Speakers 2018

Dr. Syed Masud

Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year 2017 in the UK, Oxford University Hospital

Speaker and Guest Physician / Doctor Syed Masud is Emergency Medicine Consultant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Medical Director at the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service. His innovative work was recognised by Oxford University who awarded him with the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He was named “Doctor of the Year” at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017 in UK.


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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Yanev

Doctor of the Year 2017 in BULGARIA, University Hospital in Sofia

Speaker and Guest Physician / Before returning to Bulgaria to establish a microvascular surgery service for head and neck reconstruction in Sofia, he worked at Derby Royal Hospital in UK. The work and efforts of Dr. Yanev’s team have been recognized by the medical community in Bulgaria, and in particular by the Bulgarian Medical Union, who awarded him the Doctor of the Year distinction for the significant achievements in the medical field in 2017.



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Dr. André Simon

Director of heart and lung transplantation at the Royal Brompton and Harefield specialist hospitals, UK

Speaker and Guest Physician / Doctor André Simon is a cardiothoracic surgeon and director of cardiac and lung transplantation at the Royal Brompton and Harefield specialist hospital.  Dr. Simon  led the implantation for the first British child to receive a total artificial heart. He is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London.


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Francesco Galli

Chief Executive Officer, San Donato Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in ITALY

Speaker and Guest / Francesco Galli is currently Chief Executive Officer of San Donato Hospital Group. He is also CEO of The National Institute of Obesity Treatment – INCO, international reference point for obesity and related diseases treatment, and of the Smart Clinic, innovative outpatient clinic network inside shopping centers. He was honoured with the title of Cavaliere della Repubblica by President of the Italian Republic in 2017.


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MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Diana Loreta Păun

State Counselor, Public Health Department, Romanian Presidential Administration / ROMANIA

Speaker and Guest Physician / Presidential Counselor for Health. She is an endocrinologist and an Associate Professor in Endocrinology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest. She holds a certificate in complementary studies in Health Services Management and has graduated a Master’s program in “Public Health and Health Services Management”.


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The Medical Team coordinated by Dr. Bogdan Moldovan

Triple renal transplant at St. Constantine's Hospital in Braşov, ROMANIA

Speaker Dr. Bogdan Moldovan (third from left to right) and Guest Physicians / Renal Transplant Center «Prof. Dr. Gilles Mentha» of St. Constantine’s Hospital in Braşov made a real renal transplant marathon in May 2018, doing 3 robotic surgery extraction and 3 kidney implants from relatives (mother-daughter, wife-husband and husband-wife) in two days, the number of transplants performed so far in this center rising to 5. During the transplantation, a complex Romanian-Swiss team, consisting of a total of 33 people, participated actively in the correct and optimal deployment of the interventions. The success from Brașov will be presented in the ROHO program by the coordinating physician Dr. Bogdan Moldovan, accompanied by a part of the medical team.

 


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Dr. Torcuato Romero López

Manager Costa del Sol Hospital, 2017 Spain`s Best Hospital according to Gaceta Médica Magazine, SPAIN

Speaker and Guest Physician / Costa del Sol Hospital is a public Hospital located in south Spain, in Marbella, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It has a particular management system known as Health Agency, different to traditional public hospitals. The Hospital has won the prize “Best in Class” for 2017 Best Hospital awarded by Gaceta Médica magazine and Madrid´s Rey Juan Carlos University.


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Vincent-Nicolas Delpech

CEO, Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital, Largest Children's Hospital in FRANCE

Speaker and Guest / Vincent-Nicolas Delpech is the director of Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in France. It was the first pediatric hospital in the world. He is also member of the Board of Imagine Institut, the first research center on genetic diseases and rare diseases and a founding member of the European Children’s Hospital Organization – ECHO.


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Prof. Dr. Damián García-Olmo

Chief of Surgery Department, Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital, SPAIN

Speaker and Guest Physician / Prof. Dr. Damián García-Olmo is a surgeon with over 30 years of research and clinical experience. He has performed over 7.000 surgical procedures along his career. Since 2002, he is the coordinator of the first Phase III study in the world to test cell therapy for fistulas caused by Crohn’s disease. Currently, he is also Professor of Surgery at Autonomous University of Madrid and Chief of Surgery Department at “Fundación Jimenez Díaz” University Hospital.


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Dr. Evgeny Solomonov

Head of General and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Department, Ziv Medical Center, Safed, ISRAEL

Speaker and Guest Physician / Dr. Evgeny Solomonov finished in 2007 a clinical fellowship program in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and liver transplantation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. At the moment, he is Head of General and Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery Department at Ziv Medical Center from Israel. He is also one of the pioneers of robotic liver surgery and he is an executive member of the Clinical Association of Robotic Surgery.


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Dr. Youssef Tammam

Coordinator of the paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery programme, realized in partnership with San Donato Hospital Group, at Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj

Speaker and Guest Physician / Coordinator of the paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery programme, realized in partnership with San Donato Hospital Group, at Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj. Dr. Youssef Tammam is General Secretary of the Thoracic Mediterranean Society. He has over 30 years of experience in cardiac surgery in Damascus, Milan and Bucharest.


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Ole Thomsen

Executive Vice President, Midtjylland Region, New Aarhus University Hospital, the largest health investment in DENMARK

Speaker and Guest / Midtjylland is one of the five regions of Denmark, and Ole Thomsen is responsible for the region’s hospitals. He supervises the construction of the new Aarhus University Hospital, which inaugurated in 2018 and 2019 as a result of a series of the largest health investment in the history of Denmark.


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Prof. Alessandro Frigiola

President of the association „Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo", ITALY

Speaker and Guest Physician / Prof. Alessandro Frigiola is the President of the association „Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo”. He is one of the most important experts in cardiac surgery, both on children, in the field of congenital heart disease and on adults, in the field of acquired diseases, performing over 10,000 operations.


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Dr. Adrian Molnar

Medical Director of the „Niculae Stăncioiu" Heart Institute, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA

Speaker and Guest Physician / Dr. Adrian Molnar is the Medical Director of the „Niculae Stăncioiu” Heart Institute from Cluj-Napoca.


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Prof. Grigore Tinică

Manager of the Cardiovascular Diseases Institute „Prof. Dr. George I. M. Georgescu”, Iasi, ROMANIA

Speaker and Guest Physician / Prof. Grigore Tinică is the Manager of the Cardiovascular Diseases Institute „Prof. Dr. George I. M. Georgescu” from Iasi.


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Dr. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu

Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Department, Emergency Hospital for Children „Maria Sklodovska Curie", Bucharest, ROMANIA

Speaker and Guest Physician / Dr. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu is Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Department, Emergency Hospital for Children „Maria Sklodovska Curie”, Bucharest.


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Mr. Marco Trivelli

General Manager, Niguarda Metropolitan Hospital, the largest hospital in Milano, ITALY

Speaker and Guest / Niguarda is a public General Hospital, offering all clinical specialities for adults and children. Mr. Marco Trivelli is graduated in Business Economics at the Bocconi University of Milan and he manages the largest hospital in Milan. Mr. Trivelli has a wide experience both in the private sector as a consultant and in the public administration. From the 2000s he took on managerial positions in the economic-financial area at accredited healthcare Institutes in the Lombardy Region, inclusive in the General Health Department of the Region.


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Murat Ercan

International Marketing and Business Development Group Director, Medical Park Hospitals Group, the largest group of private hospitals in TURKEY

Speaker and Guest / With 29 hospitals located in 17 cities and and more than 16,000 employees, Medical Park is the biggest hospital group in Turkey. Murat Ercan works as International Marketing and Business Development Group Director at Medical Park Hospitals Group.


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Paul Cryer

Independent innovation-solutions consultant to healthcare organisations and governments, UK

Speaker and Guest/ Paul Cryer is an independent innovation-solutions consultant to healthcare organisations and governments. He is results-driven with an extensive international healthcare and central Government experience, a successful track record of delivery in the NHS and commercial sector at both strategic and operational levels. At the Department of Health from NHS, he was involved in central policy development and implementation.



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James Georges

Director of International Development Department of San Donato Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in ITALY

Speaker and Guest / James Georges is Director of International Development Department of San Donato Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in Italy. The group is also an European leader both, in Medical Research, as well as Medical Training.


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Carmen Uscatu

President of „Dăruiește Viață” Association, the first Oncology and Pediatric Radiotherapy Hospital in ROMANIA

Speaker and Guest / “We’re building a hospital!” / A trained communication specialist with 8 years’ experience in marketing and communication, in 2009, Carmen Uscatu started volunteering for projects dedicated to Romanian cancer patients. In 2012, she chose to make a radical career change and became Giver of chances of living and Defender of Romanian patients’ rights, founding the „Dăruiește Viață” association, together with Oana Gheorghiu. „Dăruiește Viață” is building the FIRST Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania, within the „Marie Curie” Hospital of Bucharest. / Text: „Dăruiește Viață” / Photo credits: Alex Gâlmeanu


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Oana Gheorghiu

Vice-president of „Dăruiește Viață” Association, the first Oncology and Pediatric Radiotherapy Hospital in ROMANIA

Speaker and Guest / “I think that if you ever need to take a step back, it’s only so you can come back even stronger.” / She had been working for 15 years for a French company, and developing it in Romania. Until one day, in 2009, when she heard about a teenager diagnosed with leukemia who needed a stem cell transplant abroad. She decided to get involved, together with Carmen Uscatu, and found out that, in Romania, medical insurance didn’t cover any type of transplant (stem cell or organs). All this, despite the fact that a Minister’s Order (No. 50/2004) allowed them to go abroad for interventions that couldn’t be done in the country and that weren’t reimbursed by the National Health Insurance House. „Dăruiește Viață” is building the FIRST Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania, within the „Marie Curie” Hospital of Bucharest. / Text: „Dăruiește Viață” / Photo credits: Alex Gâlmeanu


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Reinier Schlatmann

CEO Philips Central and Eastern Europe

Speaker and Master Partner / Reinier Schlatmann has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of management, marketing, sales and finance – both in mature and emerging markets. Since November 2016 he is the CEO of Philips Central and Eastern Europe. Before he was responsible for the Philips healthcare division in the Middle East, he was CEO of Ukraine, Caucasus & Central Asia and Area Marketing Officer of Nordics & Baltics.


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Marius Geantă

President of the Center for Innovation in Medicine

Speaker and Guest / Marius Geantă is President and Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine, a non-governmental organisation based in Bucharest, Romania, focused on innovation in the healthcare sector. His passion for innovation in medicine, and in particular personalised medicine, led him to become Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine, an organisation that aims to shorten the time between the emergence of innovations in the medical sector and their application so that they can benefit patients both in Romania and elsewhere.


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Vasile Rușcovan

General Director, Kapamed International

Speaker and Partner / Vasile Rușcovan has over 10 years of experience in the fields of production, distribution and management of medical devices. His philosophy is delivering added value to its customers, the providers of medical services. He strongly believes that the healthcare system can be improved through a greater presence of technology, both in the medical activity and medical management.


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Raul San Jose Cortés

Director Southern Europe & UK, Arcomed AG

Speaker and Partner / With over 8 years experience in the international medical devices market, Raul San Jose Cortés is Director in Arcomed AG for the Southern Europe region, and also the Managing Director of the subsidiary for the UK market, Arcomedical Infusion Ltd. Raul has extensive experience in substance infusion technology, being one of the main pioneers in Arcomed AG – one of the most respected infusion technology providers in the world.


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Luca Militello

CEO, Monza Group Romania

Speaker and Guest / Luca Militello is CEO of Monza Group Romania which consists of the Monza Hospital, the Monza Medical Centre, the Ritmico Clinics, the Monza-Ares Centres, the Monza Metropolitan Hospital and the Monza-Ares Hospital. He’s currently coordinating a team of over 300 specialists in the medical field and continues to develop excellent medical services for Romanian patients.


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Ramona Ivan

Director of Foreign Relations and Structural Funds Division, CEC Bank

Speaker and Partner / Ramona Ivan has more than 24 years of experience in the Romanian banking system, operating in both state-owned and majority-owned private international banks, over the last five years joining CEC Bank. The main areas of expertise are foreign financing and nationals programs aimed at supporting the investment projects of Romanian companies, as well as the creation of specific products and mechanisms for the public and private beneficiaries needed for identifying, financing and implementing EU funded projects.


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Speakers 2017

Gheorghe Borcean, MD, PhD

President of the Romanian College of Physicians / ROMANIA

Chairman / Primary Surgeon, Orthopedic Primary Doctor, Forensic Medicine Specialist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor at „Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timişoara

 


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Bjørn Erikstein, MD

CEO, Oslo University Hospital, NORWAY

Keynote Speaker ROHO 2017 / Oslo University Hospital is the largest hospital in Scandinavia, with a work force of around 25000


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Diana Loreta Păun, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

State Counselor, Public Health Department, Romanian Presidential Administration / ROMANIA

Speaker / Presidential Counselor for Health. She is an endocrinologist and an Associate Professor in Endocrinology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest. She holds a certificate in complementary studies in Health Services Management and has graduated a Master’s program in “Public Health and Health Services Management”.


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Hans Erik Henriksen

CEO, Healthcare DENMARK

Speaker /  Healthcare DENMARK is a public-private partnership that promotes Danish healthcare excellence under the patronage of His Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark / Hans Erik Henriksen has an important international background in e-Health


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Ildikó Horváth, MD, PhD

Vice President Motesz - Association of Hungarian Medical Societies and Professor at the Semmelweis University in Budapest / HUNGARY

Speaker / Simonyi Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciencies / Hungary Award for Best Female Scientists


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Željko Plazonić, MD, PhD

State Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of CROATIA

Speaker / One of the pioneers of heart surgery innovation in Croatia. He was the Head of Department of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology (Clinic for Internal Medicine), the Clinical Hospital Rijeka.


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Florentina Ioniță-Radu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Commander of ”Dr. Carol Davila” Central Military Emergency University Hospital / ROMANIA

Speaker / Internal Medicine Primary Doctor, Primary Gastroenterologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences / The General Staff’s Emblem of Honor / “Meritul Sanitar” Order in the rank of “Knight”, with the military mark offered by the President of Romania


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Jaroslaw J. Fedorowski, MD, PhD, Univ. Prof.

President of the Polish Hospital Federation, POLAND

Speaker / Governor (PL), the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation HOPE / President of the Polish Association of Managed Care / MBA in healthcare administration


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Alexandru Popescu

CEO Philips SEE & Market Leader Philips Health Systems CEE

Speaker and Master Partner / Alexandru Popescu is CEO of Philips in South East Europe region (SEE) since January 2016 and Market Leader of the Philips Health Systems division in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as of August 2017. He is responsible for consolidating the strategic development of Philips as a leading health technology company across all countries in the region, contributing to the Philips mission of improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation.


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Zdenka Čebašek-Travnik, MD, PhD

President, The Medical Chamber of SLOVENIA

Speaker / The Medical Chamber is the most important professional organization that brings together all Slovenian Physicians.


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Mircea Gelu Buta, MD, PhD, Univ. Prof.

Manager of County Emergency Hospital Bistrita / ROMANIA

Speaker / Pediatrician MD, PhD / “Meritul Sanitar” Order and Medal in the rank of “Officer”

 

 


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Olga Șchiopu, MD, MPH

General Manager, Medpark International Hospital / REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

Speaker / Since 2011 she has management positions in the only international hospital in the Republic of Moldova accredited JCI – “Medpark”. / President of the Association of Private Healthcare Providers in Moldova (UIMSP), the association of the largest private clinics, which promotes the development of the healthcare sector by providing quality patient-centered services, in partnership with national health authorities and in collaboration with partners of development.

 


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Adrian Udrea, MD

President of Romanian National Association of Private Oncologists, Medical Director of the Medisprof Clinic Cluj Napoca / ROMANIA

Speaker / Educated in Cluj and Rouen, France / Awarded by Quintiles in 2014 for “valuable contribution to the development of clinical research in Romania”


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Ilaria Giannico

Secretary General, UEHP – European Union of Private Hospitals / BELGIUM

Speaker / UEHP –  The purpose of European Union of Private Hospitals is to defend and represent the independent hospitals in Europe


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Marcelo Bortman

Senior Public Health Specialist, World Bank, Washington, USA

Speaker / Task Team Leader of the Health Sector Reform Project, World Bank and the Government of Romania partnership


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Andrew Corbett-Nolan

CEO, The Good Governance Institute (GGI) / Director, Governance Office, The European Society for Quality in Healthcare / UK

Speaker / Andrew Corbett-Nolan has worked in healthcare since joining the NHS in 1987. He specialises in board development work, and some of the more complex governance reviews that GGI undertakes. GGI offers support and consulting services to the healthcare managers, promote the good governance and the high quality of healthcare management.


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Zlatitsa Petrova, MD, PhD, Univ. Prof.

CEO, Executive Agency "Medical Audit" EAMA, Ministry of Health, BULGARIA

Speaker / Executive Agency “Medical Audit” EAMA exercises control over the medical care provided to the citizens and monitoring over the activities of the medical treatment facilities, related to the compulsory and voluntary health insurance.


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Hans Hofstraat

Vice President of Philips Research

Speaker and Master Partner / “Dr. Hans Hofstraat is Vice President of Philips Research. He is Innovation Program Manager and member of the CTO Management Team of Royal Philips, focusing on various innovation topics. One of the main areas of responsibility is the development of Philips’ portfolio in Oncology, where he focusses on leveraging strategic partnerships in healthcare worldwide, actively driving the Open Innovation approach to Philips research program.”


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Beata Jagielska, MD

President, Polish Coalition of Personalized Medicine / POLAND

Speaker / Dr. Beata Jagielska is the Vice President of “Maria Sklodowska-Curie” Institute of Oncology, Warsaw


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Grig Coica

Administrator MEDIST – exclusive Accuray distributor in Romania

Speaker and Partner / “MEDIST is alongside those who want to make a change in Romania, to give cancer patients a better life, a better chance for cure through access to the highest quality radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments. The innovative solutions we offer can change the quality of life of cancer patients.”


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Andreea Moldovan, MD

Senior Physician in Infectious Diseases, Sf. Constantin Hospital, Brașov, ROMANIA

Speaker / Doctor of Medical Sciences and Senior Physician in Infectious Diseases, Department of Quality Control of Sf. Constantin Hospital in Brașov, named the “Cleanest Hospital in Europe”.


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Ramona Ivan

Director, External Relations and Structured Finance Direction, CEC BANK

Speaker and Partner / “Ramona Ivan has more than 20 years of experience in the Romanian banking system, operating in both state-owned and majority-owned private international banks, over the last five years joining CEC Bank.”


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Cristina Secu

Business Development Manager - Healthcare Solutions, TELEKOM România

Speaker and Partner / As for March 2017, Cristina Secu has been working as Business Development Manager – Healthcare Solutions, within the Key Accounts Sales & ICT Division of Romania. She started her sales representative career in Telekom in October 2008 and she had  ambitious transition  from residential customers to business customers inside company.


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Speakers 2016

Gheorghe Borcean, MD, PhD

President of the Romanian College of Psycians

Chairman and Special Guest
ROMANIA


“The quality of the medical service depends, first and foremost,on the compliance with the perennial principles of practicing the medical profession: competence, conscience, respect for patient autonomy, respect for confidentiality, professional independence, love of the profession, love of one’s neighbor, unconditional availability. The Romanian College of Physicians is a professional, nonpolitical,non-profit, public entity, responsible for the authorization, control and surveillance of the practice of the medical profession as a liberal profession of authorized public practice. The Romanian College of Physicians has juridical personality and institutional autonomy in its relation with any public authority, exerting its duties without any possibility of interference from outside its structure. The Romanian College of Physicians comprises all the physicians in Romania.”


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Prof. Dr. Guido Adler

Chief Medical Director and Chairman of the Board, Heidelberg University Hospital

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker
GERMANY


“Heidelberg University Hospital with its 44 specialized clinical departments is together with its Medical Faculty one of the leading medical centers in Europe. In 2015 we counted 66.000 inpatients and 1.3 Mio outpatient visits.I will provide an overview on our three major goals: Optimal care for patients, science for patients and imparting medical knowledge at Heidelberg University Hospital. Especially, I will present efforts and developments with regard to quality management and risk management. Minimization of risks and protection of patients and employees, of real value and of possible financial loss are major challenges for hospital management. ROHO 2016 – Romanian Hospital Convention is a great opportunity to share and discuss these data with medical directors, healthcare leaders and all other participants.” / www.heidelberg-university-hospital.com


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Prof. Dr. Juliusz Jakubaszko

European Director of International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM)

Guest and Keynote Speaker
POLAND


“Professor and Chair of Bydgoszcz Collegium Medicum, Nicolai Copernici University in Torun, Poland. Past Chair of Emergency Medicine of Wroclaw University of Medicine, Poland. President of Polish Society for Emergency Medicine. Board Member of International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). Ambassador of Europe to IFEM. Emergency physician, anesthesiologist and intensivist. Founding Member and President of Polish Society for Emergency Medicine (from 1999). Is internationally recognized as pioneer of emergency medicine in Poland and Central-East Europe. He is a Founding Member of Club of Leuven (1992) and European Society of Emergency Medicine (1994). From 1994 to 2002 he was a Vice –President of EuSEM. Until now – Council Member of EuSEM. First International Honorary Member of Irish Society for Emergency Medicine. Honorary Member of ACEP, AAEM and EuSEM. Ministerial National Consultant in Emergency Medicine for Poland (1999 – 2013). Prof. Jakubaszko is well known scientist and academic teacher in anesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine.” / www.ifem.cc


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Usman Khan

Director, The European Health Management Association (EHMA)

Guest and Speaker
BELGIUM


“He is currently Managing Director of Modus Europe a European Public Policy Consultancy, an organisation providing strategic public policy advice and undertakes related economic and policy studies with a particular focus on health and social care. Usman has over twenty years public policy and management experience. He has held Board Director positions in public, private and not for profit organisations and has experience of leading significant change management projects in a number of countries. He currently holds a non-executive position within the NHS and is Professorial Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at George Washington University. Active since 1982, the European Health Management Association (EHMA) is a non-profit membership organisation open to all those committed to improving health and healthcare. Our focus is on health management capacity and capabilities and on supporting the successful implementation of health policy and practice, so as to make a real difference to the lives of Europe’s 500 million citizens. EHMA is the only membership organization in Europe to bring together health managers, health professionals, policy makers, researchers and educators. EHMA provides an environment where evidence, challenge and experience are valued and complex debates on current topics take place. With a secretariat located in the heart of Europe, EHMA maximizes its impact by placing its membership of over 130 members in 38 countries at the heart of all that it does. “ / www.ehma.org


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Jim Gray, MD

Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Hospital Infection, The Healthcare Infection Society

Guest and Speaker
GREAT BRITAIN


“Jim Gray has been a Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor at Birmingham Children’s and Women’s Hospitals in England since 1995. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Hospital Infection, the official journal of the Healthcare Infection Society. He also has editorial roles on International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Jim has worked on several NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) Programmes, including Clinical Guidelines and Diagnostic Test Assessments. He is an Expert Advisor for the British National Formulary for Children (BNF-C), and has served on a number of national committees relating to paediatric infectious diseases and antibiotic treatment. His clinical and research interests include diagnostic test accuracy studies, the role of laboratories in supporting safe and effective clinical care, antibiotic stewardship and infection prevention & control.”


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Prof. dr. Mircea Cinteza

Cardiology Section Chief, Bucharest University Hospital

Guest and Speaker
ROMANIA


“Prof. Dr. Mircea Cinteză is the President of the Commission of Cardiology within the Romanian College of Physicians. Is a Doctor of Medical Sciences, the Head of Cardiology 1 within the Bucharest University Emergency Hospital, Professor at “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest and Scientific Director of the Monza Hospital (photo source). Prof. Dr. Mircea Cinteză has a vast professional, managerial, educational and scientific experience.”


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Prof. Dr. Diana Cimpoeșu

Head of Emergency Department and pre-hospital EMS – SMURD Iasi

Guest and Speaker
ROMANIA


“Prof. Dr. Diana Cimpoeșu is the President of the Commission of Emergency Medicine within the Romanian College of Physicians. She is a Professor of Emergency Medicine within “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iași, Head Physician within the Emergency Unit within “Sf. Spiridon” Clinical Emergency Hospital of Iaşi County and Coordinator of SMURD Iaşi.“


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Dr. Vasile Cepoi

President – Secretary of State, The National Authority of Quality Management in Healthcare (ANMCS)

Guest and Speaker 
ROMANIA


“ANMCS’s mission is to determine the assurance and continuous improvement of the quality of the healthcare services and patient safety by changing the culture of the organizations involved in healthcare, standardization, evaluation of healthcare services and accreditation of medical units.”


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Alexandru Popescu

CEO Phillips South East Europe

Guest and Master Partner
ROMANIA


Together for healthcare development. “The benefits brought to society by high-quality, accessible and efficient healthcare services are significant, both on the short term, as well as for our future. In the context of identifying relevant global trends, such as an increased life expectancy, but also a rise in the number of patients developing chronic diseases, national healthcare systems around the world, including from Romania, will be increasingly confronted with challenges. Therefore, in order to provide people with an environment in which they can enjoy a healthy life for a longer time, collaboration within the entire health ecosystem is essential. Philips’ mission is to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovations across what we call the “health continuum”. By applying our advanced clinical expertise and consumer insights, we enable a healthy living, prevention, diagnosis and effective treatments, as well as home care. Through this integrate approach to healthcare we are developing tailored solutions for and together with our partners, in order to support patients, specialists and healthcare caregivers improve the quality of medical services, both in the hospitals and at home. Hence, the vision of ROHO – Romanian Hospital Convention is similar to ours, and we are delighted to be the master partner of this event.”       / www.philips.ro


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Youssef Tammam, MD

General Secretary of the Thoracic Mediterranean Society and Associate Professor. “Visiting Professor” Intermedicas.

Guest and Speaker
ITALY


“The congenital heart diseases are the first cause of death among all the congenital diseases. In 1970 Infectious diseases, 2,000 perinatal diseases 69%, (congenital heart diseases 30%). Congenital heart diseases in developing countries 2-6 million of children with CHD waiting for surgery. At the same time 1.5 million new cases every year. Congenital heart disease is a world problem and a priority for many countries . World health statistics 2008: • 9,000,000 children die every year – 3,500,000 die with the first 28 days of life-260,000 neonatal death are caused by congenital anomalies -130,000 are due to heart diseases. • More than 7-9 million children are born, every year, with a serious congenital disorder: Congenital heart defects, Neural tube defects, Down syndrome. With more than 30 years of expertise in heart surgery, Dr. Tammam Youseff has successfully operated over 600 adult patients and more than 1,000 pediatric and neonatal patients with severe heart malfunctions. His activity is closely related to reference medical centers in Italy (San Donato), Syria, Romania (Fundeni Institute, Marie Curie Hospital), Barcelona and Monte Carlo for complex cardiovascular surgery. General Secretary with the Mediterranean Thoracic Society, Dr. Tammam Youseff has presided more than 15 international and national heart surgery congresses and is one of the members in the Visiting Professors program at Intermedicas clinic in Bucharest. Set up in 2011, Intermedicas is the first clinic in Romania specializing in medical Second Opinion services, with direct access to renowned international doctors in Europe, USA and Japan. Intermedicas’s portfolio consists of Second Opinion services, diagnosis and medical treatment in Romania and abroad for niche medical segments – chiropractic, arithmology and epileptology. Moreover, Intermedicas has implemented a monthly Visiting Professors program thanks to which patients can meet every month, in Bucharest, international expertise doctors in various medical specializations. For more information, please visit: www.intermedicas.com and www.facebook.com/intermedicas.”


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Ramona Marincaș, MA

Director of Nursing, Zalau Emergency Hospital

Guest and Speaker

Romania


“Director of Medical Care within Zalău County Emergency Hospital. Ramona Marincaș was recently nominated for the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) Awards in the United Kingdom – the Practitioner of the Year 2016 category – for her activity in preventing nosocomial infections. “


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Holly McLaren

Senior Manager in Philips Healthcare Transformation Services

Guest and Speaker 
GREAT BRITAIN


Emergency or just convenient – a cross continental perspective on the evolution of unscheduled care services “Holly McLaren is Senior Manager in Philips Healthcare Transformation Services. Holly began her career as a nurse in the UK National Health Service, after a career in operational management in 2000 she took her MBA at Imperial College London and began a career in consulting. Today she supports leaders in Ministries and Hospitals across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Over the last few years she has been increasingly focused on Critical Care including Emergency and Intensive care; areas that are almost universally stressed particularly in countries with socialized medicine. The HTS team observes common themes and identifies smart solutions; the barriers to change and options for resolution and the programmes to deliver the changes required. These vary from Turnkey new build to minor changes to department pathways. Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies, and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that improve people’s health and enable better outcomes. Partnering with its customers, Philips seeks to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.”


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Marinela Mihalcea

Head of Retail, UniCredit Leasing

Speaker and Financial Partner 
ROMANIA


Finance Solutions from UniCredit Leasing for medical investments “I will present at the event financing solutions to medical investment in Romania. Our advantages: – the certification of the origin of the products – know-how in the field – the duration of the short time for the processing of the documents and the approval of the financing – great flexibility in making decisions – solution advantageous and offer personalized – advice and permanent technical support What kind of assets? – the whole range of medical devices and, in the case of projects for large-scale, even the purchase of space, but only in the package with the financing of medical equipment Our Mission: – we assume a primordial responsibility toward the Romanian doctors, patients and the quality of medical act. Mrs Marinela Mihalcea, Head of Retail UniCredit Leasing, began her career in the UniCredit Leasing in 2006 and for almost 3 years lead the retail division of the leasing industry leader. UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN SA is the Romanian leasing market leader with a share of 18% in terms of assets. The company is part of UniCredit Romania financial group, together with UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Consumer Financing, offering a complete range of financial products and services to its customers. UniCredit Leasing Corporation IFN S.A. provides financing solutions through financial and operating leasing agreements, with an average period of 12 to 60 months, in the following fields: industrial equipment leasing, car leasing, real estate leasing, sale and lease back leasing and public leasing. Apart from the services relating to these major leasing fields, UniCredit Leasing Corporation also provides insurance brokerage, through its affiliated company, UniCredit Insurance Broker. Furthermore, the company UniCredit Leasing Fleet Management provides operating leasing solutions as well as vehicle fleet management. UniCredit Group has over 147,000 employees and 8,700 branches. With a strong European identity, UniCredit is true shift towards a strong presence and a strategic position in Central and Eastern Europe.”


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Ştefăniţă Dima, MD

President of the Central and Eastern Europe Committee within ESMINT

Speaker and Guest
ROMANIA


MD radiology and medical imaging. Competence in interventional neuroradiology gained at University Paris 5, France. Doctor of Medicine. National coordinator of MedLife Clinics for interventional Medicine. President of the Central and Eastern Europe Committee within the European Society for Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT).


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Iulia Oprea

Healthcare Manager Cluster Central RME, Linde Healthcare Romania

Speaker and Partner
ROMANIA


“I would like to present how crucial it is for Healthcare facilities that the correct medical gas being delivered safely at the point of use where the patient needs it, all the time and every time needed. This demands safe systems to ensure correctness, adequacy, continuity and quality of the gases. Staff should be trained and competent to carry out the activities. Plant and equipment should be correctly designed, continuously monitored and maintained to deliver the gases. Iulia Oprea – Director Healthcare Cluster Central RME (România, Ungaria, Grecia, Cipru). Professional Experience: since Jun 2015 Head of Healthcare Cluster Central RME (Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus), Linde Gas; 2012 – 2015 Healthcare Manager, Linde Gaz Romania; 2009 – 2011 Hospital Care Manager, Linde Gaz Romania; Education: 2005 – 2007 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest; Master – Hygiene and control of the animal origin products and Public Health; 1991 – 1996 – Politechnic University of Bucharest Faculty of Chemistry, Specialization: Biochemistry Engineering. Linde Healthcare, part of Linde Group, has over 50 year experience in the design and implementation of medical gas supply. Linde Healthcare works globally to drive the quality and safety upgrading processes for medical environment. In Romania, Healthcare Department of Linde Gaz Romania is delivering products, therapies and services to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, emergency, dentists, ambulances and home care. There are many examples of clinical conditions that are diagnosed or treated with the help of medical gases. Currently, Linde Healthcare provides a range of solutions for oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, anesthesia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, sleep apnea and pain.”


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Prof. Dr. Horst Weißsieker

European expert, Romanian Association for Prevention, Study and Contamination Control (RACC)

Speaker and Partner
GERMANY


German experience for a Sustainable Hospital. Cooperation with RACC. “Sustainability in the design, construction and operation of hospitals is an absolute must for the balancing of ecology, economy and social needs and requirements. Not only to save the life and health of the patients but also to increase the quality of the operation of hospitals and to save an enormous amount of money. Therefore the VDI 5800 standard for hospitals stands for the protection of the environment, efficiency, quality, hygiene and safety. In Germany alone 1 million cases of hospital infections are reported plus at least 500.000 cases of medical malpractice. Prof. Dr. Horst Weißsieker is the chairman of the VDI 5800 „Sustainable Hospital”, deputy chairman of the VDI 2083 „Cleanrooms”. As a legalized expert he is supporting in court cases and is working as a consultant and arbitrator for state institutions as well as companies. With his more than 30 years of experiences in design & build projects, he worked world wide in all kinds of projects in the field of hygiene and contamination control. Romanian Association for Prevention, Study and Contamination Control (RACC) was established in August 2008. RACC is a Romanian legal entity of privat law, independent and non governmental, apolitical and non-profit, with professional character. RACC is member of ICCCS-International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies and ICEB – International Cleanroom Education Board. The association collaborates with the Association of German Engineers VDI and international experts in the field of contamination control.”


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