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First EU Consultation Panel Meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands

On September 9, 2002 the consultation panel's first meeting was held in Leiden, The Netherlands. Forty participants, comprising national policy makers, osteoporosis experts and European policy makers, shared information and began to develop ideas on how best to further implement the eight recommendations outlined in the 1998 "Report on Osteoporosis in the European Community". See Agenda (PDF, 113 KB) and View more pictures

Morning Speakers  Morning Speakers

Below is a summary of the speakers' presentations:

Introduction: Ms Elly Plooij-van Gorsel MEP, European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group Member (PDF, 85 KB)

Project Objectives: Dr Helmut Friza, European Commission (PDF, 75 KB)

Project Process and Time Frame: Ms Mary Anderson, Project Co-ordinator (PDF, 64 KB)

Recommendations and Implementation of the European Commission 1998 Report on osteoporosis in the European Community – Action for prevention: Dr Juliet Compston, Project Leader (PDF, 77 KB)

Background on Osteoporosis: Prof Socrates Papapoulos, Project Senior Advisor (PDF, 63 KB)

The World Health Organization and Osteoporosis: Dr Rüdiger Krech (PDF, 100 KB)

National Policies and Specific Needs:
(PDFs, between 69 and 324 KB).

Austria: Dr Hubert Hartl, Chief of protocol of the Secretary of Health
Belgium: Dr René Snacken, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Health
Denmark: Bente L Langdahl, MD PhD, Osteoporosis expert
Finland: Dr Olli Simonen, Ministerial Advisor
France: Prof Liana Euller-Ziegler, Osteoporosis Expert
Germany: Prof Helmut Minne, Osteoporosis Expert
Greece: Prof George Lyritis, Osteoporosis Expert and Dr Costas Phenekos, Designated Representative of the Ministry of Health & Welfare
Ireland: Ms Katrina Ronis, Health Promotion Advisor
Italy: Prof Sergio Ortolani, Osteoporosis Expert
Netherlands: Ms Elisabeth de Boer, Osteoporosis Expert
Portugal: Dr Viviana Tavares, Osteoporosis Expert
Luxembourg: Dr Marco Hirsch, Osteoporosis Expert
Spain: Prof Jorge Cannata, Osteoporosis Expert
Sweden: Prof Göran Toss, Osteoporosis Expert
United Kingdom: Mr Tony Mc Walter, Member of Parliament

View the EU Policy Project Update/meeting notes (PDF, 464 KB)

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