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The 13th ANNUAL HEALTHWORLD CONFERENCE Ensuring a Modernized, Sustainable & Predictable Healthcare System”—took place on Tuesday, September 23 & Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Athens Ledra Hotel, and was marked by great success and participation by all stakeholders in the healthcare sector of Greece. The conference was held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies.
Approximately 400 distinguished guests, representatives of political, academic and business community attended the conference and took part in the vibrant dialogue, expressing at the same time their deep concerns regarding Greece’s healthcare environment. Key issues of the healthcare sector have been presented and discussed at the conference. Important suggestions have been made and solutions proposed regarding the parameters that can guarantee a modernized, stable and predictable healthcare system which will lead not only to unobstructed patient access to medicines and health services but also to the productive reconstruction of the health sector.

 

We thank our distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad who have honored us with their presence and our sponsors for their continuous help and support.

CONFERENCE SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

DAY ONE | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Pascal Apostolides, President, Pharmaceutical Companies Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber          of Commerce

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Dr. Agis Tsouros, Director, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Wellbeing, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

Leonidas Grigorakos, Alternate Minister, Ministry of Health

Konstantinos Frouzis, President, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)

Ioannis Baskozos, Vice President, Panhellenic Medical Association, Member of the Political Secretariat and Head of the Health Sector, SYRIZA

SURVEY | Health & Healthcare Services in Greece: The Citizens’ View | John Kyriopoulos, Professor, Department of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

SESSION 1 | DEFINING THE WAY TO AT AS PARTNERS IN HEALTH

Moderator: Natassa Spagadoros, Journalist, Editor-inChief, onMed

Dimitrios Lintzeris, President, National Organization for Medicines (EOF)

Konstantinos Frouzis, President, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)

Dimitris Kontos, President, National Organisation for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)

Stavros Penteas, Managing Director, 1st Regional Health Authority of Attica

SESSION 2 | INVESTING IN HEALTHCARE AND IN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: MOVING AHEAD

Moderator: Evgenia Tzortzi, Financial News Editor, Kathimerini

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Aristomenis (Aris) Syngros, President, Enterprise Greece Invest & Trade

CASE STUDY: Entrepreneurship in Providing Raw Material for Cancer, Diabetes and AIDS/HIV Medicinal Products | Dr. Kleomenis Barlos, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Patras & CEO, CBL Patras

How do we Define Innovation and how can we Secure its Access for Greek Patients |Eric Nordkamp, President and Managing Director, Pfizer Hellas, Cyprus and Malta

R&D Investment | Nikos Maniadakis, Professor, Health Services Organization and Management Department and Associate Dean, National School of Public Health

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION | PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN GREECE – AN EMERGING OR A PROGRESSIVE MARKET?

Aristomenis (Aris) Syngros, President, Enterprise Greece Invest & Trade

Dr. Kleomenis Barlos, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras and CEO, CBL Patras

Eric Nordkamp, President and Managing Director, Pfizer Hellas Cyprus and Malta

Nikos Maniadakis, Professor, Health Services Organization and Management Department and Associate Dean, National School of Public Health

Pascal Apostolides, President, Pharmaceutical Companies Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals S.A.

Vassilios Katsos, President & CEO, Pharmathen

SESSION 3 | PROTECTION OF CITIZENS’ HEALTH & FINANCIAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

STUDY PRESENTATION | In Search of the Real Balance in Pharmaceutical Policy: Impact of Pharmaceutical Expenditure Reduction | Kyriakos Souliotis, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Peloponnese – Scientific Collaborator – Visiting Professor, Medical School, University of Athens

Burden of Disease and Implications for Public Health | Dr. Georgios Tsakos, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL

DIGI –VOTING | HEALTHCARE POLICIES IN GREECE: THE INVOLVEMENT OF STAKEHOLDERS IN DECISION MAKING | John Kyriopoulos, Professor, Department of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

SESSION 4 | CLINICAL TRIALS AS A DEVELOPMENT CATALYST

Moderator: Pericles Vassilopoulos, Journalist & Vice President, Citizens’ Union “Paremvassi”

Ioannis Boletis, Professor, Department of Nephrology, University of Athens

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION | HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY: A STRONG PILLAR FOR REVIVING GREEK ECONOMY

Ioannis Boletis, Professor of Nephrology, Medical Services Director, “Laiko” General Hospital of Athens

Panos Panagiotidis, Professor of Haematology, 1st Dept. of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, University   of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital

Dr. Barbara Baroutsou, Internist Medical Director, Sanofi Greece & Cyprus & Coordinator of SFEE Medical Directors Committee

DAY TWO | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Theodore Liakopoulos, President, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Katerina Papakosta-Sidiropoulou, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health

Christos Giannaris, President, Health Procurement Committee

SESSION 1 | Medical Devices & Diagnostics Industry – A Key Asset for Scientific Progress, Economic Growth & Investment into People Health

Moderator: Sofia Neta, Health Correspondent

Pavlos Arnaoutis, President, Association of Health-Research & Biotechnology Industry

Panos Goumas, Professor & President of the School of Medicine, University of Patras

Nikos Nikiteas, Assistant Professor of Surgery, President & CEO, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre

Vassilis Bardis, President, Hellenic Private Hospital Association and Chief Operating Officer, Athens Medical Group

SESSION 2 | Health Technology: Priorities and Developments

Moderator: Elpida Pavi, Senior Lecturer of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

Chrisostomos Gounaris, Deputy Governor, 1st Regional Health Authority of Attica, Coordinator, Health in Action Initiative

Giorgos Pappous, President, National Evaluation Center of Quality & Technology in Health (EKAPTY)

George Chrousos, Professor, of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Athens & Scientific Director, Institute for Clinical Investigation (ICI)

Evangelos Georgiou, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Head, Medical Physics Laboratory, Athens University, Medical School (MPL), Head Athens University Medical Simulation Centre (MPLSC)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Makis Voridis, Minister of Health

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION | The Role of Close Collaboration Between the State & Business Community: Partners in Action

Moderator: John Kyriopoulos, Professor, Department of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

Ioannis Vafeiadis, General Manager, National Organisation for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)

George Patoulis, President, Athens Medical Association

Pascal Apostolides, Vice President, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)

Athanasios Papathanasis, f. Special Secretary, Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association

Nikos Dedes, Founder and Chair, Greek Assoication of People Living with HIV “Positive Voice”

Konstantinos Deligiannis, Member, Medical Equipment and Diagnostic Companies Committee,
American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and General Manager, GE Healthcare

MAJOR SPONSOR

  • September 23, 2014 - September 24, 2014
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Location

Venue:  

Address:
115 Syngrou Ave., Athens, ATT, GR, 117 45