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
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 under-diagnosed 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, coordinated by EFNA, 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.
REGISTER TO ATTEND THE EVENT (Please note that registration will close on Monday, 21st November.)
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Ms Joke Jaarsma, President, European Federation of Neurological Associations
Ms Deirdre Ryan, President, Pain Alliance Europe
Policy-makers’ message (1.10-1.15)
Ms Patrizia Toia (IT, S&D), Member of the European Parliament (video message)
Patient Testimonials (1.15-1.30)
Ms Richelle Flanagan, Co-founder of My Moves Matter
Ms Lucía Montón Casero, Member of the European Migraine & Headache Alliance
Our panel will feature: