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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Katherine De Bienassis

Katherine de Bienassis is a Health Policy Analyst at the OECD, contributing to the Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) project and supporting the OECD Health Care Quality and Outcomes Working Party on topics including patient safety. Prior to joining the OECD, Kate worked as a Senior Project Manager at the National Quality Forum (a U.S. based NGO), where her work focused on the evaluation and endorsement of healthcare quality and outcome measures for use in hospital settings, readmissions, cancer care, pediatrics, and cost and efficiency. In here role at NQF, she also managed the development NQF’s policies on patient engagement and involvement in the measure endorsement process. Kate previously held positions as Senior Program Associate with the CER Methods team of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (a U.S. based research funding organization) and as Program Coordinator of the Center for Global Development’s Global Health Team (a Washington, D.C. based think tank). Kate holds her MPH from Dartmouth College.

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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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