We are pleased to invite you to the PHIRI 3 Years Anniversary Conference, taking place on Friday 22nd of September between 9.00 - 12.45 CET in Townhall Europe (Sq. de Meeûs 5, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium).
PHIRI, the Population Health Information Research Infrastructure, is implementing a research infrastructure to facilitate and generate the best available evidence for research on health and well-being of populations as impacted by COVID-19.
As we are celebrating its three years anniversary, PHIRI invites all its consortium partners and national and international stakeholders to this event in Brussels. Find below the detailed programme of the event!
The PHIRI Anniversary Conference will be a hybrid event.
- If you wish to join us in person in Brussels, please register here.
- If you wish to attend the event online, please use this link.
09:00 | Registration and Coffee
The doors of the venue will be open to the public at 9.00. After completing the registration and obtain the names tags, participants will be offered coffee and refreshments.
09:30 | Opening
Dirk Ramaekers (chair of the executive committee of the FPS Public Health) will open the meeting together with Petronille Bogaert (DG SANTE) who will moderate throughout the event.
09:45 | Keynote Speaker
Nienke Schutte (Sciensano) will set the scene, introduce PHIRI and the theme of the Conference.
10:00 | Panel: Powerful Tools to Boost the Reuse of Health Data
Hanna Tolonen (THL) and Enrique Bernal- Delgado (IACS) will introduce some of the key PHIRI outcomes in relation to tool to boost the reuse of health data such as the Health Information Portal. The short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from a range of national and international organisation very active in this field:
- Nicolas Blomberg (Elixir)
- Jerome de Barros (European Commission - DG SANTE)
- DG RTD
10:45 | Intermezzo: Strengthening the European Health Workforce
Luis Lapao (UNL) will shortly introduce the work of PHIRI for capacity building and its collaborations in the field.
Front-row Comments by field experts from ASPHER (TBC) and Matthias Wismar (European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - OBS)
11:00 | Coffee Break
The conference will break for 30 mins. Refreshments will be offered to all the onsite participants.
11:30 | Video: PHIRI Roadshow
Barthélémy Moreau de Lizoreux (Communication officer, Sciensano) will present the new PHIRI video, showcasing the PHIRI achievements and latest outputs.
11:35 | Building Stronger Health Systems
Henk Hilderink (RIVM) and Miriam Saso (Sciensano) will introduce some of the key PHIRI outcomes in relation to building stronger health systems. The short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from a range of national and international organisation very active in the field:
- Bruno Ciancio (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - ECDC)
- Eric Sutherland (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD)
- DG HERA
12:20 | Intermezzo: Building Collective Intelligence: Rapid Exchange Forum
Claudia Habl (GÖG) will present one of the key activity of PHIRI, the Rapid Exchange Forum and how this tool helped public health institutes across Europe to quickly gather information across Europe essential for policy decision making.
Front-row Comments by field experts from Jorgen Stassijns (Sciensano) and Neville Calleja (Ministry of Health, Malta)
12:35 | Wrap-up and Closing
Petronille Bogaert together with Nienke Schutte will summarize the discussions of the morning and close the event.
12:45 | Networking Lunch
A networking lunch will be offered to all the onsite participants. The guest speakers will remain available until 14.00 to answer all the questions from the attendees.
The event will take place at the TownHall Europe, Brussels.