Future Trends in Healthcare Industry – 2nd Edition

Date:17/10/2023 9:30 am
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bucharest

The 2nd edition of the “Future trends in the healthcare industry” organized on the 17th of October at Crowne Plaza Hotel by BRCC, will postulate current trends in the pharmaceutical industry in relation to environmental sustainability. The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet the share cutting-edge development in the field.

Discussions will focus on:

  • Healthcare reform – data privacy, regulations, and legislation.
  • Public health trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Change management & adaptive operational processes for cost efficiency.
  • The private healthcare sector – market dynamics and patient care solutions and patience experience.
  • Transformational leadership principles and patient-centric culture models.

Last years’ participation of various experts with both local and international expertise have contributed to setting up a program community focusing on current trends in the pharmaceutical industry in relation to environmental sustainability and how best to move toward carbon zero, keeping in mind environmental sustainability and delivering improved access to patient care, both in public and private system.

This year’s edition will focus primarily on patients care solutions, highlighting the emerging healthcare technologies & applications, as well as digital transformation and foresight strategies in the health industry, emphasizing various Telehealth innovative solutions– impact, adoption challenges and predictions as well as how blockchain can contribute on e-health records and supply chain management.

Keeping in mind the patience experience – UX, usability & user-centered design as well as patient accessibility to safety tools in Romania, we would like to tap also the mental and behavioral health awareness and prevention programs as well as several CSR and social programs for disadvantage communities.

Event Agenda

  • 9.30-10.00 – Registration and welcome coffee 
  • 10.00-10.10 – Conference Opening Remarks by BRCC
  • 10.10 -11.40 – First Panel
  • 11.40 – 12.00 – Coffee Break and Networking
  • 12.00 – 13.30 – Second Panel
  • 13.30 -14.30 – Coffee Break and Networking

Reasons to attend the conference:

  • Network and engage with peers and top executives from your industry
  • Get up-to-date understanding on latest topics, industry drivers and market trends and meet with industry leaders implementing sustainable practices
  • Interact with fellow attendees and speakers during the live Q&As
  • Listen to our inspirational guest speakers and stay connected with leading industry trends in the healthcare environment
  • Learn from key experts on managing and promoting patience care solutions and explore how companies are using telehealth and digital solution to offer a more customer centric approach through various case studies

Speakers and partners to be confirmed soon. If you are interested in partnership opportunities for the conference, kindly send an e-mail to Anna Nastase at anna.nastase@brcconline.eu for more information on the additional benefits.

BRCC together with its members in the healthcare streamline will continue its effort to support the Healthcare as Investment agenda and to engage in a constructive dialogue in order to contribute to these changes.


Tickets fees:

Free entrance


Panel #1: Advancing the Digital Healthcare Ecosystem in Romania

-important concerns for both healthcare providers and patients.

-nutrigenetics: Decoding the Future of Personalised Global Health

-trends and recent advances in reproductive medicine

-setting the frame for digital transformation and foresight strategies

-the role of Telehealth solutions– and why the transitioning it’s important

 -the role of blockchain and its contribution towards the supply chain

-how data sharing and collection can lead to better patient outcomes

-PNRR program-opportunities and challenges for the medical system in Romania

Join our panel as we discuss the infrastructure needed to advance a digital healthcare ecosystem and how industry can support on building it.


Katie Rizvi – Co-Founder & Executive Director, Youth Cancer Europe

Katie is a founder and executive director of Youth Cancer Europea Cluj-Napoca based pan-European patient advocacy network, with members from 40+ European countries with a track record of shaping EU policies on cross-border healthcare, financial discrimination, fertility preservation, reproductive rights, mental health and health equity; influencing legislative changes EU-wide as well as on the local level across different healthcare systems, with a keen focus on supporting the needs of marginalised, minority and protected populations across the EU.

She is a member of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Group of Patient Experts and the Patient Advisory Committee of the European Cancer Organisation. She is a member of the Children’s Medicines Working Party of The European Forum for Good Clinical Practice. For two terms she served on the Board of Directors of PanCare, a multidisciplinary pan-European network for the study of late effects of childhood cancer therapy.

The Little People Children’s Cancer Charity she set up in Romania twenty years ago still provides daily psychosocial support services for Romanian childhood cancer patients and peer-support to young people in after-care through online & residential programmes, with a an annual reach of 1000+ pediatric oncology patients in the clinical setting. 


Alexandru Rafila – Minister of Health

On 25 November 2021 Professor Alexandru Rafila has been appointed Minister of Health of Romania.

He is also the Chief of Microbiology Department of University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” and he was the Chief of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Matei Bals” in Bucharest, Romania.

He received his medical degree in 1987 and attained a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology in 2004. He has been a senior specialist in Microbiology and Public Health since 2000.

Dr. Rafila is the elected President of the Romanian Society of Microbiology and has served in central administration as Secretary of State, General Director for Public Health and several times as Personal Adviser of the Minister of Health. He also held the position of Director at the Institute of Public Health in Bucharest. He is also the Chairman of National Certification Committee of Polio Eradication.

In addition to his standing in his own country, Professor Rafila’s expertise is recognized internationally as expert by WHO, NATO and European Commission. He was Member of Standing Committee of WHO Regional Office of Europe and of the Executive Board of WHO, and he also represented Romania in the Management Board of ECDC.

Professor Rafila has been active organizer and participant in many national and international medical conferences and events on public health and microbiology. Dr. Rafila has authored articles, manuals, book chapters and guidelines for public health and microbiology practice.


Prof. Marina Melescanu Imre, DMD, Phd – Faculty of Dental Medicine at UMF “Carol Davila” University, Bucharest

Started her academic career in 1999 at the Chair of Prosthodontic of the Faculty of Dental Medicine at UMF “Carol Davila” University, Bucharest, Romania. Obtained her phd degree in 2014. Since then she published more than 100 papers in the research area of expertise witch is full edentulism oral rehabilitation, dental implants and more recently, she orientated her research interests in the new materials and techniques brought up by the digital era of dental medicine. In 2020 she sustained her Habilitation Thesis, being now the coordinator of 5 phd students. Since 2020, she is Head of Department I of the Faculty of Dental Medicine at UMF “Carol Davila” University, Bucharest, Romania and since 2022 Head of Prosthodontics Department.

Dr. Laura Dracea – Gynera Fertility Center, Bucharest

Dr. Laura Dracea is an experienced practitioner, as well as Founder and Director of the Gynera Fertility Center, Bucharest, a private integrative clinic offering advanced reproductive techniques.

She graduated from the University of Medicine in 1992 and specialised in obstetrics and gynecology. After several internships in the US, France and Israel, she contributed to the establishment of the Department of Assisted Reproduction at the University Hospital “Panait Sarbu” Bucharest and coordinated it’s activity for more than 10 years. In addition to clinical and management practice, dr. Dracea has had many years of academic experience at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest where she conducted research projects, courses and trainings in ObGyn and reproductive medicine.

She has published textbooks and scientific articles and participated in international advisory boards, as well as in social and educational projects. She also served as consultant for the Romanian Parliament for legislation projects related to assisted reproduction.

In 2007 Dr. Laura Dracea founded Gynera Fertility Center, the first clinic specialised in assisted reproduction, with a long history of success stories and pioneering in IVF in Romania. 

The expertise and the innovative approach centred on the patients’ experience contributed to exceptional success, resulting in the highest number of IVF births in the country. 

Since 2019, Gynera became a member of FutureLife group, a leading global provider of reproductive medicine and genetics services, bringing huge collaboration opportunities for treatments, education and research.

Dr Dracea is the President of the Romanian Society for Fertility and Assisted Reproduction and an active member of several international societies. Her curent interest is improving reproductive outcomes and clinical practice by introducing the most advanced technologies and solutions.

Dr. Diana Prepeliță – Medical Genetics Resident – CytoGenomic Medical Laboratory

Dr. Diana Prepelita is a dedicated Medical Genetics trainee with a deep passion for advancing the future of healthcare. Having honed her skills and knowledge at esteemed institutions like Cambridge University in the UK, Maastricht University and Nijmegen University in the Netherlands, she is fervently committed to delivering unparalleled care to her patients, by integrating cutting-edge genetic knowledge into innovative healthcare solutions.




Dr. Cosmin Teasdale, DMD – Principal Dentist at Bucharest British Dental Place

He is a seasoned dentist with two decades of hands-on experience, has carved a niche for himself in the realm of dentistry. A significant portion of his professional journey, a full decade, has been dedicated to private dental practice in the UK. This journey has seen him delve deep into the intricate domains of CAD-CAM Dentistry and Endontology.

Dr. Teasdale boasts of a distinguished Diploma in Endontology from the esteemed University of Chester, which stands testament to his advanced knowledge and skills in the field.

Professional Affiliations:Being at the forefront of dental innovation and best practices, Dr. Teasdale is a proud member of various prestigious dental associations:

  • British Society of Endodontics
  • European Federation of Periodontology
  • European Prosthodontic Association
  • Academy of Microscopic Enhanced Dentistry

Areas of Expertise:

  • CAD-CAM and Microscopic dentistry: Harnessing the latest in technology for precision and accuracy.
  • Root Canal Treatment: Ensuring patients retain their natural teeth in the healthiest condition.
  • Implantology: Replacing lost teeth with durable and natural-looking implants.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhancing the aesthetics of a patient’s smile.
  • Restorative Dentistry: Reviving the functionality and appearance of damaged teeth.
  • Preventive Dentistry: Educating and treating patients to prevent dental issues.
  • Periodontal Disease Treatment: Addressing and treating gum diseases to ensure overall oral health.


Adrian Miulescu – Health Management Expert 

With over 10 years of accumulated experience in Romanian health industry – as much in developing, controlling and operating medical services providers on the Romanian market, both in the private healthcare and also in the public health system, and years of experience in general management, Adrian Miulescu  offers a deep knowledge and understanding of the romanian health industry. He tries to bring high quality management and opportunities in to the health market, opportunities that creates valuable patient oriented healthcare and also provides growth for the service provider.

Adrian Miulescu is specialised in:
  • General management and entrepreneurship
  • General management of medical services providers
  • Developing and operating medical services providers
  • Quality management in business development
  • Quality management in health industry
  • Business management training


Zsombor Bűkfeyes-Rákossy – Sales Manager – Goodwill Consulting

He started working with Goodwill Consulting in 2016, and was soon appointed as Sales Manager and then Head of Sales. Construction entrepreneur, expert in accessing European funds and PhD student at “Babeș-Bolyai” University – Doctoral School “European Paradigm”, Zsombor stood out for the professionalism he showed and the various skills he acquired such as strategic planning, negotiation, inter-organizational relations and international relations, but also the coordination of the sales, marketing and telemarketing department of the Goodwill Group in Romania (non-refundable funds, design and architecture, photovoltaic systems, robotic process automation – RPA).




Panel #2: Delivering Healthcare Programs in a Sustainable matter

-Balancing sustainability goals while measuring patients care and safety

-The importance of R&D innovation in maintaining the local Healthcare standards

-Healthcare reform – data privacy, regulations, and legislation

-Ensuring the healthcare financing and care delivery are sustainable

-Focusing on patience experience and safety tools in Romania

-Case study: The role of CSR and social programs for disadvantage communities.

-Transformational leadership principles and patient-centric culture models.


Charlie Crocker – Chief Partner Officer of Telios Care SA

Other current active roles:

The Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships for HBRD Capital Limited from 2022

Director on the board of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award in Romania, the world’s leading youth achievement award and in Romania, from 2018

Vice Chairman and previous Director on the Board of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce responsible for Investment from 2014




Ana-Raluca Chisu – Founder – KinetoBebe

She is a graduate of Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies in German language, of the specialization programs in Health Services Management of the National School of Public Health, Management and Improvement in the Health Field Bucharest and graduate of the MBA courses of the International Assessment Department Education of the Cambridge International School. For over 13 years, after a period in which she assisted foreign investors in European investment projects in Romania, Mrs. Chisu founded the first exclusively Pediatric Recovery Center in the private sector in Romania. She currently coordinates the network of KinetoBebe Pediatric Recovery Centers and is the Program Manager in the KinetoBebe Association. With a capacity of over 150 children in therapy, daily, the Centers coordinated by Mrs. Chisu are one of the largest providers of pediatric therapy services in Romania. For three years, she has been a UNICEF partner in support projects and development of health education policies, both for medical personnel, medical assistants, community assistants and parents. She is passionate about identifying aspects that require improvement both from the administrative side of the public sector and from the private sector, thus supporting courses for the city managers of 14 cities in Romania and offering them support in the elaboration of public policy proposals; project carried out under the auspices of projects financed by the European Commission.

Shajjad Haider Rizvi MBE – CEO of Resysten International

Resysten International is an innovative coatings company that provides sustainable solutions for the healthcare and environmental sectors. In 2023 Resysten created Clean Air by Resysten, a coating that absorbs NOx and converts it to harmless matter. Every nine sqm of coated surfaces with Clean Air cancels out the NOx emissions from an average daily car journey. Shajjad is also the British Honorary Prosperity Consul to Cluj Napoca for the British embassy in Bucharest. 

Founder of the Little People childhood cancer charity that helps every child in Romania with cancer in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Co-founder of Youth Cancer Europe (YCE) and Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Romania. 

In 2019 Shajjad was awarded an MBE by HRH, the Prince of Wales, for his charity work in Romania. 

Ciprian Bujor – Chief Strategy Officer at Telios Care

Ciprian Marius Bujor is a senior professional with over 20 years of experience in education, intelligence, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship. Having worked with some of the biggest players in different industries in Romania, he has gained extensive knowledge and expertise. In recent years, Ciprian has focused on innovation and played a crucial role in successfully launching numerous projects into the market.

Currently serving as the Chief Strategy Officer at Telios Care, Ciprian is dedicated to bringing quality and affordability to the healthcare system through technology and digitalization. With a passion for improving people’s lives, he strives to make a positive impact in the industry, shaping along the way the innovation landscape in Romania.


Constantin STAN – CEO of Enviso 

He has over 20 years experience in process improvement within different organizations. He runs lean management, six sigma and business process management projects with impact on both business processes and people skills for continuous improvement development.  He is certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, his expertise covering a wide range of industries and services, ranging from high-speed train (TGV) to banking services, from the pharmaceuticals industry to sale and distribution, from maintenance to healthcare, from automotive to IT&C, having successfully completed projects in France, Norway, UK, România, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium etc.



Lucian Bondoc – Managing Partner at Bondoc si Asociatii

Lucian is a Romanian law qualified lawyer and has over 20 years of experience. Lucian concentrates on M&A, competition law, life sciences and investment projects across a wide range of industries. He also has a very significant experience in data privacy, compliance/crisis management, IT&C, state aid and a number of other legal areas. He is also regularly involved in commenting on draft pieces of legislation or preparing new ones. Lucian is Emeritus in M&A (Chambers &Partners 2023), has co-authored for years the Romanian competition law chapter of Lexis-Nexis and leads the life sciences practice of the Firm (Bondoc și Asociații being also part of Conference Bleue). He is ‘very committed and focused on the defence of his clients.‘ [Chambers and Partners Europe and Global, 2023] ‘Lucian Bondoc provides for in-depth analysis with on-point opinions. His deep knowlegde of the market and practices ensures provision of tailor-made solutions to clients.’ [Legal 500, 2023].



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