Role

The Advisory Committee helps to determine the theme of the conference and assesses and advises on session proposals both regarding content, format and speakers. It also supports the EHFG team with suggestions on potential sponsors and advice on the future developments and engagements of the EHFG.

The Advisory Committee is made up of individual, institutional and temporary members.

Individual members are invited on the basis of their expertise and potential contribution to the EHFG. As such, they participate in a personal capacity and are not representing any particular organisation or stakeholder group.

Institutional members use their expertise to represent their organisation. Institutional memberships are currently designated to representatives of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the Young Forum Gastein and the European Health Forum Gastein Board.

Temporary members are appointed for the duration of one year on the basis of their expertise on the main theme of the EHFG conference.

Individual Members

Nicola Bedlington

Nicola Bedlington

European Patients' Forum

Secretary General of the EPF since September 2014 and was previously the Executive Director since the setting up of the EPF Secretariat in June 2006.

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Paul Belcher

Paul Belcher

Senior Advisor, Europe & Health

Paul is a long-standing senior advisor on European level health policy engagement & public affairs to a range of health organisations, including Principal European Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and Strategic Advisor to the President and Board of the European Public Health Alliance.

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John Bowis

John Bowis

Health First Europe

President of Health First Europe. He served as UK Health Minister 1993-6. A former MEP and EPP/ED spokesman on Environment, Health & Food Safety.

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Francesca Colombo

Francesca Colombo

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Head of Health Division at the OECD. She is a leading international expert on health and care issues for elderly populations.

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Maggie Davies

Maggie Davies

Health Action Partnership International

Executive Director of the Health Action Partnership International. Maggie has over 20 years’ experience of work in the field of public health.

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Nicole Denjoy

Nicole Denjoy

COCIR

Secretary General, European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR).

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Johan Hansen

Johan Hansen

NIVEL

Senior researcher and project coordinator of HSR Europe at NIVEL, The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research.

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Ilona Kickbusch

Ilona Kickbusch

Global Health Programme

Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

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Monika Kosinska

Monika Kosinska

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Working on governance for health, whole of society for health, tackling inequalities and improving social determinants of health at the WHO Europe.

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Martin McKee

Martin McKee

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor of European Public Health, Research Director at the European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies.

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Herwig Ostermann

Herwig Ostermann

Austrian Public Health Institute

Executive director of the Austrian Public Health Institute and associate professor (part-time) at the Department for Public Health, Health Service Research and Health Technology Assessment at the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall/Tyrol (UMIT).

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Willy Palm

Willy Palm

European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies

Senior Adviser. Specialised in European social security law.

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Josef Probst

Josef Probst

Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions

General Manager of the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions. Focused on a sustainable, patient-, citizen- and health oriented healthcare.

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Tamsin Rose

Tamsin Rose

Tamarack Ltd.

Independent Consultant

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Nicoline Tamsma

Nicoline Tamsma

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Co-ordinating Advisor International Affairs

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Institutional members

Zsuzsanna Jakab

Zsuzsanna Jakab

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Regional Director of the WHO Europe since 2010. Has held several high-profile national and international public health policy positions.

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Josep Figueras

Josep Figueras

European Health Forum Gastein

EHFG Board representative to the experts' committee.

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Damiët Onderstal

Damiët Onderstal

Young Forum Gastein Task Force

Policy adviser for public health at the Ministry of Health, The Netherlands

Andrea Ammon

Andrea Ammon

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Director of the ECDC

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