ADDRESSING GENDER-RELATED ISSUES AND BIAS IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

ADDRESSING GENDER-RELATED ISSUES AND BIAS IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

NOVEMBER 29TH 2022, 13.00 – 15.00HRS,
HYBRID EVENT: IN-PERSON AND BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS

Under the patronage of the EU Parlieament and the Czech Presidency of the EU

In 2022, the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain is driving activities that promote health equity and address the unmet needs of women with neurological conditions and pain. Gender related issues and bias can have a negative impact on both the prevention and treatment of neurological conditions. This has often resulted in women’s health needs being overlooked, their conditions being underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, or being subject to delayed treatments because they are not taken seriously enough.

Under the patronage of the European Parliament and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, the MEP Interest Group is organising an event on “Addressing Gender related issues and bias in the Prevention and Treatment of Neurological Conditions” that will be hosted in the European Parliament by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI). The event will take place on Tuesday, 29 November from 13.00-15.00hrs and will bring together relevant stakeholders to exchange views on key EU policy initiatives that promote health and gender equity and address the unmet needs of women with neurological conditions, with a particular focus on access to timely diagnosis and treatment.

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AGENDA:

The agenda below has been created to provide a multifaceted approach to the topic, as well as allow speakers from different backgrounds to provide their opinion. High-profile speakers from different backgrounds, including healthcare professionals, patient representatives, policy-makers and academics, will lead the discussions on gender-related issues and neurological conditions.

Stay tuned as we update the agenda with the panelists!

 

Welcome

 

Opening Remarks

The event will be opened by high-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and Ministry of Health Czech Republic, as well as patient representatives.


Setting the Scene

High-level policy-makers will provide an overview of the current national environment with regard to gender and neurology, and Dr Orla Galvin (Executive Director, EFNA) will present EFNA’s survey findings and overview.


Panel debate

During this panel, we aim to discuss how to advance policies to address gender-related issues and bias in preventing and treating of neurological conditions. 


Closing speeches

The event will conclude with closing remarks from MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI).

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