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GW to Host Discussion on the State of Health Care Systems in the European Union

The health care systems of developed economies are facing similar pressures from the combined impact of technology, demographic change and globalization.

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) at the European Commission, on the state of the EU healthcare systems and how EU-US cooperation could help address their common challenges and overcome global threats such as infectious diseases or antimicrobial resistance.

He will be joined by Dr. Lynn Goldman, the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at George Washington University and Milken Institute SPH faculty member Dr. Lance Price, director, Antibiotic Resistance Action Center and Maureen Byrnes, lead research scientist, Health Policy and Management at GWSPH.

Vikki Wachino, former Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also will join the discussion and will offer her perspective on lessons that can be learned in the US from EU healthcare systems.

Thursday, March 8, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Theater A, Level B1
Washington, DC  20052

Since 2015, Xavier Prats Monnéhas been responsible for EU policies and programmes in health and food safety, including the promotion of public health, the assessment of national healthcare systems’ performance, pharmaceutical legislation, animal health and welfare, as well as the strengthening of Europe’s capacity to deal with crisis situations in human health and the food sector. Prior to this position, he was the Director-General for Education and Culture at the European Commission.