Fit for Work Conference

Riga, April 28-29

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About Conference

Fit for Work Europe’s Conference “Healthcare Solutions to Improve Workability” was organized in cooperation with Latvian Ministry of Health , Riga Stradins University, and endorsed by the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council on April 29th, 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

Presentations of National Ambassador's meeting

April 28th, 2015

Dr. A. Wahl-Wachendorf

Association of German Occupational Physicians


Dr. S. Conard

Healthcare Strategist and Adviser


P. Baart
Managing Director at International Institute for
Health Management and Quality (iHMQ)
The Netherlands
Dr. K. Laas
Rehumatologist, East Tallin Central Hospital
Dr. T. Dolezal
Director, Institute for Health Economy and Technology Assessment (IHETA)
Czech Republic

N. Van der Auwera
Assistant, International Networks at Prevent and European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP)
A. Cardone
FfW EU Executive Director

A. Cardone
FfW EU Executive Director

Presentations of Conference “Healthcare Solutions to Improve Workability”

April 29th, 2015

Prof. Stephen Bevan

Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation (UK)
Honorary Professor, Lancaster University, UK
Founding President, Fit for Work Europe Coalition

Daiga Behmane
Fit  for Work Latvia project leader

Riga Stradins University


David Tordrup
Research Fellow

WHO Representative to the European Union


Marion Devaux
Health Analyst - statistician at OECD


Dr. Cristina Lajas Petisco
Rheumatologist, Hospital Clinico San Carlos

Madrid, Spain

Franz Knieps

BKK Dachverband e.V.

Chief Executive Officer of Federal Association


Prof. Bolesław Samoliński

Chairman of Constructive Coalition’s Steering Committee

Founder & Chairman of Healthy Ageing Coalition


 Prof. Klaus Machold

Rheumatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine III

Vienna, Austria

Prof. Daina Andersone

Medical Faculty of Latvian University

President of Society for Adults Rheumatology

„Fit for Work Latvia" Medical team leader


Dr. med. Ivars Vanadzins
Director of Institute for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

Riga Stradins University