Towards a European Union for Health EPHA's 6th annual conference, 2-3 September 2015

To what extent is coherence at the EU level necessary or essential for national
implementation of Health in All Policies approach? What can the public health NGO community do together? What are the opportunities
and risks given the current EU political focus?





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Catherine GUINARD

EU Public Affairs Manager, Cancer Research UK



European Advocacy Coordinator, Medecins du Monde – Doctors of the World International Network



Head of Health Policy Institute of Ministry of Health, Slovakia



President, National Health Fund, Poland


Prof Nick SHERON

Representative on EU alcohol policies – Royal College of Physicians, EPHA Scientific Advisor


Michelle Childs

Head of Policy Advocacy, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)

New models for R&D: The Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership

Francesca COLOMBO

Head of Health Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Prof Alberto ALEMANNO

Professor of EU law and Risk regulation, Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris



Speakers: Ministers and Health Officials

Greece: Dr. Panagiotis Kouroumplis

Dr. Panagiotis Kouroumplis is the Health Minister in Greece, appointed in 2015. Between 1993 and 1996 he served as General Secretary for Welfare in the Ministry of Health, introducing several innovative welfare infrastructure schemes in the fields of children protection, care for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Ireland: Dr. James Reilly

Dr. James Reilly has worked as a G.P. in the North County Dublin area for the past 25 years. He was president of the Irish Medical Organisation and in July 2014, he was appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in Ireland, prior to this he was the Minister for Health, appointed in 2011.

Portugal: Dr. Fernando Leal da Costa

Since June 2011, Dr. Leal da Costa has been Secretary of State for the Minister of Health. From March 2006 until June 2011 he was Health Politics Advisor of the President of the Republic of Portugal. Also he has taught courses in clinical haematology and medical oncology and was Auxiliary Professor of Clinical Management at the National School of Public Health.

Luxembourg. Anne Calteux

Senior Policy Advisor in Luxembourg Minsitry of Health

Poland. Dr. Taduesz Jedrzejczyk

President of National Health Fund

Slovakia. Mg. Ivan Poprocky

Head of Health Policy Institute of Ministry of Health

Speakers: Keynotes

Dr. Martin Seychell

Deputy Director-General, DG SANTE, European Commission

Prof. Martin McKee

Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and President of EUPHA

Prof. Ilona Kickbusch

Director of the Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International Development Studies

Dr. Roberto Bertollini

WHO Chief Scientist and Representative to the EU

A great couple of days at – interesting discussion and insights, delighted to have been involved.

Cancer Research UK

Policy Team

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