Health 2.0 Europe Conference - the Leading Showcase of Online and Mobile Technologies in Healthcare

Health 2.0 Europe6-7 April 2010, Paris, France.
The agenda for the first international foray, Health 2.0 Europe, has been announced. It is bringing the best of Health 2.0 in America across the Atlantic, but the majority of the program will be featuring European Health 2.0 organizations, technologies and companies. This means that over the coming months Europe and the rest of the globe will be scoured for its top Health 2.0 movers and shakers.

The Health 2.0 Europe Conference's panels and topics will include:

Search & content - How does the best of vertical search technology resonate in a world where government programs provide significant amounts of health content?

Demonstrations & case studies from:

  • West Shell, Healthline Networks america
  • Steven Krein, Organized Wisdom america
  • Berci Mesko, Webicina Hungary
  • Segolène Ayme, Orphanet EU

Patients and Online Communities - The advancement and popularity of patient communities online is an international phenomenon. We'll be examining communities in different cultures, languages and context, and see what impact they have on care delivery in different countries–and what the internationalization of information means for patients and doctors.

The patient perspective from:

  • Gilles Frydman, ACOR america
  • Ben Heywood, PatientsLikeMe america
  • Susannah Fox, Pew Internet america

Physicians and Online Communities - In the US, physician social networks are in some aspects replacing the function of traditional physician professional organizations. Physician activity online has a long tradition in Europe too. We'll compare and contrast market approaches and results.

The physician perspective from:

  • Daniel Palestrant, Sermo america
  • Miguel Cabrer, Medting Spain
  • Dutch Government Representative, Raad voor de Volksgezondheid en Zorg NL

Health 2.0 tools - Consumer tools are an essential piece of the Health 2.0 landscape. Some of the most sophisticated drug, condition and treatment tools are giving patients as much if not more information than their physicians. Their use is already controversial in the US, but how is it playing out in different medical cultures across Europe?

Clinical Tools:

  • Isabelle Adenot, French National Order of Pharmacists France
Online Visits:
  • Roy Schoenberg, American Well america
  • David Doherty, 3G Doctor Ireland


  • Roni Zeiger, Google america
  • Sabine Pinedo, stichting Begeleide Zelfzorg (sBZ) NL

Keynote Addresses: The government view point - How does Health 2.0 fit into the various national IT strategies for EMRs, PHRs and national health and wellness?

Keynote Addresses from:

  • Etienne Caniard, French National Authority for Health France
  • Dutch Government Representative, Raad voor de Volksgezondheid en Zorg NL

Hospitals, Payers and Health 2.0 - A look at how hospitals and payers are interacting with doctors and patients in the world of Health 2.0.

Demonstrations & commentary from:

  • Paul Hodgkin, PatientOpinion UK
  • Don Kemper, Healthwise america
  • Jean-Pascal Del Bano, Le Guide Santé France

Pharma and Health 2.0 - How is Health 2.0 affecting Pharma? A look at how pharmaceutical companies are connecting with doctors and patients in new ways, and how Health 2.0 is changing the way they're conducting clinical research.

Discussion & case studies from:

  • Len Starnes, Bayer Health Germany

Looking Ahead for Health 2.0 - Discoveries and lessons from the conference.

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