Speakers & Moderators

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MRS. ANU PARTANEN
Journalist, Finland - EHMA 2019 PLENARY SESSIONS' MODERATOR

Anu is the author of “The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life.” She is a journalist originally from Finland who has lived and worked in the Unite...
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PROF. FEDERICO LEGA
EHMA and University of Milan, Italy- Opening Plenary Keynote speaker

Prof. Federico Lega is Affiliate Professor of Government, Health and Not for Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management and Associate Professor, Department of Instit...
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DR. JOSEP FIGUERAS
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies- EHMA 2019 Opening Plenary Panel speaker

Josep Figueras, MD, MPH, PhD (econ) is the Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy i...
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DR. ELIA STUPKA
Chief Analytics Officer, SVP – Life Sciences Business, Health Catalyst - EHMA 2019 Second Plenary Keynote speaker

Elia Stupka leads the Life Sciences group at Health Catalyst. He is a visionary leader in digital health with a passion for innovation in health and life sciences an...
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DR. USMAN KHAN
European Patients' Forum (EPF), Belgium - EHMA 2019 Second Plenary Panel speaker

Dr Usman Khan was appointed Executive Director of the EPF in May 2019. Prior to that he worked as an Executive Director of the European Health Management Association...
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DR. NATASHA AZZOPARDI- MUSCAT
European Public Health Association (EUPHA), the Netherlands - EHMA 2019 Second Plenary Panel speaker

Dr Azzopardi Muscat is the President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA). She currently works as a consultant in public health medicine at the Director...
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PROF. PAUL LILLRANK
Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Paul Lillrank, is a professor of Quality and Service Management at Aalto University School of Science, Finland. He has served as the head of the Department of Indust...
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MS. RIIKKA- LEENA LESKELA
Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG), Finland

Riikka-Leena Leskelä is research director at Nordic Healthcare Group (NHG). Her research interests are in the field or healthcare systems, healthcare operations mana...
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ASSOC. PROF. PAULUS TORKKI
University of Helsinki, Finland

Paulus Torkki is an associate professor of health care operations management in University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine. Torkki has been former researcher direct...
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PROF. DR. KIM PUTTERS
Netherlands Institute for Social Research & Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands - Moderator, "Systems & Organizational governance" stream

Prof. Dr. Kim Putters is the Director of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research and Professor of Health Policy and Governance at the Institute of Health Polic...
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DR. MARINA ERHOLA
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland - Speaker, "Leading change in healthcare eco-system: are you in or out?" session

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DR. MARKKU MAKIJARVI
Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland - Speaker, "Leading change in healthcare eco-system: are you in or out?" session

Markku Mäkijärvi is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology as well as an associate professor of internal medicine. Since 1984 he has been working in Helsin...
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DR. LOUKIANOS GATZOULIS
DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission - Speaker, "Leading change in healthcare eco-system: are you in or out?" session

Loukianos Gatzoulis, PhD, has a background in biomedical engineering and wireless communications. He received his PhD from the University of Edinbur...
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COLONEL HENK VAN DER WAL
Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Defence Healthcare Organisation, Netherlands - Speaker, "Leading change in healthcare eco-system: are you in or out?" session

Colonel Henk van der Wal joined the Royal Netherlands Air Force in 1988. After several functions and deployments in the operational healthcare field, he was in 2001 ...
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MR. ALEXANDRE LOURENCO
Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers, Portugal - Moderator, "Digital transformation" stream

Alexandre Lourenço is a Healthcare Manager and a Ph.D. Candidate at NOVA School of Business & Economics. He is the President of the Portuguese Association of Hospita...
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MR. SIMO SORSAKIVI
Inscripta, Finland - Speaker, "The Digital Health Agenda: Are you a winner or a loser?"session

Simo is a Chief Executive Officer of Inscripta. Inscripta is on a mission to free doctors time and increase dictation transcri...
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MRS. KRISTINE SORENSEN
Global Health Literacy Academy, Denmark - Speaker, "The Digital Health Agenda: Are you a winner or a loser?"session

As a thought leader Kristine Sørensen is committed to advance the global scope and scale of health literacy. Her educational background is in medicine, public health...
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DR. ERIC DE ROODENBEKE
International Hospital Federation (IHF), Switzerland - Speaker, “Measuring” competencies and practices: competency based approach to Health Management programs"

Dr Eric de Roodenbeke assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of the International Hospital Federation in June 2008. Between July 2007 and May 2008 he was Se...
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DR. ANTONI TRILLA
University of Barcelona, Spain- Speaker, “Measuring” competencies and practices: competency based approach to Health Management programs"

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DR. RULON F. STACEY
Navigant, FACHE, USA - Speaker, "Mentorship, leadership and management: round table discussion"

Dr. Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., FACHE has been Managing Director of Navigant Consulting Inc. since March 16, 2016 and its Leader of Healthcare Strategy Business Unit sin...
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DR. RISTO MIETTUNEN
Kuopio University Hospital, Finland - Speaker, "Mentorship, leadership and management: round table discussion"

Risto Miettunen Dr. Med.Sc., is Chief Executive of Kuopio University Hospital District in Finland and the IHF President Designate.

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DR. ANTONI PERIS GRAO
The Castelldefels Health Agents Consortium (CASAP), Spain - Moderator, "Integration" stream

Dr. Peris Grao is the Managing Director of The Castelldefels Health Agents Consortium (CASAP), a publicly-owned entity for the Catalan Health Institute and the Caste...
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PROF. DR. BERT VRIJHOEF
Panaxea; Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Brussels,Belgium - Speaker, “Integrated Care at a crossroads?” session

Bert Vrijhoef is Chief Executive Officer at Panaxea b.v., Amsterdam; Senior Principal Investigator at Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Patient & C...
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DR. TONI DEDEU
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), UK - Speaker, “Integrated Care at a crossroads?” session

Dr Dedeu is the Director of Programmes of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) based in Oxford, UK and he is the former Director the Agency for He...
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DR. DAVID SOMEKH
European Health Futures Forum, UK - Moderator, Coaching session on "Combination of new knowledge and coaching on digital transformation"

Dr David Somekh was a forensic psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and experienced clinician in management for many years who retired from the UK NHS fifteen years ago. He h...
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MR. MATTHIJS ZWIER
European Health Futures Forum, UK - Moderator, Coaching session on "Combination of new knowledge and coaching on digital transformation"

Matthijs Zwier is an Associate Director of EHFF and Senior Advisor at Raedelijn (The Netherlands) an advisory organisation for primary care. He is a former senior nu...
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ASSIST. PROF. DR. EVA TURK
EHMA, Belgium; University of South-Eastern Norway - Moderator, "Digital transformation" stream

Dr. Turk is an assistant professor in public health at the Medical Faculty, University of Maribor and a visiting lecturer at Alma Mater Europea ECM. Her responsibili...
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PROF. WALTER SERMEUS
Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy of KU Leuven University, Belgium - Moderator, "Personalization" stream

Prof. Sermeus is full professor at the Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy of KU Leuven University, Belgium. His research expertise includes health services resea...
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MR. DAVID EARNSHAW
MSD Europe, Belgium - Speaker, "Reinventing healthcare: patients as central partners" session

David Earnshaw joined the global pharmaceutical company MSD in early 2016 as Associate Vice President, European Public Policy, MSD Europe. David is a public policy a...
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ASSOC. PROF. DR. CRISTIAN PODOLEANU
Cardiology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tîrgu Mures, Romania - Speaker, "Reinventing healthcare: patients as central partners" session

Cristian Podoleanu is an Associate Professor at University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu Mures, Romania, a lecturer of cardiology and internal medicine with great e...
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MS. KAISA IMMONEN
European Patients’ Forum (EPF), Belgium - Speaker, "Reinventing healthcare: patients as central partners" session

Kaisa Immonen (MA) is Director of Policy at the European Patients’ Forum (EPF). She has a Master’s degree in International Relations (UK and Finland). She is respons...
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UNIV.-PROF. DR. DR. WILFRIED VON EIFF
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany - Moderator, "Value based healthcare" stream

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff is the Academic Director of the Ludwig Fresenius Center for Health Care Management and Regulation at HHL Leipzig Graduate Schoo...
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DR. SAMPO SAMMALISTO
Business Finland, Finland - Speaker, "Value-Based Innovation in Health Care" session

Dr. Sampo Sammalisto is the Program Manager for Personalized Health at Business Finland, the innovation funding, trade and investment organization of the Finnish Gov...
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MRS. AN BAEYENS
DG Internal Market, Industry, SMEs and Entrepreneurship and Services European Commission - Speaker, "Value-Based Innovation in Health Care" session

An holds a law degree from the Catholic University Leuven, as well as a master of law of the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). Since 2004 ...
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DR. MARK LLOYD DAVIES
Johnson & Johnson, Belgium - Speaker, "Value-Based Innovation in Health Care" session

Mark is responsible for fostering a constructive relationship between Johnson & Johnson, Government institutions and their healthcare systems throughout Europe, Midd...
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DR. SADIQA MAHMOOD
Health Catalyst, USA - Speaker, "Value-Based Innovation in Health Care" session

Dr. Sadiqa Mahmood is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Health Catalyst. She contributes to the overall vision and growth strategy of the Life Sciences bus...
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DR. MAARTEN JANSSEN
Erasmus Centre for Healthcare Management, Netherlands - Moderator, "Sustainability" stream

Maarten has a background in innovation management, the field in which he obtained a Research Master at Utrecht University the Netherlands in 2009. In different roles...
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PROF. RONALD BATENBURG
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Netherlands - Moderator, "Sustainability" stream

Prof. Ronald Batenburg is the program coordinator of health workforce and organization studies at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) and ...
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DR. AXEL KAEHNE
Edge Hill University, UK - Moderator, "Integration" stream

Dr Kaehne is Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University, UK. His main interests are programme evaluation...
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DR. STEPHEN BROOKES
University of Manchester, UK - Trainer, "Converting learning materials into e-learning sessions"

Stephen is a senior fellow in public policy and management and specialises in leadership and organisational development. For six years, he was the Programme Director...
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DR. JILLIAN McCARTHY
University of Manchester, UK - Trainer, "Converting learning materials into e-learning sessions"

Dr Jillian McCarthy is a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management at Alliance Manchester Business School within the University of Manchester. She is programme director for the MSc in Healthcare ...
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MS. ELENA PROKOFYEVA
Upgraded, Finland - Speaker, "Implementing circular economy in healthcare" session

Elena is the Community Coordinator at Upgraded, a non-profit association for health & wellbeing startups in Finland.
Elena is a St. Petersburg born health te...
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MS. LIEKE VAN KERKHOVEN
FLOOW2 Healthcare, Netherlands - Speaker, "Implementing circular economy in healthcare" session

Lieke is a co-founder of FLOOW2 Healthcare and the author of "The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be". Starting in 2012, Lieke is driving the global change towards...
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MR. DANIEL ERIKSSON
Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare, Sweden - Speaker, "Implementing circular economy in healthcare" session

Daniel is the founder of NCSH and has been working within the area of sustainable healthcare for almost 15 years. He has participated in numerous projects and is wor...
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MR. JOHANNES BRUNDIN
Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare, Sweden - Speaker, "Climate and energy smart healthcare" session

Mr. Johannes Brundin is a co-founder and project manager at the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare, NCSH. Johannes is currently working on the project Plat...
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MRS. IRINA LINDQUIST
Schneider Electric, Sweden - Speaker, "Climate and energy smart healthcare" session

Irina has coordinated a complex portfolio of capital investment and operations, including the management of internal systems and processes, for all performance and s...
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PROF. MIEKE RIJKEN
Netherlands institute for health services research (NIVEL), Netherlands-Speaker,"Who cares for Ella? Critical elements of integrated health and social care." workshop

Mieke is a senior researcher based in NIVEL’s General Practice research programme and part-time professor International Health and Social Care at the University of E...
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DR. ANNELI HUJALA
University of Eastern Finland, Finland-Speaker,"Who cares for Ella? Critical elements of integrated health and social care." workshop

Dr. Anneli Hujala works as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Health and Social Management at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, Finland. Her main re...
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PROF. DR. MICHAEL HAASE
Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany - Speaker, "Measurably better healthcare through laboratory insights and integration of clinical care teams to achieve favorable outcomes for patients, clinicians, payers and entire health systems."

Prof. Dr. Michael Haase is a German nephrologist, researcher and associated Professor of Medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg. He studied M...
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MR. KHOSROW SHOTORBANI
Lab 2.0 Strategic Services, LLC, USA - Speaker, "Measurably better healthcare through laboratory insights and integration of clinical care teams to achieve favorable outcomes for patients, clinicians, payers and entire health systems."

Khosrow Shotorbani is the CEO and founder of the newly established Lab 2.0 Strategic Services, LLC. He is a member of the board, and President, Executive D...
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DR. SINIKKA MUENTE
Helsinki University Hospital, Finland - Speaker, "Environmental sustainability" session

Sinikka Münte, MD, PhD is a Chief Physician at Helsinki University Hospital Perioperative, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. She is also Head of ...
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MS. VIRPI VUORI
HUS Helsinki University Hospital Environment Center, Finland - Speaker, "Environmental sustainability" and "Implementing circular economy in healthcare" sessions

Virpi Vuori has over 20 years of experience in environmental management in different industry sectors. Since 2011 she has worked as a Senior Planning Officer at the ...
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DR. MIIKKA KORJA
Helsinki University Hospital, Finland - Speaker, "Health Village and AI in Helsinki University Hospital" session

Miikka is currently appointed as a Cerebrovascular Consultant and Head of Section at the Department of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Hospital. He also works...
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DR. MATTI HOLI
Helsinki University Hospital, Finland - Speaker, "Health Village and AI in Helsinki University Hospital" session

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