3rd Health Innovation Conference

Providing more while using less !

In recent years great progress has been noted in all medical care sectors, with the invention of innovative medicines, vaccines, diagnostic methods and operative techniques. At the same time, the development of Genetics and Artificial Intelligence as well as the increasing use of smart phone apps and wearable devices, have brought about expectations for more radical changes in the healthcare sector.

However, the rapid advancement of new and costly technologies on one hand and population aging on the other, have put serious economic stress on all national health systems, at a time when consumers’ demands regarding the use of new pharmaceuticals and technologies are on a constant rising trend. Therefore, health systems nowadays are required to modernize medical care, contain expenses and improve the quality and efficiency of services offered to patients.

Recently, all those involved in the healthcare sector have come to realize that they should start thinking of ways to “achieve more while using less”. To this effect, the 3rd Health Innovation Conference, which will be held on April 04, 2019 in Divani Caravel Hotel,  aims at highlighting all prospects and challenges that have emerged in medical care, which are linked to the development of new technologies.


Dr. Emmanuel Alexandrakis

Adjunct Professor in Health Sector Strategy, MBA International, Athens University of Economics & Business & Head of Market Strategy & New Markets Development, WifOR Institute

Spyros Alexandratos,

Head of Consulting and Services of IQVIA in Greece

Pascal Apostolides

General Manager, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals S.A.

Paschalis Gikas


Andreas Kartapanis

Group CEO, Hygeia Group

Vassilis Kontozamanis, MSc, MBA

Health Care Policy & Management Expert

Dimitrios Kouvelas, MD, BPharm, PhD,

Professor, Clinical Pharmacology & Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Department, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Athanasios Lopatatzidis

Group Executive Commercial Director, AFFIDEA

John Margelis

Εconomist, Business Consultant

Panos Minogiannis

General Manager, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center

Efstathios J. Boviatsis, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Neurosurgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School & Chairman of the 2nd Department of Neurosurgery, “Attikon” University Hospital

Olympios Papadimitriou

President, SFEE & General Manager, Novo Nordisk Hellas

Prof. Dr. med. Panagiotis Papanagiotou

Head, Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Hospitals Bremen-Mitte, Bremen-Ost, Professor of Radiology/Neuroradiology, Medical School Saarland University, Germany, Head, Dept. of Interventional Neuroradiology, Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens

Makis Papataxiarchis

Managing Director, Janssen Greece, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Nikolaos Papachristou

PhD Candidate in University of Surrey, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr. Charalampos Pitsalidis

Senior Researcher, Bioelectronic Systems Technology Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK., Biotech Consultanting

Yiannis Podimatas

Special Advisor, Ministry of Health

Anastasios Rentoumis

Health Services Manager, Innovation Manager & President of the NGO "Alliance for Integrated Care”

Dr. George Sarantavgas

Director, Standards & Solutions GS1 Association Greece

Dr. Evangelos Terpos

Professor of Hematology in the Department of Clinical Therapeutics of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

Sotirios Tsiafos – Tsiaras

OR Traceability Project Manager at 401 Athens General Military Hospital

Dr. Athanasios N. Chalazonitis

MD, MPH, PhD, Radiology Department Chairman, “Alexandra” General Hospital Athens, Greece



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