EuroPCR is the official congress of EAPCI (European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions), and was attended by more than 12,000 participants in May 2014.
At present, more than 60 emergency numbers co-exist in the European Union, whilst an estimated 150m Europeans cross internal borders within the EU each year. However less than half are aware of the common European emergency number. 112 is the only number that enables citizens to reach, directly and free of charge, all emergency services (fire, police, medical) in the 28 countries of the EU.
The 112 Foundation was created to promote the knowledge and appropriate use of the common European emergency number, 112. It provides information, materials and guidance to citizens and organisations willing to promote awareness and use of this service. It was established by the European Emergency Number Association in cooperation with its Advisory Board.
Health Inequalities are preventable and unfair differences in health status between groups, populations or individuals which exist because of unequal distributions of social, environmental and economic conditions within societies. Action to tackle inequalities is required at EU, national, regional and local levels with a wide range of stakeholders across a range of policy areas. Equity Action is a Joint Action between the EU and Member States, which aims to reduce health inequalities by helping to improve policies at national and regional level and harness the contribution of stakeholders. It is jointly funded by the EU Health Programme, 15 EU Member States and Norway, and involves 25 partner organisations, 30 regions and numerous stakeholders. Equity Action aims to strategically engage with key players to develop evidence and knowledge of what works. Specifically, Equity Action aims to help reducing health inequalities by developing knowledge for effective action on health inequalities; supporting the engagement of Member States, regions and other stakeholders in action to tackle socio-economic and geographic health inequalities; sharing learning between Member States and other actors; and supporting the development of effective action to tackle socio-economic health inequalities at the European policy level.
EUREGHA is a network of 13 European Regional and Local Health Authorities focused on public health. EUREGHA has a permanent secretariat in Brussels and has become a privileged interlocutor for the EU institutions and other stakeholders. Current members include the North of England, Lower Austria, Vysocina, Västra Gotäland, the German speaking community of Belgium, Flanders, Catalonia, Podlaskie, Skäne, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Languedoc Roussillon and Tuscany. EuRegHA covers cross-cutting topics of interest to members through working streams that include Mental Health, Cancer Screening, e-Health, Cross-Border Healthcare and Integrated Care. EUREGHA aims to create synergies between regional and local authorities and EU stakeholders in the field of health issues with a very simple but important focus - WORKING TOGETHER FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS.
Stent for Life Initiative
The Stent for Life Initiative aims to improve the delivery of care and patient access to the life- saving indications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes (ACS). It is a unique European platform for interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry partners, patient groups and patients to work together to help shape health care systems and medical practices and ensure that the majority of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have equal access to the life-saving indication of p-PCI.
European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants
The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is a pan-European organisation representing parents and scientific experts with the aim of improving the long-term care of preterm and newborn infants with illnesses and providing support for their families. EFCNI seeks to ensure that Europe's largest group of child patients receives the attention it deserves.
EFCNI encourages all those involved or interested in this issue to interact and exchange ideas. It promotes mutual understanding and serves as a platform for the initiation, coordination and integration of all local and national activities involving the care of newborn infants, prevention of preterm delivery, long-term care of preterm infants and support for parents and relatives. EFCNI is particularly keen to establish a link between parents, health professionals and scientists.