Conference Presenter:

Tom Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

Tuesday 23 November 2021

16:30 – 17:00 | Opening – Registration – Coffee

17:00 – 17:05 | Opening Address by «Kathimerini»

Tom Ellis, Editor in Chief, Kathimerini English Edition

17:05 – 17:30 |Keynote Speech

“Arrow’s progress: The course and ultimate end of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, Director of the Human Nature Lab, Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science

17:30 – 18:00 | Opening Speeches

Athanasios Plevris, Minister of Health, Greece

Hans Henri P. Kluge, Regional Director WHO regional office for Europe

18:00 – 18:30 | Panel Discussion: Europe’s Pandemic Response and Vision for The Future

Introductory speech: Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Panel Participants

Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity

Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, London School of Economics

Moderator: Vassilis Kostoulas, Managing Editor, Money Review – Kathimerini Publishing

18:30 – 18:45| Interview

Peter Piot, Special Advisor on COVID-19 to the President of the European Commission, Professor of Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Yannis Palaiologos, Brussels Correspondent, Kathimerini

18:45 – 18:55 | Coffee break

18:55 – 19:20 | Research on Reconstruction of National Healthcare System: diaNEOsis

Yannis Tountas, Professor Εmeritus of Medicine, University of Athens, Director of Social & Preventive Medicine Institute

Christos Lionis, Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the School of Medicine, University of Crete

Miltiadis Nektarios, Professor of University of Piraeus

Moderator: Elias Bellos Business Editor, Kathimerini

19:20 – 19:30| Fireside Chat

Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments, Greece

Elias Bellos Business Editor, Kathimerini

19:30– 19:45| Fireside Chat

Theodoros Skylakakis, Alternate Minister of Finance, Greece

Elias Bellos Business Editor, Kathimerini

19:45 – 20:15 | “ONE HEALTH” Approach for the Benefit of All

Mario Monti, Chair, Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development of   WHO

20:15 – 20:30 | Conference Closing Session

Wednesday 24 November 2021

09:00 – 09:30 | Registration – Coffee

09:30 – 09:50 | Opening Speech

Akis Skertsos, Minister of the State, responsible for the coordination of Government policies

09:50 – 10:45 | Panel Discussion: Covid 19 pandemic: The day after – lessons for the future

Panel participants

Theoklis Zaoutis, President of EODY, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, USA

Anastasia Kotanidou, Professor of Pneumonology & Critical Care Medicine, University of Athens

Marios Themistocleous, Secretary General of Primary Health Care at Greek Ministry of Health

Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Secretary General for Health Services at Greek Ministry of Health

Susanne Kohout, Country President & Managing Director, Novartis Hellas

Moderator: Tasoula Eptakili  “Kathimerini”

10:45 – 11:15 | Kathimerini reporting on the scene: Reports and interviews for Covid-10 pandemic

Participating Kathimerini journalists and reporters

Penny Boulountza

Tasos Telloglou

Giannis Papadopoulos

Iliana Magra

Moderator: Marianna Kakaounaki “Kathimerini”

11:15 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30– 13:00 | Panel Discussions: Building a Resilient Stronger Healthcare Ecosystem

Introductory speech: Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance, Greece

Panel 1 – Participants

Mina Gaga, Alternate Minister of Health, Greece

Andreas Xanthos, f. Minister of Health Greece, Head of Health Committee in SYRIZA

Nikos Dedes, Secretary General, Greek Patients Association

Moderator: Penny Boulountza “Kathimerini”

Panel 2 – Participants

Zachary Ragousis Vice-President SFEE, President and Managing Director of Pfizer in Greece, Cyprus & Malta

Theodoros Tryfon, President of PEF, co-CEO ELPEN Group

Agata Jakoncic, President PhRMA Innovation Forum (PIF), Managing Director MSD Greece, Cyprus & Malta

Moderator: Elias Bellos Business Editor, Kathimerini

13:00 – 14:15 | Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:00 | Panel Discussion: Leveraging the Full Potential of Digital Transformation

Panel Participants

Yannis Tsakiris, Deputy Minister for Development and Investments

Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Research and Technology

Niki Tsouma, President and CEO at IDIKA

Eirini Schlosser, MSc, Senior Advisor for Clinical A.I. Applications & CEO at Dyania Health

Alexander Berler, Director Consulting Services, Gnomon Informatics SA

Moderator: D. Delevegos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

15:00 – 15:15 | Fireside Chat

Sir Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President, BioPharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca

Yannis Palaiologos, Brussels Correspondent, Kathimerini

15:15 – 15:45 |Research on Silver Economy – Medical & Senior Tourism: diaNEOsis

Fay Makantasi, Senior Research Analyst, diaNEOsis

Platon Tinios, Associate Professor at the University of Piraeus

Moderator: Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Editorial Director, diaΝΕΟsis

15:45 – 16:15 | Panel Discussion: How mRNA technology could transform how we treat disease

Panel Participants

Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Professor EM of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, President of National Council for Research, Technology and Innovation, Greece

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, PhD (Hon), Robert C Hickey Chair in Clinical Care, Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Evi Chatziandreou MD, MPH, DrPH, Senior Global Director, Health Policy & Market Access at Orgenesis Inc.

Moderator: D. Delevegos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

16:15 – 16:30| Coffee break

16:30- 17:15| Panel Discussion: the future of Health

Stelios Papadopoulos, Chairman of Board of Directors, Biogen

Vangelis Vergetis, PhD, Co-Founder Intelligencia

George Yancopoulos, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Moderator: Yannis Palaiologos, Brussels Correspondent, Kathimerini

17:15 – 17:30 | Keynote Address: Digital Transformation in Health

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance Greece

17:30 – 18:45 | Panel Discussions: Health as a Driving Force of the Greek Economy

Panel 1 – Participants

Alexandros Chatzopoulos, Director General of SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Panagiotis Stampoulidis, Executive Director Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. (HRADF)

Alexander Sarrigeorgiou, Chairman of Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies, CEO Eurolife FFH

Moderator: Elias Bellos Business Editor, Kathimerini  


Panel 2 – Participants

Eva Haas, Senior Consultant Optimum Strategic Communications

Yiannis Valvis, Head of Strategy & IR at Hellenic Healthcare Group

Constantine Stratakis, Chief Scientific Officer & Executive Director of the ELPEN Research Institute in Greece

Dimitrios Anagnostou, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer at Attica Sciences LTD

Moderator: D. Delevegos, Business Editor, Kathimerini

18:45 – 19:00 | Conference Closing Session