Governing Board of CHRODIS PLUS

The CHRODIS PLUS Governing Board is established in order to generate synergies between EU Members States and EEA countries with EU institutions on the health agenda on chronic diseases and healthy ageing. It is comprised of nominated representatives of health ministries of Members States, EEA countries, representatives of the European Commission and the European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The main activities of the GB are to keep relevant policy-makers informed, contribute to guide the technical work and the strategic progress of CHRODIS PLUS Joint Action and to support the development of a sustainability plan based on keeping chronic diseases at the forefront of the political agenda for health after the end of the Joint Action. The Governing Board meets once a year.

First CHRODIS PLUS Governing Board meeting

Location: Ulm, Germany

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Ulm University, James-Franck-Ring str., 89081 Ulm
Participants: 1 nominated person per country.

The board session (09:00 AM to 14:00 PM) will be immediately followed by a site visit to an mHealth tool developing site and presentation of the m(obile)Health tool.

CHRODIS+ Governing Board members

AustriaEva-Maria Kernstock, Federal Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs

Belgium  – Saskia van de Bogaert, Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

CyprusMyrto Azina Chronides, Ministry of Health (Medical Officer 1st Class)

Cyprus Chryso Gregoriadou (alternate member), Ministry of Health (Nursing Services  Officer)

Denmark – Charan Nelander, The Danish Committee for Health Education (CEO)

Finland Heli Hätönen, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

France Christine Berling, Head of International and European Affairs department at the Directorate General for Health

France  – Jean-Baptiste Rouffet (alternate member), Department of European and International Affairs, Directorate General for Health

GermanyYvette Shajanian Zarneh, The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) Division “International Relations”

Germany  – Ursula von  Rüden (alternate member), The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), Division „Research, Quality Assurance

Greece – Fofo Kalyva (regular member), MD, Director of the Non Communicative Diseases & Nutrition Unit of the Directorate of Public Health at the Hellenic Ministry of Health

Greece – Stefania Xenariou (alternate member), University education administrative employee in the Communicative Diseases Unit of the Directorate of Public Health at the Hellenic Ministry of Health

Hungary Zoltan Cserhati, National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Deputy Director General

IcelandÁshildur Knútsdóttir, the Ministry of Welfare

Iceland  – Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir (alternate member), the Directorate of Health

IrelandJohn Devlin, Department of Health (Deputy Chief Medical Officer)

Ireland  – Sandra Barnes (alternate member), Department of Health (Assistant Principal Officer)

Ireland  – Teresa Bennett (alternate member), Project Manager/Senior Health, Promotion Officer, Health Services Executive

Italy  – Giovanni Nicoletti (alternate member), Ministry of Health of Italy

Lithuania  – Genovaitė Klimienė Chief Officer, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, Personal Health Care Department

Lithuania  – Ieva Gudanavičienė (alternate member), Chief expert of Nutrition and Physical Activity Division, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, Public Health Department

LuxembourgGuillaume Campagne, Direction de la Santé, Division de la Médecine Préventive

Luxembourg (alternate member) – Simone Steil, Direction de la Santé, Division de la Médecine Préventive

Malta – Paula Vassallo, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Director

Netherlands – Martijn Martena, Ministry of Health, Sports and Welfare

NorwayPetter Øgar, Department of Municipal Health Services,Director General

PolandJoanna Kilkowska, Ministry of Health, Deputy Director in the Department of Health Policy

Poland  – Anna Chmielewska (alternate member), Ministry of Health, specialist in the Department of Health Policy

Portugal Andreia Jorge Silva, National focal point of the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention

Romania – Florentina Furtunescu (alternate member), Associate Professor UMF Carol Davila

Serbia- Ljubica Pakovic, Ministry of Health of Serbia

SlovakiaŠtefan Laššán, General director of the Department of Health

SloveniaVesna-Kerstin Petric, Ministry of Health

Slovenia  – Pia Vracko (alternate member), Deputy representative

SpainPaloma Casado Durandez, Deputy Director of Quality and Innovation

Spain  – Carmen Arias López (alternate member), Technical expert of the Quality and innovation Sub-Directorate

Sweden Iréne Nilsson Carlsson, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

United KingdomTim Baxter, Deputy Director, Healthy Behaviours, Department of Health

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