The Self Care Initiative Europe – SCiE invites you to join a Summit Conference in Copenhagen, 11-12 April 2018.

We are gathering to discuss, learn, and share more about the role of self care in future European health – in policies, strategies  and initiatives – and the new meanings of care, carers, system and society that this brings.

Learn more below – or read about SCiE at

BackgroundMore about Speakers (at SCiE)Registration


Day 1 Day 2
11.30 Registration/Networking Lunch   08.00 Breakfast/Registration
13.00 Introduction by Skandia
Moderator Charan Nelander, Director DCHE
08.50 Good morning
Moderator Charan Nelander, Director DCHE
Theme 1 – Future Scenarios Theme 2 – Incentives & Investments
13.10 Towards Healthier Lives in Europe
Thomas Senderovitz, CEO, Danish Medical Agency
09.00 Opening session – Sustainable Innovation
Kim Escherich, Chief Innovation Architect, IBM
Further TBA
13.30 Health 2030 – and strategies for beyond
Karl Friedrich Falkenberg, Sustainability Consultant,
European Commission

Rafael Bengoa, Director,
Institute for Health and Strategy Bilbao
Katherine Richardson, Professor, University of Copenhagen
09.45 Investing in health – public or private?
Jean Bousquet, Professor University of Montpellier
Further TBA

14.30 Break/Networking 10.30 Break/Networking
15.00 Future Care – Care in the Future?
Bert Vrijhoef, Professor Maastricht University
11.00  Innovating Incentives

Timo Minssen, Professor, University of Copenhagen
Jes Søgaard, Director of Documentation & Quality,
Danish Cancer Society

Kai Kolpatzik, AOK Bundesverband
15.30 Role of Research & Collaboration

Thomas Alslev Christensen, Head of Operations,
Novo Nordisk Foundation

Jelka Zalatel, National Institute of Public Health Slovenia
11.45 Wrap up Incentives & Investments
Messages and Learnings
16.15 Wrap up Scenarios
Messages and Learnings
16.30 Day ends – light snack/networking 12.00 Lunch/Networking
Theme 3 – Engagement and Self Care
 18.00 Opportunity for guided walk 13.00  Care across sectors – a paradigm shift or only natural?

Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network
Jeni Bremner, Director of Corporate Development, EHFF
19.00 Working Dinner
with food for thought
13.45  Creating Empowerment
Kaisa Immonen, Director of Policy, European Patients Forum
Jan Smits, Founder SelfCareFactorY
Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Professor, University of Aarhus
14.30 Break/Networking
15.00 European Self Care towards 2030

Hospital, Home, Workplace

Marta Ballester, Project Manager, FAD
Lisa Ackerley, Vice Chairman, IFH
15.45  Wrap up Engagement and Self Care
Messages and Learnings
16.00 Conference ends – and au revoir?