November, 17th, Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
European Hospital ConventionCONVEHO

The European Hospital Convention CONVEHO is the first event that will bring together the managers, medical directors and head of clinical departments of the main European hospitals, from Belgium to Ukraine. An international professional and business event dedicated to best recent practices in health investment, management and high quality medical activities. The next editions will take place in Brussels – 2023 and Amsterdam – 2024, bringing together the EU healthcare leaders.


The main theme of 2023 edition, this November, in Brussels, is „Healthcare Together. Leave No One Behind”.


From the agenda: „Making sustainable health together”, „Open healthcare”, „How to manage a hospital in a wartime”, „Our hospital – the vital space of the community”, „Better EU health policies”, „Health financing”, „Preparing hospitals for the future”, „Sustainable hospital”, „Digital hospital”, „Hospital design”, „Better hospital” and „Hospitals dealing with massive data”, inspiring lectures and the latest innovation and technologies for future-ready hospitals.


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CONVEHO Speakers
CEO, UZ Brussels
He is the CEO of the UZ Brussels University Hospital, an institution with almost 4,000 employees. He has over 20 years of clinical and academic experience, with studies in Pharmacoeconomics (University of Antwerp) and Strategic Management and Governance (INSEAD). As the leader of an elite medical and university institution, he is primarily concerned with effective crisis management.
Acting Director, DG SANTE, Medical Products and Innovation, European Commission
Olga Solomon joined DG SANTE in 2000 and worked for 10 years in the field of Food Safety in particular dealing with legislation on Food Contact Materials, Food Additives and Enzymes. In 2010, she moved to the Directorate 'Health Systems and Products' where she worked in the field of substances of human origin before taking up a post in the pharmaceutical sector in 2011.
Director of Strategy, EIT Health
The Netherlands
He has been advising the Flemish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Economy and has been instrumental in setting up public-private institutions at a regional, national and international level, such as Leuven Health Technology Center and EIT Health. As a professor at Maastricht University, he is focused on valorisation of research. He obtained an MBA (Vlerick Business School) and joined EIT Health, as Director of Strategy and later as Director of Business Development (Belgium-Netherlands).
CEO, The Antwerp University Hospital
Dr. Peeters is a board member of the Flemish Society of Gastroenterology and a member of several medical societies, including: the Belgian Group of Digestive Oncology, the Belgian Society of Medical Oncology, the European Society of Medical Oncology, the American Society for Clinical Oncology and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer.
Ambassador, Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union
Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.
Executive Director, Lviv Territorial Medical Union
Mariana Svirchuk is the Executive Director of Lviv Territorial Medical Union, a health system that comprises three emergency hospitals, two for adults, St. Panteleimon's Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, and one for children St. Nicholas Hospital. Mrs. Svirchuk also has an important role as part of The National Rehabilitation Center "Unbroken", where adults and children affected by the war receive comprehensive qualified medical care: reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, robotic prosthetics and emergency care.
Deputy Director, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Deputy Director at Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) in the Center for Cancer and Organ Diseases, with a particular focus on patient processes and organizational development, including the hospitals' challenge with more patients and fewer staff.
Chief Executive, The European Hospital and Healthcare Federation HOPE
HOPE gathers 38 national organisations from 30 European countries, covering around 80% of the hospital sector but also other health and social services. Mr. Garel has been actively involved in mechanisms of decision in the hospital sector on various issues including research, hospital management, quality and patient safety development for more than twenty years, at hospital level, in national, European and international contexts. His main professional background is healthcare management and EU law.
President, The European Health Management Association (EHMA)
Professor and Head of the Department of Health Systems Management and Leadership (HSML), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta. She is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Head-Clinical Performance Unit, and Chair-Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Team, at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta. She is the outgoing Global-Representative-at-large of the American Academy of Management-HCM Division. She is member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of EHMA. She lectures in HSM, Public Health, Family Medicine, Research Methodology and Evidence-based Health Research (EVBRES).
Vice CEO, Oslo University Hospital
President of Norwegian Hospital & Health Service Association (NSH)
Oslo University Hospital in Norway is one of Europe`s biggest emergency hospital with local, regional and national functions. It has over 20 000 employees. Oslo University Hospital is the result of merging three of the hospitals in Oslo in 2009, with activity at more than 40 locations in Oslo and surrounding areas. At the moment they are planning and building several new hospitals and buildings to bring the activities together in joint premises with new and modern facilities.
Councilor, The Region Västra Götaland
Responsible for providing healthcare to just short of 2 mn inhabitants. Gustaf has previously been chairman of the board at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, one of Sweden's and Europe's largest hospitals. He comes from a background as a senior management consultant focusing on public organizations and performance augmentation.
Manager, Emergency County Clinical Hospital "Pius Brînzeu" in Timișoara
Manager of the "Pius Brînzeu" County Emergency Clinical Hospital in Timișoara, designated "Doctor of the Year" in the Romanian Healthcare Awards 2022 competition, Professor and Head of the Discipline of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the "Victor Babeș" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, the President "Aurel Mogoşeanu" Association for Anesthesia and Intensive Care Timișoara.
Professor of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam
The Netherlands
His major scientific contributions are in the areas of (1) designing, running and evaluating (often large-scale) multidisciplinary population-based randomized controlled screening trials to establish the efficacy of screening, (2) evaluating active (inter-)national screening programs and clinical tests to establish effectiveness and (3) guiding public health policies on screening and primary prevention using predictions of favourable and unfavourable effects and the cost of interventions, based on micro-simulation modelling of the natural history of disease, risk-prediction modelling and cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses.
President, The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM)
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at Université catholique de Louvain, de Duve Institute and Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brussels, Belgium. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium, of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Romanian Academy. He is an MD and PhD that has received postdoctoral training in molecular cell biology with Prof. Harvey F. Lodish at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA as a fellow of the Medical Foundation Boston and of the Anna Fuller Fund (1995-2000).
President, Polish Hospital Federation
Dr. Fedorowski is a medical doctor, university professor and healthcare executive. He holds MD and PhD degrees, as well as an MBA in healthcare administration from academic institutions in Poland and the USA. His medical specializations are internal medicine, cardiology and managed care medicine. He was Chief of Medicine and medical executive board member at the University of Vermont Health Network hospital, Medical Director of Enel-Med. – a managed care company in Warsaw, President and CEO of Hospitals of Poland Inc. – a hospital management corporation, and Executive Board Member of a Polish subsidiary company of Hospitals Projectenwicklungsgenges Ltd. of Graz (Austria).
Vice Executive Director, The International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH)
Frederic was active in several other national and international projects and initiatives dealing with technological innovation in the healthcare sector. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of CRETECS, an interdisciplinary Center of Expertise for Care Technology at VIVES University College, Bruges, Belgium and part of the Steering Committee that developed and started up a Professional Bachelor for Care Technology at VIVES, and currently still a member of the Permanent Education Committee for this BSc curriculum.
Secretary-general, European University Hospital Alliance - EUHA
Johan Van Eldere is emeritus professor of microbiology at the Catholic University of Leuven and the University of Hasselt. He is currently acting secretary-general of EUHA - European University Hospital Alliance.
Secretary General, European Union of Private Hospitals – UEHP
Ms Giannico joined UEHP in July 2016. She is experienced in EU Affairs and EU funding programmes. Her professional background includes the collaboration with the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the activity at Confindustria Delegation to the EU, working in close relationship with the EU institutions.
Market Leader Europe, Philips
The Netherlands
Peter is Market Leader Europe for Philips, which is comprised of all countries within Benelux, Central Eastern Europe, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), France, Iberia, Italy, Israel, Greece, Nordics, and the UK & Ireland.​ ​Philips Europe Region brings together the diverse strengths of a multi-country network to execute on a shared commercial vision, whilst creating outstanding value to meet the unique local needs and circumstances of customers.
Executive Director, Global Biomarker and Diagnostic Lead, Novartis
Pedro has gained extensive expertise in oncology translational research, becoming deeply passionate about precision and personalized medicine. This led him to join the Novartis Precision Medicine team in 2016, where he currently serves as Executive Director, Global Biomarker and Diagnostic Lead, leading Biomarker and diagnostic strategies for late-stage programs in Hematology and Oncology. Pedro has great expertise on diagnostic guidelines, patient selection and IVD development, and has witnessed first-hand the value that Precision medicine brings for the development of innovative solutions for patients.
Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs Senior Manager, COCIR
At COCIR, the European association of manufacturers of radiological, radiotherapy and healthcare IT industry, Riccardo’s main focus is to help companies to navigate the complex EU legislation on chemicals and to work with EU institutions and national regulators to ensure that new legislative initiatives are proportionate and fit for the specific needs of the sector, supporting investment in R&D of new medical technologies and ensuring the availability of critical devices for patients.
CEO, Njord International AB
Jacob is the CEO and co-founder of Njord Medtech. A medtech scale-up set on a mission to solve unmet needs in radiology and patient handling for sustainable healthcare. The company has been incubated in Sweden within the Sahlgrenska University Hospital since 2017 and incorporated in 2019. His earlier endeavours involve business development at Ericsson, Accenture, Luxbright, and The Techno Creatives.
Her Excellence the Ambassador of Romania in the Kingdom of Belgium
She was Ambassador of Romania to Republic of Cyprus between 2006 and 2011 and to Israel, between 2013 and 2016. Previously, she held several positions in the Romanian Ministry for Foreign Affais. Thus, between 2001 and 2004, Mrs Păstîrnac was responsible for preparing the application and taking part in the negotiations for accepting Romania as a member in Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, and starting with 2002, until 2005, was responsible for preparing the participation of Romania in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
Scientist, Sciensano
Scientific coordinator of H2020 PCP project “NGS diagnostic in 21st century oncology: the best, for all, at all times”, involving 14 public and private partners from five European countries.
Architect & CEO, PATRIA Group
PATRIA group ranks among the foremost design-build organizations in the Country, and is continuing its expansion in the Region. Currently, he is leading multiple design projects in Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Kosovo, with the largest being the KBC Osijek (Clinical Hospital Center with an area of 255000 m2; investment 750 million euros) and Medikol Zagreb – Oncology Hospital marked as a strategic project by Republic of Croatia with an area of 70000 m2; investment 300 million euros
CONVEHO 2023 Preliminary Agenda
  • November 17, 2023 08:00 - 09:00
    Coffee & Business Networking

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  • November 17, 2023 11.00 - 11.30
    Coffee-Break & Business Networking

    Galaxy Foyer

  • November 17, 2023 13.30 - 14.30
    Lunch & Business Networking

    Galaxy Foyer

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