Speakers

PLENARY SESSION NOVEMBER 11th

 

Patricia Gómez i Picard
Minister of Health of the Government of Balearic Island.
Master in Health Management and Planning for Healthcare Executives from the European University of Madrid. Degree in Nursing from the University of the Balearic Islands.
From 2011 until she was appointed Health Advisor of the Government of the Balearic Islands, she worked as a nurse in the Primary Care Department of Mallorca.
She has been Director of Care and Social-Health Coordination of the Health Service of the Balearic Islands (2007-2011) and Supervisor of the Nursing Training and Research Area of the Son Dureta University Hospital (2000-2007).
She has worked as deputy for Quality, Training and Human Resources at the Hospital de Mallorca Complex (1999-2000) and has held various positions at the Hospital Universitario Son Dureta, such as deputy director of Nursing, supervisor of the Virgen de la Salud Hospital Area and supervisor of the Day, Adult and Paediatric Hospital Unit (1994-1999).
She has participated in many commissions, committees and consortiums, as well as in health strategies, among which the one of palliative care stands out.
She has extensive teaching experience in the field of health, in management, organization and care in health organizations. He has also participated in various research projects.

 

PLENARY SESSION NOVEMBER 12th

 

Elena Aldasoro Unamuno
Public Health Directorate. Department of Health.Basque Country.
Doctor of Medicine, Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Master in Clinical Research and Epidemiology.
I currently work in the Public Health and Addictions Directorate of the Basque Government's Health Department. I have developed my professional activity in the field of health research and planning.
In the field of research, I have contributed to the analysis of social inequalities in health, the analysis of small areas and the improvement of knowledge on the needs of care at the end of life.
With regard to gender, I have researched the elements that determine gender inequalities in health care for acute myocardial infarction. I have also investigated gender inequalities in the early detection programme for colorectal cancer and in tobacco use. In addition, I have developed action-research projects in the framework of the social determinants of health.
I have participated in the successive Health Plans and in the VII Addictions Plan of the Basque Government, carrying out the planning process with a gender perspective.

 

Yolanda Besteiro de la Fuente
President of the State Federation of Progressive Women.
- Lawyer.
- President of the State Federation of Progressive Women from July 2007 to present.
- Expert in gender, with a long professional career in Non-Governmental Organizations.
- She holds various representative positions within the women's association movement and in the the institutional field, as well as within the third sector of social action, such as President of the National Federation of Progressive Women; Vice-President of the State Council on Women's Participation; Vice-President of the State Observatory against Gender Violence; Vice-President of the Platform of Social Action NGOs (POAS); Member of the Standing Committee of the Third Sector Platform as Gender Commissioner, Member of the State Council of Social Action NGOs and Coordinator of the Gender Group of that Council; Consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) among international organizations.
- From 2007 to 2019, she was a councillor and deputy spokesperson for the Municipal Socialist Group in the City Council of Alcalá de Henares:
- Responsible within the municipal group in the legislature from 2007 to 2011 for the Treasury, Social Services and Equality
- In the 2011-2015 term of office of Urbanism, Education, Equality and Elderly
- From 2015 to 2019. Councillor for Public Safety, Equality and Trade. President of the Committee on Economy and Employment. Member of the municipal public body "Alcalá Desarrollo". Member of the Mancomunidad de Aguas del Sorbe. Member of the Public Safety Commission of the Community of Madrid and of the Safety Commission of the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid.
- Member of the Advisory Council of Radio TV Madrid, representing the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid.
- Member of the State Observatory on Violence against Women.
- Member of the Equality Observatory of RTVE.
- Collaborator as a lecturer in various Masters courses on Equality and Gender Violence at the Complutense University of Madrid, Carlos III University of Madrid and the University of Salamanca.
- She has been a speaker at Conferences, Courses and Seminars on legal issues, pensions and social security, social issues and issues related to Feminism; Civil Society and Gender; Education and Gender; Sharing Family Responsibilities; Parity Democracy; Women and Disability; Prevention of Gender Violence; Women and Immigration; Ageing and Gender; Trafficking and the Fight against Prostitution Networks; Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy, etc.

 

Helena Legido-Quigley, is an Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in Singapore and has a parallel position with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
She has conducted research on health policy and health systems in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Specific areas of expertise include chronic conditions, antimicrobial resistance, and migrant and refugee populations. Her latest research focuses on the role of gender and ethnicity in academia.
Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the Lancet, British Medical Journal and PLOS Medicine. It has also been widely covered in International media including The Times, The Economist, the Financial Times and the Huffington Post.

 

PLENARY SESSION NOVEMBER 13th

 

Lord Nigel Crisp (Speaker to be confirmed), is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing.
He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health - the largest health organization in the world with 1.3 million employees - where he led major reforms between 2000 and 2006.
Lord Nigel Crisp is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine. He was formerly a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and Regent's Lecturer at Berkeley.
His publications on global health include Turning the world upside down - the search for global health in the 21st Century; Global Health Partnerships; One World Health - an overview of global health after Global Health Partnerships; and, edited with Francis Omaswa, African Health Leaders - making change and claiming the future. He described his time as Chief Executive of the NHS in 24 Hours to Save the NHS - the Chief Executive's account of reform 2000 - 2006.
A Cambridge philosophy graduate, he worked in community development and industry before joining the NHS in 1986. He has worked in mental health as well as acute services and from 1993 to 1997 was Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, one of the UK's leading academic medical centers.

 

 
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