Swedish Care International is thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Lausanne Workshop that happened from 13-14th December 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Titled Lausanne IV: Building the Ecosystem for Alzheimer’s Innovation, we learnt about the many innovative strategies in Alzheimer’s public policy, research, regulation and access.
Over the two days, the speakers covered many topics, ranging from the progress and challenges in Alzheimer’s public policy to research, treatment, management and prevention of dementia. The speakers also shared their recommendations and innovations to solve today’s and future challenges as well.
This year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organised Lausanne IV. The workshop was further supported by The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi), Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and Alzheimer’s Disease International. Once again, Swedish Care International would like to thank these organisations for the invitation.
You can find out more about what went down during those two days at the official Twitter hashtag #LausanneIV too!
What is Lausanne Workshop?
First held in 2014, the Lausanne Workshop started as a response to the challenge presented at the UK G8 Dementia Summit to stop Alzheimer’s by 2025. Since then, much progress has been made. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reinforced this goal in its Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Even more recently in 2017, the WHO’s World Health Assembly officially endorsed a global action plan on the public health response to dementia. This action plan commits to helping countries develop national strategies and implementation plans between 2017 and 2025.
At the Lausanne Workshop, key stakeholders — governments, the private sector and experts in the medical field — come together from all over the world to create a global dialogue that seeks to integrate learnings from public policy to market access and report on their progress. Through the workshop, the organisers aim to ensure countries are on track to meet the 2025 goal stated in the global action plan.
Today, the workshop is in its fourth year and running.
Stay tuned for more information as we look forward to our participation in the next Lausanne Workshop in 2018!