TEHDAS Stakeholder forum 2021

TEHDAS Stakeholder forum 2021

The TEHDAS joint action invited stakeholders across Europe to join the discussion on the European Health Data Space and how to make better use of health data in the future. The recording of the event is now available.

Photo: Topias Dean, Sitra
  • October 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Online: Zoom
  • #TEHDASforum

TEHDAS, the joint action Towards the European Health Data Space, advances more extensive use of health data across Europe. The project supports the European Commission’s aim in creating a harmonised internal market for health data. Our work provides elements to the European Commission’s forthcoming legislative proposal on the Health Data Space.

Connecting and engaging European stakeholders is a priority for TEHDAS. To continue the pan-European discussion, we gathered stakeholders from academia, business, public sector and NGOs to the Stakeholder forum on 27 October 2021.

The programme included discussions and case examples on the use of health data for policy-making, research, innovation and business. We focused on the European co-operation in digital health and outlined concrete steps to move forward with more extensive use of health data in Europe. The role of individuals in sharing their health data was also addressed.

The digital event was free of charge.

Read the news item about the event. The recording of the forum is available until 11 November 2021.



Please note that the time indicated is Central European Time.

Time (CET) Programme
Welcome words


Markus Kalliola, Project Director, Health Data 2030, Sitra
Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Health Data 2030, Sitra

EU Greeting

Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission

Thematic discussion: European co-operation in digital health  

Coen van Gool, Head of WHO collaborating centre for the Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC), Epidemiologist/Psychologist at Centre for Public Health Forecasting (RIVM)
Henrique Martins, Associate Professor, ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute
Ain Aaviksoo, Chief Medical Officer, Guardtime

Thematic discussion: Baby steps or giant leap in health data use – how to move forward concretely? 

Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Senior Scientist, Head of Data Science for Health Services and Policy Research unit, Institute for Health Sciences in Aragon (IACS)
Anders Bjartell, Professor in Urology, Lund University, Senior Consultant, Skåne University Hospital
Peter Arlett, Head of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology Department, EMA
Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Thematic discussion: Challenges and opportunities in engaging people within secondary use of health data 

Louisa Stüwe, eHealth Directorate, French EU Presidency, Ministry of Health France
Rosie Richards, Assistant Director, NHS Confederation, European Office
Lars Münter, Adm. Director Danish Council for Better Hygiene, Head of International Projects Unit, Danish Committee for Health Education
Minna Anttonen, Executive Director, Association of Cancer Patients in Finland

Fireside chat: Citizen perspective 

Birgit Bauer, Digital Health & Social Media Expert

Jyrki Kasvi, Former Finnish MP & Tech influencer

Fireside chat: Industry perspective 

Teemu Suna, Co-founder & CEO, Nightingale Health

Samuel Myllykangas, Executive Director, Global Specialty Genetics, Quest Diagnostics, and General Manager, Blueprint Genetics

Closing words

Markus Kalliola, Project Director, Health Data 2030, Sitra
Saara Malkamäki, Specialist, Health Data 2030, Sitra

The programme is subject to change.


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