10 - 12 December
Divani Caravel

The premium congress in the fields of health policy & services, with an important impact to health policy in Greece will be held in Athens, Greece on December 10-12, 2019.

Download the Final Programme-at-a-Glance here:


The Panhellenic Congress on Economics and Health Policy 2019 focusing on “Priority Setting in Health and Healthcare” is organised by the Hellenic Society of Health Economics and Policy (EEEOPY) and the Institute for Health Economics (i-hecon), in collaboration with the Hellenic Society for Healthcare Services Management, the Hellenic Society for Pharmacoeconomics, the Greek Association of General Practice, and Health Policy Institute. Therefore, we should like to invite all of you, healthcare sector agencies, health professionals, economics and social sciences specialists, public sector officials, scientific associations, and academia members, to participate in the Congress and contribute to the introduction, the discussion and formulation of views on healthcare reform.

Congress Themes & Topics

Demography, development and health: national strategy and implementation policies
Efficient allocation of resources as a response to austerity within the healthcare system
Transformation of the public health services in the regional and local level
Public health policy and economics: towards a new equilibrium in healthcare
Priority setting in Primary Healthcare
Networks for integrated Primary Healthcare
Freedom of choice for Primary Healthcare users: the gateway to controlled competition
Primary Healthcare and healthy ageing
Auditing in healthcare services: a tool for the efficiency in resource allocation and upgrading healthcare services
Pharmaceutical Innovation: the contribution of Biosimilars
Managing biomedical and pharmaceutical technology: innovation and efficient use of resources
Are rebates and clawbacks an adequate intervention for the regulation of the pharmaceuticals market?
Prioritizing choices in cancer management
Strategies for the control and management of rare diseases
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Health startup entrepreneurship
Big Data: growth potential and contribution to health policy
Artificial Intelligence in health: concerns and expectations
Telematics and e-health: support to remote locations
Personal electronic health record: the digital era for the healthcare sector
Control and management of major risk factors for health
Smoking: harm reduction and management in a new setting
Behavioral and societal risk factors for health
Clinical trials: contributing to research, patient access and economic growth
Alternative models of prepaid healthcare
Strategies for growth and investment priorities in the healthcare sector
Insurance and tax incentives for the user of healthcare services
The role of EOPYY as single unique payer and controlled competition in healthcare
Public and private insurance complementarity
Sin taxes - “virtue” taxes: an additional fund-pooling mechanism and a tool to streamline health and healthcare choices
Vaccination policy and vaccination programmes for adults and children
Health technology assessment on the basis of outcomes and added value for health
Screening: an investment in health capital
Pricing and reimbursement methods and techniques in medical, pharmaceutical, and hospital care
Long-term care: problems and priorities

Official Language

The official language of the Congress will be Greek. There will be English to Greek interpretation & vice-versa for the sessions with foreign guest speakers.


There will be an on-site trade exhibition where healthcare organisations and companies from the fields of health, insurance and publishing will be represented.


Participants of the 2019 Congress are informed that, for promotional purposes, throughout the Congress:
- Photographs will be taken in the conference rooms and common areas of the conference venue (coffee and lunch breaks areas, exhibition area, secretariat, etc.).

- All sessions will be recorded on video.
- Select session may be broadcast through live streaming.
- After the conclusion of the Congress presentations videos (webcasting) will be posted on the congress website: www.healthpolicycongress.gr