Confirmed keynote speakers at ICOHEMA 2021 are:

Shereen Nabhani-Gebara, PharmD, BCOP, SFHEA, Associate Professor of Oncology, Kingston University, London, United Kingdom

Title of Keynote Speech: Technology Enabled Care: Past, Present and Future

Shereen is an oncology pharmacist and an Associate Professor in Oncology at Kingston University London.  She has a doctorate in pharmacy with  post graduate qualifications in general and oncology pharmacy practice. Her research in technology enabled care has attracted over £1.3 million in research funding from national and international schemes such as the European H2020 and FP7 along with InnovateUK and the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners. She is an elected member of British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) executive committee and leads on its audit and research sub-committee.


Diogo Martins, MD, MScPH, International Projects Coordinator, Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, Lisbon, Portugal

Title of Keynote Speech: EU Digital Health

Diogo Martins, MD, Graduated in Health Equipment and Technology, academic background consists on Electronics, ICT & Medical Devices. Holds a MD in Healthcare Information Systems Management obtained in partnership between the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) and Faculty of Medicine of Oporto (FMUP) with thesis a in eHealth field: “Impact of using mobile handheld technology in health care delivery: a Systematic review”. He has worked as Medical devices consultant, key account manager and as ICT Project Manager in SPMS, working on Healthcare data sharing – Radiology and DICOM Imaging; Infrastructure for Healthcare data sharing – XDS, IHE and Telemedicine Platform. Most recently he coordinates (X-eHealth, eHAction and HEALTHeID) and actively participates in more than 10 EU projects in the Digital Health-related to Patient Empowerment, Innovative use of Health data, Interoperability and eHealth Sustainability. He has been able to make a “bridge” between ICT expertise and how important is to engage Healthcare professionals and citizens to ensure healthcare enhancements. Currently he works at SPMS and is responsible for the International Projects as well as and International Cooperation.


Panagiotis Mpogiatzidis, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of the 3rd Regional Healthcare Authority (Macedonia), Greece

Title of Keynote Speech: The Healthcare System addressing covid-19: Challenges and Perspectives

Dr. Panagiotis Mpogiatzidis is the Chief Executive Officer of the 3rd Regional Healthcare Authority (Macedonia). He holds a bachelor in Mathematics by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a master on Healthcare Organizations’ Management by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University. His doctoral thesis is entitled: “Internal Customer Satisfaction and Services’ Efficiency: An Empirical Study on the Field of Health”. From 1997 onwards he works for the National Healthcare System, as an administrative servant; he has also served as Manager of the Kozani General Hospital, as well as Deputy Officer of the 3rd Regional Healthcare Authority (Macedonia). His research interests focus on the Economics and Management of Healthcare Services, while his scientific activity cover a wide range of topics, presented in scientific conferences with special emphasis on Economics, Management, and the Efficiency of Healthcare Services. He also publishes articles in peer-reviewed international and Greek journals, where he has numerous citations. He is research associate at the University of Western Madeconia, the Hellenic Open University, the University of Macedonia, and the International Hellenic University.


Fay Makantasi, PhD, Senior Research Analyst at diaNEOsis, Greece

Title of Keynote Speech: The reform of Greek health system

Fay Makantasi is a Senior Research Analyst at diaNEOsis and an Adj. Assistant Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She completed her PhD thesis on a game theoretic approach of international trade at AUEB. As a Postdoctoral Fellow she focused on public sector reform in Greece, the country’s export performance and the measurement of its human capital. During her studies she awarded grants for excellence and research from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Bank of Cyprus, the Georgios and Victoria Karelia Foundation, the AUEB, the European Research Funding Program -“Heracleitus II” and the Hellenic Observatory at LSE. Her research has been published in international journals and she has presented her work in national and international conferences. She has also co-authored and edited socio-economic research about Greece’s exit from the crisis.


Susanne Hollmann, PhD, CEO at SB ScienceManagement (SBSM), and Scientific Manager at Molecular Biology Group, University of Potsdam, Germany

Title of Keynote Speech: Standards make the world go round:  The need for standardisation in life science research

Susanne Hollmann is biochemist and chemist by training. She did her PhD in biochemistry and worked as a researcher in several universities and companies. She has proven expertise in the transfer of knowledge into application and founded her own company in 2014 where she started to work as a consultant and coach in the context of third-party funding. She also does research in the context of Responsible Research and Innovation. Due to her involvement in several projects related to standardisation activities in the field of systems biology, she was appointed as a member of the DIN Biotechnology Working Committee and its international mirror committee ISO / TC 276 Biotechnology. In 2016, she was granted a COST Action (CA15110) to harmonise standardisation efforts across Europe. Due to her scientific background and expertise in the field of standardisation and innovation transfer, she is a regular reviewer for national and international funding organisations.


Aysegul Yildirim Kaptanoglu, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine (Family Medicine and Health Management and Health Economy), Beykent University, Turkey

Title of Keynote Speech: Hospital-specific management models by using machine learning

Aysegul Yildirim Kaptanoglu is Professor of Family Medicine and Health Economy at Beykent University. She obtained her Bachelor degree from Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics (2007) and her Master Degree – MSc (2002-2005) as well as her Doctoral degree -PhD (2006-2010) in Health Administration from Marmara University. From 1999 until 2007, she has worked as an Assistant Professor Dr. (Family Medicine) in Marmara University, Health Education Faculty and from 2007 until 2013 as an Associate Professor MD, PhD (Family Medicine & Health Management) in Marmara University, Faculty of Health Sciences. From 2013 until 2017 April has been working as a Professor in Trakya University, Health Management and from 2017 October until now works as a Professor at Beykent University.

Ayla Yavuz Karamanoğlu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pamukkale University Faculty of Health Sciences, Surgical Nursing Department. Denizli/Turkey

Title of Keynote Speech: Use of Technology in Surgery

Ayla Yavuz Karamanoğlu graduated from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in 1988.  She worked as a nurse at Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Hospital between the years 1988-1998. She completed her master’s and doctorate education at Ege University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Surgical Diseases Nursing. She works as an assistant professor at Pamukkale University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Surgical Nursing Department. She is the head of surgical diseases nursing department.

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Title of Keynote Speech: Digital Health in Gerontology: New Tools to Support Aging

George Demiris is a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania (in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine). He received his PhD in Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American College of Medical Informatics and the Gerontological Society of America. His research is exploring innovative ways to utilize technology and support patients and their families in various settings including home and hospice care. He is a Co-Founder of the Hospice Caregiving Research Network and has conducted clinical trials to examine supportive interventions for family caregivers of persons with serious illness. He also studies “smart home” solutions for aging, and digitally augmented residential settings to facilitate passive monitoring and support independence and quality of life for community dwelling older adults. 

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