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CED Activities Info 2017/03


ISSUE 3 - NOVEMBER 2017

 

CED BOARD

CED BOARD MEETING ON 14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017

On 14-15 September, the CED Board met in Brussels to discuss current CED work and political developments in the EU. On the first day, the Board focused on brainstorming and planning the CED political strategy for the coming years. In addition, the Board debated different Brexit scenarios and potential changes to the CED Statutes and Internal Rules. Other topics that were discussed included the need to involve young dentists in the CED work, the developments on the Proportionality Test Directive  and the implications of the Medical Devices Regulation in dentistry.

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CED BOARD TASK FORCES (BTF)

MEETING OF THE BOARD TASKFORCE INTERNAL MARKET ON 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

The BTF Internal Market met on 14 September to discuss the next update of the EU Manual on Dental Practice, General Data Protection Regulation and the requirement for data protection officers, the Proportionality Test Directive, EU-Japan Trade agreement, the European Semester and the risk assessment that was used as the basis for discussion during the Board strategy meeting. The group decided that the questionnaire on data protection officers will be resent to members in early November. The BTF will meet again on 15 March 2018. 

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CED WORKING GROUPS (WG)

MEETING OF THE WG ORAL HEALTH ON 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Working Group discussed the appointment of Henk Donker (KNMT) as the new chair of the group. The group brainstormed focus areas and activities for the 2018 topic ‘oral health inequalities’, which will include an event in the European Parliament. In addition, the Working Group was interested to understand more about the use of general anesthesia in children for dental treatment and will ask members for feedback on this.

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ONLINE MEETING OF THE CED WG INFECTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ON 26 OCTOBER 2017

The Working Group discussed the latest advancements at the EU level on the Water Framework Directive, the Floods Directive and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC (UWWTD) and decided to actively contribute to the related evaluations and consultations to be conducted in 2018. The WG Mandate has been amended accordingly. The WG welcomed the finalisation of the work on the list of guidance on the infection control in dentistry to be added to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) website.

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MEETING OF THE CED WG EHEALTH ON 27 OCTOBER 2017

The Working Group discussed priorities for the coming months and decided to develop a resolution addressing the current topics in the area of digital innovation in dentistry.

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CED PUBLIC EVENTS

CED EVENT – HEALTH VS ECONOMICS? PROPORTIONALITY TEST FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

On 18 October, the CED – together with CPME and PGEU – organised an event in the European Parliament that was hosted by MEP Dr Liese and MEP Wierinck to debate the case for the exclusion of health professions from the proportionality test proposal. The event was well attended – around 100 people – and created a lively debate on the topic. Read more

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UPCOMING CED EVENT – INTEGRATED CARE: DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE MOUTH

The Working Group Oral Health is pleased to inform you about the upcoming event in the European Parliament ‘Integrated Care – don’t forget about the mouth’ that will take place on 29 November. The meeting is hosted by MEP Valean and MEP Childers and will feature speakers from the European Commission, academia and the dental profession. More information can be found here.

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CED AND THE EU

CED SIGNED THE DIGITAL HEALTH SOCIETY DECLARATION

The CED signed the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and ECHAlliance. The Declaration is a call for actions about the strategies to achieve the digital transformation of healthcare systems. The DHS Declaration was officially presented and signed during the The CED signed the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and ECHAlliance. The Declaration is a call for actions about the strategies to achieve the digital transformation of healthcare systems. The DHS Declaration was officially presented and signed during the eHealth conference which took place in Tallinn on 16-18 October, and it will also be the supporting document for the EU Council Recommendations to be published in December 2017.

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CED AT THE WORKSHOP ON THE “IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LEGISLATION ON MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS”

The CED participated in a training workshop on recognition of professional qualifications in the EU for doctors and dentists, organised in the framework of an EU-funded project in FYROM. In agreement with the CED President, Prof. Nikolai Sharkov agreed to provide the training as a contracted expert, with the assistance of Aneta Tyszkiewicz, CED Policy Officer. The aim of the activity was to strengthen the capacities of the relevant FYROM institutions for implementation of the legislative framework on mutual recognition of professional qualifications that will be necessary in the context of FYROM joining the EU.

CONTRIBUTIONS BY CED MEMBERS

BDA CELEBRATES DENTISTRY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The BDA is celebrating 50 years of being at their home in Wimpole Street in London, by showcasing some of the great work dentists have done in the past and today, and looking forward to what the future of the profession might look like. Dentists are encouraged to take part in an interactive exhibition, giving their interpretation of some key words in dentistry from the last five decades, and/or to submit pictures of their dental surgery today for our archive.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “BALTIC DENTAL DAYS” IN VILNIUS

At the Round Table discussion “Oral Health for the whole Community – Recommendations from the Dental Profession” during International Dental Conference held on the 22nd of September in Vilnius, Lithuanian dentists’ community, including participation of Dr M. Landi, the President of the Council of European Dentists (CED), Dr A. Lella, the President of European Regional Organization of the World Dental Federation (ERO FDI), Dr M. Vink, the President of Estonian Dental Association, Dr P. Engel, the President of German Dental Association, Dr A. Brinkmane, the Vice-President of Latvian Dental Association, Dr A. Šeikus, the President of Lithuanian Dental Chamber and other representatives of the dental associations and community, shared the knowledge and experience of the good practice in the field of dental care, discussed the issues of oral health care for people with disabilities and special needs, aspects of dental care provided by the liberal profession and negative consequences of intentions to standardise health care services. Participants of the meeting adopted the statement on these issues.

For more information contact:
CED Brussels Office
Tel: + 32 2 736 34 29
ced@cedentists.eu
http://www.cedentists.eu

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