European Kidney Forum 2021



 The MEP Group for Kidney Health and the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) are pleased to invite you to the 2021 EKHA Forum:

Unmet needs & challenges in access to treatments in Europe: The case of Chronic Kidney Disease.

Friday 18 June 2021 | 10:30-12:00 CEST

This year’s Forum is organised as part of the Decade of the Kidney™ campaign, an EKHA-led initiative that aims to put the spotlight on Kidney Disease at EU level for the next ten years. The event will focus on addressing the challenges of access to all types of kidney disease treatments in Europe, including home-dialysis, transplantation and secondary prevention to combat CKD progression. In addition, the event will explore how to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on access to kidney care and promote information and education about different treatment options to both health professionals and patients.

Speakers include:

• Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, DG SANTE

• Hilde Vautmans, Chair of the MEP group for Kidney Health

• Manuel Pizarro, Vice-Chair of the MEP group for Kidney Health

• Stefan Schreck, Advisory for stakeholder relations, DG SANTE

• Lieven Annemans, Senior Professor of Health Economics, Ghent University

• Jan De Maeseneer, Professor in Family Medicine and Primary Care, Ghent University

• Raymond Vanholder, EKHA President

• Daniel Gallego, President of the European Kidney Patients’ Federation

• Jeanette Finderup, Clinical nurse specialist, European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association

• Henning Søndergaard, Patient Advocate, Danish Kidney Association

We hope you will be able to join us and look forward to welcoming you virtually on the da