Project: Heart Failure Policy Summit 2022

Heart Failure Policy Summit 2022
Virtual sessions took place on 26 October, 2 November, 9 November and 16 November 2022.

The second annual Heart Failure Policy Summit was held online weekly, from Wednesday 26 October through to Wednesday 16 November 2022.

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What was the Heart Failure Policy Summit 2022?

The Heart Failure Policy Summit is the only dedicated policy event for the heart failure community in Europe.

The 2022 Summit provided a much-needed forum for collaboration and discussion between patient advocates from different sectors. The Summit aimed to elevate the efforts of national-level heart failure advocates to engage decision-makers and policymakers across Europe. It supported members of our community to form relationships and learn from one another’s experiences.

Each session featured experts from the heart failure and wider health advocacy communities, including high-profile clinical leaders and experienced patient advocates. We were also joined by policymakers, past and present, who shared their perspectives on the current policy environment and opportunities for change.

Summit programme

Wednesday 26 October, 13:00 (CEST)

Elevating heart failure with one voice: uniting stakeholders to advocate for change

Heart failure has long been neglected, but 2022 could prove to be a turning point. Heart failure features in the new EU strategy for non-communicable disease and we are seeing growing momentum behind national heart failure policies across Europe. How are advocates shaping the health policy agenda across borders and at national level, and what more can we achieve if the heart failure community joins together with one voice?

Chair: Ed Harding, Network Director, Heart Failure Policy Network

Keynote speaker:

  • Micheál Martin TD, Taoiseach of Ireland

Featuring:

  • Professor Héctor Bueno, Researcher, Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research; Clinical Cardiologist, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid
  • Dr Jillianne Code, Co-founder and President, HeartLife Canada
  • Neil Johnson, Founder and Executive Director, Global Heart Hub
  • Winfried Klausnitzer, Chair, Herzschwäche Deutschland
  • Billy Kelleher MEP, European Parliament, Ireland
  • Professor Giuseppe Rosano, President, Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Veronique Wasbauer, Principal Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

 

Wednesday 2 November, 13:00 (CET)

Innovation in heart failure: shifting diagnosis and care into community settings

Heart failure is a major, growing cause of avoidable hospitalisations, long stays and frequent readmissions. As European health systems try to build back after COVID-19, they seek to reverse this unsustainable model through earlier diagnosis and proactive management based in primary and community care. What are the most promising innovations in technology and care models, and how can advocacy spread success faster to enable people with heart failure to stay independent and live well?

Chair: Professor Ekaterini Lambrinou, Professor, Department of Nursing of the Cyprus University of Technology

Featuring:

  • Dr Cristina Bescos, Director of Innovation, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health
  • Professor José Silva-Cardoso, Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University
  • Dr Aoife Coughlan, Project Manager, HeartCare at Home, Centric Health
  • Professor Salvatore Di Somma, Professor of Medicine & Director of Emergency Medicine, University La Sapienza Rome
  • Dr Loreena Hill, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Penilla Gunther, Founder, FOKUS Patient
  • Dr Elham Hedayati, Associate Professor and Head of the Karolinska Centre for Clinical Trials, Karolinska University
  • Dr Matthew Kahn, Consultant Cardiologist, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
  • Ciara Matthews, Nurse Team Lead, HeartCare at Home, Centric Health
  • Tomislav Sokol MEP, European Parliament, Croatia
  • Dr Jasper Tromp, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore


 

Wednesday 9 November, 13:00 (CET)

Heart failure, inequality and the world stage: connecting advocates with the global policy agenda

Policymakers are increasingly conscious of issues faced by people from minority communities, women and marginalised populations. Now is the time to share knowledge and experience of the stark inequalities affecting people with heart failure. How can advocates tap into global policy agendas, activate policymakers, and create solutions to reduce the burden of heart failure among all population groups in an equitable way?

Chair: Ed Harding, Network Director, Heart Failure Policy Network

Featuring:

  • Professor Amitava Banerjee, Professor of Clinical Data Science, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
  • Dr Nathalie Conrad, Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Leuven University
  • Professor Fausto Pinto, President, World Heart Federation
  • Dr Antonia Sambola, Coordinator, Working Group Women in Cardiology, Spanish Society of Cardiology
  • Aistė Štaraitė, Heart Failure Development Executive & Chair, Global Heart Hub Heart Failure Patient Council
  • Anne Wray, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network

 


 

Wednesday 16 November, 13:00 (CET)

Living well with heart failure: moving towards more person-centred, integrated care


 
The European Society for Cardiology has called for services to focus on quality of life for people with heart failure, rather than a narrow definition of acute outcomes. This demands a change of perspective, with the person at the centre of their care and services that adapt to their personal goals. With populations increasingly living with complex health and social needs, how can innovative models of care and new policies work towards this vision of a better quality of life?

Chair: Professor Tiny Jaarsma, Professor of Nursing Science, Linkoping University

Featuring:

  • Catalina Cernica, CEO, Health & Happiness Foundation
  • Nick Hartshorne-Evans, CEO, Pumping Marvellous Foundation
  • Steven Macari, Founder and President, Association Vie et Coeur (AVEC)
  • Dr Pilar Mazón, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Professor Marco Metra, President-Elect, Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, European Parliament, Finland
  • Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan, Cardiologist, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor John Spertus, Director of Outcomes Research, Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Professor Axel Wolf, Affiliated researcher, University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care


 

The first Heart Failure Policy Summit was held in November 2021, with over 400 registered attendees and 30 speakers from around the world. Find out more about the 2021 Summit and watch the recorded sessions here.

Project advisory group

Mr Marc Bains
Co-Founder, HeartLife Foundation
Ms Penilla Gunther
Former Member of Swedish Parliament and Founder, FOKUS Patient
Dr Janine Hogan
Director of External Affairs, British Society of Heart Failure
Professor Tiny Jaarsma
Professor of Nursing Science, Linköping University
Dr Ambrose McLoughlin
Chair, HeartBeat Trust
Professor Giuseppe Rosano
President-Elect, Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
Ms Aistė Štaraitė
Heart Failure Development Executive and Chair of Heart Failure Patient Council, Global Heart Hub
Professor Izabella Uchmanowicz
Professor of Nursing, Wroclaw Medical University

Sponsors

The HFPN Secretariat would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Summit:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • AstraZeneca
  • CSL Vifor

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The Heart Failure Policy Network is an independent, multidisciplinary platform made possible with financial support from AstraZeneca, CSL Vifor, Boehringer Ingelheim and Roche Diagnostics. The content produced by the Network is not biased toward any specific treatment or therapy. All outputs are guided and endorsed by the Network’s members. All members provide their time for free. The Network is hosted by The Health Policy Partnership .