First Confirmed Chairs and Keynote Speakers
Our moderators. keynote speakers and panelists represent the wide spectrum of experts in THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB - from global enterprise executives to entrepreneurs and public health leaders

THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB HEIDELBERG FORUM March 27-29, 2022 was building together with our Speakers and Chairs the first Brainpool for the EUROPEAN HEALTH SUMMIT HEIDELBERG
April 16-18, 2023
Dr. Michael Friebe
SPEAKER 2022

HEALTH ENTREPRENUER
Prof. Dr. dipl.-ing.
europe
Dr. Hagen Wenzek
SPEAKER 2022

CEO, GI Digital
CIO, CorporateHealth Int. new york
Oscar Gaspar
SPEAKER 2022

President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP)
Dr. Mathias Goyen
SPEAKER 2022

Professor Dr. med.
Chief Medical Officer EMEA
GE Healthcare
Dr. Thomas Wolfram
SPEAKER 2022

Managing partner of WKT Solutions GmbH and owner of Dr. Thomas Wolfram Consulting
Dr. Alexandra Jorzig
SPEAKER 2022

Prof. Dr. iur.
Jorzig Law Firm
Paolo Silvano
SPEAKER 2022

Senior Advisor
Elsan France
Dr. Katarzyna Zarychta
SPEAKER 2022

Ph.D., MSc. Eng.
THCC
Dr. Ali Tinazli
SPEAKER 2022

dr. rer. nat
CEO Lifespin

Dr. Dirk Evers
SPEAKER 2022

DR. RER. NAT. BIOINFORMATIC THOUGHT LEADER IN PRECISION MEDICINE AND PRECISION SCIENCE
Dr. Tobias Silberzahn
SPEAKER 2022

dr. rer. nat.
health sciences Partner mcKinsey & company  
Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky
SPEAKER 2022

Scientific director berlin institute for medical systems biology @ MDC
Dr. Christian K. Lackner
SPEAKER 2022

Prof. Dr. med.
Surgery/Traumatology & Management in Medicine
Drees & Sommer SE
Francesco Venneri
SPEAKER 2022

PROFESSOR
Clinical Risk Manager and Patient Safety Official of Florence Healthcare Service
Dr. Thomas Gottwald
SPEAKER 2022

HEALTH INNOVATION ENTREPRENEUR
  
Philip Stevens
SPEAKER 2022

PhD, CEO noscendo
Dr. Matthias Schönermark
SPEAKER 2022

Prof. Dr. med.
CEO SKC
Christoph Dippe
SPEAKER 2022

CEO
STIFTUNG GESUNDHEIT
Dr. Arne Peine
SPEAKER 2022

M.D. MHBA
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

CLINOMIC
  
Nikita Nagaraj
SPEAKER 2022

MSc HCM, BSC BIO
healthcare management specialist
Peter Jeurissen
SPEAKER 2022

strategic advisor
reylens group
You are welcome as Speaker
@
European
Health Summit Heidelberg
April 16-18, 2023
Dr. Hartmut Lang
SPEAKER 2022

PHD
DEVELOPMENT HEALTH SCIENCES CLUSTER
RHEIN-NECKAR METROPLITION AREA
  
Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet
SPEAKER 2022 

President OF THE
HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB
The Keynotes - The Panels - The Debates. The Heidelberg Forum is a place where ideas become actionable. While the keynotes are meant to spark big ideas, the panels go into the details, leading to debates between all participants that should create concrete next steps.
Don't miss out.
Register by March 27. We look forward to seeing you there.

COVID-19 Aspects
We are fully committed to a safe event and will therefore implement at least all the official guidelines at the time of the event. That includes especially a requirement to be fully vaccinated, possibly including a booster shot.
Schedule
Opening Ceremony and Reception - April 16, 2023, 18:00-22:00
Chaired by the Heidelberg-Paris Twin Chapter of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB
|     10:00
Come together: Breakfast at the Old Town Café Knösel anno 1863
Informal Come together to meet Heidelberg Alumnis, Friends, Colleagues and new people, new ideas, and having an active start, get ready for more Old Town and Student Traditions from the 18th Century:

Heidelberg's oldest café is located in the old town of Heidelberg. Founded in 1863, it soon established itself as a popular meeting place for respectable citizens, professors and numerous students till today. Speciality: “Heidelberger Studentenkuss” (“student kiss”) – Anyone who has gotten that little present could hope for more than just a glance. Location: Haspelgasse 20, D-69117 Heidelberg, www.cafeknoesel-hd.de
(self-pay, first come, first serve)
|     12:00
Walking towards the Heidelberg Castle and Königsstuhl - “Die Himmelsleiter”
Starting Point Café Knösel in the Old Town: Once you have arrived in Old Heidelberg, make yourself acquainted at our Welcome Breakfast at Café Knösel and make a walk on the Castle with your fellow participants and members of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB. Grab a glas of wine later in the afternoon or your favorite beverage to be well hydrated before starting coming together with other members and our guests of the evening's official Opening Ceremony.
|     18:00
HEALTH-Apéro Heidelberg: “The European Perspective”
Once you have arrived in Old Heidelberg, make yourself acquainted at our Welcome Reception with your fellow participants and members of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB. Grab a glas of wine or your favorite beverage to be well hydrated before starting coming together with other members and our guests of the evening
|      18:15
Welcome Note -
Dr. Caroline von Kretschmann, CEO Europäischer Hof Heidelberg
Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet, President of The Health Captains Club
The European perspective on Leadership & Entrepreneurship in healthcare: “Health is a responsibility of the entire society”.
Providing leadership for sustainable health to navigate towards 
One Health
|      18:30
Medicine, Science, Art and Music – a welcome to all Health Captains and Guests
Dr. Johannes Greten, MD, PhD & Tenor - together with Colleagues from the HEIDELBERG MEDICAL DOCTOR ORCESTRA
|      19:00
15min Keynote: "360º Patient Safety" as Keyfactor for value-based Patient centric Medicine. Summarizing 30 years of Experience and introducing the 2022 published 700-pager Reference-Book as Knowledge- and Expert-Network for the Leadership: "Patientensicherheits-management" by our Medical Board Member Dr. Peter Gausmann:
Medical Board Member of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Dr. Peter Gausmann
"Patientensicherheit und Risikomanagement - Herzstücke meiner Arbeit seit 30 Jahren - Buchvorstellung - Patientensicherheitsmanagement, 2022 Walter de Gruyter"

Chair and Executive Summary in English: Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet (Medical Board)
|      21:00
End of the official Opening Ceremony
Thank you for taking part cultivating that Health is a responsibility of the entire society. TOGETHER FIRST. Leadership starts with you - welcome on Board @ THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB.
|      21:00
Europa Bar
Reflect on the welcome, the concert, and the keynote. Discuss with your fellow guests and try THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB COCKTAIL from Manhattan and Föhr Islands at the Europa Bar – with Faith, Love, and Hope.

Open End.
Schedule
Heidelberg Forum Day 1 - April 17, 2023
|      8:30
Coffee and Conversation
Once you have arrived at the Hotel Europäischer Hof, make yourself acquainted with your fellow participants and members of the Health Captains Club. Grab a coffee, tea, or favorite beverage to be well hydrated before the start of two days of inspiration
|      9:00
Welcome - Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet
The transformation of medicine & care, health sciences and the health industry towards Value-Based Healthcare - HEALTH 4.0 - is a “SuperConvergence” of Innovations. THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB is building the multi-professional, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder “silo-free” membership-platform to synchronize medicine, care, science, technology, industry, politics, culture, ethics, national economics, and society to create the value-based framework and network for HEALTH 4.0
|      9:15
Keynote and Panel "THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE"
The health care system in Europe is under pressure and the pandemic has once again clearly shown the limits and problems. Across countries, the healthcare system in the member states is struggling with a lack of staff and financial problems, and the guarantee of adequate care is no longer always guaranteed, especially in rural areas. Although the digital transformation of the health care system can partly help to overcome the problems in the future, it also means an additional financial burden for the actors, and human resources must also be made available.

Against this background and after the lessons learned from the pandemic, the question arises whether Europe is sufficiently equipped for the future challenges: are we prepared for the next crisis, or do we need a fundamental structural and financial reform?


Health has been declared a top priority, for which the European Parliament adopted the new EU health program EU4Health, which provides €5.3 billion until 2027.


As useful as these initiatives are, the question is whether we do not also need more EUROPA when it comes to the structural and organizational problems of the health system. We can see significant differences in health standards in different regions, there is a lack of basic infrastructure, well-trained staff and quality services especially in less developed regions and rural areas.


A resilient and crisis-proof health system should be value-based, put people at the center, be accessible and take an outcome-based and holistic approach. What are we doing in Europe to develop health care in this direction? What can we learn from other countries?


SPEAKERS 2022

Oscar Gaspar - President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP)
Paolo Silvano - Senior Advisor for ELSAN (Private Healthcare Operator - France) and Boardmember of FHP-MCO and UEHP
Prof. Francesco Venneri - Clinical Risk Manager and Patient Safety Official of Florence Healthcare Service - Italy

Prof. Dr. Christian K. Lackner - Director HealthCare Drees & Sommer (Board of Experts)

Chair: Peter Jeurissen - Key Strategic Advisor Reylens Group (Board of Ambassadors)
Chair: Dr. Hartmut Lang - Leiter des Ressorts Gesundheit bei der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar
|      10:45 
Brief Break
Take a brief brake, have a chat, and stretch your legs - be ready on time
|      11:30 
Panel Discussion - Accelerating the Adoption of Innovation in Healthcare
The Berlin-NY Chapter of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB has been scouting for the best transatlantic practice examples where new innovation got adopted more quickly than we are used to. 
SPEAKERS 2022

Prof. Dr. Mathias Goyen - Chief Medical Officer EMEA at GE Healthcare - (Medical Board)
Erdo Okatan - Managing Director at FOS Advisors, LCC - New York (Board of Experts)
Dr. Tobias Silberzahn - Partner at McKinsey & Company - Berlin (Board of Experts)
Dr. Dirk Evers - Managing Partner at Dr. Dirk Evers Consulting - Berlin (Board of Experts)

Chair: Dr. Katarzyna Zarychta - Berlin - (Board of Experts)
Chair: Dr. Hagen Wenzek - CEO at GI Digital - New York (Co-Chair Advisory Board)


|      12:15 
Lunch and Debates
The welcome note, first keynote, and initial panel will have sparked questions, ideas, comments. Over a light lunch, it's time to get to know fellow participants and Health Captains to debate those.
|      14:15
Fireside Chat: 360º Next Generation Healthcare - Navigating Smart Health Sciences powered by Smart Healthcare Business and Smart Education
SPEAKERS 2022

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Rajewsky - Berliner Institut für Medizinische Systembiologie @ MDC
"Genes, Cells and Cell‑based Medicine - from the Human Cell Atlas towards the first Precision SingleCellClinc in Berlin"

Dr. Ali Tinazli - CEO Lifespin "Precise Individual Health Diagnostics through Digital Metabolic Analysis"


Etleva Gjoni - Founder mAIndcraft "Making Mental Health predictable"

Dr. Oliver Heinze - Founder phellow seven "Your Link to Digital Health"

Chair: Dr. Thomas Wolfram - CEO Dr. Wolfram Consulting (Medical Board)
Chair: Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet - President (Medical Board)


|      15:45 
Coffee and Debates
Coffeine and sugar are the foundation for afternoon debates before the last panel of the day
|      16:00 
Fireside Chat: "The Future of Health Innovation - introducing the international Friebe Book Project" with an Chapter Input about "ONE HEALTH - Synchronizing Health for Humans, Animals and our Nature together" 
SPEAKERS 2022

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Michael Friebe - Editor and Health Innovation Entrepreneur (Board of Experts)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Thomas Gottwald - Health Innovation Entrepreneur - (Medical Board)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Mathias Goyen - Chief Medical Officer EMEA at GE Healthcare - (Medical Board)

Executive Summary of the ONE HEALTH Book Chapter:

ONE HEALTH” is built on a simple understanding – that human health, animal health and our shared environment are part of a deeply interconnected system. We connect the #OneHealth Concept with the global value-based Healthcare Sustainability for Health Concept to deliver Value for the individual Patient and as value-based strategy towards #OneHealth.

“No one discipline or sector of society holds enough knowledge and resources to single-handedly prevent the emergence or resurgence of diseases while maintaining and improving the health and well-being of all species in today’s globalized world. No one country can reverse the patterns of land-use change, marine degradation, carbon release, soil degradation, environmental pollution, and species extinctions that, if left unmitigated, undermine the health of people and wildlife. Intensive work within each discipline is essential to develop expertise.” — The Berlin Principles for #One Health

THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB is taking the Challenge to navigate together towards One Health by building a transdisciplinary #NewLeadership Community for One Health.
|      17:30
Summary: The rapporteurs
What did we hear - from the keynotes, the panels, and during the debates
|      17:45 
Closing
|      18:00 A
Option A: The traditional Philosophers' Walk - "Heidelberg Schnefter"
Visting “Schlangenpfad” (Winding Path), the Old Bridge, Student Prision – The Student Prision was established in 1780s and was in operation until 1914 – and The Old University – founded in 1386 Heidelberg is German`s oldest University. The Medical Faculty was established in 1388 – The Heidelberg University School of Medicine has been consistently ranked as the top medical school in Germany.
|      18:00 B
Option B: 10km run up the Philosophers' Way and back
Guided by an IRONMAN Health Captain, we will follow the traditional route of the Heidelbergman triathlon run course to get a view of the castle. We'll leave enough time to take a shower after a challenging run
|      20:00
Dinner Night at The Wirtshaus „Zum Seppl“ in the Old Town
Take a Seat midst the History of Heidelberg. The restaurant "zum Seppl" belongs to this town like the castle belongs to the old bridge. Since the late 17th century, young students and citizens have met here for social purposes and to enjoy mugs of beer at this worldwide unique place in the heart of Heidelberg.

Please add your dinner ticket at registration only for Members
Schedule
Heidelberg Forum Day 2 - April 18, 2023
|      6:00
Start active
Join fellow participants for a guided run along the Neckar, or fitness in the gym
|      8:30
Coffee and Welcome Back
Start of the second day at The Hotel Europäischer Hof
|      9:00
#MoonshotsforEurope and beyond

The US Presidential #CancerMoonshot Initiatives 2016 & 2022 - taking the momentum to synchronize with the European Beating Cancer Plan - planning and starting a real #TransatlanticCancerMoonshot together:
USA & UK: On February 2, 2022, President Biden announced a reignition of the Cancer Moonshot, highlighting new goals: to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer - and, by doing these and more, to end cancer as we know it today.

Europe: The EU Beating Cancer Plan started on World Cancer Day 2021 and is structured around four key action areas with 10 flagship initiatives and multiple supporting actions. It will be implemented using the whole range of Commission funding instruments, with a total of €4 billion being earmarked for actions addressing cancer, including from the EU4Health programme, Horizon Europe and the Digital Europe programme.
- Value-based Prevention
Patient`s Perspective
- Innovation in Diagnostics
- Scaling Precision Oncology as transatlantic approach
- Towards Precision Science by closing the Loop: "from bench to bedside and bedside to bench"
- Socioeconomic Impact of Cancer


SPEAKERS 2022

Chair: Dr. Katarzyna Zarychta (Board of Experts)

Chair: Nikita Nagaraj (Board of Ambassadors)
Chair: Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet (Medical Board)

Chair: Christoph Dippe - CEO Health Foundation Germany (Board of Experts)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Mathias Goyen - CMO EMEA at GE Healthcare - (Medical Board)

 The Heidelberg Panel - Cancer Moonshot-Discussion with the 'Heidelberg Health Sciences Leadership' Cluster
With the Excellence University of Heidelberg - founded 1386 -, the two medical faculties and two university hospitals in Heidelberg and Mannheim and a number of research centres considered national and international leaders in their fields – the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (MPI-mF) and the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI), the Rhine-Neckar region boasts a unique research and development network in the fields of medicine, life sciences and medical engineering.

This network is situated at the heart of a region that is home to multinational economic powerhouses like BASF, Merck, Sanofi and Roche and to more than 400 small and medium health sector enterprises. To strengthen this innovation hub and make it even more competitive, the Heidelberg and Mannheim university hospitals, the two medical faculties and the university’s life science centres want to join forces with non-university partners in an alliance that will be the first of its kind in Germany.
|      10:30
Coffee and Conversations
How was the morning? How was the first day? Get up and get close with your peers to reflect on the event so far and plan some questions for the things to come
|      11:00
Fireside Chat: 360º Next Generation Healthcare - From Imprecision Medicine towards Precision Medicine & Precision 
Report on Success Stories and sustainable Solutions out of our CORE-Teams: "from bench to bedside and bedside to bench and civil society - "From the outdated One-fits-Many Pharmastrategy towards n-of-1 molecular and digital diagnostic systems with optimized individualized n-of-1 therapy strategies"

SPEAKERS 2022

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Schönermark - "Towards Orphan Medicine for all" (Board of Experts)

Dr. Philip Stevens - CEO & Co-Founder noscendo (Board of Experts)

Chair: Dr. Dirk Evers - Precision Medicine Thought Leader (Board of Experts)
Chair: Dr. Tobias Silberzahn - Partner at McKinsey & Company - Berlin (Board of Experts)


|      12:00
Lunch and Podium Debates
Health Captains share their thoughts about the keynotes, panels, and debates on the podium with moderators and the audience while you enjoy a light lunch: Over light lunch participants come together with Health Captains to plan actions from the conference.
|      13:30
Input about Cyber-Security with "Secret Guests" : Very special guests will join in a small panel in a adhoc thought provoking conversation - will the next cold war be a permanent cyber-war? How to protect our critical infrastructure in Healthcare?
SPEAKERS 2022

Lukas Sökefeld, M.Sc. (Enterprise & IT Security)  - Cyber Security Consultant (Board of Ambassadors))
Dr. Arne Peine, M.D., MHBA - CEO & Co-Founder of Clinomic (Board of Ambassadors)
Karsten Lauck - Founder Lauck-IT (Board of Young Leaders)

Chair: Miriam Schnuerer -  Digital Health Thought Leader (Board of Experts)
Chair: Prof. Alexandra Jorzig - Digital Health Law Expert (Advisory Board)
|      15:00
Summary: The rapporteurs
What did we hear - from the keynotes, the panels, and during the debates
Keep the Heidelberg Momentum going @ THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Island Cycle Föhr-Amrum-Sylt starting May 26th, 2022 – Leadership, Entrepreneuership and Breakthrough Alliances. You are welcome to join us.
|      15:30
Closing - Meet your CORE-Teams
While the main podium closes and some participants leave, the CORE-Teams of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB will meet
|      18:00
Open End at the Europa Bar
Recapping the event, planning the next, following up on ideas or just socializing. For those that stay we will keep the bar open.
May 18-22, 2023 @ www.healthcaptains.events
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB ISLANDCYCLE Föhr-Amrum-Sylt "The Davos Perspective" 
October, 2023 @ www.healthcaptains.events
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB BERLIN FORUM
“The International Perspective” @ International Club
February 20-22, 2024 @ www.healthcaptains.events
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB BLANQUET-SYMPOSIUM
“One Health & Sustainability Brainpools” @ Föhr
The Brain.
April 14-16, 2024 @ www.europeanhealthsummit.org
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB HEIDELBERG FORUM “The European Perspective” @ Europäischer Hof
Conference Location
 Der Europäische Hof Heidelberg

With a world leading medical faculty since 1388 Heidelberg is one of the leading European Health Sciences Clusters with the Heidelberg University, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and many more. It enables a powerful international pharma-, biotech-, medtech- and healthcare provider industry from Mainz to Basel, from, Frankfurt to Strasbourg.

By invitation only. Reception April 16th, 2023 max. 250 Participants. Conference 17th-18th April, 2023 max. 100 Participants

Location: Hotel Europäischer Hof , Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 1 , 69117 Heidelberg / Germany

Language: English – the language of medicine and the official language of
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB
CO-HOSTS
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB welcomes their CO-HOSTS for their support to make the Heidelberg Forum a success and to built and to run the additional Tracksystem for the EUROPEAN HEALTH SUMMIT HEIDELBERG together. We welcome further inquiries. Please contact the President`s Office.
The Heidelberg Forum Program Committee
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB Board Members invites for every FORUM & SYMPOSIUM a Program Committee to review the Schedule, the Locations and the Panels with their Speakers and Chairpersons. The Program Committee also invites the CO-HOSTS and supports their additional Conference Program with Chairs and Speakers.
The Program Committee welcomes Dr. Hartmut Lang as Chair
Posted march 23, 2022
Hartmut Lang is born in Germany, 58, married with three children. He is responsible for regional development of health, education and labour market in the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Area, based in Mannheim.
 
The regional health strategy for the Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Area aims to improve patient-centred care integrating stakeholders across sectors and federal state borders including digitised processes as well as financing instruments. 
 
Former assignments include Director HR at BASF Schwarzheide, BASF SE Ludwigshafen and BASF Corp. USA. He graduated from Heidelberg University with a Ph.D. in Theology having studied also in Berlin, Edinburgh and Harvard.
The Program Committee welcomes Oscar Gaspar from Portugal as Speaker
Posted march 13, 2022
Oscar Gaspar is a (52-year-old) economist, married and with children.
He was Chief of Staff for the Portuguese Secretary of State for the Budget and worked as Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 and Secretary of State for Health from 2009 to 2011. 
Oscar Gaspar is currently the President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), member of the Board of the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP) and Vice President of the National Strategic Health Council of CIP.

He is a member of the Economic and Social Council (CES), of the National Health Council (CNS) and of the National Public Health Council (CNSP).
He is also vice-president of the European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP).”



The Program Committee welcomes Paolo Silvano as Speaker
Posted march 13, 2022
Paolo Silvano is an Italian citizen who has spent most of his career abroad, particularly in the US, Poland and mostly France. He holds a Law Degree from University of Torino (Italy), and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston, USA).
Upon finishing graduate school, he worked for many years in the strategic consultancy for leading industrial companies in Italy, Poland and France..
In 2004 Paolo switched industry completely and joined Générale de Santé in Paris, one of the largest private healthcare providers in Europe, as COO. In 2010 he joined the Mangement Board of the fledgling Vivalto Santé Group in Rennes, where he helped developing the group from 3 to over 30 private hospitals in France. 
After almost 3 years as Deputy General Manager of ELSAN, one of the leaders of the healthcare industry in France, where he was responsible for Human Resources, Transformation, IT, and International Operations (2 hospitals in Morocco), he currently holds the position of Senior Advisor for Elsan. He sits on the Boards of FHP-MCO, UEHP, and of the insurance company Relyens »



The Program Committee welcomes Francesco Venneri as Speaker
Posted march 13, 2022
Born in Italy . Medical School graduate at Florence University.
Emergency surgeon and physician, Clinical Risk Manager and Patient Safety Official of Florence Healthcare Service. Post Graduate Residency Attending Surgeon at New York Medical College assigned to Montefiore Trauma and Emergency Dept. in south east Bronx . Scientific Board Coordinator of the Tuscany Region Patient Safety Center ; Secretary General of the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare and member of Quality and Safety Committee of the Italian Association of Hospital Surgeons (ACOI).Consultant of Forensics of the Italian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (SIED). Author of numerous pubblications in the field of emergency medicine, emergency surgery and critical care ; main author of the chapter on “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” in the Textbook edited by Springer “Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management”. Professor of quality and patient safety in the faculties of human sciences, medicine and nursing training in Florence, Milan and Rome.
The Program Committee welcomes Prof. Dr. Michael Friebe as Speaker
Posted march 13, 2022
Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Michael Friebe is a German citizen with expertise in diagnostic imaging + image guided therapies, as founder/innovator/CEO/investor, and research scientist. After a BSc. in electrical engineering he spend 5 years in San Francisco as R&D Engineer at a MRI and Ultrasound device manufacturer. In that time he graduated with a MSc. in Technology Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and back in Germany obtained his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Witten.
Dr. Friebe currently is a research fellow of TUM in Munich, an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and a professor of HealthTec Innovation at the medical faculty of Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg, Germany.
He is a listed inventor of more than 100 patents, author of >300 scientific contributions, has started well over 25 medical technology start-ups, is a board member of four medical technology startup companies, and an investment partner of a MedTec investment-fund.
He is an IEEE Senior Member and was from 2016-2018 Distinguished Lecturer of the EMBS teaching innovation generation and future oriented MedTec translation/entrepreneurship from bench to bedside especially in combination with exponential technologies and by employing interdisciplinary approaches within an ethical and patient-benefit centered environment.



The Program Committee declares synchronized patient saftey management and scaleable patient centric outcome based medicine in Europe as one of the key topics for the EUROPEAN HEALTH SUMMIT Heidelberg April 16-18, 2023
Posted march 3, 2022
Dr. Peter Gausmannn is a member of the Medical Board of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB and a Thought Leader and Expert since decades in Patient Saftey Management.




Dr. Katarzyna Zarychta joined the Program Committee
Posted February 12, 2022
Dr. Katarzyna Zarychta is a multilingual European Thought Leader since decades in Health Sciences Business.

Equipped with a PhD in Laser Physics Laboratory and two graduate degrees specialising in Physics and Biomedical Engineering, then completing Harvard’s Executive Entrepreneurship Programs her expertise is in investigating and cultivating new trends in healthcare pioneered countless innovative solutions in Telehealth, Telemedicine, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Electronic Health Records (eHRS), General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, and more.

Dr. Katarzyna Zarychta joined the program committee for to contribute with her international background towards the 360º-Perspective of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB HEIDELBERG FORUM: "360º Next Generation Healthcare - navigating Smart Health powered by Smart Healthcare Business - in Europe an beyond".
Dr. Ali Tinazli joined the Program Committee
Posted February 1, 2022
Dr. Ali Tinazli is a accomplished strategic business leader and visionary thought leader since decades in the biomedical industry. Currently he serves as CEO of Lifespin:

"At lifespin, we have a unique opportunity to better understand human biology using cutting edge methods in physics and data science. These insights promise improved and new solutions for medicine as well as pharmaceutical research. With our data tools, we can not only develop new, digital biomarkers for the prognosis and diagnosis of complex diseases such as Parkinson's, but also comprehensively measure the physiology of humans."

Dr. Ali Tinazli joined the program committee to contribute with his background towards the 360º-Perspective of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB HEIDELBERG FORUM: "360º Next Generation Healthcare - navigating Smart Health powered by Smart Healthcare Business - in Europe an beyond".
The Program Committee is chaired by the President
Posted october 27, 2021
In the aftermath of the World Health Summit 2021 in Berlin, THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB held its first GRAND ROUND BERLIN. An Brainpool Panel Event of key thought leaders @ International Club. The President announced the HEIDELBERG FORUM March 28th-29th, 2022 with a call for proposals by the Clubs CORE-Teams and THINK-TANK`s.

Dr. Henri Michael von Blanquet studied Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg and Paris. He is the Founder and President of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB.
Dr. Hagen Wenzek from NY joined the Program Committee
Posted November 1, 2021
Dr Hagen Wenzek, New York, is the co-founder of CorporateHealth International, a European venture that brings tele-endoscopy using video capsule technology to widespread use. At IBM in 2003 he created the first business model for remote monitoring of CHF patients and in 2008 led the development of the IBM cloud computing strategy. As global CTO of Interpublic Group Mediabrands (IPG) in 2012 he established their first Big Data infrastructure. Since 2013 Hagen is supporting technology-led service businesses gain scale. These engagements range from short-term strategy developments (data, technology, general business) to full operational responsibility at CorporateHealth International.

Hagen is Member of the Advisory-Board and the Chair of the Berlin-NY-Chapter of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB.
Dr. Thomas Hopfe, MD & Publisher from Berlin joined the Program Committee
Posted November 15, 2021
Thomas Hopfe, MD, is founder, owner and publishing director of the Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Berlin. Thomas Hopfe is a specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. He studied Medicine at Heidelberg University and worked at the Berlin Free University Hospital for seven years before he turned to the publishing business. He started his publishing career in Munich as Editorial Director for Professional Medicine at Urban & Schwarzenberg Publishers (Holtzbrinck Group) and moved to Springer-Verlag Heidelberg ten years later as Editorial Director in the field of Medicine. Having initiated and conceived more than 1,500 book publications, Thomas Hopfe is an experienced coach and advisor for complex assignments in publishing and communication.

Thomas is a Member of the Board of Experts of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB.
Dr. Alexandra Jorzig, Medical Lawyer and Expert in Digitalization joined the Program Committee
Posted November 30, 2021
Professor Alexandra Jorzig is the founder and CEO of the Jorzig Law Firm Berlin & Düsseldorf being focused on Medical Law in Health Care and Health Industry. Alexandra Jorzig studied law at the Ruhr University in Bochum. The doctorate was awarded at the University of Leipzig. She has been working as a lawyer and specialist lawyer for medical law for over 20 years. Here she advises and represents doctors, hospitals and other medical service providers nationwide in all questions of medical and health law.

Alexandra is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB.
Carla Saraiva Mertens joined the Program Committee
Posted december 1, 2021
Carla Saraiva Mertens lives in Heidelberg and is the Head of Marketing for DACH and member of Leadership Team at Abbott Core Diagnostics in Wiesbaden. She has over 16 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry where she worked in different roles at national and international level. She drives the marketing core diagnostic business and has a huge experience in product launches and Go-To-market Strategies. In her career innovation and digitalization play an important role. She has developed digital services and products always focusing the on the process optimization for better patient healthcare. Carla speaks fluently 4 languages, holds a University master’s degree in business administration and different advanced trainings in Coaching and Leadership from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and from the Harvard Business Publishing, US.

Carla is a Member of the Board of Ambassadors of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB and Co-Chair of the Heidelberg-Paris-Chapter.
Dr. Thomas Wolfram, M.D., MBA joined the Program Committee
Posted december 10, 2021
Dr. Thomas Wolfram is a Specialist in surgery / accident surgery with Diploma as Health Economist / MBA. He has been a member of the Executive Board, Health and IT SRH Holding Heidelberg and Chairman of the Board SRH Clinics GmbH Heidelberg followed by 2013-2016 being the COO of Asklepios Kliniken GmbH and 2016-2018 the CEO of Asklepios Kliniken GmbH and CoKGaA. In 2019 he founded his own company, the Dr. Thomas Wolfram Consulting.

Thomas is a Member of the Medical Board of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB and a member of the founding Faculty for the Leadership Academy of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS COLLEGE.
Call for College recruits!
Posted January 1, 2022
THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB COLLEGE will launch with its first class of students at the Island Symposium in Föhr May 2023 to start the leadership academy. Apply now for a seat in the classroom.

THE HEALTH CAPTAINS COLLEGE is the Leadership Academy for Health 4.0 and One Health to shape the Excellence of “360-Degree Next-Generation multiprofessional and international Leadership for the HEALTH INDUSTRY, HEALTH SCIENCES and HEALTH POLICY” together in Europe and beyond.
Join the Program Committee of THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB for HEIDELBERG, the ISLANDCYCE Föhr-Amrum-Sylt or for BERLIN. 
Posted december 1, 2021
The Club CORE´s can also act as Panel Program Committee for our SYMPOSIA - also you are invited to become a member of one of the Program Committees - contact the President's Office please to come on Board - Leadership starts with you:

  • THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB HEIDELBERG FORUM – “The European Perspective” - April 16th-18th, 2023

  • THE ISLANDCYCLE FÖHR-AMRUM-SYLT powered by THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB – “The Davos Perspective” - May 26th-30th, 2022

  • THE HEALTH CAPTAINS CLUB BERLIN FORUM – “The International Perspective” @ Oct 19th-20th, 2022

The University Hospital of Heidelberg is one of the largest Medical Centers in the Federal Republic of Germany behind the Charité in Berlin and the LMU Klinikum in Munich. It is closely linked to Heidelberg University Medical School (Heidelberg University Faculty of Medicine) which was founded in 1388 and is thus the oldest within the Federal Republic of Germany.

Heidelberg University, officially the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, (German: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Latin: Universitas Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis) is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university and one of the world's oldest surviving universities. It was the third university established in the
Holy Roman Empire.

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