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"Healthcare Solutions for an Aging Society" seminar

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 15:05

Our Executive Director Mr. Peter Bjork participated in yesterday's (Monday May 25, 2015) seminar "Healthcare Solutions for an Aging Society" organized by Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand at The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel.

Thailand has achieved great progess in its healthcare system, including the introduction of universal health coverage and meeting all three health-related UN Millennium Development Goals. Challenges faced by Sweden and Thailand include a growing ageing population with longer life expectancy and higher demand on quality of life, as well as a growing middle class which has more “life style” related diseases

The Guest Speaker is Professor Peter Naredi from Department of surgery, Sahlgrenska university hospital in Gothenburg. Prof. Naredi has been invited lecturer to talk about cancer care in Sweden at several international congresses, e.g. Society of surgical oncology annual congress in USA, at the annual congress of Japanese society of surgical oncology in Japan, at the annual congress of Japanese surgical society in Japan, the european ECCO-ESMO congress in Amsterdam.

Professor Naredi talked in his lecture about the changes in cancer care in Sweden: A consequence of a fast ageing population is that the incidence of cancer increases.

Elderly people represent a growing share of the Swedish population. Many are in good health and lead active lives, and most live in their own homes. According to a UN backed global study, Sweden is the best place in the world to be old. Some reasons for these good results are that: 
  • The Swedish healthcare system performs substantially higher medical results than the U.S. and EU15. Sweden's success rests on a constant commitment to excellence in R&D, with the highest per capita spending on life science research in Europe.
  • Sweden invests more of its gross domestic product in its elderly than any other country in the world. As proportion of GDP, the allocation to elderly care is almost five times the EU average.

There are solutions, technologies and philosophies from the Swedish healthcare system that could inspire Thailand’s continued progress in developing a health system with quality, efficiency and equality.

In 2012 Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden conducted a Swedish Healthcare Delegation to Thailand led by the Minister for Public Health, Children and the Elderly, Ms Maria Larsson. Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden will now conduct a follow up to this delegation on May 25-26, led by Ambassador Klas Molin. 
The Swedish delegation participants represent the forefront in their respective fields of treatment of life style related diseases such as cancer localisation and treatment, 3D based radiotherapy treatment, digital radiography technology, and medical gas systems. 
  • Elekta is a pioneer in clinical solutions for cancer treatment and brain disorders, in areas such as radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy. Their products are used in over 6,000 hospitals.
  • C-Rad offers products for positioning, monitoring, tumor localization and radiation therapy. C-Rad delivers to radiation treatment clinics and diagnostics departments in hospitals worldwide. 
  • IMIX is a leader in digital x-ray and digital radiography technology solutions, delivering complete radiography systems and positioning devices. Used in hospitals, clinics and imaging centers of all sizes. 
  • Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of medical gas solutions. Hospital solutions include complete air plants, breathing and surgical air units, and advanced control systems.
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