The University of Bordeaux in France will devote its 2017 “Innovation Day” on June 28th during Week 26, to sustainability in healthcare. While “sustainability” is often associated to climate and natural resources, sustainability very much applies to health. A sustainable health system can be defined as one that goes on forever with no shortage of resources and no negative impact on the environment.
Unfortunately, “sustainable health” was not a conscious consideration when current healthcare systems began. As we have all noticed, not only can we not provide all existing healthcare options to everyone, the gap between what is possible and what is realistic is growing. And so we must innovate now in order to build sustainability into the system. As we seek to preserve the future of healthcare, another cycle of innovation must quickly emerge, the cycle of sustainability innovation.
I am more than delighted to support this very original event with speakers from three continents and multiple professions. Innovation Day Bordeaux deserves the attention of health-related organizations and individuals from around the world.
And I am thrilled to be the Master of Ceremonies of this edition. Please note that simultaneously translation will be provided for English and French.
We are also currently collecting the perspective of patients on “sustainability in healthcare” and will present the results during Innovation Day. Please fill in the survey here.
You will find the invitation below. Seating is free but limited and priority has been established as below..
The University of Bordeaux is pleased to invite you to attend an innovation forum on healthcare innovation in (un)sustainable health systems which will take place in Bordeaux on 28 June.
The full day forum includes a keynote address by Rafael Bengoa (formerly at the Basque country government & WHO), two round-tables chaired by Pr. Geneviève Chêne (university of Bordeaux) and Kristel Van Der Elst (The Global Foresight Group & World Economic Forum) on the future of national health systems and healthcare innovation under constraints respectively, and an innovation showcase. Denise Silber, international eHealth pioneer and event communication specialist, is the Master of Ceremonies.
The speakers are senior executives, academics, changemakers and entrepreneurs from France, the USA, Spain, Belgium, Japan, China… many of whom are rarely seen in France.
This exceptional forum will be available in both English and French. It is aimed at a select audience of opinion leaders, decision makers, experts, public or private professionals, as part of WEEK26: International and Innovation Week.
Register here for Innovation Day, Bordeaux, Week 26, June 28