Program Prague International Health Summit 2024

Continuity of care


The conference is held in English and Czech with simultaneous interpreting


Thursday April 25 2024

Conference opening

9:00 – 9:30

  • Consequences of today's fragmented healthcare delivery and the need for change

    Pavel Hroboň – Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute | Czech Republic

    Michal Štofko – State Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic | Slovakia

Block 1 – Disease management

9:30 – 13:00

  • How successful disease management programmes work

    Henrieta Tulejová – Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute | Slovak Republic

  • Integrated care for patients with chronic heart failure

    Gerhard Poelzl – Medical Director, Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Center Tirol | Austria

  • Applying disease management in Czech polyclinics – what have we achieved so far and what is next?

    Michal Bednář – CEO, EUC| Czech Republic

  • How to redefine cardiometabolic disease prevention in primary care?

    Tomáš Doležal – CEO, Institute of Health Economics and Technology Assessment | Czech Republic

  • Panel discussion including questions from the audience


Block 2 – Pre-hospital care and targeted prevention

14:00 – 18:00

  • Delivering digital triage in the NHS and what impact it has on hospitals

    Murray Ellender – CEO and Co-Founder, eConsult Health| United Kingdom

  • Health Emergency and Advisory Call Centers - Experience from Austria

    Armin Fidler – Profesor, Management center Innsbruck | Austria

  • Palliative care in medical rescue service

    Zdeněk Křivánek – Deputy Director of the Non-Healthcare Medical Workers Section, Prague Medical Rescue Service|Czech Republic

  • Comprehensive online solution in dermatovenerology in Slovakia. Results and lessons learned

    Martin Kultan – CEO, DÔVERA zdravotná poisťovňa | Slovak Republic

  • Preparation of patients for a planned hospital admission

    Daniel Hodyc – Partner, Advance Institute| Czech Republic

  • Panel discussion including questions from the audience

  • Evening gathering in the centre of Prague

MAPY.CZ – Rezidence of Mayor of Prague - GPS: 50.0873947N, 14.4173933E

Friday April 26 2024

Opening of Day 2 

  • Wrap-up of the first day and starting the second day of the conference

    James Rice – Chairman, The Akadimi Foundation & Co-Founder, Health Governance International |USA

Block 3 – Post-acute care and its impact on hospitals

9:00 – 13:30

  • Discharge planning - reducing length of stay and ensuring continuity of care

    Sara A. Spilseth – System Medical Director, HealthPartners Access Center| USA

  • Mapping the need for follow-up and palliative care in a university hospital and the role of the bed manager

    Martin Havrda – Head of the Internal Medicine Clinic, University Hospital Královské Vinohrady and the Third Faculty of Medicine at the Charles University| Czech Republic

  • Integrated care: From acute treatment to long-term support

    Barbora Vaculíková – CEO, Penta Hospitals CZ|Czech Republic

  • The journey of a patient with an oncological disease

    Aleš Tichopád – Associate professor and team leader at CzechHTA, ČVUT FBMI |Czech Republic

  • Ensuring continuing care for cancer patients - building a network of regional cancer centres

    Marek Svoboda – General Director, Masaryk Memorial Cancer institute|Czech Republic

  • Follow-up to centralized emergency care – rehabilitation and treatment of spasticity after stroke

    Václav Janalík – Founder and CEO, EFCARE s.r.o.| Czech Republic


  • Panel discussion including questions from the audience

    Conference ending

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