From health policy to practice

Medical imaging as an example for improving patient outcomes through technology adoption

Discussion event hosted by Dr Biljana Borzan MEP and organised by the European Society of Radiology (ESR)


Bringing together representatives from EU institutions and health stakeholder organisations, Biljana Borzan MEP and the ESR have invited policymakers and experts to explore the role of technology in translating policies into practical benefits for patients and healthcare professionals. Medical imaging, a field always at the cutting edge of technology adoption, can lead the way in demonstrating the transformative impact of research and innovation in clinical practice.



Dr Biljana Borzan

Member of the European Parliament (S&D/HR)

Dr Andrzej Rys

Director responsible for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation, DG SANTE, European Commission

Michael Hübel

European Commission DG ENER Head of Unit Radiation Protection

Prof. dr. Paul M. Parizel

European Society of Radiology Past-President

Judy Birch

ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG) and Pelvic Pain Support Network (PPSN)

Pascal Garel

European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) Chief Executive

Nicole Denjoy

European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) Secretary General


European Parliament, Bât. Altiero Spinelli, Room A5G305, Brussels

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

14:30-15:00 Registration

15:00-16:30 Presentations and discussion

16:30-17:00 Cocktail reception

B. Borzan The European Parliament’s vision on innovation in healthcare and interinstitutional cooperation on EU health policies
P.M. Parizel Medical imaging’s efforts to achieve better patient outcomes and diagnosis by developing and adopting innovative tools
A. Rys EU initiatives focusing on translating policies and innovation in healthcare into practical benefits for patients
P. Garel Innovative solutions in healthcare: the role of associations in translating policies into practice
J. Birch Patient-centred communication within the radiology department
M. Hübel From policy to practice: the role of radiation protection
N. Denjoy Innovative technologies bringing benefits to patients in a changing regulatory environment

Final Programme