Centred on digital health and economics, Day Two of the Future of Health summit kicks off post a slightly earlier welcome with the panel, ‘Addressing the healthcare workforce crisis’.
With the WHO predicting a global shortage of some 18 million health workers by 2030 and many health workers in Europe taking industrial action for increased salaries and investment in health systems, it is clear that urgent steps must be taken to address the ageing health workforce, as well. In discussion, as moderated by Graham Cookson, chief executive of the Office of Health Economics, are: István Ujhelyi, MEP and member of the SANT Committee; Björn Zoëga, chief executive, Karolinska University Hospital; Elizabeth Kuiper, associate director and head of the social Europe and well-being programme, European Policy Centre; , Javier Mendoza, gastroenterologist and leading metaverse doctor.
To follow swiftly after and at a yet very early hour in the day with be the subsequent panel, ‘Making it personal: Is personalised healthcare the future of health systems?’ Moderated by Vivek Muthu, chief of healthcare at Economist Impact, discussing personalised medicine and prevention plans will be: John Bell, Regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford; Paula Franklin, chief medical officer of Bupa Group; health tech venture capitalist Pooja Sikka; and Lukas Didon, vice president of commercial and partnerships at Kry/Livi.
Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for health and food safety at the European Commission, will give a keynote speech on digitalisation as a driver for a sustainable and resilient European Health Union, before a panel – ‘Shifting the focus to wellness and well-being’ – explores how healthcare systems can be proactive instead of reactive. Discussing this with moderator Georgia Banjo, Britain correspondent at The Economist, will be: Hildegarde Naughton, government chief whip and minister of state, Department of Health, Ireland; Axel Heitmueller, chief executive, Imperial College Health Partners; Christian Roques, deputy director-general in charge of operations and directorate-general for human resources and security, European Commission; and Charlotte Frost, lead benefits and wellbeing, Schroders.
To follow, David Humphreys, global practice leader for health policy at Economist Impact with interview Vanessa Kerry, special envoy for climate change and health at the Who and chief executive at Seed Global Health on addressing the health consequences of climate change.
Full agenda here