Policy Pulse Conference

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The Policy Pulse Conference will discuss and explore emerging themes and future trends in the medical technology sector such as the digital transformation of the healthcare sector and the EU’s role in innovation and attractiveness.

Join representatives from the industry sector, the European Commission and the European Council to engage in fruitful discussions.

Programme & Registration

13:30 Registration

14:15 – 14:25 Welcoming Remarks

Oliver Bisazza, CEO MedTech Europe

14:25 – 14:40 Opening Remarks

Rob ten Hoedt, Executive Vice President & President EMEA at Medtronic, Chair and Member of the MedTech Europe Operations Management Committee.

14:40 – 15:35 Panel 1: Empowering Healthcare through the Digital Transformation: Shaping the EU’s future

A  panel of experts will delve into the critical topic of the digitisation of the healthcare sector. The panellists will explore how cutting-edge digital technologies are transforming healthcare delivery, from telemedicine to electronic health records, and how this digital revolution can enhance patient care, reduce costs, and improve overall healthcare outcomes.

  • Moderator: Alexander Olbrechts, Director Digital Health, MedTech Europe
  • Saila Rinne, Head of Sector for policy, “eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing”, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Christian Clarus, Director Global Government Affairs, BBraun

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15:35-15:45 –Networking coffee break

15:45 – 16:15 Interview with Marc Julien, EIT Health France

Marc Julien, Chief Executive Officer of EIT Health France, will discuss the challenges of SMEs and start-ups in in the sector and how best they can be supported in the European ecosystem.

16:15 – 17:15 Panel 2: EU at an Inflection Point for Investment and Innovation in Healthcare

In the second panel of this event, the focus will shift toward innovation in the healthcare sector and the pivotal role that SMEs play within the EU ecosystem. The discussion will centre on how SMEs drive innovation, job creation, and economic growth while tackling healthcare challenges. The panellists will also explore topics such as research funding, market access, and regulatory support competitiveness in a global landscape.

  • Moderator: Patrick Boisseau, Director General, Strategic Initiatives, MedTech Europe
  • Hubert Gambs, Deputy-Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Rebecca Jungwirth, Senior Government Affairs Manager, Roche

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17:15 – 17:45 Fireside chat 

Come and have a chat with a European Commission representative.

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks

Oliver Bisazza, Chief Executive Officer at MedTech Europe, will give the closing remarks.

18:00 – 19: 00 Networking event

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