• Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australia

    Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australia
    Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

    Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, BA, MIR (Hons), MBA, DipLR, PhD, FAIM, FCHSM, FFPHRCP (UK), FAcSS (UK), Hon FRACMA, FAHMS is Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, and Professor of Health Systems Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has appointments at six other universities internationally, and he is a board member and President Elect of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    His research examines the changing nature of health systems, which has attracted funding of more than AUD $110 million. He is particularly interested in health care as a complex adaptive system, and applying complexity science to health care problems.

    Professor Braithwaite has contributed over 450 refereed publications, and has presented at international and national conferences on more than 900 occasions, including 90 keynote addresses. His research appears in journals such as The BMJ, The Lancet, Social Science & Medicine, BMJ Quality and Safety, and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care. He has received 40 different national and international awards for his teaching and research.

  • Nigel Edwards, United Kingdom

    Nigel Edwards, United Kingdom
    Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust

    Nigel Edwards is Chief Executive at the Nuffield Trust. Prior to becoming Chief Executive in 2014, he was an expert advisor with KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Health and Life Sciences and a Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund.

    Nigel was Policy Director of the NHS Confederation for 11 years and has a wealth of experience in health and social care. He joined the organisation from his former role as Director of the London Health Economics Consortium at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he remains an honorary visiting professor.

    Nigel has a strong interest in new models of service delivery and a practical focus on what is happening at the front line as well as a wealth of experience in wider health care policy in the UK and internationally.

    Nigel is a well-known media commentator, often in the spotlight debating key policy issues.

    Nigel is currently working with the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies on developments in health care provision in Europe.

  • Professor Claire Jackson, Australia

    Professor Claire Jackson, Australia
    Professor in General Practice and Primary Care Research, Director, Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, University of Queensland

    MBBS (Uni of Qld) MD (UQ) MPH (UQ) CertHEcon (Monash) GradCert Management (QUT) FRACGP FAICD

    Claire has been active in integrated care innovation, education and research for many years, and has been extensively involved in health services research and reform since the early 90s. She has been a member of both the national Primary Health Care Advisory Group and the National Primary Care Strategy Expert Reference Group - guiding forces behind Australia’s national primary care reform.  She provided a commissioned paper for the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission on new models in primary care. Her description of the ‘beacon’ practice model, piloted at Inala Primary Care, was adopted as both the clinical prototype for the Australian Association of Academic General Practitioner’s endorsed model for GP Superclinics, and the basis for UQ’s successful $ 10 million Superclinic tenders.  Inala Primary Care won RACGP Qld ‘Practice of the Year’ in 2009.

    Since 2009, Claire has been a national driver in the Health Care Home initiative – publishing and presenting widely on the topic and sitting on national Advisory Committees for both Ministers Plebisek and Ley.  She has been Clinical Director of two $ 2.5 million Centres for Research Excellence in Primary Care Reform - one exploring new models of integrated care between hospital and community, the other investigating the impact of researcher and end-user ‘co-creation’ on clinical quality, patient experience, governance and models of care. She is currently Director, MRI-UQ Centre for Health System Reform and Integration

    Her current primary area of research interest is in health system reform involving primary care, a topic on which she has published and presented internationally. Her MD Thesis was entitled ‘Building an Integrated Health Care Delivery System around Primary Care’.  With Inge de Jong, Claire co-authored “Achieving Effective Health Care Integration – the Essential Guide”, a publication that sold over 1000 copies.  Claire was heavily involved in the development of Australian Divisions of General Practice, Medicare Locals, and Primary Health Networks and was a Ministerial appointment to lead the National Review of Afterhour’s Primary Health Care in 2014. She is Chair of UQ’s highly successful bienniel International Health System Reform Conferences.

    Claire is a Board member of the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia Ltd (HCF), Australia’s largest NFP private health insurer, and was Chair of Brisbane North Primary Health Network from 2015-17.  She sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Medical Journal of Australia and is a member of both the Queensland Senate’s Integrated Care Working Group and the Department of Health’s Health Care Home Training and Evaluation Work Group. She is a past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2010-12) and is an active clinician and GP trainer in Brisbane.

    She was a 2014 Finalist in the Qld Telstra Business Women’s ‘Business Innovation’ and ‘Community and Government’ Awards.

  • Karen Knight, Australia

    Karen Knight, Australia
    General Manager Advocacy and Engagement / QLD, NSW & NT Client Services, Vision Australia

    Karen is an experienced human services practitioner and Manager with significant exposure across the health, disability, aged care and mental health sectors. She currently leads Vision Australia’s service engagement across Queensland, Northern NSW and NT, leading 126 specialist staff.

    In addition, Karen leads the Advocacy and Engagement team of 15, and represents on national peak bodies and through media appearances on national and metropolitan channels. Karen is currently leading the organisation’s response to the NDIS and My Aged Care national reforms.

    Karen has more than 20 years’ experience working in her chosen fields. Over that time she has built a solid understanding and appreciation of what is required to lead people to make a positive impact on consumers, and achieve staff and organisational results.

    During her career she has provided high value to the organisations that she has worked for through strategic thinking, agility, attention to detail, willingness to share and an exemplary work ethic.

    As someone who is committed to continuous improvement, Karen will complete her MBA at the University of Queensland within the next 12 months. This will combine her business and strategic skills with her human services background.

    Karen is also a registered psychologist with specialisation in mental health promotion, youth suicide prevention, early intervention and child protection.

    After a lifetime of blindness, Karen is motivated to inspire others to reach their full potential.

  • Nagwa Metwally, Egypt

    Nagwa Metwally, Egypt
    Member of Supreme Council, Egyptian Red Crescent

    Nagwa Metwally is a renowned advocate for the World Health Organization’s Patients for Patient Safety (PFPS) program, which aims to incorporate the patient, family and community voice into all levels of health care through engagement and empowerment.

    Nagwa has Bachelor and Masters degrees in communication, and has been working in healthcare as a volunteer for nearly 15 years. She currently chairs the Egyptian Red Crescent group dedicated to improving services for patients at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine Educational Hospital, and other public hospitals. The hospital is the largest in Egypt, with 3,200 overnight beds, 3,200 outpatient beds and 10,000 employees serving 2 million patients annually. 

    At Ain Shams, Nagwa was first involved with maternity and gynaecological services, provided to 100 new patients every day. Her efforts with putting patients first served as a model for other hospitals, including the University’s 400-bed Cardiac Surgery Academy. Nagwa was instrumental in implementing the WHO checklist for safe surgery in the Academy, and establishing a group of young doctors to be ‘champions’ of patient safety.

    Nagwa has given presentations worldwide on her PFPS experiences, including hand hygiene campaigns, maternity services, ‘operation smile’, patient rights, and most importantly the patient voice. Her advocacy resulted in her appointment 8 years ago to be the first patient representative ever on the Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine’s Hospitals Board.

  • Chris Pointon, United Kingdom

    Chris Pointon, United Kingdom
    Co-founder, #hellomynameis Campaign

    Chris Pointon co-founded the #hellomynameis campaign with his inspiring (late) wife Dr Kate Granger MBE. Chris and Kate’s lives were turned upside down over five years ago when Kate was diagnosed with terminal cancer whilst holidaying in California.

    Thereafter they concertinaed their lives into a shorter period in order to cram a huge amount into Kate’s remaining time on this planet. Along the way, the couple raised over £300,000 for good causes, travelled the world, met many celebrities and royalty and started a global campaign that improves patient care through the basic message of introductions entitled #hellomynameis.

    The #hellomynameis campaign is Kate’s legacy and Chris continues to champion the cause of compassionate care.

  • Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, USA

    Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, USA
    Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas

    Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD is co-creator of the idea of value-based health care strategy and co-author of Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-based Competition on Results, with Prof. Michael E. Porter. Prof. Teisberg serves as Executive Director of the Value Institute for Health and Care at the new Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas. The Value Institute creates curriculum for transforming strategy, culture and measurement in health care to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Its translational research puts into practice thought-leading work on value-based health care delivery. The Value Institute also provides leadership for Dell Medical School’s patient outcome measurement.

    An internationally recognized author and professor, Dr. Teisberg has won the Wachovia Award for outstanding research, the Frederick S. Morton Award for Leadership, and the Book of the Year Award from the American College of Health Care Executives.

  • Melissa Thomason, USA

    Melissa Thomason, USA
    Patient Advocate

    Melissa Thomason is a Patient and Family Advisor who currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Family Medicine, on Patient and Family Advisory Councils in North Carolina and on working groups around the country. She is a remarkably passionate advocate who has shared her story with thousands of healthcare workers around the world and who has made the vital work of patient – centered care her life’s mission.

    A former public school teacher, she spends her time now championing the cause of collaboration with patients and families, caring for her father and being a mother to her ten-year-old son, Nate.


  • Daniël Erasmus, South Africa

    Daniël Erasmus, South Africa
    Consulting Actuary - Innovation and Business Development, Insight Actuaries

    Daniël Erasmus is an actuary with more than 10 years’ experience in the health industry. He has been a featured speaker at several health and actuarial conferences. He is passionate about innovation and technological developments that help people live better lives by improving their health.

    For the past couple of years, he has been heading up the new business and innovation portfolio of Africa’s largest health focussed Actuarial Consultancy - Insight Actuaries and Consultants. He has recently been tasked with heading up Insight Actuaries in Australia and will be embarking on this adventure at the start of 2019.

  • Patricia Correll, Australia

    Patricia Correll, Australia
    Principal Epidemiologist, NSW Ministry of Health

    Patricia Correll is an epidemiologist in the NSW Health System who has 20 years experience in data linkage using clinical and administrative health data. Her current focus is primary care data and the large scale linkage of GP information to state health system records. Previously Patricia has worked in asthma and HIV epidemiology where she also used data linkage as a key tool to produce epidemiological information.

  • Dr Tony Ko, Hong Kong

    Dr Tony Ko, Hong Kong
    Director, Cluster Services, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

    FHKAM (Med), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasg)

    Dr Tony Ko is a physician by background and a specialist in geriatric medicine. He is currently the Director of Cluster Services of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He previously was Hospital Chief Executive of Tuen Mun Hospital and the Cluster Chief Executive of New Territories West Cluster of the Hospital Authority. Dr Ko moved from clinical medicine to health services management in 2008 and served as the Chief Manager (Strategy, Service Planning and Knowledge Management) and later the Chief Manager (Patient Safety & Risk Management) of the Hospital Authority Head Office until the appointment to Hospital Chief Executive of Pok Oi Hospital and Cluster Chief Executive of New Territories West Cluster in 2012 and 2014 respectively; and the appointment to his current position in 2018.

  • Berna Marcelino, Canada

    Berna Marcelino, Canada
    Provincial Director, Standardization, BC Clinical and Support Services

    Berna Marcelino is the Provincial Director of Standardization for BC Clinical and Support Services. Berna is a registered nurse with over 16 years in healthcare, and a unique combination of experience in operating room nursing, clinical education, project management, and supply chain.

  • Dr Robert Pearl, USA

    Dr Robert Pearl, USA
    Clinical Professor, Stanford University and Forbes Magazine Contributor

    Dr Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation’s largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017). In these roles he led 10,000 physicians, 38,000 staff and was responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the west and east coasts. Recently named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare delivery.

    He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and healthcare policy.

    In 2017 he authored “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong” a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming American healthcare. All proceeds from the book benefit Doctors Without Borders.

    As a regular contributor to Forbes, Pearl covers the business of healthcare and the culture of medicine. His website RobertPearlMD.com features exclusive content on important healthcare news and events, and his digital newsletter “Monthly Musings on American Healthcare” delivers valuable insights to nearly 10,000 readers.

    Pearl has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNBC, NPR, and in TIME, USA Today and Bloomberg News. He has published more than 100 articles in various medical journals and contributed to numerous books. As a frequent keynote speaker at healthcare and medical technology conferences, he has addressed the Commonwealth Club, the World Healthcare Congress, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Quality Forum, among many others.

    Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pearl received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. From 2012 to 2017, Pearl served as chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), which includes the nation’s largest and best multispecialty medical groups, and has participated in the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT in Washington, D.C.


  • Jesús Berdún, Spain

    Jesús Berdún, Spain
    Project Manager, TIC Salut Social Foundation

    Jesús Berdún Peñato (male) is currently Project manager at Fundació TicSalut. He has a BSc/MSc in Telecommunication Engineering by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and MSc in Technologies for International Cooperation and Human Development (UPC).

    He has more than 7 year experience in national and international project management, performing tasks related to the use of ICT in the health sector. In TicSalut, he has project managed eHealth projects involving patients and health professionals (m-Resist), including international projects under H2020 programme and other local eHealth projects related to the access to the Catalan Patient Health Record. He has also worked in the implementation of ePrescription in Catalonia with the Col•legi Oficial de Farmacèutics de Barcelona (COFB), and also in several eHealth projects with Fundació i2Cat, related to telemedicine platforms for remote diagnosis (HIPERMED, RTOC) and telemonitoring and mHealth for elderly people (CARISMATIC).

    Besides, he has a wide experience in International Cooperation projects in Latin America and Africa, related to the use of Information Systems for development in health and education, working in collaboration with different universities and NGOs, IT companies and international organizations in Peru, Centre America, Ethiopia, Senegal and Cameroon. This experience includes the development of IT resources for Ethiopian universities, and consultancy projects like the evaluation of a water and sanitation information system in Centre America (funded by the World Bank) and the evaluation of a telemedicine platform in Cameroon (MEDTING).

  • Dr Christopher Bourke, Australia

    Dr Christopher Bourke, Australia
    Strategic, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

    Dr Chris Bourke is Strategic Programs Director for the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.  Chris is a Gamillaroi man and Australia's first Indigenous dentist.  From 2011 to 2016, Chris was a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly with various ministerial portfolios.  Chris has held clinical positions in the private and public sector including his own private dental practice, Aboriginal Medical Services, public hospitals and state/territory health departments.  He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Melbourne.  In addition to his dental degree Chris has postgraduate diplomas in Public Health, Clinical Dentistry and an MBA.

    Follow on: Twitter: @chrisbourke

  • Dr Sheila Connelly, USA

    Dr Sheila Connelly, USA
    VP Research, Synthetic Biologics, Inc.

    Dr. Connelly is Vice President, Research, at Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on gut microbiome therapeutics to protect and restore patient health. She has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries ranging from start-ups to large pharma. She served as VP Research at GrayBug Vision, Inc. and cofounded Advanced Vision Therapies, Inc., both ocular therapeutic startups, and as Group Leader at Genetic Therapy, Inc., a Novartis Company. Dr. Connelly earned her PhD in Molecular Biology from Columbia University and completed postdoctoral training at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. 

    Follow on: Twitter: @sconnelly4232

  • Dr Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, Spain

    Dr Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, Spain
    Director, TIC Salut Social Foundation

    Dr. Francisco Garcia Cuyàs holds a Ph.D. in General and Digestive Surgery and is associate professor in the Department of Surgery of the University of Barcelona Teaching Unit Germans Trias i Pujol since 2002. He has a Masters degree in Integrated Health Services Management Previously Head of the Information Systems Management of the Catalan Institute of Health from March 2011-2012. He also was project manager of Argos project at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol and Deputy Head of Department of Surgery of the same hospital. Currently he is CEO of TICSALUT Foundation.

  • Dr Sapan Desai, USA

    Dr Sapan Desai, USA
    Chief Executive Officer, Surgisphere Corporation

    Sapan Desai, MD, PhD, MBA is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Surgisphere Corporation, a medical education and healthcare data analytics company with hundreds of clients around the world. He has held multiple physician leadership roles in clinical practice, including serving as the Vice Chairman for Research at Southern Illinois University, Director of Quality at Memorial Medical Center, and Director of Performance Improvement at Northwest Community Hospital. Dr. Desai is a certified lean six sigma master black belt, and a certified professional in healthcare quality. He is the recipient of the international grand prize in healthcare quality by the International Hospital Federation in 2015.

  • Katie Doan, Australia

    Katie Doan, Australia
    Manager, The Collaborative

    Katie is a project manager with almost 20 years experience working in the healthcare sector. Katie specialises in managing complex collaborative projects with a broad range of stakeholders from two or more organisations. Katie has worked in a range of settings, both public and private sector, in Melbourne and in London.

    She is currently Manager of "The Collaborative", a formal partnership between The Royal Melbourne Hospital, cohealth, Merri Health and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network.

  • Josep Fusté, Spain

    Josep Fusté, Spain
    Economical Analysis, Studies and Prospection Director, Unió Catalana d'Hospitals

    Economist and Geographer. He holds a Master's Degree in Health Economics and Health Management from Barcelona University and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Currently Director of Economic Studies and Prospective Analysis at La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals, an association of healthcare providers in Catalonia. Previously he worked as Technical Director of Health Planning at the Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia. Member of the following associations and scientific societies: Health Economics Association, Catalan Society of Healthcare Management, Catalan Public Health Society, Cercle de Salut (Health Circle) Association and College of Economists of Catalonia. Author of more than 40 publications on health services planning, healthcare management, and health services evaluation. Healthcare Professor at University of Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and International University of Catalonia.

  • Professor Andrew Georgiou, Australia

    Professor Andrew Georgiou, Australia
    Diagnostic Informatics - Stream Leader, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

    Professor Andrew Georgiou is based at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. He has worked in a number of senior research and executive positions including as the UK NHS Assistant Director of Classifications (1995-1997) and Co-ordinator for the Coronary Heart Disease Programme for the Royal College of Physicians in London (1999-2002).  Andrew is currently an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and co-Chair of the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development.

    Follow on: Twitter: @AGeorgiouMQ

  • Dr Elizabeth Habermann, USA

    Dr Elizabeth Habermann, USA
    Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Surgical Outcomes, Mayo Clinic

    Dr. Elizabeth Habermann is an Associate Professor of Health Services Research at the Mayo Clinic in the United States. As the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Surgical Outcomes, she develops and executes team-based projects using both institutional and national data to study the quality and outcomes of surgical care, with over 200 papers published to date. Dr. Habermann has been studying institutional opioid prescribing following surgery for the past few years. She serves as the Chair of the Acute Prescribing Subgroup of the Mayo Clinic Opioid Stewardship Group and was a member of the National Quality Forum's Opioid Stewardship Action Team.

    Follow on: Twitter: @ebhabermann

  • Dr Sankalp Khanna, Australia

    Dr Sankalp Khanna, Australia
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre

    Sankalp is a Senior Research Scientist in the Health Data Analytics team at the CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre. His research is focussed on applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to model, analyse, predict, simulate and optimise patient flow through Australian public hospitals. His research interests include Applied Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Forecasting, Planning and Scheduling, Multi Agent Systems, Distributed Constraint Reasoning, and Decision Making and Learning under Uncertainty.

    He is a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University, and a member of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence(PRICAI) Steering Committee, and Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).

    Follow on: Twitter: @SankalpKhanna

  • Dr Jordi Martínez, Spain

    Dr Jordi Martínez, Spain
    Innovation Director, TIC Salut Social Foundation

    Jordi Martínez Roldán was born in Barcelona in 1967. Graduated in medicine, he worked 5 years as a GP both in primary and specialized care. Since then, he has been leading different teams and projects implementing technological and ICT innovations into the healthcare system. He became director at Hospital Comarcal Alt Penedès and later at Hospital General de Catalunya. He is an expert in clinical management, chronic patient management,process, integrated care and the technologies related to them. He holds a master of Health Institutions Executive Management and Healthcare Organisations Executive Management. He has been consulting to companies across the value chain in areas related to healthcare and new technologies. Now he leads the innovation department of TicSalut Foundation with a mandate to make Catalonia’s healthcare system a model for other European healthcare systems.

  • Chris Moser, Australia

    Chris Moser, Australia
    Principal Statistical Data Quality Officer, Statistical Services Branch, Queensland Department of Health

    Chris has qualifications and a background in information management, data quality, clinical coding, health classifications, business analysis, risk management and clinical nursing. This knowledge and experience enables ongoing opportunities and learning in these areas which facilitates a valuable understanding and appreciation of data and it's application. Chris has an interest in how aspects of the health care system can inform, support and result in policy awareness and change.

  • Professor Hannu Puolijoki, Finland

    Professor Hannu Puolijoki, Finland
    Medical Director, Seinäjoki Central Hospital

    Medical Director of The Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia, Finland since 20 years. Specialist of Internal Medicine, Respiratory Diseases and Allergology. More than 70 original scientific publications.

  • Dr Anna Riera, Spain

    Dr Anna Riera, Spain
    Membership Director, Unió Catalana d'Hospitals

    Anna Riera is MD, MBA, MPA, nowadays Membership director at Unió Catalana d’Hospitals, a healthcare providers association in Catalonia. She holds a degree in Medicine from Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, and Internal Medicine specialization. She holds an MBA from ESADE Business and Law School and Georgetown University, Executive Master in Healthcare Organizations Leadership, Health and Health Care Administration and Management. Executive Master in Public Administration from ESADE. She has also worked as healthcare consultant, in Spain and abroad. She is member of the Global Health Leadership Forum, from University of California Berkeley School of Public Health and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra Economics and Health Research Center (CRES). She has deep knowledge about Healthcare systems organization.

  • Kathleen Stam, Belgium

    Kathleen Stam, Belgium
    AZ Maria Middelares

    Kathleen Stam holds a masters degree in biomedical sciences. In 2015, after 12 years in the diagnostic industry, she joined AZ Maria Middelares as a staff member of the CEO, focussed on innovation and research.

  • Dr Els van der Wilden-van Lier, Belgium

    Dr Els van der Wilden-van Lier, Belgium
    Director Healthcare Providers; MD, MPH, GS1 Global Office

    Medical doctor specialised in public health, experienced in patient safety, change management and healthcare governance. Worked cross-cultural in Africa, in senior hospital management (Director academic hospital), Board member teaching hospital. Was Director for hospital related healthcare in the Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate and fulfilled positions as Trustee of healthcare organisations in the Netherlands. She joined GS1 Global in September 2017. Her present responsibilities include: worldwide supporting patient safety and cost-effectiveness through the implementation of the GS1 system in hospitals; facilitating the GS1 healthcare provider programme and monthly webinars. Maintains relationships with international hospital associations and organisations of clinicians and of nurses.