Monday, December 11, 2017

Wednesday, 5 April 2017Athenaeum InterContinental, Athens

Agenda

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

08:45 - 09:10

Registration and coffee

09:10 - 09:20

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

09:20 - 09:30
Video

Greeting from the Health Ministry of Cyprus

Dr. George Pamboridis, Minister of Health, Cyprus

09:30 - 09:50

Opening Speech

Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health, Greece

09:50 - 11:40 SESSION 1 / EU ΗΕΑLTHCARE SYSTEMS CHALLENGES

Chair:
Carmen Paun, Health Policy Reporter, POLITICO European Edition

Video

Greeting from the European Parliament

Dimitris Papadimoulis, Vice President, European Parliament

Introductory Speech

"Building health systems that work for people"

Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD

Speeches:

"EU Healthcare Systems Challenges"

  • Sylvain Giraud, Head of Unit SANTE B1 -Performance of National Health Systems, DG SANTE, European Commission

"One Europe? 28 health care systems"

  • Juan Fuertes, Advocacy and Access Manager, European Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Member of the Board of European Patients Forum, Council Member of the European Lung Foundation

"Transforming Health Care through Disruptive Innovation"

  • Carmen Paun, Health Policy Editor, POLITICO European Edition

"How pharma innovation helps healthcare systems to meet current challenges"

  • Jim Sage, President PhRMA Innovation Forum, President & Managing Director of Pfizer Hellas

"EU healthcare systems challenges: The principal role of Biosimilars in the sustainability cycle"

  • Matti Arvela, General Manager, AMGEN, Greece & Cyprus
11:40 - 12:10

Coffee Break

12:10 - 13:20 SESSION 2 / REFORMING GREEK HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Chair:
Michael Chletsos, Professor of Economic Analysis, Department of Economics, University of Ioannina

Research Presentation

"Health Reforms in Greece: A social perspective"

Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Vice Rector, University of Peloponnese, Visiting Professor, Medical School, University of Athens

Speeches:

"Greek Healthcare System after seven years of crisis"

  • Michael Chletsos, Professor of Economic Analysis, Department of Economics, University of Ioannina

"Reforming the Greek HealthCare System: The Pharma Industry as a catalyst"

  • Makis Papataxiarchis, Managing Director Janssen Greece, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, President AMCHAM Pharma Committee

"Crisis is an opportunity for change"

  • Nikos Dedes, President of "Positive Voice", Association of People living with HIV in Greece
13:20 - 14:20

Lunch Break

14:20 - 15:20 SESSION 3 / THE EFFECTS OF CRISIS ON SOCIAL POLICY IN GREECE

Chair:
Platon Tinios, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus

Introductory Speech

"The effects of Crisis on Social Security Coverage: Challenges and Proposals"

Anastasios Petropoulos, Deputy Minister for Social Security

Speeches:

"The demographic problem of Greece and its effects on healthcare and social security system"

Platon Tinios, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus

"Social Security funds: From fragmentation to unification"

  • Athanasios Bakalexis, President of EFKA

"Effective Restructuring of Greece's largest Healthcare Payer"

  • Sotiris Bersimis, President of National Organization for the Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)
15:20 - 15:30

Speech

Vassilis Oikonomou, MP, Head of Health Portfolio, New Democracy Party

15:30 - 16.50 SESSION 4 / HEALTH AND GROWTH

Chair:
Zois Tsolis, Editor in Chief, Newspaper "TO VIMA"

Roundtable Discussion

  • Nikos Vettas, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, General Director of Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE)
  • Georgios Giannopoulos, Secretary General, Ministry of Health
  • Theodoros Tryfon, President of the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry (PEF)
  • Pascal Apostolidis, President of Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)
16:50 – 17:40 THE VOICE OF GREEK PATIENTS

Chair:
Katerina Koutsogianni, President, Association of People with Rheumatic Diseases of Crete

Presentation of Patients Associations Research

Ilias Skordas, Research Director, Global Link

Comments by:

  • George Patoulis, President, Medical Association of Athens
  • Katerina Koutsogianni, President, Association of People with Rheumatic Diseases of Crete
17:40 - 17:50

CONCLUDING REMARKS

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