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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Jan Mainz

A professor of Health Services Research at Aalborg University Hospital, Psychiatry, Center for Clinical Health Services Research. He is Director of Psychiatry in Region North Denmark. He is affiliated Professor at University of Southern Denmark and affiliated professor at Haifa University, Department of Community Mental Health.

Jan Mainz is the Danish representative in the OECD Health Care Quality Indicator Project since 2002 and member of the OECD Bureau, PaRIS Working Party. He is former Project Manager and he has been responsible for development of indicators and measurement in The Danish National Indicator Project.

He was Chairman of The Nordic Minister Council Project on Indicators Monitoring in the six Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and Denmark) 2002-2015.

From 1999 to 2005 he was President of The Danish Society for Quality in health care and from 2003 to 2005 President of The European Society for Quality in Health.

His main research activities relates to health services research,quality improvement and quality management, performance and outcome measurement, Quality monitoring and patient empowerment. He has published more150 papers in scientific journals and contributed to more 25 books.

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

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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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