A Roundtable discussion with Members of the European Parliament and EU officials
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new and extreme challenges to our Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across Europe, testing the physical and mental limits of healthcare workers.
European Intensivists are also facing serious bureaucratic barriers to free movement in the exercise of their profession across EU countries, thus making it difficult to respond rapidly to cross-border health threats.
ESICM strongly believes that there is an urgency to address the above-mentioned challenges as ICM is a fundamental pillar of our health system. As such, frontline professionals need further support at the EU level. It is also crucial that the EU takes the lead to guarantee our resilience in future health crises and to act in a better synergy towards the establishment of a functional European Health Union.
These topics will be discussed during a live webinar today, 7 July, from 9:30 – 11:00 CEST, by host MEP Istvan Ujhelyi (S&D, Hungary) and ESICM President Maurizio Cecconi together with Members of the European Parliament and EU officials.