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15 March 2022 - 17 March 2022
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Health Valley Event 2022

Programme & tracks

Health Valley Event takes place on 15, 16 and 17 March in hybrid form: onsite in Pathé Nijmegen with an online event programme: Connect, Challenge and Grow! The 3-day programme is composed with the help of the advisory committee that advises team Health Valley on topics, themes and speakers. Our agenda offers a choice of various tracks for participants that all contribute to our joint social challenge: 

“Ensure that we will at least live 5 years longer in good health by 2040 and reduce the health differences between social classes by 30%.”

Check out the complete agenda.

Day 1:  15 March - Connect

An afternoon with an international matchmaking programme and various project meetings. Day 1 ends with an international matchmaking dinner.

Day 2:  16 March - Challenge

This day offers a full-day programme with a focus on the biggest challenges in healthcare. We will share the most recent developments in Life Sciences & Health and welcome contributions from participants. We will do so during the plenary programme, on the exhibition floor, in workshops and matchmaking activities or in one of the many inspiring tracks. 

Day 3:  17 March - Grow

This day offers a full-day programme with a focus on the growth & implementation of care innovations.We will share the most recent developments in Life Sciences & Health and welcome contributions from participants. We will do so during the plenary programme, on the exhibition floor, in workshops and matchmaking activities or in one of the many inspiring tracks. 

Various tracks

In close collaboration with the AAL Programme, the 3-day programme offers a choice of various tracks for participants.

Track 1: Business in healthcare

Running a business in healthcare is a real challenge with a complex healthcare system, regulations, reimbursement system or validation.  As entrepreneur you are often looking for the right business model, financing or experts in the field of IP or MDR. This track will offer you as entrepreneur tools to accelerate the time to market or scale-up of your product or service.

Track 2: Ageing well

While the Covid-19 has been a wake-up call for Europe to seriously start addressing the consequences of an ageing population (in particular in health & care and the labour market), the political narrative is still the same about shortages of care professionals and the increasingly unsustainable social security systems. Yet, this greater awareness about ageing as an actual life-long process and the importance of social connection has started to shift more attention towards health prevention and maintaining autonomy in later life. Digital technology can play the role of an enabler in this socio-economic transition, for which different examples will be provided in this track. At the same time the exchange will serve to shape the programme of the third European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing, which will take place in Gdansk, Poland from October 18-20, 2022.

Track 3: Healthcare of the future

How do the latest developments in the area of medtech, biotech, personalised health, 3D printing, imaging en diagnostics ensure that we can at least live 5 years longer in good health? Be inspired and surprised by this track with the most recent innovations and research. 

Track 4: Prevention

The burden of disease can be prevented by a healthier lifestyle and living environment, in other words: prevention. This track offers a varied range of sessions in terms of content about projects, initiatives and innovations that can contribute to prevention. Think of reducing and preventing obesity by being physically activity and healthier nutrition. But also programmes such as TopFit and other national initiatives with multidisciplinary collaborations in the area of care, technology and behaviour. 

Track 5: Digitization

Care will increasingly be organized within the own living environment. And digital care is contributing substantially to this change. Are you interested in the latest possibilities of AI, Deep Learning, data transmission & transfer, the storage and privacy of data? In that case, don’t miss this track with a lot of interesting sessions.

Track 6: Sustainable health(care)

We want to keep our healthcare sustainable, now and in the future. The Green Deal sustainable care has already been signed by more than 200 parties. This tracks, in collaboration with AAL-programme, offers insight in how care organisations become more sustainable. Think of dumping less medicine residue in the sewerage system and working on a healthy workplace and living environment for care staff and patients, the use of sustainable energy, CO2 reduction but also circular and socially responsible procurement.

Track 7: European collaboration

Today’s global challenges around climate change, demographic change coupled with the social and digital divide are so complex that they cannot be addressed by grand projects or through simple solutions. This requires more than just new technology and massive investments as it is about the people and organisations themselves, who are mostly affected by those turbulences. Collaborative rather than competitive advantage will be a key ingredient for providing an enabling environment to jointly frame and shape our welfare systems in the 2020s. In this track in collaboration with AAL-programme, we will bring together health & care/ageing well actors from around Europe to exchange and learn from each other, how to better understand and make use of an eco-systemic development approach based on a culture of collaboration and person-centered mindset. How to collaborate together in practice will be key in dealing with the challenges and opportunities in this decade.

Closed since 31 March 2022
Location Pathé Nijmegen
Organised by
Company - Consulting 4
Company - eHealth 7
Company - Farma 1
Company - Health & wellbeing 4
Company - IP 5
Company - Network organization 19
Cure & Care - Elderly care 7
Cure & Care - Home care 1
Cure & Care - Hospital 49
Other 20
Total 117