DATE: Friday June 16, from 10.00 – 11.00 CEST
VENUE: Room AMBER 7 > level 2 of the Milano Convention Centre (the location of the 60th ERA Congress, held from June 15-18)
During this meeting President Raymond Vanholder and EKHA General Manager Eveline Scheres elaborated on the work of EKHA and its impact and gave an interactive ‘crash course’ on the European Union. EKHA is a non-profit association created in 2007 to propose solutions for the challenges of Chronic Kidney Disease in Europe. ERA is one of its founding fathers and with that an essential Board Member.
EKHA advocates for effective prevention and a more efficient care pathway intended to facilitate the provision of appropriate and affordable treatment to all Europeans equally, while promoting the highest quality of care. EKHA works on the principle that the issue of kidney health and disease must be considered at European level and that both the European Commission and European Parliament have vital roles to play in assisting national governments with these challenges. Over 45 organisations from across Europe are currently members of EKHA.
Underlying EKHA’s advocacy work is science-based information. EKHA gets this information from its members such as ERA. An essential difference between ERA and EKHA is expertise.
For more information on the meeting click here for the slides