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Belgian launch event of the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR) which will take place in Brussels on
Monday 13 February from 9:00 until 14:00

Active in more than 30 countries, the PHSSR and its partners seek to work with local academics, governments, policymakers and other stakeholders to build knowledge and guide action through research reports that offer evidence-informed policy recommendations for healthcare system reform.

During this Belgian launch event, we will present and discuss the findings of the PHSSR study of the Belgian health system’s sustainability and resilience, conducted by Ghent University (Prof. Lieven Annemans). The launch event will also allow different administrations to share their views on the report’s conclusions, followed by a panel debate among policymakers and the broader healthcare sector stakeholders on the future of our health system. The launch event will be guided by Hanne Decoutere (VRT).

The programme


9h00 – Welcome coffee with small breakfast

9h30 – Introduction

  • George WHARTON London School of Economics
  • Keira DRIANSKY Astra Zeneca

Study findings

9h45 – Presentation of the key study findings by Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans UGhent

10h15 – Reaction and assessment of study by policy key figures

  • Brigitte BOUTON AVIQ
  • Dirk RAMAEKERS FSP Health
  • Karine MOYKENS Department of Welfare, Health and Family

11h00 – Coffee Break

11h15 – Panel discussion moderated by Hanne Decoutere VRT

  • Mieke WALRAEVENS Cab. De Croo
  • Stefaan GIJSSELS Patient Expert Center
  • Xavier BRENNEZ Independent Health Funds
  • Caroline VEN

12h30 – Next steps: Good practice example by Monica DUARTE OLIVEIRA University of Lisbon

Networking lunch
13h00 – Lunch

This event will take place at Sparks Brussels, Rue Ravenstein 60, 1000 Brussels from 9:00 to 14:00 and will be followed by a networking lunch.

You can register for this event here
This event is free but registration is required.