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Draft agenda
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00 – 9:10 Official opening
Galya Prokopieva, CEO, Economedia
Dr. Miroslav Nenkov, Minister of Health 
Tony Thompson, Country Manager, The World Bank
Ognyan Donev, PhD, Chairman of Confederation of the Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG)
Dr. Tsvetan Raichinov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Medical Association
Prof. Ilko Getov, Chairman of Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union

9:10 – 10:00 First panel
Presentation of the platforms in the healthcare sector of the major political
parties in response the the European Commission and Council reccomendations in the frame of the economic coordination in the EU and the European semester, and the growth survey 
The discussion will focus on the health insurance model, financing, emergency medical care, effectiveness of the healthcare system – organizational and structural reforms, drug policy and patients rights
Moderator: Stanimir Hasardziev, MD, National Patients’ Organization of Bulgaria (NPO), Chairman
Desislava Atanasova, GERB
Dr. Emil Raynov, Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)
Dr. Petar Moskov, Reformation Block (RB)
Dr. Nigyar Dzhafer, (DPS) - invited
10:00 – 11:30 Second panel
Drug supply and policies

Moderator: Prof. Genka Petrova, President ot the Bulgarian Representation of the International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Vice Rector in charge of science activites at Medical University, Sofia, Head of department Organization and Economics of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy
What challanges does the National Health Insurance Fund face in managing financial resources
Dr. Rumyana Todorova, Director, NHIF
HTA Policy – the Romanian example
Ioana Bianchi, Market Access Manager, Novartis Romania

Health technology assessment in the Balkans: recommendations for a balanced drug assessment system
Prof. David Danko,  
Managing Partner of Ideas & Solutions
Innovation in Practice
Dr. Kiril Nikoltchev, General Manager, AbbVie Bulgaria

Control policies for socially significant diseases - National Diabetes Program and Register
Prof. Sаbina Zaharieva, MD, national consultant in endocrinology
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Third panel
Production and use of medicines

Moderator: Julian Uzunov, Director, Top Management Advisors
Drug policy in practice – Bulgarian Drug Agency perspective
Assoc. Prof. Assena Stoimenova, MScPharm, Executive Director of BDA
Restructuring and perspectives ahead of the Bulgarian pharmaceutical industry. The experience of the biggest Bulgarian pharmaceutical company – Sopharma
Ognyan Donev, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Sopharma
The state’s commitments for the execution of the immunization calendar of the country – a barrier to epidemics in Europe
Vassilis Gerоgiannis, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Vaccines Market Leader, South & Eastern Europe, Canada 
How innovative drugs can change the life of patients
Prof. Dr. Georgi Mihaylov, national consultant in clinical hematology
Drug interactions and the necessity of introducing a specialized software
Prof. Georgi Mоmekov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Scientific Pharmaceutical Association

Health - an investment or expense? 
Dr. Krassimira Chemishanska, General Manager, Amgen Bulgaria, Member of the Board and Chairman, AmCham Health Committee 

Access to innovations in the EU
Deyan Denev, Director, ArPharM 

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Fourth panel
Administration of the public financial resources. Health reform and Health Insurance Models – achievements and mistakes in Europe
Moderator: Prof. Assen Goudev, MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University Hospital Tsaritsa Yoanna (ISUL), Head the Clinic of Cardiology, University Hospital Tsaritsa Yoanna (ISUL) of Bulgarian Medical Association, elected Chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Medical Specialists
A policy agenda for health reform: ingredients, not recipes (Lessons form ECA)
Agnès Couffinhal, Senior economist at the World Bank
Health insurance models
Dr. Dimitar Petrov, expert, Bulgarian Medical Association
The hospital sector and management models in the medical facilities: good practices and successful stories.
Discussion with managers in the health sector
General Prof. Dr. Stoyan Tonev, Deputy Mayor for Sofia Municipal Health
Professor. Dr. Gentcho Natchev, CEO of St. Ekaterina University Hospital 
Dr. Yavor Drenski, CEO of Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Chairman of the National Association of Private Hospitals 
Dr. Radko Velkov, organizational secretary of the Association of municipal hospitals in Bulgaria