Replay 2019




Interview with Martin Seychell, European Commission deputy director-general for health and food safety, led by Carmen Paun, health care reporter at POLITICO. This was be followed by a panel discussion on the future of European Health where Martin was joined on stage by Sara Cerdas MEP (S&D, Portugal) and Jan Kimpen, chief medical officer at Philips and president of COCIR.

Interview with Chris Fearne, deputy prime minister and minister for health of Malta, led by Carmen Paun, health care reporter at POLITICO.

Interview with Anthony Humphreys, the European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s head of scientific committees regulatory science strategy, led by Sarah Wheaton, senior health care reporter at POLITICO.


Anthony Humphreys

Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy Division, European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Anthony Humphreys has been the Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy Division (SciRS) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) since 2016. He is responsible for providing leadership in the agency in the areas…

Bastian Hauck

Diabetes Advocate, Patient Entrepreneur, Founder of

Brieuc Van Damme

Health Economist, KULeuven and College of Europe, and founder and managing partner, Baere

Brieuc Van Damme is a health economist (KULeuven and College of Europe), and the founder and managing partner of Baere, craft consulting - a boutique healthcare consulting based in Brussels (BE) and Tromsø (NO).…

Christopher Fearne

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Malta

Christopher Fearne was appointed Minister for Health in April 2016 after holding the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Health since April 2014. He is also Deputy Prime Minister since July 2017. Prior to this,…

Cristian Silviu Bușoi

member of the European Parliament (Romania, EPP)

SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION 1: Looking at the roots of medicines shortages Cristian Silviu Buşoi has been an MEP for the Group of the European People's Party since 2007 and is Vice-Chair of the Committee on…

Giles Platford

President of Europe & Canada, Takeda

Giles Platford is president of Europe & Canada for Takeda. He is also a corporate officer and a member of Takeda’s executive team reporting to the Company’s CEO & president. Platford was formerly president…

Hans-Aloys Wischmann

head of the Data Science and AI Center of Expertise, Philips

Hans-Aloys Wischmann is head of the Data Science and AI Center of Expertise at Philips since May 2019. He joined the company in 1991 and has since held a variety of positions including head…

Irene Norstedt

Acting Director - People directorate, department for Research & Innovation, European Commission

Jan Kimpen

Chief Medical Officer, Philips and President, COCIR

Jayasree K. Iyer

Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation

Jayasree K. Iyer is the Executive Director of the Access to Medicine Foundation, where she leads the strategic direction and stakeholder direction. Additionally, she directs the research programs of the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, the…

Kalle Killar

Deputy Secretary General on E-services and Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

Katalin Cseh

MEP (Renew Europe, Hungary)

Martin Seychell

deputy director general for Health, DG SANTE, European Commission

Seychell has been deputy director-general for health in the Health and Food Safety Directorate-General (SANTE) since 2014. He was appointed deputy director general for health and consumers at the European Commission in March 2011.…

Matthias Lemberger

medical doctor, founder of

Megan Haas


Peter Goldblatt

Senior Advisor, UCL Institute of Health Equity

Peter Goldblatt is a senior advisor to the Institute of Health Equity. His main activities are in the field of measurement and monitoring and contributing to European and other international project to review and…

Peter Kapitein

Patient Advocate, Inspire2Live

Peter Kapitein is a patient advocate at Inspire2Live Peter where he connects patients, researchers and clinicians to further research, treatments and care; in the Netherlands as well as internationally. He organizes congresses, and connects…

Rogier Snijdewind

Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

Rogier Snijdewind is Senior Advisor at PGGM's Responsible Investment department, a company he joined in January 2008. He is the Lead of PGGM's Active Ownership activities which includes engagement and voting. His areas of…

Sara Cerdas

Member of European Parliament

The green deal & health - PANEL DISCUSSION Sara Cerdas is a Portuguese medical doctor and since July of 2019 a Member of European Parliament. She is member of the Committee on the Environment,…

Sean Carney

Chief Design Officer & Head of Healthcare Transformation Services, Philips

Sean Carney is chief design officer and head of healthcare transformation at Philips, ensuring customer need informs the innovation practice and design thinking flows through business and clinical recommendations. This approach leads to cocreated…

Sjaak Vink

Founder and CEO, TheSocialMedwork

Sjaak Vink founded TheSocialMedwork in 2015 and is the CEO of the company whose mission is to help patients all over the world to get access to the newest treatments not approved or available…

Susan Wilson

Intellectual Property Attaché, U.S. Mission to the European Union

Susan Wilson is the first U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché to the EU. She monitors development in the institutions and member states, contributes to dialogues with Switzerland and Turkey, advances policy objectives at the OECD…

Tasha Golden

public health researcher and innovator

Tiemo Wölken

MEP (S&D, Germany)

Vlad Mixich

Executive Director, Romanian Health Observatory

Vlad Mixich is the executive director of the Romanian Health Observatory, a Bucharest based health policy think-tank. Its team published for the first time Romanian data on the causes of pharmaceutical shortages, on parallel…

Yann Le Cam

Chief Executive Officer, EURORDIS Rare Diseases Europe

Yann Le Cam was one of the founders of EURORDIS when it was created in 1997 and is the organization’s Chief Executive Officer since 2001. In June 2016, Le Cam was also elected to…

Yannis Natsis

Policy Manager Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Yannis Natsis currently leads the advocacy for better and affordable medicines at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). In May 2019, Yannis was appointed to the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA)…


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