Speakers NRI-Conference 2015


Bent Høie

The Norwegian Minister of Health and Care

Norway

Bent Høie represents the Conservative Party and has been part of the Ministry since 2013. The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care is responsible for policy related to hospitals, health care in municipalities, prevention, mental health and substance abuse.

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Stener Kvinnsland

CEO
NRI-Networks

Norway

Stener Kvinnsland is a chairman of the board of NRI-Networks. He has served at this position the last ten years. Under his guidance the organization has grown from a small local initiative to a central arena for professionals working with research and innovation in the Nordic region.

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Ole Fridtjof Nordheim

Professor
Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
University of Bergen

Norway

Ole Frithjof Norheim is a physician specializing in internal medicine and a professor in medical ethics at the Department of Global and Public Health, University of Bergen. His presentation during the NRI-Conference will aim to answer how relevant the global disease burden is for the Nordic region. 

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Jörgen Larsson

Director International Affairs
Karolinska University Hospital

Sweden

Jörgen Larsson is Director International Affairs in Karolinska University Hospital. Dr Jörgen Larsson is Professor of Surgery at Karolinska Institutet and Director of International Care at Karolinska University Hospital. The title of his presentation during the NRI-Conference is Value of Health Care in Society - impact of technological solutions in the future.

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Mats Ulfendahl

Secretary General
The Scientific Council for Medicine and Health Research Council

Sweden

Mats Ulfendahl is a Professor of Experimental Audiology and Otology at the Karolinska Institute. He is the Secretary General of the Medical and Health Sciences at the Swedish Research Council. During the NRI-Conference he is going to hold two presentations on the topics of antibiotic resistance and "Starka tillsammans" - a Report of Inquiry into National Coordination of Clinical Studies in Sweden.

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Maiken Engelstad

Assistant Director General
Department of Research and Development
Ministry of Health and Care Services

Norway

Maiken Engelstad is Deputy Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services where she has been working since 1997. During the NRI-Conference in May, 2015 she is going to present the main objectives of the Norwegian government's innovation strategy: Health&Care21.

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Alexander von Gabain

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Innovation and Corporate Alliances at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Sweden

Alexander von Gabain holds a PhD degree and has performed an extensive work in the field of Molecular microbiology and vaccine development. He is an entrepreneur in the biotech industry. The title of his presenatation during the NRI-Conference is How to Foster Innovation in Health Care Sector by Integrating the Knowledge Triangle.

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Gerry O'Dwyer

President
The European Association of Hospital Managers

Ireland

Gerry O’Dwyer is the President of the European Association of Hospital Managers since September, 2014. He was the the first Irish person to be elected to the position of Vice-President in the same association. The focus of his presentation is enhancement of the capacity for clinical research - collaboration between hospitals in the Nordic area with hospitals in the rest of Europe.

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Siri Kolle

Vice President Clinical
Invent2

Norway

Siri Kolle is Vice President Clinical at Inven2 AS. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from University of California, Berkeley. During the 10th NRI-Conference in 2015 she is going to discuss in depth why Norway is a good option for clinical research in order to strengthen the Nordic position.

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Erik Elgaard Sørensen

Head of Research and Professor
Aalborg University Hospital and Aalborg University

Denmark

Dr Erik Elgaard Sørensen is Head of Clinical Nursing Research Unit and professor at Aalborg University Hospital. He has specialist training in ethnographic studies where he has been working with the interaction between nursing and leadership and nursing and technology. 

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Åsa Muntlin Athlin

Head of Research
Department of Emergency Care and Internal Medicine
Uppsala University Hospital

Sweden

Dr Åsa Muntlin Athlin is currently the Head of Research at the Department of Emergency Care and Internal Medicine at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. She has specialist training in emergency care and has long and ongoing clinical experience in ED nursing. 

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Elisabeth Severinsson

Director of Research
Centre for Women's, Family & Child Health
Buskerud & Vestfold University College, Campus Vestfold

Norway

Elisabeth Severinsson is Professor of Caring Science and Director of Research at the Centre for Women’s, Family and Child Health at Buskerud & Vestfold University College, Campus Vestfold. Her presentation is going to cover the topic on Implementation Research Focusing on Patient Outcome .

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Pål Rasmus Njølstad

Head of KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Bergen

Norway

Pål Rasmus Njølstad, MD, PhD, is professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at University of Bergen. He is also a consultant physician at the Department of Pediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital. Njølstad is the leader of the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research.  The topic of his presentation during the conference is Genomics and the Role of Bioinformatics in Medical Research.

 

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Jason Flannick

Postdoctoral Researcher
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The United States of America

Jason Flannick is a postdoctoral researcher at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. During the tenth NRI-Conference Jason is going to hold a talk in the field of Bioinformatics under the title Instruments for Using and Interpreting Genomic Data.

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Leif Groop

Head of Department
Clinical Sciences
Lund University

Sweden

Leif Groop, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor in Endocrinology at Lund University since 1993. He is Director of Lund University Diabetes Centre as well as a Finnish Academy Distinguished Professor at Finnish Institute of Molecular Medicine (FIMM) in Helsinki. His presentation during the NRI-Conference will focus on the translation of genetics of diabetes into the clinic. 

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Sakari Aropuu

Country Head, Site Management
Bayer Oy

Finland

Sakari Aropuu is the Country Head of Site Management for Bayer Oy in Finland. He holds education from University of Helsinki. Sakari will present the needs from the perspective of pharma industry in the discussion for the importance of cooperation between hospitals and pharma.

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Aki Lindén

Chief Executive Officer
Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District

Finland

Aki Linden has been a president and CEO of Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District since May, 2010. He is going to take part in the discussion why the cooperation between hospital and pharma is important going in depth in the needs from the hospital perspective.

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Anders Geertsen

Head of Department
Secretariat for the Council of Ministers for Health and Social Affairs

Denmark

Anders Geertsen worked as the deputy director at The Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education. During the 10th NRI-Conference he is going to focus his presentation on The Könberg rapport.

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Mia Englund

Operations Manager
Leader Nordic Study Site Network
Karolinska Trial Alliance (KTA), Stockholm

Sweden

Mia Englund was appointed a director of Karolinska Trial Alliance in Stockholm, Sweden at 2013. KTA is a center for clinical trials in Stockholm that opened doors in 2010. During the 10th NRI-Conference Englund is going to lead the debate on how to create and sustain a successful network/ synergy and learning effects.

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