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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Diane Whitehouse

Diane holds the position of Principal eHealth Policy Analyst in EHTEL (the European Health Telematics Association) where she focuses on policy development, stakeholder engagement, telehealth and the association’s EHTELconnect services. In 2013-2015, EHTEL led the Blueprint-formulating thematic network, MOMENTUM, that identified 18 key critical success factors for telehealth. Diane is currently involved in three European co-financed projects, PROGRESSIVE, SCIROCCO and VALUeHealth. She was previously a Scientific Officer in the ‘ICT for Health’ Unit of the European Commission’s General Directorate, Connect. She has also worked in the fields of action research, civic and human rights, publishing, and academia. Diane is currently co-Vice Chair of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)’s domain committee on health informatics. A social scientist who concentrates on the social, organisational, and ethical aspects of ICT, her several books in this field are well-known.

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How to ensure digital health brings real-life benefits for patients?


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

Patients included

We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2019 is Patients Included™. This means that EPF is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they were neither excluded nor exploited.

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