Agenda

FINAL AGENDA

08:30 – 09:00:     Registration and Coffee


09:00 – 09:15:     Welcome


09:15 – 10:00:     OPENING SPEECHES
                                       Christina Giannaki, Director General, Ministry of Health, Cyprus
                                       Nicos Christides, National Sales Director General, Medochemie
VIEDEO Messages     Dr. George Pamboridis, Minister of Health, Cyprus
                                       
                                       Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health, Greece


10:00 – 11:30: SESSION 1| EU ΗΕΑLTHCARE SYSTEMS CHALLENGES


Nicos Middleton, BSc MSc PhD, Associate Professor, Health Research Methodology and Biostatistics, Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, Affiliated Faculty Member, Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health


Chair:  George Petrikkos, MD, PhD, Acting Dean, School of Medicine, European University of Cyprus, Professor of Immunology, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Speeches

EU agenda on effective, accessible and resilient health systems
Dimitrios Florinis, PhD, Policy Officer (SNE), Unit B1 Performance of National Health Systems Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission


Patenting and Registration for drugs in the EU: time to change direction?
Livio Garattini, Director, Centre for Health Economics, Mario Negri Institute


Policy Making through Political Consensus: The Example of Ireland
Sara Burke, Research Fellow, Public Health & Primary Care, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin


– Q&A


11:30 – 12:00:      Coffee Break


12:00 – 13:30: SESSION 2| THE REFORM OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM IN CYPRUS: CREATING A UNIFIED INSURANCE HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDER


Chair: Kyriakos Souliotis, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Vice Rector, University of Peloponnese, Senior Associate Director, LSE Enterprise – Medical Technology Research Group  


Better healthcare services for all: the role of the new unified insurance health service provider of Cyprus
Thomas Andoniou, President, Health Insurance Organization (HIO)


Reform of the Health sector in Cyprus through the perspective of the Ministry of Finance
Elias Mallis, Senior Economic Officer, Directorate of Economic Research and EU Affairs, Ministry of Finance


How to maintain the effectiveness and sustainability of the new health service provider
Marios Tsiakkis, Secretary General, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Employer opinions and concerns regarding NHIS implementation
Christos Michaelides, President, Cyprus Employers and Industrialist Federation (OEB)


Quality health care in Cyprus: The role of the private sector
Dr. Andreas C. Kritiotis, President, Insurance Association of Cyprus


The importance of decision making support: evidence for the real world
Christina Golna, LLB, LLM, MSc, Director, Policy Change and Management Consulting, Innowth Ltd


– Q&A


13:30 – 14:30     Lunch Break


14:30 – 15:30: SESSION 3/ TOWARDS A NEW PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY


Chair: Athos Tsinontides, Acting Director General, Health Insurance Organization (HIO)


The Shifting Landscape of Pharmaceutical Care: Challenges & Opportunities 
Antonis Kontemeniotis, MSc, Purchasing and Supply Directorate, Ministry of Health, Cyprus


Pharmaceutical Care an Evolving Role at Community Pharmacies
Helen Piera Isseyegh, President, Cyprus Pharmaceutical Association


The Role of the Cypriot Pharmaceutical Industry in the Healthcare Sector
Nicos Christides, National Sales Director, Medochemie


Ensuring patients’ access to medicines
Kyriakos Mikellis, President, Cyprus Association of R&D Pharmaceutical Companies, Business Manager, Pfizer Hellas Cyprus Branch


Cyprus Pharmaceutical Market: Responding to Health care system reforms.
Augoustinos Potamitis, President, Cyprus Association of Pharmaceutical Companies, General & Marketing Manager, A. Potamitis Medicare Ltd

– Q&A


15:30 – 17:00: SESSION 4/ ROUND TABLE: PROMOTING A HEALTHY AND EFFICIENT HEALTH SYSTEM/ STAKEHOLDERS’ COOPERATION AND CONSENSUS


Chairs: Mamas Theodorou, Professor of Health Care Management and Health Policy, Open University of Cyprus

              Aris Sissouras, Professor Emeritus, Operational Research (Health Policy and Planning Unit), University of Patras


Thomas Andoniou, President, Health Insurance Organization (HIO)


Dr. Peter Agathangelou, President, Cyprus Medical Association


Dr. Antonis Farmakas, Ph.D, Psychotherapist, Psychiatric & General Nurse, Adjunct Lecturer University of Nicosia


Dr. Markos Agathangelou, President, Cyprus Association of Private Hospitals


Marios Kouloumas, President, Pancyprian Federation of Patients’ Associations and Friends


Ioannis Leontiou, Senior Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health, President, Cyprus Nurses & Midwives Association


17.00: CONCLUDING REMARKS


Nikos Polyzos, Professor, Department of Social Administration and Political Science, Democritus University of Thrace


* Pending Confirmation

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