7 December 2017 • L42, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels
What was the aim of the conference?
The presented the results from the project’s interdisciplinary research, focusing on future health scenarios and their quantified future impact on non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs).
Partners including the OECD, Austrian Institute of Technology, ISINNOVA, INSERM, Istituto Superiore di Sanità and Aix-Marseille University presented project highlights and results that may shape the future of health in Europe.
The audience discussed the impact of health and non-health policies in order to contain the burden of NCDs and increase health and well-being across the continent.
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The overall objective of the FRESHER project is the representation of alternative futures where the detection of emerging health scenarios will be used to test future research and policies to effectively tackle the burden of non- communicable diseases (NCDs). More precisely, FRESHER will pursue four goals with a strong interaction among them:
- To produce quantitative estimates of the future (horizon 2030 and 2050) global burden of chronic NCDs in the EU and its impact on health care expenditures and delivery, on population well-being, on health inequalities and socio-economic inequalities.
- To base such estimates not only on extrapolation of observed past health trends but also on foresight techniques giving credit to the interdependencies of structural long-term trends in demographic, technological, economic, environmental, and societal factors for European countries (time horizon 2050).
- To illustrate options for decision-makers in order to contain the burden of NCDs and its negative impacts on wellbeing of European citizens and societies as a whole.
- To promote an interactive process with key actors in public health and European policies in elaborating, fuelling and disseminating both foresight scenarios and results of the micro-simulation model as well as policy recommendations deriving from their results for future health research and policies (health and non-health) affecting population health and well-being.
Health Policy Analyst, OECD
Senior Scientist, Austria Institute of Technology (AIT)
Senior Project Manager, Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA)
Health economist, OECD
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases (SCCS)
Executive Director, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
OECD & Aix-Marseille University (AMU)
Vice President, ISINNOVA
Senior Health Economist, OECD & Professor, Imperial College London
Director, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)
Research professor, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU)
Explore the results of future health scenarios developed by the project and their impact on the evolution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Horizon2050 in Europe.
Present an interactive simulation tool projecting the social, health and economic burden of risk factors and the impact on the incidence, prevalence and health expenditure of NCDs to support decision-making.
Discuss new policies and policy combinations to help achieve target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals on NCD reduction.