European Knowledge Tree Group (EKTG) 

eHealth Symposium

Monday January 18, 2016

in collaboration with The Royal Bank of Scotland, at its Headquarters in London


Building the European digital health environment – Turning best practice into mainstreamed implementation!


This Symposium will assist health professionals, industry, policy makers and users to learn about some of the best practices and innovations currently under way across Europe and facilitate the implementation of appropriate initiatives in their own area.  It continues EKTG’s aim to develop and deliver critically targeted information, education, planning and actions through a varied programme of activities.


The event is aimed at: users, user groups, policy makers and governments, budget holders, financiers and entrepreneurs, academics and researchers, industry and others working in the ehealth field.


We are very grateful for the support given to this event by Royal Bank of Scotland, INNOVATE UK, and many others. Due to this generous support Registration is free but places are very limited. The Symposium will cover the following areas:


Awareness – where are we now?


·     Developments in Europe

·     Developments in the UK

·     Technology Developments

·     Financing developments

·     Market challenges

·     Barriers to mainstreaming


Implementation – getting to where we want to be


·     Breaking down the barriers to mainstreaming

·     Breakout Groups to explore solutions

·     Reports on Group conclusions

·     Lessons learned

·     Individual Action Plans


The event will run from 09.15 to 19.00, which includes a special RBS networking drinks reception and will be a mixture of plenary sessions and break out groups, each delivering an action plan that can be utilised at a local level.


Confirmed speakers include: 


Ain Aaviksoo
Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia
Lindsay Adam
Managing Director, pcbyvoice
Jane Barnacle
Director of Patients Information, NHS England
Neil Bellamy
Head of Technology, Media, Telecoms & Services, RBS
John Bowis
Hon. President of Health First Europe
David Brindle

Timothy Fassam
Guardian Newspaper

Head of Public Affairs, Prudential
Baroness Greengross
UK House of Lords
Jan Hoogewerf
Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians
Bhupinder Kohli
General Practitioner, Newham Clinical Commissioning Group
Sabine Lobnig
Deputy Director Communications & Mobile Manufacturers Forum Regulations
Robert Madelin
Senior Adviser for Innovation, European Political Strategy Centre
Rafael De Andrés Medina
President, Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum
Sofia Moreno-Perez
Independent Consultant, Madrid
Mike Part
Head of Digital Services (London Region), NHS England
Spiros Peristeris
Prescriptive Solutions Entity Services Ltd
Dr. Peter Persyn
Minister of the Flemish Parliament
Padmanabhan Raguraman
Community Matron/PT, East London Foundation Trust
Karl H Richter
CEO and Co-Founder, EngagedX
Monica Ryden
Swedish Government
Caterina Sampol
Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS), Barcelona
Peter Saraga
Chairman EKTG and AAL Advisory Board
Ron Wheatcroft
Technical Manager, VP EMEA Swiss Re Europe S.A.
Alan Willis
EKTG Leadership Group
Peter Wintlev-Jensen
DG Connect
Professor Heinz Wolff
Brunel University
Pēteris Zilgalvis
Head of Unit eHealth and Well Being, DG CONNECT


For security reasons pre-registration for this event is an absolute requirement so please register using the following link:



If you wish to submit an Abstract for short presentation or to submit a Poster, please send now and not later than December 11, 2015, with a summary of not more than 500 words to


If you wish to Exhibit at the event, Sponsor a session or the printed programme, please contact Clive Noak at Telephone: 07794 644628


For general enquiries regarding this event, please contact Maggie Ellis at


We look forward to seeing you at this prestigious event.

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