Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
The leading priority for the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union is reduce health inequalities across European societies and, within its framework, prevention and control of respiratory diseases in children.
I am very happy we will be able to meet as early as September in Poland to give all our attention to the issues of allergy and asthma being the most common developmental age diseases and of great impact on health in later stages of life.
The title of the conference obliges and encourages us to take dynamic action in order to eliminate most urgently inequalities in health, particularly in such important subject matter as respiratory diseases.
What counts is a concrete action, therefore I particularly insist on considering a joint action in the field of chronic diseases, particularly respiratory diseases, together with the activity of the network of institutions collaborating in this area.
Closing remarks to the debate is going to be the preparation of the proposal of the UE conclusion on early detection, prevention and monitoring of non-inflammatory respiratory diseases, with a particular consideration of the population of children and young people.
This is a crucial aim and an extremely important conference - one of the most important in the course of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
I heartily wish you a fruitful debate.
Minister of Health
Dear Sir /Madam
On 1st of July 2011 Poland took over the six-month-long Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
We have the honour to invite you to an experts’ conference entitled “Prevention and control of childhood asthma and allergy in the EU from the public health point of view: urgent need to fill the gaps”, which will take place on 21st and 22nd of September 2011.
The conference will start in Warsaw featuring, among other attractions, a visit to the Wilanów Palace Museum – a baroque residence of King John III Sobieski. On the first day we will meet in the Medical University of Warsaw. The events of the evening and the second day will take place in Ossa, a conference center near Warsaw.
The aim of the meeting is to present the subject matter of allergies and asthma as the most common diseases of early age, which have a considerable influence on health in the later periods of life. The conference will be complemented by preparing a draft of the EU Council Conclusion concerning on early detection, prevention, and monitoring of non-infectious respiratory diseases, particularly among the population of children and young people.
You are heartily invited!
With best regards
|Bolesław Samoliński ||Marek Krawczyk|
|Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Priorities |
of Polish Ministry of Health
during Polish Presidency of the EU Council
|Rector of Medical University of Warsaw|
Medical University of Warsaw