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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Josep Figueras

He has served other major multilateral organizations such as the European Commission and the World Bank. He has served as policy advisor in more than forty countries within the European region and beyond. He is a member of several governing, advisory and editorial boards including member of the board of the European Health Forum Gastein. He is honorary fellow of the UK faculty of public health medicine; received the Andrija Stampar Medal for excellence in Public Health and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Semmelweis University and has twice been awarded the EHMA prize. He is currently visiting professor at Imperial College, and external examiner at London, Maastricht and Cork Universities. He was director of the MSc in Health Services Management and lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

His research focuses on comparative health system and policy analysis and is editor of the European Observatory series published by Open University Press. He has published a wide range of publications in this field including Economics of Healthy Ageing (2018), Health Systems Governance (2017) Economic crisis: impact and implications for health systems policy in Europe (2014) Health systems, health and wealth: assessing the case for investing in health systems (2012) Health professional mobility and health systems in the EU (2011) and Cross border health care in the EU (2011).

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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

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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