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On June 21, 2013, Business Breakfast dedicated to the discussion of health care issues, to take place within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

During the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Business Breakfast will take place. It is organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the Business Administration of the President of the Russian Federation with the support of the AIPM Association, Ernst & Young, Johnson and Johnson and Novartis Group of Companies

The meeting participants will examine a number of key issues of the branch; discuss factors of investment attractiveness of Public-Private Partnership projects in health care and necessity of their development necessity; solutions for overcoming barriers on the way to the nation’s health, mechanisms for building dialogue between end consumer and producers of medical services.

Panos Kanavos, Reader in International Health Policy of the Department of Social Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE) and Programme Director of the Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) of the LSE Health will act as a moderator of the Business Breakfast.

The discussion participants include representatives of state organizations, ministries, medical institutions, major field-specific foreign companies and the leading experts of health care industry. The reports will be delivered by Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, David Epstein, Member of the Novartis Executive Committee, Vladimir Shipkov, AIPM Executive Director, Michael Warmuth, Executive Vice President of the Established Pharmaceuticals Division of Abbott Laboratories, Ray Yip, Director of the China Program of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mark Kurtser, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group of Companies Mother and Child, Paul Stoffels, Worldwide Chairman of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies and Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development of Johnson & Johnson, Patrick Flochel, Global Pharmaceutical Leader of Ernst & Young, Vladimir Nazarov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

The Business Breakfast continues a series of events held on the basis of the interactive discussion forum "Efficient Health Care", where the leading experts of public and private institutions on the medical sphere look for the optimal solutions for the domestic health care problems taking into account international experience. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration is organizer of the interactive discussion forum. Permanent partners of the forum are the Business Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, Ernst & Young, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis Group of Companies. ACIG Group of Companies is the event operator.

As always, the discussion results will be summarized and submitted as proposals for consideration to the field-specific federal executive and legislative bodies.

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is a unique platform enabling the world leaders to discuss the most important problems of modern age, such as political challenges, economic and social consequences of the global crisis, unstable character of world economy recovery, changes in the balance of forces on the world stage and new technological opportunities.

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