Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rifat Atun
United States of America

Dr. Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems, and the Director of Health Systems Innovation Lab at Harvard University. In 2016-2022 he served as the Faculty Chair of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. In 2008-12 he was a member of the Executive Management at the Global Fund as Director of Strategy, Performance and Evaluation. His research extends globally and focuses on health system performance, health system transformation and innovation. He has published more than 450 papers in leading journals, including NEJM, Nature Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Oncology, JAMA, and Academy of Management Journal, and in 2020, 2021 and 2022 was recognized as one of the World's Most Highly Cited Researchers.

Dr. Atun has advised many governments around the world on health system reforms and acts as a consultant/advisor to the World Bank WHO, and leading health and technology companies. In 2019-20, Professor Atun was a senior advisor to the G20 Presidency and in 2021-22 was the co-chair of the G20 T20 Task Force on Global Health Security and COVID-19 for the G20 Indonesian Presidency. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine Committee on Health Systems, and the Advisory Boards of WHO Research Centre for Health Development in Japan the Norwegian Research Council’s Programme for Global Health Research and the UK Medical Research Council’s Global Health Group.

He is a member of the Longitude Prize Committee, and a founder and board chair of Movement Health 2030, a Swiss Foundation that supports innovations aimed at solving major global health challenges. He is the Founding President of the Global Surgery Foundation based in Geneva.

Dr. Sandra García-Armesto

Director | Health Quality and Assessment Agency of Catalonia 


Dr. Carole Longson 

Senior Advisor and Consultant | Life Science Policy, HTA and Market Access

United Kingdom

Chris Munoz 

Vice President | Philippine Alliance of Patient Organization


Dr. Andrea Rappagliosi

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs EMEA, Canada, and LATAM | Edward Lifesciences


Adriana Velazquez Berumen 

Team Lead, Medical Devices and in-vitro Diagnostics | World Health Organization (WHO)  



Dr. Roisin Adams

Head of HTA Strategy | National Centre for Pharmaeconomics 


Julián Illana Rodríguez  

Head of Knowledge Transfer Area | Aragonese Institute of Health Sciences (IACS)


Dr. Mouna Jameleddine 

Head of Health Technology Assessment Department | National Authority for Assessment and Accreditation in Healthcare (INEAS)


Prof. John Lavis

Director | WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Informed Policy


Prof. Joseph Mathew 

Head of Pediatric Pulmonology | Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research


Dr. Alric Rüther 

Head of International Affairs | Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) 


Prof. Annette Braunack-Mayer

Head, School of Health and Society | University of Wollongong 


Diego Fernando Gil Cardozo

Executive Director | Federación Colombiana de Enfermedades Raras 


Anaïs Gonzáles

EMEA Genomic BD, Public Sector AWS Health | Amazon Web Services


Dr. Miguel Hernan

Director, Harvard CAUSALab; Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology | Harvard University

United States of America

Dr. Quentin Pankhurst

Director | University London College 

United Kingdom


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