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18.10.22

HYBRID POLICY SEMINAR

Integrating Nutrition in Care: Imperative to European Citizens’ Health

Tuesday, October 18th, the Czech Ministry of Health, ENHA, and the Czech Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) team hosted a hybrid event, broadcast near the Czech Parliament in Prague.

There is a momentum for nutritional care within the concept of the ‘European Health Union’ driven by the COVID pandemic, Europe’s Beating Cancer plan and a new opportunity within the European Care Strategy. At the same time, local implementation is everything, as healthcare happens on the floor. An optimal nutritional status is vital for patients throughout the continuum of care and thus requires an integrated approach. All stakeholders, whether healthcare professionals, patients, or policymakers, should realise: if you are serious about health, you should be serious about nutrition.

During this event, we learned from the Czech Republic, which now holds the EU’s presidency. What are local good practices? And how does the European Union impact a patient’s outcomes and quality of life? Key stakeholders will present their cases and discuss solutions that can be translated to other European countries.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMd4wEyIQQU

Day 1

Day 1 PROGRAMME

Time
Event
10.30
Welcome by the Chairs
Dr Bohuslav Svoboda
Czech Parliamentary Health Committee
Frantisek Novak, MD, PhD
Assoc Prof, Charles University Prague
10.45
A patient’s unmet nutritional needs
Monika Malíčková
Vicepresident Life Without Intestine
11.05
Keynote: Integrating Nutrition in Cancer Care: what does science say?
Alessandro Laviano
Associate professor of Internal Medicine Sapienza University, Rome
11.30
ONCA Good Practice: Strategy & action plan to implement nutrition as an integral part of quality care in CZ
Pavel Těšínský
President, Czech Society of Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care
11.50
How the Czech Ministry of Health takes nutritional Care seriously
Prof Vlastimil Válek
Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health
12.10
What does it take to integrate nutrition into our health ?
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
12.30
LUNCH BREAK
13.00
Opportunities of the European Union's health programmes for patients
Prof Marek Svoboda
Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, Brno
13.20
The new European Care Strategy: a platform for nutrition?
Jiří Horecký
President of the European Ageing Network (EAN)
13.40
Nutritional Care as a Human Right; a global approach to local implementation
Diana Cardenas-Braz
Nutrition Unit, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
14.00
Hand-over of the Prague Declaration to the Swedish EU Presidency (photo opt)
Martina Parízková
Ministerial Council of the Czech Ministry of Health
14.25
Key factors to bridge international nutrition initiatives to successful local implementation
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
14.40
Conclusions and Goodbye
Chairs
15.00
END
Ivana Pražanová Communication Coordinator Czech Republic

Clinical Dietitian, Thomayer Hospital, Prague

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