Saturday, April 30, 2016

The conference

"The Future of Healthcare in Greece" Conference, organized for the sixth consecutive year, features world class international speakers and leading political and healthcare stakeholders, participating in expert panel discussions and international case studies presentations regarding healthcare policies in Greece.

This year high level representatives from WHO, OECD, World Bank, European Committee, EIB together with government and industry representatives and renowned academics, will debate on the major and controversial issue of migration and its implications on the healthcare system, the ongoing challenges faced by all healthcare stakeholders as expenditure cutbacks continue to challenge the systems' sustainability while demand for public healthcare services increases rapidly.

Alongside discussing the major equation of financing the healthcare system, we will also shed light to the vital issue of enhancing growth policies and facilitating access to financial support tools to reinforce innovation, extroversion and competitiveness of healthcare industry.

Introductory speeches

Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health

Theodora Tzakri, Deputy Minister of Industry

Confirmed Speakers-Moderators

Pascal Apostolidis, President of Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)

Ioannis Baskozos, Secretary General of Public Health

Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General, European Patients Forum (EPF)

Riccardo Canevari, President and Managing Director, Novartis Hellas

Michael Chletsos, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ioannina

Konstantinos Deligiannis, General Manager, General Electric HealthCare

Stefano Di Biase, Senior Consultant, Thought Leadership, IMS Health

Meletios - Athanassios Dimopoulos, Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Mary Geitona, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Social Policy. Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese

Panos Kanavos, Associate Professor in International Health Policy, Department of Social Policy, Programme Director, Medical Technologies Deputy Director at LSE Health, London School of Economics

Phlippe Leclerc, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Greece

Nikolaos Papaefstathiou, Chief of National Health Operations Center

Valerie Paris, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Health Division, OECD

Theofilos Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Surgery, Head of the MsC "International Medicine/Health Crisis Management", National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Jim Sage, President & CEO Pfizer Hellas, President, PhRMA Innovation Forum

Kyriakos Souliotis, Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese

Theodoros Tryfon, President of the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry (PEF)

Hara Tziouvara, Paediatrician, Board Member, Médecins du Monde - Greece

Nikolaos Vettas, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, General Director of IOBE

John Yfantopoulos, Professor of Social Policy, Director of Graduate Program of Health Economics, University of Athens, ISPOR Greek Chapter President

Key issues to be discussed

  • Migration and Health
  • Healthcare System Challenges - A map to survive
  • Financial Crisis and Sustainability of Healthcare Systems
  • From Austerity to Growth: The Greatest Challenge for Healthcare Sector

Scientific Committee

Ioannis Boletis, Professor of Nephrology, Medical School, University of Athens

Xenophon Contiades, Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Managing Director of the Centre for European Constitutional Law -Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation

Meletios - Athanassios Dimopoulos, Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Maria Gazouli, Biologist, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Basic Medical Science Laboratory of Biology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece/ Member, European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN)

Mary Geitona, Vice President, Department of Social & Educational Policy, Associate Professor of Health Economics, University of Peloponnese

Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Professor in Pulmonology, Director of the Pulmonology Clinic, Medical School, University of Thessaly

Thomas Hyphantis, Professor of Psychiatry, Sector of Social Medicine & Mental Health Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina

Panos Kanavos, Associate Professor in International Health Policy, Department of Social Policy, Programme Director, Medical Technologies Deputy Director at LSE Health, London School of Economics

Ioannis Karaitianos, Assoc. Professor of Surgery, Athens University – Chairman of the Dpt. of Surgical Oncology, Agios Savvas Cancer Hospital, President of the Hellenic Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, President of the Hellenic Society of Surgical Oncology (HSSO), President of the Society of Medical Studies and Editor of the Journal of Medicine

Dimitrios Kouvelas, Professor and Head of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Anastasios E. Philalithis, Professor of Social Medicine, Medical School, University of Crete

Nikos Polyzos, Professor of Health Management, Department of Social Administration, University of Thrace

Kyriakos Souliotis, Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese

Eleftherios Thireos, General Practitioner, Secretary General, Athens Medical Society

Athanassios Vozikis, Assistant Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management, Economics Dept., School of Economics, Business and International Studies, University of Piraeus

John Yfantopoulos, Professor of Social Policy, Director of Graduate Program of Health Economics, University of Athens, ISPOR Greek Chapter President

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