WHO European Conference on Tackling Noncommunicable Disease Through Digital Solutions
European Response to Noncommunicable Diseases 4.0: 10 years following the Moscow Declaration viewed through the lens of the European Programme of Work.
Moscow, Russian Federation
14-15 December 2021
3 December 2021
Original: English
Provisional Programme
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
08:30–09:30
(Moscow)
08:30–09:30
(Moscow)
Registration
Refreshments served in the exhibition area
09:30 – 11:00
09:30 – 11:00

Welcome and official opening

Moderator: Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe, a.i. Head of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe)
  • Dr Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health, Russian Federation  
  • Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Film screening of innovations led by the Russian Federation

  • Dr Dmitry Pinevich, Minister of Health, Belarus
  • Dr Jelena Borovinić Bojović, Minister of Health, Montenegro

Screening of NCD digital solutions film

  • Dr Tolga Tolunay, Deputy Minister of Health, Turkey  
  • Dr Mirsad Djerlek, State Secretary of Health, Serbia
  • Dr Marat Shoranov, First Vice Minister of Health, Kazakhstan 

11:00 – 11:30
11:00 – 11:30
Conference photo and coffee break
Refreshments served in the exhibition area
11:30 – 13:00
11:30 – 13:00
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic on using digital tools to improve the health of people living with noncommunicable diseases (PLWNCDs)
Chairs: Dr Pavel Pugachev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, Russian Federation, and Dr Ivo Rakovac, WHO/Europe

Keynote presentations

  • Mr Hal Wolf, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, United States of America : Innovations to improve quality of care for PLWNCDs
  • Ms Olga Golodets, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sber: Keynote presentation
  • Dr Ran Balicer, Clalit Research Institute and WHO Collaborating Centre on Noncommunicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control, Israel : Use of digital health technologies to improve health of PLWNCDs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Questions and answers/audience engagement


Lightning talks  

  • Dr Aleksandra Torbica, Bocconi University, Italy : Recommendations of the Pan European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development through the "Digital4NCD lens"
  • Dr Naomi Lee, Lancet, United Kingdom : Governing health futures 2030: growing up in a digital world – a joint The Lancet and Financial Times Commission
  • Dr Sergey Morozov, Russian Federation: Artificial Intelligence and COVID-19
  • Dr Jaarika Järviste, Health Insurance Fund, Estonia

Questions and answers/audience engagement

13:00 – 14:30
13:00 – 14:30
Active break followed by a lunch break
14:30 – 16:00
14:30 – 16:00
Reflecting on lessons learnt and WHO strategies for scaling up digital tools

Chairs: Mr Aleksandar Sekulić, Montenegro, and Dr Elena Yurasova, WHO Country Office, Russian Federation

Overview of WHO support to countries

 Director's panel

  • Dr Nino Berdzuli, WHO/Europe: Game changing responses to tackle NCDs in Europe
  • Dr Bente Mikkelsen, WHO HQ: Tackling NCDs through digital solutions: NCD tools
  • Dr Pavel Ursu, WHO HQ: Delivery for impact
  • Dr Svetlana Akselrod, WHO HQ: Global NCD platform
  • Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO/Europe : Strengthening digital health systems and governance in the WHO European Region

Healthy lifestyle presentations

  • Dr Saeid Molladavoudi, Statistics Canada, Canada: UN Big Data Working Group
  • Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe, WHO/Europe: Digital solutions for NCD Prevention
  • Mr Tobin Ireland, Consultant for WHO/Europe: Upstream approaches to reduce online exposure to NCD risk factors
Country examples
  • Dr Oksana Drapkina, Russian Federation
  • Dr Nabil Seyidov, Azerbaijan  
  • Dr Jari Suhonen, Finland

Questions and answers/audience engagement

16:00 – 16:30
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30–18:00
16:30–18:00
Moderators: Dr Francisco Goiana da Silva, WHO/Europe, and Dr Iva Pejnovic Franelic, WHO Liaison Officer Croatia

Panel 1

  • Dr Alexey Kulikov, UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs
  • Dr Guy Fones, Global Coordination Mechanism for NCDs
  • Ms Simona Pestina, International Telecommunication Union  
  • Dr Michele Cecchini, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Rossotrudnichestvo agency under the MoFA Russian Federation
  • Dr Kirthi Ramesh, Asian Development Bank
  • Dr Johannes Boch, Broadband Commission

Panel 2  

  • Mr Hal Wolf, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, United States
  • Dr Dipak Kalra, President, European Institute for Innovation through Health Data
  • Ms Jelena Malinina, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  • Dr Iveta Nagyova, President, European Public Health Association
  • Dr Andrey Kaprin, Director, National Medical Research Radiological of the Ministry of Health, Russia: Association of Directors of Centers and Institutes of Oncology and X-ray Radiology of the CIS and Eurasia (ADIOR), Russian Federation
  • Dr Sabine Koch, International Medical Informatics Association
  • Dr Victoria Madyanova, WHO Collaborating Centre on Training and Education of Health Policymakers in Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, Russian Federation
 Questions and answers/audience engagement

19:00 
19:00 
Conference dinner, on behalf of the Russian Federation
Wednesday 15th December 2021
9:00 – 10:30
(Moscow)
9:00 – 10:30
(Moscow)

NCD management and surveillance

Chairs: Dr Daniela Demiscan, Republic of Moldova, and Dr Pavlos Theodorakis, WHO/Europe

Recap of Day one

Keynote talks

  • Dr Gauden Galea, WHO Representative China: Information as determinant of NCDs
  • Dr Shan Xu, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Digital Health: Use of artificial intelligence and big data to tackle NCDs
  • Dr Talita Duarte Salles, Foundation University Institute for Primary Health Care Research Jordi Gol i Gurina, Spain: Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (ODHSI)

Lightning talks

  • Dr Bakyt Dzhangaziev, Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan: Cardiovascular diseases management
  • Dr Alexander Gusev, Russian Federation: Using artificial intelligence in the Russian Federation to reduce preventable mortality and morbidity from NCDs
  • Dr Igor Nemov, Digital Diagnostics, CEO, Russia
  • Dr Plamen Dimitrov, Bulgaria: Diabetes
  • Dr Dmitriy Domarev, Sber Health, Russian Federation : Surveillance
  • Dr Ivo Rakovac, WHO/Europe: NCD surveillance
  • Dr Tihlo Grüning, German Hospital Association: Use of big data to improve quality of care for PLWNCDs in Germany
  • Dr João Breda, WHO/Europe: Use of digital tools to improve quality of care and patient safety for PLWNCDs

Questions and answers/audience engagement


10:30 – 11:00
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30
11:00 – 12:30
Governance and future developments
Chairs: Ms Kristina Köhler, WHO Country Office Estonia and Dr Viyentis Andriukaitis, WHO Special Envoy for the European Region

Keynotes

  • Dr David Novillo, WHO/Europe: Digital Health Flagship and data governance in the WHO European Region
  • Ms Simona Pestina, ITU: ITU tools and horizon scanning (e.g. 5G)

Lightning talks

  • Dr Nienke Schutte, Sciensano, Belgium: European public health data infrastructure
  • Dr Océane Xayakhom-Dauvergne. France: Health Data Hub
  • Mr Hrvoje Belani, Ministry of Health, Croatia: Health Portal
  • Ms Claudia Habl, National Public Health Institute, Austria: Data governance in Austria
  • Ms Elena Astapenko, Director of Department of Regulation of the Circulation of Medicines and Medical Devices, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation: Regulatory Aspects of Software as Medical Devices in Russia
  • Dr Andrey Kaprin, Director, National Medical Research Radiological of the Ministry of Health, Russia: Digital solutions in oncology
  • Representative of PLWNCDs
  • Dr Bekir Keskinkilic, Turkey: Digital solutions to NCD monitoring and surveillance in Turkey
  • Dr Lucia Sacchi, University of Pavia, Italy, and Dr Allan Tucker, Brunel University, United Kingdom: Literature review of use of big data and AI for NCDs

Question and answer/audience engagement


Active break

12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00

14:00 – 15:00

Global developments
Moderators: Dr Alexey Novozhilov, Russian Federation, and Dr Tasnim Atatrah, WHO Representative Bahrain

Presentation. Ethics: guidelines and challenges

Dr Effy Vayena, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Lightning talks:  

  • Dr James Williams, Author and Research Fellow, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: Attention, technology and well-being
  • Dr Siniša Varga, WHO/Europe: WHO Digital Health Guidelines
  • Dr Ilya Komoltsev, Russian Academy of Sciences: Challenges and advances of digital neuropsychiatry in the Russian Federation
  • Dr Wang Limin, China-CDC: NCD surveillance in China

Question and answer/audience engagement

15:00 – 15:30

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00
15:30 – 17:00
Country session: closed

Moderators: Dr Ruslan Khalfin, Russian Federation and Dr Joao Breda WHO/Europe

Panel of former ministers
  • Dr Adalberto Campos Fernandes, Portugal
  • Dr Miklos Szócska, Hungary
  • Dr Siniša Varga, Croatia
  • Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis, Lithuania and former EU Commissioner

Presentation: Summary of written feedback from countries

  • Dr Ivo Rakovac, WHO/Europe

Group work

17:00 – 17:30

17:00 – 17:30

Closing session
Moderator: Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe, WHO/Europe
  • Summary of the conference and key points
  • Conference statement

Reflections and way forward
  • Dr Nino Berdzuli, WHO/Europe
  • Dr Mina Gaga, Alternate Minister of Health, Greece  
  • Dr Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health, Russian Federation
  • Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe
End of conference