Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, 5 April 2017Athenaeum InterContinental, Athens

Health on a wire: Balancing priorities

“The Future of Healthcare in Greece” Conference is the biggest annual event on healthcare policy in Greece. For seven consecutive years, It features world class international speakers, representatives of the most important international organizations, renowned academics and leading political and healthcare stakeholders in a public dialogue regarding the major healthcare issues and suggested ways to reform the healthcare system in order to respond to the rapid increase of demand for public healthcare services in a financial sustainable way.

This year, the agenda will focus on the challenges of the European healthcare systems that deal with an ageing population, the growing burden of chronic diseases and declining budgets and the particular problems of the Greek healthcare system, caused by a seven year unprecedented depression, fiscal consolidations and the growing unsolved problem of migration flows. The growth perspectives of the healthcare sector and the policies that support the extroversion and innovation initiatives of the Industry will also be highlighted during the Conference.

Key issues to be discussed

  • EU Healthcare Systems Challenges
  • Reforming Greek Healthcare System
  • The Effects of Crisis on Social Policy in Greece
  • Health and Growth

Α major public opinion Research

A major public opinion research conducted by the University of Peloponnese on the key healthcare issues will be presenting for the first time during the Conference in order to provide the framework for the expert panel discussions.

A patients association’s research

A patients association’s research by Health daily and Global Link will also be presented, highlighting the problems and expectations of the Greek patients .

A POLITICO Working Group Report

Transforming healthcare through disruptive innovation

Carmen Paun, a health policy reporter of POLITICO EU Edition will present during the Conference the key outcomes of a recent working group she coordinated on how Europe should approach the use of technology and big data to improve healthcare. Among the participants in this high level conversation, regarding the new trends that will have a significant impact on European healthcare systems in the next years, were group of top level European Commission officials, researchers, health care professionals and industry representatives.

Target group

  • Members of the Greek Parliament
  • Senior government officials
  • Representatives of healthcare institutions
  • Public and private health services providers
  • Financial and corporate organizations
  • Senior executives from health and pharma industries
  • Health economists
  • Health Policy experts
  • Doctors
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Patient advocates & patient group representatives
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Journalists

The Future of Healthcare in Greece

The Conference at a glance

7 years, 45 distinguished international speakers representing

World Health Organization World Bank European Commission OECD European Patients Forum United Nations High Commissioner EUCOPE EFPIA European Medicines Agency London School of Economics University of Cambridge City Univeristy SDA Bocconi School of Management University of Connecticut University College-London NOVA University of Lisbon ESSEC business School of France Queen’s University of Belfast Universite Libre des Bruxelles International Health Economics Association European Health Management Association European Consumers’ Orgnanization PhRMA McKinsey London Bravosolution UK Bioaxis Unipart UK IMS Health International


International Keynote Speakers

Francesca Colombo Francesca Colombo, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is responsible for work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care.
Sylvain Giraud Mr Sylvain Giraud is Head of Unit “health systems” in the Directorate General Health and Food Safety in the European Commission since 1st February 2016.
Juan Fuertes Juan Fuertes is the Advocacy and Access Manager of PHA Europe, the umbrella organization for pulmonary hypertension patients' organization. He is also a Board Member of the European Patients' Forum and Council Member of the European Lung Foundation.
Carmen Paun Carmen Paun is a health care reporter for POLITICO, based in Brussels. Before joining POLITICO, she was a freelancer covering regulatory and international affairs out of the EU capital. She has reported on a wide range of topics, from money laundering to food production to chemicals, for media organizations such as International News Services and Chemical Watch.

Confirmed Speakers & Moderators

  • Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health, Greece
  • Anastasios Petropoulos, Deputy Minister for Social Security

  • Georgios Giannopoulos, Secretary General, Ministry of Health
  • Pascal Apostolidis, President of Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)
  • Matti Arvela, General Manager, AMGEN, Greece & Cyprus
  • Athanasios Bakalexis, President of EFKA
  • Sotiris Bersimis, President of National Organization for the Provision of Healthcare Services (EOPYY)
  • Michael Chletsos, Professor of Economic Analysis, Department of Economics, University of Ioannina
  • Νikos Dedes, President of 'Positive Voice', Association of people living with HIV in Greece
  • Katerina Koutsogianni, President, Association of People with Rheumatic Diseases of Crete
  • Vassilis Oikonomou, MP, Head of Health Portfolio, New Democracy Party
  • Makis Papataxiarchis, Managing Director Janssen Greece, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, President AMCHAM Pharma Committee
  • George Patoulis, President, Medical Association of Athens
  • Jim Sage, President, PhRMA Innovation Forum, President & Managing Director of Pfizer Hellas
  • Ilias Skordas, Research Director, Global Link
  • Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Vice Rector, University of Peloponnese, Visiting Professor, Medical School, University of Athens
  • Platon Tinios, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus
  • Theodoros Tryfon, President of the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry (PEF)
  • Zois Tsolis, Editor in Chief, Newspaper "TO VIMA"
  • Nikos Vettas, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, General Director of Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE)

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
  • Maria Gazouli, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Mary Geitona, Vice President, Department of Social & Educational Policy, Professor of Health Economics, University of Peloponnese
  • Daphne Kaitelidou, Assistant Professor on Health Services Management, University of Athens, Department of Nursing
  • 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 Medical Journal “Iatriki”
  • Michalis Karamouzis, Associate Professor, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Chair of Institute of Molecular Medicine & Biomedical Research Member of National Ethics Committee
  • Dimitrios Kouvelas, Professor and Head of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Christos Lionis, MD, PhD, FRCGP (Hon) Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete
  • Anastasios E. Philalithis, Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine and Health Planning, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete
  • Nikos Polyzos, Professor of Health Management, Department of Social Administration, University of Thrace
  • Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Social & Political Sciences, University of Peloponnese
  • Panagiotis Stafylas, MD, MSc, PhD, Medical Coordinator/Evaluation Leader of eHealth Projects, Health Care Management, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, Health Information Management Spain SL (HIM SL), Barcelona, Spain
  • Eleftherios Thireos, General Practitioner, Secretary General Athens Medical Society, Vice Chair HL7 Hellas
  • Vassilios Tsikaris, Chairman of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Professor of Chemistry, University of Ioannina

PIF (Pharma Innovation Forum)
PIF (Pharma Innovation Forum)

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