Danish State Visit to Croatia

Zagreb, 21 - 24 October 2014

Diabetes Forum

With Croatia as initiator in raising awareness and perceptiveness of the diabetes problem in the Western Balkan region and with Denmark as a partner country - together in the fight against diabetes from a financially sustainable viewpoint - the Forum will gather policy-makers, government officials, international organizations, patient organizations, healthcare professionals, people with diabetes and media from the Western Balkan region. This concept is similar to the European Diabetes Leadership Forum 2014 (at the EDLF 2014 only the EU member countries participated).

The Forum grows out of a three-year cooperation between the Danish Embassy and Croatian health authorities and associations, sponsored by Novo Nordisk, consisting of conferences throughout Croatia to strengthen the prevention and treatment of diabetes, as an example of raising awareness on fight against chronic diseases.

Program

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


9:30-10:30

Registration and Coffee


11:05-11:15

Welcome note

Tamara Poljičanin, Director of Croatian Institute of Public Health
Poul Erik Dam Kristensen, H.E. Ambassador of Denmark
Per Okkels, Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Health
Siniša Varga, Minister of Health of the Republic of Croatia


11:15-11:35

Opening lectures

Per Okkels, Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Health
Siniša Varga, Minister of Health of the Republic of Croatia


11:35-11:45

Opening adresses

Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia  
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II 


11:45-12:00

Coffee break


12:00-13:30

Session 1: Cost of treating diabetes

12:00 - 12:50 Lectures

Gojka Roglić, MD, Specialist in clinical diabetology and epidemiology, WHO (Diabetes unit) Public Health and Epidemiological Aspects of Diabetes
Ian Ford, OECD, Health Division, Health Policy Analyst
Economic Aspects of Diabetes
Prof. Ewa Orlewska, MD, PhD
Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, Warsaw, Poland
Challenges in Diabetes Care: a Health Economic Perspective
David McDaid, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics
LSE Health and Social Care and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
London School of Economics and Political Science
Tackling Diabetes: the Economic Case for Early Intervention
Prof. Ivan Eržen, MD, PhD
Director of National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
The Assesment of Economic Burden of Diabetes in Slovenia
Mr Zlatibor Lončar
Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia

12:50 - 13.30 Panel discussion

Mr Dragan Bogdanić, Minister of Health and Social Welfare of the Republica of Srpska
Ms Milojka Kolar Celarc, Minister of Health of the Republic of Slovenia
Mr Rusmir Mesihović, Minister of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr 
Siniša Varga, Minister of Health of the Republic of Croatia 
Mr Sredoje Nović, Minister of  Civil Affairs of Bosna and Herzegovina
Mr Boban Mugoša, Institute of Public Health of Montenegro
Mr Dragan Ilić, Institute of Public Health of Serbia
Mr Shaban Mehmeti, Institute for Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia
Mr Slobodan Stanić, Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska
Ms Tamara Poljićanin, Director of the Croatian Institute of the Republic of Croatia
Mr Željko Ler, Institute for Public Health FB&H
Mr Astrit Beci, Director of the National Health Insurance Fund of the Republic of Albania
Ms Tatjana Prenđa Trupec, Director of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund
Mr Samo Fakin, Director of the Health Insurance Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Mr 
João Manuel Valente Nabais, President of IDF Europe
 


13:30-14:30

Lunch break


14:30-16:30

Session 2: Danish and Croatian experience

14:30 - 15:40 Lectures

Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Associate Professor and Consultant in Clinical Epidemiology Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital
The Danish Centre for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes:
Data-driven Quality Improvement of Diabetes Care
Tatjana Prenđa Trupec, M.Sc.Eng., MBA
Director of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund
Primary Health Care and Financial Aspects
Prof. John Nolan
CEO, Steno Diabetes Center, Denmark
Outcomes that Matter to People with Diabetes

Tereza Šarić
CEO of Promeritus Consulting

Cost of Analysis of Diabetes Treatment in Croatia
Prof. Henning Beck-Nielsen, MD, DMSc
Head of the Endocrine Research Unit
Odense University Hospital/University of Southern Denmark
Vice Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Individualizied Treatment in T2D is Cost Effective

Tamara Poljičanin, MD, PhD
Director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health
Economic Aspects of CroDiab - National Diabetes Registry

Henrik Nedergaard
CEO Danish Diabetes Association
Patient view (TBC)

15:40 - 16:25 Panel discussion 

Mr Agron Ylli, Albanian Association of Endocrinologists
Mr 
Bećir Heljić, Association of Endrocrinologists and Diabetologists FB&H
Mr Dario Rahelić, Croatian Diabetes Society - Croatian Medical Association
Mr Davor Bu
čević, Croatian Diabetes Association 
Ms Jelka Zaletel, Diabetology Association of Slovenia
Ms Lea Smirčić Duvnjak, Croatian Diabetes Reference Center
Mr Neboj
ša Lalić, National Expert Committee for Diabetes, Republic of Serbia
Mr Per Okkels, Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Health
Ms Sandra Bršec Rolih, IDF Europe
Ms Snježana Pejičić, Diabetes Association of the Republic of Srpska
Ms Tatjana Milenković, Macedonian Diabetes Association
Mr Željko Krznarić, Croatian Medical Association
and speakers from Session 2

16:25 - 16:30 Closing remarks

Tamara Poljičanin, MD, PhD
Director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health