The conference is a high-level platform to discuss opportunities for accessing E-health and digital technologies in healthcare in Romania and the region, looking at areas where decision-makers, experts and patients seek improvements and debating realistic opportunities for progress in the near future. The conference will explore means of empowering populations and enabling the health workforce through digital data and means of maximizing the value of AI, genomics, and personalized medicine in the transition from reactive models of care to disease prevention and health promotion in the European region.

The event will bring together decision-makers, renowned specialists from the medical sector, regional and national experts, representatives of the industry and patients’ organizations, as well as representatives of academia and researchers. The high-level participation of experts from Romania and abroad aims to set up an agenda of thematic priorities in convergence with national and European priorities.

The conference is part of AIR’s Healthcare & Quality of Life Program, which has developed a program community involving the public and private sector as well as civil society and academia, with the goal of broadening the scope of the debate on health policy and supporting sustainable reform in the health sector.

Presentations:

Presentation_ Ioana Gligor & Marco Marsella

Presentation_Ray Pinto

Presentation_Bart Romeny

Presentantion_Henrique Martins

Presentation_Carla Bedard

Presentation_Sorin Petcu

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Agenda

Palace of the Parliament, Nicolae Bălcescu Conference Room

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Opening Remarks
Cristian Grasu, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Romanian Presidency to the EU Council
Corneliu-Florin Buicu, President, Committee for Health and Family, Romanian Chamber of Deputies
László Attila, President, Public Health Committee, Romanian Senate
Răzvan Vulcănescu, President, Romanian National Health Insurance House
Alexandru Rafila, Member of the Executive Board of WHO / Director, Aspen Healthcare & Quality of Life Program

09:30 – 10:20 Keynote Speeches
Ioana Gligor, Head of Unit, DG SANTE, European Commission
Marco Marsella, Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
Ray Pinto, Digital Transformation Policy Director, Digital Europe
Clayton Hamilton, Technical Officer, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

10:20 – 11:30 Improving health and well-being: leveraging the opportunities of digital health information
This panel will explore means of empowering patients and enabling the health workforce through digital data, while also discussing specific issues such as interoperability, Electronic Health Registry exchanges and other E-health improvements to the benefit of the patient.

Moderated by Alexandru Rafila, Member of the Executive Board of WHO / Director, Aspen Healthcare & Quality of Life Program
Natalia Zylinska Puta, Policy Expert, DG SANTE, European Commission
Ceri Thompson, Deputy Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
Henrique Martins, eHealth Network Cochair, President SPMS Portugal
Christian Rodseth, Managing Director Janssen, Administrator Johnson & Johnson Romania
Sorin Petcu, Country Manager, IQVIA

11:30 – 11:50 Coffee Break

11:50 – 13:00 DigiTwins, Artificial Intelligence & Genomics: maximizing the value of digital technologies in prevention and treatment in the EU
This panel looks at means of maximizing the value of AI, genomics and personalized medicine in the transition from reactive models of care to disease prevention and health promotion in the European region.

Moderated by Marius Geanta, President and Founder, Center for Innovation in Medicine
Katja Neubauer, Senior Policy Officer, DG SANTE, EU Commission
Monika Lanzenberger, Head of Sector Research Coordination, DG CNECT, European Commission
Carla Bedard Pfeiffer, Global Access Leader for Personalized Healthcare, Roche Group
Bart Romeny, Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology and distinguished professor at Northeastern University in Shenyang
Elena Ovreiu, Professor, University Politehnica of Bucharest

13:00 – 13:30 Conclusions
Mircea Geoană, President, Aspen Institute Romania
Cristian Grasu, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Romanian Presidency to the EU Council

13:30 Lunch