilly, Cabinet member of Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science The importance of active and healthy ageing in the European workforce Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines MEP (tbc) How to give MSDs due focus in the workplace across the EU Stephen Hughes, MEP Q&A (Chair Dr Antonyia Parvanova MEP, Co-President Fit For Work Europe Coalition) Coffee Break Boosting work participation, reducing health inequalities: the importance of early intervention Prof Peter Goldblatt, Co-Director of the European Review on the Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide. (University College London) Keeping people in work for the long-term. MSDs and European Union employment policies Eva Török, Deputy Head of Cabinet, László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Panel discussion & Q&A with all panellists (Chair Dr Antonyia Parvanova MEP, Co-President Fit for Work Europe Coalition) A Call to Action: Conclusions & Morning Workshop Recommendations Dr Antonyia Parvanova MEP, Co-President Fit For Work Europe Coalition - - - ENDS - - -

15.10-15.30

15.30-15.40

15.40-15.55

15.55-16.10

16.10-16.20

16.20-16.30

16.30-16.45 16.45-17.00 17.00-17.15

17.15-17.30

17.30-17.50

17.50-18.00

18.00

The Fit for Work Europe Coalition works to promote a multi-stakeholder dialogue on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to drive clinical practice and health and work policy that will improve the quality of working life for people with MSDs. Fit for Work is a partnership of organizations and individuals, and enjoys the patronage of The Work Foundation, the Bone and Joint Decade, EULAR and RAND Europe, and a broad range of stakeholders. The Fit for Work Europe Coalition is supported by an ongoing grant from Abbott--a founding partner--and a supporting grant from GE Healthcare. For information and the opportunity to comment/blog/share your experience on making Europe Fit for Work, go to www.fitforworkeurope.eu .

Fit for Work Annual Summit 2011 Draft Agenda

Cocktail Reception: 18.30-20.00
European Parliament, Members' Salon Welcoming Lech Wałęsa as Fit for Work's Global Ambassador
Welcome and Thank You Antonyia Parvanova, MEP, Co-President Fit For Work Europe Coalition

The Fit for Work Europe Coalition works to promote a multi-stakeholder dialogue on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to drive clinical practice and health and work policy that will improve the quality of working life for people with MSDs. Fit for Work is a partnership of organizations and individuals, and enjoys the patronage of The Work Foundation, the Bone and Joint Decade, EULAR and RAND Europe, and a broad range of stakeholders. The Fit for Work Europe Coalition is supported by an ongoing grant from Abbott--a founding partner--and a supporting grant from GE Healthcare. For information and the opportunity to comment/blog/share your experience on making Europe Fit for Work, go to www.fitforworkeurope.eu .