The French health minister Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin will preside a Ministerial Roundtable at the event on the topic: “Preparing health systems for the future: Integrating disease and population health management in national reforms” – Wednesday 19 May 2010 – 4:30-5:30 pm. During this important session of the Health Executive Summit, representatives from other European Health Ministries will share their visions and strategies for the implementation of large-scale disease management programs.

Confirmed speakers on Chronic Disease Management include:

  • Dr. Rafael Bengoa, Regional Minister for Health, Basque Government, Spain
  • Adam Darkins, Chief Consultant for Care Coordination, Department of Veterans Affairs, USA
  • David Colin-Thome, National Clinical Director for Primary Care, Department of Health, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Jacob Hofdijk, Special Advisor, Chronic Disease Management, Ministry of Health, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Josep Roca, Director, Chronic Care Programme, Hospital Clinic; Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof Reinout van Schilfgaarde, President, Netherlands Diabetes Association, President, Lung Alliance of the Netherlands, The Netherlands

Confirmed speakers on eHealth include:

  • Dr. Mike Bainbridge, Clinical Architect, NHS Connecting for Health; Principal Consultant ASE Ltd UK, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Niels Boye, Physician, Specialist in internal medicine, Endocrinology, and Health informatics, Denmark
  • Martin Denz, President, European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL); President, Swiss Association for Telemedicine and eHealth, Switzerland
  • Michel Gagneux, President, ASIP Santé, France
  • Dr. Ilias Iakovidis, Deputy Head of Unit – ICT for Health, Directorate General Information Society, European Commission, Belgium
  • Dr. Friedrich Koehler, Medical Director, Charité University Hospital, Germany
  • Ilkka Korhonen, Technology Manager, Knowledge Intensive Services, Chief Research Scientist, Docent, ICT for Health, VTT, Finland
  • Anders Olauson, President, European Patients Forum, Sweden
  • Alberto Sanna, Director, eServices for Life and Health, Fondazione Centro San Raffaele, Italy
  • Gert-Jan van Boven, CEO, Nictiz, The Netherlands

Confirmed speakers on Sustainable Development include:

  • Marie Christine Burnier, Director, Techniques Hospitalières, Head of Sustainable Development, French Hospital Federation, France
  • Gary Cohen, Founder, and Co-Executive Director, Health Care Without Harm, United States
  • Kathy Gerwig, Vice President, Workplace Safety and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser Permanente, USA
  • Dr Joseph Hajjar, President, Société française d’hygiène hospitalière (SFHH), France
  • Prof Klaus Kümmerer, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
  • Dr. David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit, United Kingdom
  • Eva-Maria Persy, Head of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation, City of Vienna, Austria
  • Prof Åke Wennmalm, Environmental Director, Stockholm County Council; Professor, Clinical Physiology, Sweden