Speakers 2019

Petra Wilson is co-founder and managing director of Health Connect Partners, a boutique consultancy which focusses primarily on helping clients understand the European health policy environment. Current projects being undertaken by Health Connect Partners include leading the development of an eHealth Governance Strategy for the Ministry of Health in Algeria, the review of cross-border patient mobility for the European Commission, and the development of a new code of conduct for gene banking for the national gene bank in Spain. In addition, Petra is engaged as EU Programme manager for Personal Connected health Alliance, and also acts a senior advisor on health and life sciences at FTI Consulting.
Petra’s past experience includes eight years in the European Commission, where she focussed particularly on the use of information society technologies in healthcare; seven years as Senior Director of Connected Health at Cisco, where Petra’s team supported clients in making best use of new communications technologies to drive safer and more efficient access to healthcare. Petra also has deep experience of the health services sector, having worked on both the patient and provider side as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.
Petra holds a Doctorate in Public Health Law from Oxford University, she has British and Belgian nationality, has lived in Brussels for over 20 years and works in English, German and French.

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