Please note that Dimitrios Florinis, Policy Officer DG SANTE-B1, will also be joining the session.
At this lunch briefing Professor Pedro Pita Barros will lead us through the forthcoming opinions on: payment models for high cost medicines, access to healthcare and the performance of primary care, as a member of the expert panel on effective ways of investing in health.
Expert | European Commission
Pedro Pita Barros is Professor of Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He currently holds other positions: member of the EC Expert Panel on Effective ways of Investing in Health (by appointment of the European Commission), member of the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences (by Government appointment), member of Conselho Nacional de Saúde (by appointment of the Portuguese Council of University Rectors), research fellow of CEPR (London), and member of the board of Instituto de Políticas Públicas – Thomas Jefferson – Correia da Serra. He served as Vice-rector of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2013-2017), member of the Board of the Portuguese Energy Regulator (2005-2006), and member of Conselho Superior de Estatistica – Statistics Portugal (2013-2016). He has been awarded with the honorary decorations - Grande-Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique and Gold Medal for Distinctive Services by the Health Ministry.
Policy Officer, DG SANTE-B1 | European Commission
Currently working as policy officer (SNE) in European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety, Unit B1: Performance of national health systems. Previous experience: Health Counsellor in the Greek Permanent Representation from 2009 to 2014. Chair of the Council Working Party on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (first half 2014). Research and Development unit 4th DYPE Macedonia and Thrace (2004-2009). Hellenic Parliament (2000- 2003). Studies: MSc in Health, Population & Society (London School of Economics), PhD on Inequalities & Avoidable mortality in South Eastern Europe (University of Macedonia).