2017 GAMIAN – Europe Annual Convention

Digital Capacity Building of Mental Health Organisations’  GAMIAN – Europe Annual Convention  & General Assembly

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September 2017

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Szekszárdi Utca 16 -18 Budapest, Hungary


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Draft Programme 

Friday, 22 September 2017 

Arrival of Board Members and participants

16.00 – 18.00: Board Meeting

19.30 – 21.00: Dinner and European Personality Award presented by Hilkka Kärkkäinen, President of GAMIAN-Europe  

Saturday, 23 September 2017

07.30 – 09.00: Breakfast

09.00 – 09.05: Welcome by Hilkka Kärkkäinen, President of GAMIAN-Europe

First Session

09.05 – 09.15: Introduction

09.15 – 09.25: Digital communication: how do mental health organisations fare in comparison to other disease areas?

  • Presentation of Patient View benchmark report
  • Focus on a few Best Practice cases

 09.25 09.40: Overview of GAMIAN-Europe’s digital capabilities and recommendations

  • Overview of the results of the survey on digital capabilities
  • Three things you can do in digital to support fundraising (how much it costs and how long it takes)
  • Three things you can do to support advocacy digital communication (and how much it costs)

09.40 10.00: How can GAMIAN-Europe support your organisation?

  • What is GAMIAN-Europe’s plan in digital communication and support to members?
  • What are the upcoming projects and campaigns that members can join?

10.00 10.30: Coffee break

10.30 – 12.00: Workshop

  • Group 1-2: what are the needs of GAMIAN-Europe members to start up digital platforms? What support would the members need from GAMIAN-Europe?
  • Group 2-4: what are the three recommendations in the digital space GAMIAN-Europe can provide to support World Mental Health Day in the workplace?
  • Group 5-6: How can we use technology to support fundraising?

12.00 – 13.30: Lunch Break

Second Session

13.30 – 13.45: What role can patient organisations play to improve access to health care? 

                          Perspective from EUPATI representative *Nicola Bedlington, EPF

13.45 – 14.00: Perspective from another disease area on the role of patient organisations in

                          European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

14.00 14.15: Perspective from GAMIAN-Europe: our role in European Medicines Agency (EMA):

                          – Why it is important? What do we get out of it and what is the role of our members?

                           (Perspective from István Gallai and Dániel Merey from Awakenings Foundation)

14.15 14.25: Closing of the Session

14.25 14.45: Coffee break

14.45 15.10: General Assembly

15.10 16.00: Best practice discussion: Presentation of best practice applications from member organisation that applied for the GAMIAN-Europe Pedro                               Montellano Good Practices award 2017

16.00 – 17.30: Coffee break

17.30 – 18.30: Executive Committee Meeting

19.30 – 21.30: Dinner and Pedro Montellano Good Practice Award

Sunday, 24 September 2017

07.00 – 09.00: Breakfast

09.30 – 11.00:  Visit the Headquarters of Awakening Foundation and discussion on Mental Health in Hungary and neighbouring countries.                                                         Venue: Awakening Foundation 

11.00 11.15: Coffee break and departure of participants

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