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21 Apr 2023 09.00 CEST - 21 Apr 2023 14.00 CEST




At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe


On Friday, 21 April at 9.00 AmCham EU will host a discussion on health systems in Central and Eastern Europe as assessed in the latest Economist Impact study. Hear from a diverse range of stakeholders including Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission on major trends in healthcare services throughout the region. Join us as we aim to prioritise investments in healthcare and commitment to long-term planning to strengthen resilience and improve outcomes for patients in the region.



Friday, 21 April 2023

9.00 - 12.00 CEST


Followed by a networking lunch




In person

AmCham EU offices 

Avenue des Arts 53, 1000 Brussels


The link will be sent before the event





9.00 - 9.10



Zeger Vercouteren (J&J), Chair, AmCham EU


9.10 - 9.50

Presentation by Economist Impact


Michael Guterbock, Senior Consultant Health Policy Team Europe, Economist Impact


Followed by a Q&A to discuss the study's findings


9.50 - 10.50

Panel: ‘Access and affordability of healthcare in CEE countries and what it means for the EU agenda’


Kostas Deligiannis, CEO for Eastern Europe, GE Healthcare 

Cyril Schiever, Senior Vice President and President, Mid-Europe Region, MSD

Arjon van Hengel, Deputy Head of Unit, Health Innovations and Ecosystems, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission 

Anca Toma, Executive Director, European Patients’ Forum


Moderated by Sue Saville, Journalist



11.00 - 11.45

Keynote speech


Stella Kyriakides

Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

European Commission


11.45 - 13.00

Networking lunch 



At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe is a report commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU) with the support of Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly and MSD.


Thanks to our sponsor



Questions? Contact Norbert Rebow • 32 (0) 2 895 45 88