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The 15th Annual HealthWorld Conference—“Hygeia 2021 – Blue Ocean Thinking on Health: An Open Debate for a Patient Oriented & Sustainable HC System”—took place September 20 & 21, 2016 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. The conference, that was organized under the Auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), was marked by great success and great participation by all stakeholders in the health sector of Greece.

More than 400 distinguished guests, representatives from health institutions, regional health administrations, patient associations, hospital governors, MPs, the business community attended the high-level speeches and detailed presentations from the distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad. All delegates dynamically participated in conference proceedings by setting questions and sharing their views with the panelists. They expressed their deep concerns regarding today’s health care sector environment and focused on the necessity for a national health strategy and an effective and sustainable healthcare system, easily accessed by patients.

Without a doubt HEALTHWORLD Conference confirmed its position as the annual high-level policy meeting for the governmental, medical, academic/scientific community and the HC sector professionals. The conference was primarily focused on the improvement of HC services provision and improvement of the life quality and safety of patients.  Its second priority  was the formulation of proposals designed to support the HC system on a long-term basis and contribute to its sustainability—by properly utilizing existing resources, supporting HC enterprises, and facilitating the introduction of innovation in healthcare practices.

We express our sincere thanks to our distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad who have honored us with their presence, and we are confident that their detailed presentations and fruitful discussions will contribute to draft concrete proposals and form synergies that will lead to upgraded healthcare services in Greece.

We also thank our Sponsors, Supporters and Communication Sponsors whose continuous support and contribution allow us to approach the common target which is the improvement of peoples lives and the provision of high quality healtcare services.

Major Sponsor of the Conference was MSD – MERCK SHARP & DOHME

Sponsors: AMGEN HELLAS PHARMACEUTICALS, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, GE HEALTHCARE, PFIZER HELLAS

Supporters: ABBVIE PHARMACEUTICALS, ALCON LABORATORIES HELLAS, ASTRA ZENECA, GILEAD SCIENCES HELLAS, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, IMS HELLAS, JANSSEN-CILAG PHARMACEUTICAL, JOHNSON & JOHNSON HELLAS, MEDTRONIC HELLAS, MERCK, PAPAPOSTOLOU N. , PHARMASERVE-LILLY, ROCHE HELLAS, SANOFI AVENTIS, SHIRE HELLAS

Communication sponsors: EFIMERIDA TON SINTAKTON, REAL NEWSPAPER, DIRECTION BUSINESS NETWORK, FREE SUNDAY, ALL ABOUT HEALTH, ASFALISTIKO MARKETING MAGAZINE, BUSINESS PARTNTERS MAGAZINE

Online Communication sponsors: IATRONET, BUSINESSNEWS.GR, CAPITAL.GR, IATRIKANEA.GR,  IATOR.GR, INSURANCEDAILY.GR, LIFE2DAY.GR, MEDICAL MANAGEMENT, MEDLABNEWS.GR, MEDSIN, ONMED.GR, STOGIATRO.GR, YGEIA360.GR

TV: SBC, TO AVRIO THS YGEIAS 

APP & VIDEO WEBCASTING SPONSOR: MDATA

Πρόγραμμα Συνεδρίου (Ελληνικά)

Conference Agenda (English)

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VIEW CONFERENCE SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS BELOW:

DAY ONE | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Welcome Addresses

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Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

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Haseeb Ahmad, President, Pharmaceutical Companies Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Address

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Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health

Session 1 – Current Status of the Healthcare System in Greece: An “Inside View”

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Moderators:

Athanasios Skoutelis, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Director, 5th Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Unit, “Evangelismos” General Hospital  

Dr. Tina Garani-Papadatos, Senior Lecturer in Health Law and Bioethics, Department of Public Health, National School of Public Health

Speakers:

Part A: The Patients’ Side: Highlighting Barriers and Inequalities in Access to Healthcare Services

Christos Daramilas, President, Panhellenic Federation of People with Diabetes (P.F.P.D.)

George Tsiakalakis, Advocacy & Communications Manager, Greek Association of People Living with HIV “Positive Voice”

Μarianna Lambrou, President, Greek Alliance for Rare Diseases, President, Tuberous Sclerosis Association of Greece

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Part B: The Supply Side: Austerity vs. EffECTIVENESS in Healthcare Delivery

George Chrousos, Professor and Chairman, First Department of Pediatrics and Choremeion Research Laboratory, University of Athens, Director, UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care

Michael Vlastarakos, President, Panhellenic Medical Association

Οurania Todoulou, Vice-President, Panhellenic Association of Hospital Pharmacists (PEFNI)

Vasilios Diamantopoulos, Chairman, Panhellenic Union of Public Health Doctors

Keynote Address

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Barriers & Inequalities in Access to Healthcare Services in Greece: is there a Way to Overcome?

John Kyriopoulos, Professor Emeritus of Health Economics, Department of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

You can see the Video from Prof. Kyriopoulos speech here

Session 2 – Reforming Through Best Practices: the International Experience

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Moderator:

George Mergos, Professor Emeritus, Division of Development and Int’l Economics,Department of Economics, University of Athens

Speakers:

Emily Hewlett, Health Policy Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and

Development (OECD), France

Prof. Avi Porath, Chief Physician, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Israel

Session 3 – Evidence-based Pharmaceutical Policy: National Priorities as a Basis of Planning

Moderators:

Yannis Tountas, Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical School, University of Athens

Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Visiting Professor, Medical School, University of Athens

Speakers:

Keynote Address

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Thomas Allvin, Director for Healthcare Systems, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), Belgium

Part A: evidence based policy – The scientific view

Dr. Sotiris Vandoros, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, King’s College, London

Kostas Athanasakis, Health Economist, Researcher, National School of Public Health

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Part B: The Political View

Ioannis Mpaskozos, Secretary General for Public Health, Ministry of Health

Vassilis Kontozamanis, Head, “Solidarity” Programming Sector, New Democracy

Evy Christophilopoulou, Member of Parliament, Responsible for Labor, Social Insurance & Health, Democratic Coalition (PASOK-DIMAR)

Konstantinos Bargiotas, Orthopedic Surgeon, Member of Parliament, Health Sector Representative, To Potami

Session 4 – Towards a Sustainable Pharmaceutical Policy in Greece

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Moderator:

John Kyriopoulos, Professor Emeritus of Health Economics, Department of Health Economics, National School of Public Health

Speakers:

The “Stakeholders’ View”

Sotirios Bersimis, President, National Organization for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)

Despoina Makridaki, 1st Vice President, National Organization for Medicines (EOF),

President, Panhellenic Association of Hospital Pharmacists (PEFNI)

Dimitrios Kouvelas, President, Committee for the Reimbursement of Medicines (Positive Medicines List), Ministry of Health, Professor and Head, Clinical Pharmacology Department, School of Medicine A.U.Th.,

John Filos, President, Medicine Pricing Committee, Ministry of Health, Associate Professor in Auditing-International Standards, Public Administration Department, Panteion University

Nikos Kolman, President, Panhellenic Union of Pharmacists

Haseeb Ahmad, President, Pharmaceutical Companies Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Managing Director, MSD Greece, Cyprus & Malta

Jim Sage, President, PhRMA Innovation Forum (PIF), President & Managing Director, Pfizer Hellas S.A.

Konstantinos Panagoulias, Alternate President, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE)

Vasilis Pentafragkas, Member of the Board, Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PEF)

DAY TWO | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Welcome Addresses

Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

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

Keynote Address

How to improve health care performance in hard times; the Euro Health Consumer Index in practice

Johan Hjertqvist, Founder & President, Health Consumer Powerhouse Ltd., Sweden

Session 1 – Financing and Procurement of Medical Devices and Diagnostics in  Greece: The Art of Evaluating the Most Economically Advantageous Offer

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Moderators:

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

Athanassios Vozikis, Assistant Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Health Economics and Management, University of Piraeus

Speakers:

Anastasia Balasopoulou, CEO and President, Hippocratio Hospital in Athens

Konstantinos Deligiannis, Member, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Committee

American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, General Manager, Southeastern Europe, GE Healthcare

Konstantinos Katavatis, Legal Advisor, Association of Health-Research & Biotechnology Industry (SEIV)

Dimitrios Skoutelis, President, Hellenic Regulatory Body of Nurses (ENE)

Dr. Dimitrios Stathakopoulos, Member of the Board, Hellenic Single Public Procurement Authority (HSPPA)

Session 2 – Outcomes Based Decision Making: the  Evaluation of Medical Devices

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Moderators:

Athanassios Tsakris, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens

Aris Sissouras, Emeritus Professor, University of Patras

Speakers:

Christos Lionis, Professor, General Practice and Primary Health Care, Head,  Clinic of Social and Family Medicine,  School of Medicine, University of Crete

Panos Goumas, Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical School, University of Patras

George Pappous, Expert, Health Technology and Quality in Healthcare

Vassilis Bardis, President, Hellenic Private Hospital Association, COO, Athens Medical Group

Session 3 – Efficient Management of Hospital Units

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Moderator:

Manolis Papassavas, President and CEO, Agia Sophia Childrens’ Hospital and CEO, P. & A. Kyriakou Childrens’ Hospital

Speakers:

Apostolos Letsios, Statistician, Health Units Administration Expert

Manolis Koutalas, President and C.E.O., General Hospital Sismanoglio-Amalia Fleming and Paidon Pentelis Hospital

Filippos Tarantilis, Alternate Governor, Laiko General Hospital

Session 4 – Roundtable Discussion with the Policy Makers: Moving Towards a  High Performing Healthcare System 

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Moderator:

John Yfantopoulos, Professor of Health Economics, University of Athens, President, ISPOR Chapter Greece, President, Board for Public Health in Greece

Speakers:

Panagiotis Georgakopoulos, Vice President, National Organization for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)

Theodore Liakopoulos, President, Medical Devices & Diagnostic Companies Committee

American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Commercial & Industrial S.A.

Paul Arnaoutis, President, Association of Health-Research & Biotechnology Industry (SEIV)

Theodoros Komatas, General Manager, Financial Services Division, Ministry of Health

Dr. Anastassios Tagaris, President and Managing Director, IDIKA S.A.

George Kapetanakis, Secretary of the Executive Committee, Hellenic Cancer Federation (HCF)

Dr. Dimitrios Linos, Professor of Surgery, Medical School, University of Athens,

President, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

Chrysostomos Gounaris, President of Supervisory Board, ESAN – Greek DRG Institute

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