Conference, 11 December 2008, Brussels
HEALTH SYSTEMS GOVERNANCE IN EUROPE :
THE ROLE OF EU LAW AND POLICY
 
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Programme

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  • Welcome address
    Laurette Onkelinx (BE), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health
     
  • Introduction by the French Presidency of the EU
    Agnès LECLERC (FR), Representative for European and International Affairs, Ministry for Health, Youth, Sports and the Voluntary Sector
     
  • Health care and the EU: a legal and policy-making perspective     |Slides (PDF, 80K)
    Tamara Hervey
    , Professor of Law, The University of Sheffield

Panel I: EU COMPETITION LAW AND POLICIES

Chair: Jo De Cock (BE), General Manager, INAMI/RIZIV

  • Potential implications of EU competition law for national health systems    |Slides (PDF, 75K)
    Julia Lear
    , World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
     
  • Public procurement and state aid in national healthcare systems    |Slides (PDF, 120K)
    Vassilis Hatzopoulos
    , Assistant Professor, Democritus University, Thrace; Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges
     
  • Pharmaceutical products    |Slides (PDF, 50K)
    Leigh Hancher
    , Professor of Law, University of Tilburg; Of Counsel, Allen & Overy Amsterdam
     
  • Debate with contributions from public authorities, providers and payers
    Bernhard Spiegel
    (AT), Chair of the informal SPC Working group on Social Services; Head of Department, Federal Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
    Pascal Garel, Chief Executive, European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)
    Marcel Smeets, Director-General, Association internationale de la mutualité (AIM)

 

Panel II: FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES AND PATIENTS

Chair: Dirk Cuypers (BE), President of the Management Board, Federal Public Service "Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment"

  • Free movement of patients    |Slides (PDF, 650K)
    Willy Palm,
    Dissemination Development Officer, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
     
  • Free movement of health services and professionals
    Rita Baeten
    , Policy analyst, Observatoire social européen    |Slides (PDF, 150K)
     
  • EU law and voluntary health insurance    |Slides (PDF, 400K)
    Sarah Thomson
    , Research Fellow in Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
     
  • Debate with contributions from public authorities, providers and payers
    John Rowan
    (GB), Health Attaché, Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the EU
    Michael Wilks
    , President, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
    Josef Probst
    (AT), Deputy General Manager, Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions

 

Panel III: HEALTH SYSTEMS AND THE EU: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

  • Introductory speech: Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Health
  • Round table
     
    Moderator:
    Martin McKee,
    Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Head of Research Policy, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
     
    Mars Di Bartolomeo (LU), Minister for Health and Social Security
    Ulla Schmidt
    (DE), Federal Minister for Health
    Bernat Soria Escoms
    (ES), Minister for Health and Consumers Affairs
    Melinda Medgyaszai (HU), Secretary of State for Health Policy and Intenational Affairs
     
  • Closing speech : Laurette Onkelinx (BE), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health