On September 26-27, 2019, Healthcare DENMARK hosted the fifth annual Healthcare DENMARK Ambassador Summit with the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary, who gave a speech and met with the ambassadors. The Summit took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and focused on the new Danish healthcare digitalization strategy, transformation of the Danish healthcare system through public-private cooperation, and the progress in the area of personalized medicine. The themes were covered in sessions consisting of presentations, site visits, and dialogue.
The annual Healthcare DENMARK Ambassador Summit aims to facilitate international dialogue and knowledge sharing between the Healthcare DENMARK Ambassadors and the Danish participants on issues presented during the summit and issues that are high on the international healthcare agenda.
The summit began with a welcome session including a short general update on the transformation of the Danish healthcare system. During the day, the Digitalization Strategy 2018-2022 and the transformation of the Danish Healthcare system through public-private cooperation were presented. Furthermore, the Healthcare DENMARK Ambassadors visited the LEO Foundation Immunology Research Center. After a networking session, the Healthcare DENMARK 2020 Activities and the Healthcare DENMARK Ambassador Prize 2018 were introduced by CEO of Healthcare DENMARK, Hans Erik Henriksen. As a new initiative, the Healthcare DENMARK Ambassador Prize has been introduced to award the ambassadors who have made a special effort to support the collaboration between their country and Denmark.
At the venue of Genome Center East, the morning session of day 2, on September 27, started with reflections from day 1 by the Ambassadors, followed by an introduction to the newest development in personalized medicine in Denmark. Rounding off this year’s Ambassador Summit, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary, gave a speech to the Ambassadors at a reception.
Healthcare DENMARK’s ambassador corps is an international network of healthcare ambassadors. Each ambassador represents his or her own specialty within healthcare and has a deep understanding of the sector in both Denmark and their home country. The vision of the Healthcare DENMARK ambassador network is to make healthcare more refined, efficient, and patient-centered around the world.