From 18-19 November 2019, the first “Health of Poles 2019” Congress was held at Centrum Nauki Kopernik in Warsaw (see). The objective of the Congress was a discussion, among representatives of various state, scientific and clinical institutions, expert groups and patient organisations, aimed at developing strategies to improve the health of our society.
The organisation of the Congress was initiated by: The Committee of Clinical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), the Main Council of Research Institutes, the World Hearing Centre of the Institute of Hearing Physiology and Pathology and numerous teams of experts and specialists in many fields of medicine. The Congress covered expert debates by the minister of health, minister of family and social policy, committees of the Polish Academy of Sciences dealing with the issues of medicine and health, rectors and deans of medical universities, directors of medical institutes and institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and experts in economy and health economics.
The telecare model being developed under the AMULET project was presented by ppłk. dr. hab. Paweł Krzesiński in the panel discussion on “Science for society” in a debate on the current possibilities of telemedicine and the level of implementation in Poland.
It was highlighted that it might address the needs and shortcomings of the healthcare system and improve the prognosis of patients with heart failure. The AMULET concept fits perfectly with the motto of the Congress: “The health of Poles, the health of each of us, is the greatest asset now and the greatest investment in the future.”
An account of the panel discussion at which the AMULET project was presented is available here (on AMULET in the first debate - 1:08:40)