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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Gregory Katz

Gregory Katz is the founder and Executive Director of the Consortium Value-Based Health Care (VBHC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerate the emergence of patient-reported outcome registries. His research activities focus on innovation management in life sciences & value based health care. Since June 2019, he is commissioned by EIT Health – a body of the European Union – to compare tools and best practices across 22 EU countries to implement VBHC in Europe. As lead author, he publishes scientific articles in academic journals such as PLOS, JBJS, Transfusion, Yale J of Health Policy, etc. As pro bono activities, he was Vice-President of Eurocord Association from 2004 to 2008, an international platform for clinical research on cord blood stem cell transplantation. He was a board member of the European School of Surgery (2009-2012), Chairman of the Scientific Board of GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines Global Innovation Fund (2012-2015), and Chairman of the Think Tank Digital Leaders in Health (2018). He received several distinctions such as the San Benedetto International Prize for his achievements in bioethics and humanism (2009) and the Special Jury Award from the French Fédération de l’Hospitalisation Privée (2012). In 2015, he was invited as eminent scholar for the Grand Rounds Lecture at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Speaking in:
How should healthcare systems involve patients in evaluating their performance?


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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