EKHA Monthly Newsletter

EKHA Activities

EKHA celebrates World Kidney Day 2019

In its 14th year, World Kidney Day 2019: Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere, focused on the disparities and inequities that exist in kidney health.

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EKHA takes part in the 1st European ADPKD Summit

On 16 March, EKHA joined over 50 participants for the first European ADPKD Patient Summit Co-hosted by PKD International and the European ADPKD Forum (EAF), the occasion brought together patients, carers, providers, foundations, researchers and industry to discuss advancements in ADPKD. 

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Thematic Network Update

Outreach to partner organisations and EKHA members is underway. If you have not had a chance to sign up to our Network on Organ Donation and Transplantation, please register here. Should you have any questions, please e-mail sophie.bruno@ekha.eu

EDITH Nephrologist Survey

Take part in the EDITH Nephrologist survey!

This survey is part of the European EDITH project and aims to learn from nephrologists experience in providing dialysis, kidney transplantation and comprehensive conservative management, including potential barriers and facilitators for these treatments. 

Should you have any questions, please e-mail Rianne de Jong via r.w.dejong@amc.uva.nl


EP Think Tank releases report on “The benefit of EU action in health policy: The record to date”

The study concludes that EU health policy measures taken to date are highly beneficial to and relevant for European citizens, economies and the Member States.

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EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme

The preliminary political agreement reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission on Horizon Europe, is now subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council. The Commission will now start preparing Horizon Europe’s implementation in order to have the first draft work programmes published in time for the programme’s launch on 1 January 2021.

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 CHRODIS PLUS releases report on “Health Promotion and Primary Prevention in 21 European Countries”

This report provides a comparative overview of key policies, approaches, examples of Good Practice, gaps and needs.

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Upcoming Activities

Activity/Event Date
World Health Day 7 April, 2019
EUDONORGAN Social Awareness Event 5 Lisbon (Portugal) 9 April, 2019
Time to deliver – meeting NCD targets to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Europe 9-10 April, 2019
EUDONORGAN Social Awareness Event 6 Athens (Greece) 15 April, 2019
Horizon 2020 call: Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications Submission deadline: 16 April 2019
Horizon 2020 call: Innovation Procurement: Next generation sequencing (NGS) for routine diagnosis Submission deadline:16 April 2019
Horizon 2020 call: Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated care Submission deadline:24 April 2019
Horizon 2020 call: Scaling up the univocal Identification of Medicinal Products Submission deadline:24 April 2019
IMI Call: Optimising future obesity treatment Submission deadline:25 April 2019
Thematic Network: Webinar 1 8 May 2019
The CHRODIS Conference Budapest (Hungary) 14-15 May, 2019
IMI Call: Blockchain Enabled Healthcare Submission deadline:15 May 2019
IMI Call: Integrated research platforms enabling patient-centric drug development Submission deadline:15 May 2019
European Elections 23-26 May, 2019
World Health Assembly 20–28 May, 2019
ERA-EDTA National Societies Meeting 12 June, 2019
56th ERA-EDTA Congress Budapest (Hungary) 13-16 June, 2019
EKHA Associate Members Meeting 25 June, 2019
EKHA Management Committee Meeting 25-26 June, 2019
European Kidney Forum 25 June, 2019
Thematic Network: Webinar 2 9-11 September 2019 (TBC)
Thematic Network: Submission of final version of Joint Statement Early September (TBC)
48th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference Prague, Czech Republic 14-17 September, 2019
Thematic Network: Endorsement period of Joint Statement September – November
Thematic Network: Presentation of the Joint Statements at the Eu Health Policy Platform Meeting October (TBC)
European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) London (UK) 12 October, 2019
Dutch Kidney Foundation Red Carpet 23 November, 2019
Thematic Network: Closure of the 2019 Thematic Network Cycle, transformation into stakeholder network and lessons learned webinar with SANTE Units and the HPP team. December (TBC)