European Healthcare

The challenge of modern healthcare – A European evidence-based approach


Topic Manager

Joost Verbeek



Rok Hržič

Medical Doctor (MD)

MA Epidemiology, MA Governance and Leadership in European Public Health

Maastricht University


Commission Representative

Mr. Jorge Pinto Antunes

Deputy Head of Unit Innovation for Health
European Commission, DG Health and Consumers

Jorge Pinto Antunes is a Deputy Head of Unit in the European Commission. He began his career in the Directorate-General Environment moving on to the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, where he has worked in the implementation of the EU Health Strategy, in particular issues related to health and competitiveness and healthy ageing. Recently he has been leading the team involved in the development of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. His interests include: risk detection, screening and complex interventions for prevention of frailty in old people; innovation in delivery of care (with focus on care integration) and poly-pharmacy and adherence. (SOURCE)


Visiting Experts

Kai Michelsen (K.H.A.J.)

Assistant Professor
International Health, School for Public Health and Prim Care, Fac. Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Department of International Health, Maastricht University



Anne Willemsen

Assistant Project Manager EUnetHTA JA3 bij Zorginstituut Nederland

After studying Health sciences at the University of Twente, Anne Willemsen did a  her Masters degree in Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences in Amsterdam. In addition, she completed a Master in Health Technology Assessment in Twente. After doing a Research Internship, she now works as an Assistant Project Manager at EUnetHTA JA3 bij Zorginstituut Nederland. (SOURCE)