European Collaboration Forum 2020 (ECF20) is just around the corner. Now in its tenth year, the Forum has become a place for open collaboration between health and care professionals to discuss the transformation journeys of their organisations and healthcare systems, and how they are all preparing for the next evolution of health and care.
This year, ECF is further transcending geographical borders to bring together speakers and delegates from beyond just Europe, providing you and other attendees with additional global learning experiences from Australia, Canada, the Middle East and the U.S.
Two days, invaluable learning opportunities
The Forum gives you a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of international organisations, and network with a diverse group of healthcare leaders pursuing similar aims and working to address similar challenges.
The jam-packed agenda presents you with a wide variety of sessions where speakers will share how they are driving clinical excellence and changing healthcare now, and how that is preparing them and their organisations for what the next chapter holds.
Our Solutions Gallery will also be open during the two days to help you familiarise yourself with the latest healthcare innovations and developments, and spend time with Cerner experts and some of our partners; each one able to walk you through the different products and services available to your organisation.
Thought-provoking keynote sessions
Tuesday 25 February
BBC broadcaster and writer Deborah James, better known in the social media world as @BowelBabe, is confirmed as the ECF’s opening keynote speaker for day one.
Deborah was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2016 at the age of 35, a diagnosis that shook up the lives of her and her family. Determined not to hide in a cancer cave, Deborah took on a mission to debunk the myth that young women don't get bowel cancer.
Deborah will speak to her experience as a patient, the importance of keeping people being treated at the core, and the things she expects to see in the near future as the digital healthcare revolution continues to unfold.
Wednesday 26 February
On the second day, attendees will be able to explore and be inspired by the advancements being made towards the next evolution of healthcare and gain insight into what will follow. Hot topics in the agenda include data intelligence, predicting risk to reduce care demand and the long-sought-after integration of care.
The keynote session will bring together industry leaders from different regions, including Australia, Sweden, the Middle East and the UK, alongside Cerner executives. Panellists will discuss how healthcare systems in these locations have started to adapt and develop in preparation for the next wave of health and care transformation.
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