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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Anke-Peggy Holtorf

Dr. Holtorf is the founder of the Health Outcomes Strategies GmbH consulting agency (www.health-os.com). Her areas of expertise are value of healthcare products and policy decisions on healthcare products for the in- and off-patent sector, reimbursement strategies, outcomes research and health economics, health technology assessment processes, payer interactions, product / device / service synergies. Specifically, she has recently contributed to the development and implementation of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis instruments for improved decision processes in emerging markets including Thailand, Kuwait, and China. In addition, she is currently acting as engaged in initiatives for patient involvement in pharmaceutical R&D and health technology assessment (as Project Coordinator).

As member of the Health Technology Assessment international Association (HTAi) and the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) she is engaged in the workgroups for Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA, for Precision Medicines Methods and for Health Technology Assessment for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics. Dr. Holtorf has also been appointed as evaluator at the EU commission on multiple occasions including SME funding programs and serves on the permanent accreditation boards for university programs in Germany.

Speaking in:
Measuring impact of patient involvement


Learn more about Thomas Allvin

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Thomas Allvin
Learn more about Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mark Pearson
Learn more about Carina Pittens

Carina Pittens

Assistant Professor of Patient involvement in health research, policy-making and care practice at the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Carina Pittens

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Learn more about Miklós Szócska

Miklós Szócska

Former Secretary of State for Health in Hungary, Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska

Master of Ceremonies

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