Speakers


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PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Busse

Head of the Department of Health Care Management at Berlin University of Technology, Germany

Dr. Heidi Sveistrup

CEO & Chief Scientific Officer at Bruyère Research Institute, Canada

Dr. Anne Snowdon

Chief Scientific Research Officer at HIMSS

Wright Lassiter III

President and CEO at Henry Ford Health System, United States

Prof. Natasha Azzopardi

Director at World Health Organization

Dr. John Nkengasong

Director at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia

Prof. Marc Noppen

Chief Executive Officer at UZ Brussel, Belgium

Zipporah Iregi

Nursing Officer Intern at Kitui County Referral Hospital, Kenya

Dr. Liisa Maria Voipio Pulkki

Director General and Chief Medical Officer at Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Romnick Aguilar

Acting Chief Nurse and Infection Prevention and Control Officer at San Pedro Jose L Amante Emergency Hospital, Philippines

Dr. Nick Fahy

Senior Researcher at University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Thomas Cueni

Director General at International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Dr. Maria Eulàlia Juvé

Board Member at International Council of Nurses | Nurse Executive at Catalan Institute of Health | Nurse Researcher at IDIBELL Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Lord Nigel Crisp

Former CEO at NHS in England and Former Permanent Secretary of the United Kingdom Department of Health

Bertrand Levrat

Chief Executive Officer at Geneva University Hospital (HUG), Switzerland

PARALLEL SESSION SPEAKERS

Cédric Arcos

Directeur Général Adjoint at Conseil Régional d'Ile-de-France

Artur Beja

Nurse at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, Portugal

Ana Tomaz

Nurse at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, Portugal

Anthony Stanowski

President and Chief Executive Officer at Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), United States

Dr. Ignasi Riera

Director of Healthcare Operations at Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Merette Khalil

Consultant at World Health Organization (EMRO), Egypt

Dr. Daniel Arnal

Co-founder and Vice-president at SENSAR, Spain

Dr. Elvira Bisbe

Consultant at Hospital del Mar. Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Tom Balthazar

Professor in health law at UGent and Zorgnet-Icuro, Belgium

Baris Erdogan

CEO at Clinerion Ltd, Switzerland

Dr. Wilm Quentin

Senior Research Fellow at Department of Health Care Management, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Dr. Bonaventura Clotet

Director at IrsiCaixa Aids Research Institute, Spain

Marc Dechamps

President of the Board at Council of European BioRegions - CEBR

Dr. Oriol Roca

Critical Care Specialist at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Dr. Teresa Casanovas

ELPA Director and Leader of ELPA Scientific Committee at European Liver Patients' Association - ELPA, Belgium

Dr. Nick Watts

Chief Sustainability Officer at NHS England & NHS Improvement, United Kingdom

Dr. Alireza Olyaeemanesh

Head at Health Equity Research Center's (HERC); Professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran

Prof. Aryeh Shander

PBM Expert at Englewood Health, United States

Marta Cardoner

PR & Communication Director at Fundació Sanitària Mollet, Spain

Neus Domenech Oller

Chief Innovation Officer at Fundacio Hospital Olot i Comarcal de la Garrotxa, Spain

Dr. Lídia Blanco-Silvente

Researcher in Health Technology Assessment at Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation (AQuAS), Spain

Marta Sánchez Bret

Mental Health Cluster Manager at Mental Health Cluster, Catalonia, Spain

Marko Korenjak

ELPA President at European Liver Patients' Association - ELPA, Belgium

Dr. Deacons TK Yeung

Director, Cluster Services at Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr. Jesus Martinez Perez

Safety Leader at Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Spain

Dr. Mary Grace Sta. Ana

Department Manager at Makati Medical Center, Philippines

Dr. Hamid Ravaghi

Academic Member at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Dr. Frank Chan

Chief Manager (Service Transformation) at Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr. Chen-Hung Lee

Attending Physician at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Dr. Ligia Kornowska

Managing Director at Polish Hospital Federation, Poland

Prof. Andrew J Scott

Professor of Economics at London Business School & The Longevity Forum, United Kingdom

Dr. Maria Angelica Rweyemamu

Lecturer at The University of Dodoma, Tanzania

Dr. Dilip Panikar

Lead Consultant - Neurosurgery at Aster Medcity, India

Al-Karim Haji

Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Dr. Ferran Fillat-Gomà

Orthopaedic Surgeon MD, MSc PhD at Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí, Spain

Dr. Mahmoud Khodadust

Vice-Chancellor in Administration and Resources Development Affairs at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Alireza Zali

Chancellor at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Lap Yip Larry Lee

Chief Manager (Integrated Clinical Services) at Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Andy C.M. KUNG

Senior Manager at Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Martina Pérez Guasch

Nurse at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain

Marta Carol

Research Nurse at IDIBAPS, Spain

Mateusz Grabka

Managing Director at Eco Light Biosafety Technology, Poland

Meritxell López Hernández

Nursing Director at Hospital de Viladecans.- Institut Català de la Salut, Spain

Prof. Joana Feijó

Business Developer Director at Health Cluster Portugal, Portugal

Prof. Joaquim Murta

Director of the Integrated Responsibility Center for Ophthalmology of the University and Hospital Center of Coimbra at University and Hospital Center of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Marta Torres

Researcher at CIBERESP - AQuAS- Agència d'Avaluació i Qualitat Sanitàries de Catalunya, Spain

Yi-Chen Huang

Assistant Head Nurse at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Dr. Hector Dami

Head of IT department at Medical School of National University of Asuncion, Paraguay

Yuan-An (Tony) Wu

Project Manager for Health Information Management Efficiency Enhancement Project in Paraguay at Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund, Taiwan

Dr. Ala Al-Lawati

Head, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at National Heart Centre, Royal Hospital, Oman

Saskia Maria Wegner

EU Policy officer to the Chairman of the Board at German Hospital Federation, Germany

Isabel Claveria Guiu

Nurse at International Health and Communicable Diseases Unit in Drassanes/Valle Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Henrik Stilling

IT Architect at Central Denmark Region

Dr. Melinda Estes

President and CEO at Saint Luke's Health System, United States

Dr. Ming Ming Wilfred Lee

Associate Consultant at Accident and Emergency Department, Tin Shui Wai Hospital, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Alberto Serrano

CIO at Fundació Sanitaria Mollet, Spain

Dr. Mohammed Al Ghafri

Pediatric Intensivist at Royal Hospital, Oman

Dr. Kevin KF Wong

Consultant at Department of Surgery, NTWC, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr. Mercè Boada

Medical Director at ACE Alzheimer Center, Spain

Dr. Jordi Martínez

Chief Innovation Officer at Hosptial del Mar- Parc de Salut Mar, Spain

Sofia Ferreira

Co-founder at Heecap, Spain

Dr. Joel Roos

Vice President International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Joint Commission International

Dr. César Llorente Parrado

Head of Health Services Accreditation Department at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Dr. Chun Tat Lui

Consultant at Tuen Mun Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr. Natalia Allué

Head of Clinical Documentation at Fundació Sanitària Mollet, Spain

Cristina Adroher

COO Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Tino Martí

Director Observatory Management Matters at Catalan Society of Health Management, Spain

Triin Habicht

Senior Health Economist at World Health Organization

Dr. Merixtell Davins

Digital Transformation and eHealth Director at Germans Trias Hospital, Institut Català de la Salut, Spain

Dr. Nuria Fabrellas

Professor Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at University of Barcelona, Spain

Susana Alvarez

Deputy Director of Public Procurement at Madrid Health Service. Regional Ministry of Health, Spain

Dr. Carmen Lam

Consultant Anaesthetist at Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Vicki Bennett

Head, Metadata and Classifications Unit at Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dr. Prem Jagyasi

Chief Executive Officer at Dr Prem and Associates | DrPrem.com, India

Dr. Jennifer Fang

Medical Director, Teleneonatology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic, United States

Dr. Iñaki Alegria Coll

Medical Director, Pediatrician at Gambo General Rural Hospital, Ethiopia

Hsu Tung Chang

Deputy Director at Changhua Christian Hospital

Dr. Daniel Moreno Martinez

Head of the Innovation Programme at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol | Institut Català de la Salut, Spain

Dr. Bartomeu Ayala Márquez

Doctor, head of training and development and head of the 3D printing unit at Althaia Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, Spain

Dr. Shalomie Shadrach

Senior Epidemiologist at Darling Downs Health, Australia

Dr. Koon-Ho Rha

Director at Naver Healthcare Lab, South Korea

Dr. Sang-Gyu Lee

Professor at Yonsei University, South Korea

Dr. Wang-Jun Lee

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Myongji Hospital, Myongji Medical Foundation, South Korea

Irving Stackpole

President at Stackpole & Associates, Inc., United States

Dr. Patrícia Pacheco

Head of Infectious Diseases Unit at Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital (HFF), Portugal

Paul Sarnese

Assistant Vice President for Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness at Virtua Health Inc, United States

Dr. Robyn Begley

Chief Executive Officer at American Organization for Nursing Leadership | Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer at American Hospital Association

Jillian Roberts

Health Services Planner at Catalan Health Service (CatSalut), Spain

David Monterde

Data Technician at Catalan Institute of Health, Spain

Dr. Zillah North

Sub-district manager, George at West Cape Department of Health, South Africa

Prof. Tricia Johnson

Professor, Health Systems Management at Rush University, United States

Dr. Daniel J. West Jr.

Professor and Chairman Department of Health Administration & Human Resources at University of Scranton, United States

Prof. Josep Samitier

Director at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

Julien Guérin

Head of Health Data Factory at Institut Curie, France

Dr. Carsten Engel

Chief Executive Officer at International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

Mary Mirabelli

Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy, HFMA- Healthcare Financial Management Association, United States

Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri

Chairman at Private Hospital Association, Jordan

Dr. Anna Carol Perez Segarra

Medical Director at Hospital Sant Rafael, Spain

Prof. Margarida Eiras

Board Member at Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH), Portugal

Prof. Anne Laprie

Radiation Oncologist at Institut universitaire du cancer de Toulouse Oncopole, France

Dr. Carlos Cortes

Head of Clinical Pathology at Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (CHMT), Portugal

Dr. Rita Coelho

Clinical Pathology Residency at Médio Tejo Hospital Centre (CHMT), Portugal

Miguel Paiva

Chief Executive Officer at Entre Douro e Vouga Hospital Centre (CHEDV), Portugal

Dr. Aigul Kulmukhamedova

Acting Director at Mediker International Hospital, Kazakhstan

Joyce Chang Price

Director, JCI Navigator at Joint Commission International

Maria Ramirez

Logistics Manager at Andalusian Healthcare Service, Spain

Kylie Woolcock

Policy Director at Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association

Dr. Shih-An Liu

Director of Center for Quality Management at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Prof. Lluís Guirado

Head of the Nephrology Department at Fundació Puigvert, Spain

Dr. Oliver Groene

Chief Executive Officer at International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services

Dr. Cary Adams

Chief Executive Officer at Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Dr. Antoni Arias-Enrich

Director, International Services at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, Spain

Myron Aldrink

Chairman - MSSI Board of Directors at Medical and Surgical Skills Institute-Ghana, West Africa

Prof. Shailey Prasad

Executive Director and Carlson Chair of Global Health at University of Minnesota, United States

Nikoloz Gamkrelidze

Chief Executive Officer at Georgia Healthcare Group, Georgia

Prof. Mario Campone

General Director at Institut de Cancérologie de l’Ouest (ICO), Angers/Nantes, France

Dr. Marta Lomazzi

Executive Manager at World Federation of Public Health Associations

Howard Catton

Chief Executive Officer at International Council of Nurses

Dr. Antònia Baraldés-Farré

Medical Director at Hospital de Berga - Salut Catalunya Central, Spain

Dr. Xavier Borras

Medical Director at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau de Barcelona, Spain

Cristina Casanovas-Guitart

Coordinator of the Catalan Health Basket at Catalan Health Service (CatSalut), Spain

Marc Coca

Data Technician at Catalan Health Service (CatSalut), Spain

Dr. Hossam Elamir

Research and Improvement Project Manager at Quality & Accreditation Directorate, Ministry of Health, Kuwait

Prof. Andrew Garman

Professor and Director at Rush Center for Health System Leadership, Rush University, United States

Maria Gutiérrez-San Miguel

Coordinator of the Process Unit at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Eilish Hardiman

Chief Executive at Children's Health Ireland

Prof. Louis Jenkins

Head of Family and Emergency Medicine at Stellenbosh University | George Hospital at South Africa

Kira Koch

Technical Officer at World Health Organization

Dr. Christine Mahoney

Professor, College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States

Dr. Bernardo Ramirez

Director Global Health Initiatives/HMI at University of Central Florida, United States

Dr. Soledad Romea

Director of Quality, Processes and Innovation at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Dr. Teresa Sanchis

Head of Strategic Initiatives at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

Dr. Doris Voit

Policy Officer at German Hospital Federation

Dr. Dominique Allwood

Assistant Director of Improvement at The Health Foundation, United Kingdom

Eva Aurin

Head of Innovation Unit at Vall Hebron University Hospital, Spain

Laura Batalla-Peinado

Director of Quality and Patient Safety. Territorial management ICS Lleida, Alt Pirineu I Aran, I Health Department. Generalitat of Catalunya at Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris, Spain

Dr. Astrid Batlle

Pediatrician at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Erika Bömer Cagliari

Director of Strategy and Innovation at Brasília Chindren's Hospital, Brazil

Dr. Joan Calzada-Hernández

Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu , Spain

Carmen Carmona Gallardo

Infrastructure and general service manager at Althaia, Xarxa Assistencial Universitària de Manresa, F.P., Spain

Johanna Milena Caro Mendivelso

Researcher-Responsible Value based healthcare at Catalan Agency of Health Quality and Assessment (AQuAS), Spain

Dr. Ana Clopés

Deputy Director at Catalan Institut of Oncology, Spain

Oriol Fuertes

CEO at QIDA, Spain

Ana Gil Carrasco

Pediatric Nurse at Hospital Sant Joan De Déu, Spain

Dr. Robert Glasgow

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery at University of Utah, United States

Señora Zoe Herreras Pérez

Médica de familia y comunitaria at CAP Comte Borrell CAPSBE, Spain

Dr. Juan A. Hueto-Madrid

Coordinator of Surgical Process of Hospitals at Catalan Institute of Health, Spain

Dr. Toni Iruela

Family Doctor at EBA Vallcarca SLP / ACEBA, Spain

Sarah Kipping

Director, Professional Practice and Health Information at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Canada

Fernando Leeson

Healthcare Systems Implementation Consultant and Project Manager at iSalus, Spain

Mireia Martinez

Family Physician at CAP Comte Borrell, Spain

Dr. Marc Poterre

Head of Research and Innovation at Fondation Santé Service, France

Prof. Joan Prades

Senior Researcher at Catalan Cancer Strategy, Department of Catalonia, Spain

Dr. José M Quintillá

Head of Clinical Simulation Unit at Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children's Hospital, Spain

Dr. Ana Rodríguez

Director of Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility at Institut Català d'Oncologia, Spain

Dr. Marta Roig-Izquierdo

Medicine Managed Access Coordinator at CatSalut, Spain

Dr. Marta Rubiera

Stroke Neurologist at Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Spain

Prof. Antoni Serrano Blanco

Deputy Director of Mental Health at Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Spain

Prof. Roser Torra

Consultant at Fundacio Puigvert, Spain

Dr. Jordi Trelis

Director of Care at Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain

Arnau Valls Esteve

R&D Engineer at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, Spain

Dr. Brian Wagers

Associate Chief Medical Officer Quality and Safety at Riley Hospital for Children | Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University Health, United States

Dr. Amit Varma

Managing Partner at Quadria Capital Investment Management Pte Ltd, Singapore

Leona Karnali

Chief Executive Officer at Primaya Hospital, Indonesia

Dr. Arnagretta Hunter

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Human Futures Fellow at Australian National University

Dr. Mohamed Hablas

Regional Director at Saudi German Hospitals Egypt and North Africa

Lynelle Hales

Chief Executive Officer at Sydney North Health Network, Australia

Dr. Otmar Kloiber

Secretary General at World Medical Association

SESSION CHAIRS

Dr. Deacons TK Yeung

Director, Cluster Services at Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Dr. Rod Hochman

President and CEO at Providence, United States

Rick Pollack

CEO at American Hospital Association

Dr. Francesc Garcia Cuyas

Deputy Medical Director at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Ramon Cunillera

President at Catalan Society of Health Management, Spain

Charles Dalton

Senior Health Specialist at International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

Dr. Young-Ho Jeong

President at Korean Hospital Association, South Korea

Richard Stubbs

Chief Executive at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, United Kingdom

Prof. Carlos Pereira Alves

President at APDH – Portuguese Association for Hospital Development, Portugal

Dr. Muna Tahlak

Consultant ObGyn & CEO at Latifa Women and Children Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates

Els van der Wilden-van Lier

Director Healthcare Providers at GS1 AISBL

Sophie Beaupère

Chief Executive Officer at UNICANCER, France

Bruce Compton

Senior Director, Global Health at Catholic Health Association of the United States

Dr. Josep Figueras

Director at European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Belgium

Dr. Hans Kluge

Regional Director for Europe at World Health Organization