Draft Program

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Draft Agenda

8:30 – 09:00 Registration and Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 Official opening:

Chairman of the National Assembly Healthcare Committee
Dr. Petar Moskov, Minister of Health
Tony Thompson,
World Bank Country Manager for Bulgaria
Dr. Ventsislav Grozev,
Chairman of Bulgarian Medical Association
Prof. Ilko Getov,
Chairman of Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union

9:10 - 10:30 First panel:
Health Care Reforms and Patient Treatment Opportunities

Moderator: Dr. Stanimir Hasardziev, Chairman, National Patients’ Organization of Bulgaria (NPO)

A summary of the health reforms. Regulations of the Health Insurance Act and the Hospitals Act
Dr. Petar Moskov
, Minister of Health

The challenges in the control of cardiovascular diseases
Assoc. Prof. Arman Postadzhiyan,
Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment (UMPHAT) St. Anna, Chairman of the Bulgarian Society of Cardiology

Biotechnological innovations – contemporary approach towards unsolved problems in cardiology
Dr. Krasimira Chemishanska, Executive Director, Amgen Bulgaria, President of AmCham

Oncohaematology – innovation led by the patient’s needs
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Georgi Mihaylov, MD, PhD, National Consultant in Clinical Haematology, Head of the Haematology Clinic at The National Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Hаematological Diseases

Increasing importance of chronic lung diseases
Prof. Diana Petkova, Chairman of the Bulgarian Society of Respiratory Diseases - invited

Complex approach in the treatment and prevention of diabetes
Dr. Nataliya Temelkova, UMPHAT "Alexandrovska"

Why the Bulgarian population decreases so quickly? Key issues facing maternal and child Health Care
Dr. Georgi Stamenov, Founder, UMPHAT "Nadejda"

10:30 - 11:30 Second panel:
Drug Pricing and Reimbursement

Moderator: Julian Uzunov, Director, Top Management Advisors

Managed Entry Agreements
Dr. Glinka Komitov, Governer, the National Health Insurance Fund

MEA Examples

Healthcare: Value or Cost?
Jeroen Weites, General Manager Sanofi, South East & Central Europe Countries

Drug pricing or why drug prices in Bulgaria are the lowest in the EU?
Prof. Nikolay Danchev, President, The National Council on Prices and Reimbursement of Medicinal Products

How Bulgaria will apply HTA?
Prof. Dr. Petko Salchev, Director Classification Systems,The National Center of Public Health and Analyses

11:30 - 12:00 Networking Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30 Third panel:
Drugs Safety and access to medicines

Moderator: Prof. Ilko Getov, Chairman, Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union

Equal access to healthcare in the EU
Dr. Andrey Kovachev, Member of the European parliament (EPP Group)

Clinical Studies
Assoc. Prof. Assena Stoimenova, MScPharm, Executive Director of BDA
Increasing the transparency in the relations between the industry and the medical specialists – common mission in the name of society
Xavier Puech, General Manager, GSK in Bulgaria

Disclosure Code - ARPharM

Five reasons why the parallel drug import is good for society
Gergana Andre, Deputy Chairman, Bulgarian Association for Development of parallel trade in medicines

13:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:45 Fourth panel:
Hospital Sector Reform

Moderator: Dr. Ventsislav Grozev, Chairman, Bulgarian Medical Association

Some Findings from the Recent World Bank Report 
Tony Thompson, World Bank Country Manager for Bulgaria

View from outside: lessons from healthcare reform in Europe and worldwide
Diana Nikolaeva, Managing Partner of EY Bulgaria

Export of medical activities from the hospital to outpatient care. Estimating the value of medical labour and ending dependence of medical staff wages on clinical paths
Dr. Ventsislav Grozev, Chairman, Bulgarian Medical Association

Medical standards and practice
Prof. Dr Asen Gudev, President, Union of Bulgarian medical specialists

Private health - the key to economic growth
Dr. Yavor Drenski, President, National Association of Private Hospitals