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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Dusan Jukic

Dušan Jukić is a patient representative from Slovenia, recently retired from regular work in civil engineering and housing. He was diagnosed with diabetes some ten years ago. He is not on insulin yet (medicine only) - besides trying his best to improve his lifestyle. He is active in different fields of interest, like keeping a vineyard, playing the game of go, simple sewing, travelling, bread making and the like. Soon after being diagnosed he entered the ‘Društvo diabetikov Novo mesto’ (the Novo Mesto Diabetes Society) and was eventually elected as its president. There are about 300 members in the society, with 9 members of the Board, to whom he is very grateful for their devotion and ambition in running the society's activities. About two years ago he joined the EPF activities as an observer, and now here he is.

Speaking in:
Designing better healthcare services with 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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