Treatment outcomes at the heart of the system

23rd November 2021  

11th strategic conference
Value of Innovation


For the 11th year in a row, Forum of International Research and Development Pharmaceutical Companies, EIG (FarmaForum) is organizing a strategic conference Value of Innovation, where we will seek answers to current questions and offer insight into innovations in the field of pharmacy and healthcare.

At this year's conference, we will discuss value-based healthcare. With foreign and domestic experts we will look at how the gap between the need for high-quality treatment on one hand and available resources on the other can be filled. We will look for potential answers within the concept of value-based medical treatment, which puts patient and his health at the center. Achieving high value for patients should become the overarching goal of all healthcare innovation and delivery.

Welcome speech
Jurij Stariha, MSc, President of Forum of International Research and Development Pharmaceutical Companies Board

Emilija Stojmenova Duh, PhD, Minister without portfolio responsible for digital transformation
Value-based Healthcare in practice

Humanoid robot Frida already in a hospital environment 
Izidor Mlakar, PhD, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor and Maribor University Medical Centre

Keynote speaker 
prof. Gregory Katz, the Chair of Innovation & Value in Health at Université Paris Cité Medical School, founding director of the VBHC Consortium and academic director of the EIT Health report

Opportunities and Hurdles of Outcome-based Healthcare and ways to avoid them
Hans Winberg, PhLic, Secretary General, Leading Health Care Foundation, Stockholm

Case study - Netherlands
Pieter de Bey, Managing Director at Santeon Hospital Group, Netherlands 
A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare: From First Steps to Lifestyle Management

Round table: Treatment outcomes at the heart of the system - Slovenia  

Anka Bolka, Director of Field for Development and Analysis at Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia

Assist. Prof. Aleš Rozman, MD, PhD, Specialist, Director of University Clinic Golnik

Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, PhD, Professor at Health Economist, Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana

Petra Došenović Bonča, PhD, Associate Professor at School of Economic and Business

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by
Senior doctor Dorijan Marušič, PhD, advisor to the Minister of Health
Closing remarks

 Barbara Stegel, MSc, Secretary general at Forum of International Research and Development Pharmaceutical Companies

The conference speakers will be announced shortly.


Forum of International Research and Development Pharmaceutical Companies, EIG (FarmaForum) is the representative of the innovative pharmaceutical industry in Slovenia. We bring together 21 innovative pharmaceutical companies with a common mission: #WeWontRest in developing innovative medicinal products, vaccines and therapies that play a key role in the management of diseases and improving the quality of life of patients around the world. FarmaForum operates as a non-government, non-profit, non-political and independent economic interest group that acts as a trustworthy partner in the field of medicines, health, and healthcare in Slovenian society. We actively strive for better information and greater awareness of decision makers, patients, and the general public on these complex, yet extremely important issues for individuals and society as a whole.


FarmaForum actively contributes to a sustainable and high-quality health system that provides patients with timely access to innovative therapeutic solutions. As the representative of the innovative pharmaceutical industry, FarmaForum is a recognized and reliable partner in society’s efforts towards finding the best solutions in healthcare.