UK leading hospitals and key Bulgarian healthcare institutions will share experience and best practice and discuss challenges and opportunities in the area of children’s hospital care in Bulgaria.

When: 22.10.2020 (Thursday)

What time: 11:00-13:10 p.m. EEST (9:00 a.m. UK)

Where: Online, using the Zoom platform (We advise you to download Zoom on your device)


11:00-11:10 - Opening Speech
HMA Dr Rob Dixon, British Embassy Sofia

11:10-11:20 - Ms. Jeny Nacheva, Ph.D., Deputy Health Minister, Bulgarian Ministry of Health

11:20-11:40 - Mr Crispin Walkling-Lea, Head of Healthcare Planning, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

- Ms Angie May, International Partnerships Lead, Dept. of International Child Health, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

12:00-12:15 - Mr Doncho Barbalov, Deputy Mayor for Finance and Healthcare, Sofia Municipality

12:15-13:10 - Q&A session and discussion

Topics of Discussion:

  • Presentation – UK Hospitals (structure, strategy, activities, etc)
  • Short overview – the UK children hospital system (policies)
  • Short introduction – Bulgarian situation, challenges, policies
  • Opportunities for UK-Bulgaria partnerships
  • Opportunities for UK-Bulgaria exchange programs for professionals

The panel participants:

Prof. Ivan Ivanov – Head of Clinic, Medical University of Plovdiv and St. George University Hospital

Ms. Assya Pascalev, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Bulgarian Center for Bioethics

Dr. Dimitar Georgiev, MD – Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine

Dr. Plamen Mitev, MD – Pediatric Surgeon, Manager of Health Hospital and Children's Health Medical Center, Sofia

Prof. Dr. Violeta Iotova, PhD – Dept.of Paediatrics, MUV - Head, First Pediatric Endocrinology with ICU - Head, UMHAT "St. Marina"

Mr. Martin Shiderov – Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Investment Services Team at EY, London, UK

Dr. Armine Grigoryan – Medical University Pleven

Dr. Emil Slavov – Trakia University

Prof. Vladimir Pilossof – Chairman of Board, Bulgarian Pediatric Association

Moderators in studio: Deyan Blagoev & Kristina Eskenazi

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