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Winds of change: For sustainable, resilient and healthy communities

"The Future of Healthcare in Greece" Conference is the biggest annual event on healthcare policy in Greece. For eight consecutive years world class international speakers, representatives of the most important international organizations, renowned academics, leading political and healthcare stakeholders engage in public dialogue on the major healthcare issues.

The Agenda
This year emphasis is placed on healthcare reforms in the EU, that create opportunities for supranational cooperation and cross-sector partnering. Collaborative efforts on Access to Medicines are facilitated by the Valletta and BeNeLuxa declarations that aim to balance the system’s financial sustainability with the rapid increase of demand in the provision of preventive and curative services. The prospect for a healthy life is closely linked to the socio-economic conditions. As resilient and empowered communities tend to better respond to change, the perceived winds of change in the Health sector, demand for informed decisions by all. Based on the initiative undertaken by the European Commission that provides policy makers with factual, comparative data and insights into health and health systems in EU countries, we will attempt a political diagnosis of the greater strengths and challenges on a European level.

Moving forward, focus will shift on new ways of investment for innovative forms of healthcare as well as on effective financial instruments to support reforms in European health systems. Investments in health have traditionally focused on infrastructure and medical equipment. But today health systems need to transition to new and more integrated care models – this requires substantial wide scope and sustained investment. The challenge is to access and blend financing components from different sources in a strategic way. The public and private sectors should collaborate to co-invest and co-deliver transformed health services

Key issues to be discussed

  • The State of Health in the EU: A Political Diagnosis of the Greater Challenges on a European Level
  • Ways Forward: Financing, Provision and Decision Making in Healthcare
  • Promoting European Collaboration on Access to Medicines

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

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 A. Dimopoulos, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Therapeutics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Maria Gazouli, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Thomas Hyphantis, Professor of Psychiatry, Sector of Social Medicine & Mental Health Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina
  • 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
  • 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, University of Peloponnese, Greece, Senior Associate Director, Department of Health Policy
  • Mamas Theodorou, Professor of Healthcare Management and Health Policy, Open University of Cyprus
  • Eleftherios Thireos, General Practitioner, Secretary General Athens Medical Society

The Conference at a glance

8 years, 69 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 POLITICO European Edition Bioaxis Unipart UK IMS Health International

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