Bucharest Forum - Healthcare 3

The Bucharest Forum Healthcare symposium will take place in Bucharest, on April 4th, 2014. The event is the third healthcare sector specific conversation in the framework of Bucharest Forum, which is a part of the larger family of global debate platforms linked to the New York Forum. You may check the AGENDA here.
The Aspen Institute Romania and Link Resource, under the auspices of the Romanian Government and with special support of Romanian Ministry of Healthcare, National Health Insurance House and National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices, are developing a long term dialogue platform designed for decision-makers in the healthcare sector. Focusing on public policies and best practices in healthcare the series (comprised of public and closed door meetings), the event is part of the Aspen Institute Romania's Healthcare Reform and Quality of Life Program. Building on a body of European and American expertise in areas encompassing medical technologies and R&D, health technology assessment, public and private healthcare financing, zoning and prioritizing, but also communication, the organizers aim for lively, non-partisan and inclusive debates with a view of supporting, streamlining and assisting efficient policy making in the field. This is built to serve both public sector and private sector decision makers and administrators. 
Based on the outcomes of its previous editions, the organizers would like to further progress in finding sustainable solutions to the perennial and evolving problems of healthcare systems by bringing together key stakeholders and their views on available alternatives. The event on April 4th will gather healthcare sector specialists, national and European regulatory experts, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector researchers and decision makers, as well as healthcare sector business leaders, with significant role in shaping healthcare policies. 
The agenda we propose for Bucharest Forum Healthcare 3 is divided into four panels: 
1. Health Economics and Market Access Strategies – Translating New EU Trends into Eastern-Europe Context
2. Medical Research & Development – A Viable Option for Both Patients and the Public Healthcare System 
3. Medical Referral Networks
4. Restructuring healthcare system / financing
The organizers of this event will gather the best solutions brought up during the debate and promote them through the Romanian and international media channels and via the membership networks of the Aspen HC Program. The most salient topics will be debated at national scale influencing and shaping decision. As such, the event serves both as a distiller of ideas and a reference in terms of testing new options and solutions.

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