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14th ANNUAL HEALTHWORLD CONFERENCE

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The 14th ANNUAL HEALTHWORLD CONFERENCE DOES HEALTH MATTER”—took place on Monday, October 19 & Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Athens Ledra Hotel. The conference was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies.

Representatives from all HC sectors participated at the conference and took part at the constructive discussions expressing their deep concerns regarding our country’s healthcare environment.

Approximately 400 distinguished guests, representatives from the political, academic and business communities attended the conference where key issues of healthcare policy have been presented and discussed.

Mr. S. Anastasopoulos, President of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce stated that: “immediate measures are needed for the stabilization of the health sector in order to ensure provision of quality health services to all citizens. Structural reforms that will change the economic environment and will attract investments are needed by the country”.

Our sincere thanks to our distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad who have honored us with their presence and our sponsors for their continuous help and support.

 DAY A’

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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

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

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Andreas Xanthos, Minister, Ministry of Health

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

SESSION 1 – VALUE IN HEALTHCARE – CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FUTURE: HEALTHIER SYSTEM – HEALTHIER SOCIETY

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Moderator: Ioannis Boletis, Professor of Nephrology, Medical School, University of Athens, Chief Medical Officer, “Laiko” General Hospital of Athens

Putting Patients at the Heart of Decision-Making – Equal and Early Access to the Best and Safest Medicines

Nikos Dedes, Founder & Chair,“Positive Voice” Greek Association of People Living with HIV Health

Technology Assessment: A Basis for Health Outcomes and Evidence-Based Pharmaceutical Policy

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

Value Based Assessment of New Medical Technologies Using Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis

Aris Angelis, Research Officer, Medical Technology Research Group, LSE Health

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Management of Innovation in Biomedical Technology

Panos Vardas, Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Head, Cardiology Department, Heraklion University Hospital

Improving Evidence Based Decision Making

Panayiotis Panayiotidis, Professor of Hematology, Medical School, University of Athens, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, General Hospital “LAIKO”

Improving Effectiveness of Primary & Hospital Care Sectors

Evangelos Fragkoulis, General Practitioner-Family Physician, Secretary General, Greek Union of General Practitioners

Medicines as Added Value for Patients’ Life not only as Excessive Cost for State Expenditure

Konstantinos Kofinas, Secretary General, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE), Managing Director, Merck

SESSION 2 – PHARMACEUTICALS AND THEIR IMPACT ON A HEALTHIER ECONOMY

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The Broader Economic Impact of Healthcare: Assessing Healthcare as an Investment for Fiscal Sustainability

Carina Schey, Health Economist-Guest Researcher, PharmacoEconomics and PharmacoEpidemiology Unit, University of Groningen, Netherlands

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Moderator: Panos Tsakloglou, Professor, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business

The Contribution of Pharmaceuticals to a Stronger Economy

Effie Korra, Researcher, Competitiveness & Structural Reforms, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (FEIR/IOBE)

Management and Control of Pharmaceutical Innovation

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

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The Value of Medical Devices & Diagnostics Industry in Healthcare

Theodore Liakopoulos, President, Medical Devices & Diagnostic Companies Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Managing Director, Medical Products, Johnson & Johnson Commercial & Industrial

SESSION 3 – DEBATE: GETTING THE RIGHT WAY TO REFORMATION – A RACE AGAINST TIME

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

POLICY STATEMENTS – THE CURRENT SITUATION

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

Konstantinos Bargiotas, Member of Parliament, “To Potami”

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

DISCUSSION: WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM?

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

Vassilios Katsos, Vice-President, Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industries

Giannis Dagres, Vice President, Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association

Emmanuel Lorge, Vice-President, PhRMA (LAWG), General Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Greece

Athanassios Skoutelis, Head, 5th Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Unit, “Evangelismos” General Hospital

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

Katerina Koutsogianis, President, Association of Arthritis Patients of Crete

DAY B’

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Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

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

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Costas Fotakis, Alternate Minister of Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

SESSION 1 – THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC VALUE OF MEDICAL DEVICES & DIAGNOSTICS INDUSTRY IN HEALTHCARE

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How the Anticipated Outcome of the Revision of the Medical Devices Directives will affect industry

Dario Pirovano, Senior Regulatory Adviser, Eucomed Medical Technology, Belgium

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

Innovation in HealthCare: The Value of Medical Technology for Patients, Physicians and Payers

Manolis Karamalis, Director Reimbursement & Government Affairs, Medtronic International, Switzerland

Health Technology Assessments in the Hospital Environment

Apostolos Letsios, CEO, “St. Andrews” General Hospital of Patras

Katerina Mylona, Scientific Associate, National School of Public Health, Special Advisor to the President, National Organization for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)

Cutting edge Technologies in Medical Devices. Present and Future role in Healthcare systems

Grigorios-Vasileios Krinos, Member, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Director Greece/Accession Countries, Edwards LifeSciences Hellas

SESSION 2 – BALANCING COST AND QUALITY OF MEDICAL DEVICES & DIAGNOSTICS THROUTH EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT METHODOLOGY

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Moderator: Christos Iatrou, Head, “G. Papadakis” Center for Nephrology, General Hospital of Nikaia-Piraeus

The Legal Framework for Balancing Cost and Quality of Medical Devices and Diagnostics in Public Procurement

Apostolos Sinis, Vice-President, Health Procurement Committee (EPY)

Health Expenses Saving through Value Based Procurement

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

The Available Tools for the Balancing of the Cost and the Quality of Medical Devices

George Pappous, CEO, National Evaluation Center of Quality and Technology in Health (EKAPTY)

Developing the Greek DRG system –  Improving the efficiency and the quality of hospital services

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

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A Typical Tendering Process in a Public Hospital

Konstantinos Deligiannis, Member, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, General Manager, Southeastern Europe, GE Healthcare

Procurement Management: Challenges for Perioperative Nursing during the financial crisis

Ioannis Koutelekos, President, Greek Operating Room Nurses Association (GORNA)

SESSION 3 – ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – DEFINING THE WAY TO MOVE ONTO A SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE MODEL

2nd day roundtable

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

Theofanis Rigatos, Strategic Planning Director, National Organization for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY)

Haseeb Ahmad, President, Pharmaceutical Companies Committee, Managing Director, MSD Greece, Cyprus & Malta

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

Aristeides Daglas, President, Panhellenic Federation of Trade Unions of Nursing, National Health System, Secretary General, Hellenic Regulatory Body of Nurses

Grigoris Leontopoulos, President, National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP)

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

Athanassios Lopatatzidis, Senior Advisor, Bioiatriki Group of Companies

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  • October 19, 2015 - October 20, 2015
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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