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20 March 2018 @ 14:30 - 21 March 2018 @ 13:30

Location: Bruxelles – Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11 – 1000 Brussels (Belgium)



Tuesday 20th March 2018 h 14.30 -18.00

14.30 –15.00 Welcome and registration

15.00–15.10 Presentation WP8: Employment and Chronic Diseases in Europe: linking to Pathways Recommendations

Dr. Matilde Leonardi, Leader WP8, FINCB

15.10–15.35 Presentation Task 8.1 “Training tool for employers and the employment sector: CDs and employment”

Dr. Fabiola Silvaggi, FINCB

15.35–16.00 Presentation Task 8.2 “Toolkit for adaptation of the workplace for prevention and maintenance of chronic diseases at the workplace”

Dr. Jaana Lindstrom, Co-leader WP8, THL

16.00–17.15 Presentation of some European and International “Training tools” and “Toolkits” for employment sector

Better inclusion of patients with chronic conditions in the workplace and training practices for employers: a European tool

Dr. Katie Gallagher, European Patients Forum

 Cancer&Work: The French training and strategy for employers

Dr. Jérôme Foucaud, The French National Cancer Institute

 “Not myself today”: to help employers transform mental health at work

Dr. Fred Destrebeq, European Brain Council

#MAKEWORKWORK: Ensuring good work for neurological patients

Dr. Donna Walsh, European Federation of Neurological Associations

  Work and Multiple Sclerosis: Improving workability for Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Elisabeth Kasilingam, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform

17.15–17.45 Open Discussion

17.45- 18.00 Closing of meeting by Matilde Leonardi


19.00 – 22.00  “Cocktail Dinatoire” with all partners and collaborating partners at Fondation Universitaire (at each participant’s costs)


Wednesday 21st March 2018 h.9.00 -13.15

9.00 –10.50 Development of Chrodis+ Training tool for employers- task 8.1

Chair: Dr. Matilde Leonardi, Leader WP8, FINCB

WP8 Partners & Collaborating partners

Work plan

Phase 1: Literature Review and Grey Literature, M6-M8

Phase 2: Structuring the training tool, M8–M12

Phase 3: Training Tool in English: test pilot, M12 – M18

Phase 4:Training tool translated in Italian, French, Slovenian, German, and Hungarian, M18-M28

Subtask 8.1.1 Expert meeting for Multi-morbidity and Employment, M18

10.50–11.10 Coffee Break

11.10–13.00 Development Chrodis+ Toolkit for adaptation of the workplace. Task 8.2

Chair: Dr. Jaana Lindstrom, Co-leader WP8, THL

WP8 Partners & Collaborating partners

Work plan

Phase 1: Literature study and website searches, M3-M12

Phase 2: Interviews /focus groups with stakeholders, M13-M15

Phase 3:Development of chronic disease prevention and management Toolkit in workplaces, M15-M18

Phase 4: Piloting the Toolkit, M18-M26

Phase 5: Reporting of the pilots and finalizing of the Toolkit, M26-M30

Phase 6: Dissemination of the Toolkit M31-M36

13.00–13.15 Conclusions and next steps

Dr. Matilde Leonardi, Leader WP8, FINCB

Dr. Jaana Lindstrom, Co-leader WP8, THL

Expert Meeting participants


20th-21st March 2018

Bruxelles- Fondation Universitaire

WP8 Leaders & Meeting secretariat:

Matilde Leonardi – matilde.leonardi@istituto-besta.it

Foundation IRCCS Neurological Institute ”Carlo Besta” (FINCB) Milan, ITALY

Jaana Lindstrom – jaana.lindstrom@thl.fi

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, FINLAND

Fabiola Silvaggi- fabiola.silvaggi@istituto-besta.it

Chiara Scaratti – chiara.scaratti@istituto-besta.it

Erika Guastafierro – erika.guastafierro@istituto-besta.it

Carla Finocchiaro (Besta Grant Officer) – carla.finocchiaro@istituto-besta.it

Foundation IRCCS Neurological Institute ”Carlo Besta” (FINCB)- Milan, ITALY

WP8 Partners

Lyudmil Ninov – European Patients Forum (EPF)-BELGIUM

Katie Gallagher – European Patients Forum (EPF)-BELGIUM

Isabelle Girard – The French National Cancer Institute (INCa)-FRANCE

Jérôme Foucaud- The French National Cancer Institute (INCa)-FRANCE

Ulf Manuwald – Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)-GERMANY

Ulrike Rothe – Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)-GERMANY

Bruno Caffari – National Institute of Health (ISS)-ITALY

Karin Proper – National Institute for Health Public and the Environment (RIVM)-THE NETHERLAND

Jelka Zaletel – National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ)-SLOVENIA

Francisco Javier Dolz López – Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia (CSJA/SAS)-SPAIN

WP8 Collaborating Partners

Fred Destrebeq – European Brain Council (EBC)

Donna Walsh – European Federation of Neurological Association (EFNA)

Nancy Van Hoylandt – European Federation of Neurological Association (EFNA)

Lars Munter – The Danish Committee for Health Education (ENOPE)

Other Participants

Rogerio Ribeiro – Associação Protetora dos Diabéticos de Portugal (APDP), Chrodis +WP3- Evaluation

Elisabeth Kasilingam – European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP)




20 March 2018 @ 14:30
21 March 2018 @ 13:30


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