Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dr Panos Kanavos

PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Director, LSE Health, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Dr Panos Kanavos
Dr Panos Kanavos

Panos Kanavos (BSc, MSc (Oxon), MSc (LSE), PhD) is Reader in International Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics (LSE) and Programme Director of the Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) at LSE Health. Panos is Visiting Professor at the University of Basel, Switzerland and also has a Visiting appointment with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has previously been Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy in the Dept of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School. Previous visiting appointments have included the University of Lausanne and the University of Delaware. He is an Economist by training, currently coordinates the Programme in International Health Policy at LSE and teaches Health Economics, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, Health Care Financing, and Health Systems Performance Measurement.

Panos leads the activities of MTRG, which is a research unit comprising 11 researchers within LSE Health and concentrates on interdisciplinary and comparative policy research on medical technologies. The group has a number of research streams as follows:

  • The economics of medical technologies, in particular, medicines and medical devices;
  • Prescribing, appropriateness and quality of care;
  • Access to medical technologies in developing and transition economies; and
  • Disease management and policy effectiveness in medical technology.

As part of its activities, MTRG administers the Programme on Pharmaceutical Policy Issues (PPPI), the Programme on Medical Devices, conducts research under the auspices of and participates in the European Medicines Information Network (EMI-net), the network for the study of rare diseases (BURQOL-RD), and is a member of the European Health Technology Institute for Socio-Economic Research (EHTI). It also coordinates the activities of The Patient Academy, an initiative between academia, health care regulatory agencies and patient groups.

Panos has acted as an advisor to a number of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the American Association for Retired Persons, and Ministries of Health of over 21 transition and developing countries. He has participated in the European Pharmaceutical Forum as advisor to the European Commission – DG Enterprise and has been involved in the Commission's reflection process on the Economics of Medical Devices.

Panos' research interests include comparative health policy and healthcare reform, pharmaceutical economics and policy from a developed and developing country perspective, quality and access in healthcare, and socio-economic determinants of health.

International Speakers

Michael Drummond Mike Drummond is Professor of Health Economics and was Director of the Centre from December 1995 to September 2005. His particular field of interest is in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programmes.
Dr Panos Kanavos Panos Kanavos (BSc, MSc (Oxon), MSc (LSE), PhD) is Reader in International Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics (LSE) and Programme Director of the Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) at LSE Health.
Katarzyna Kolasa, PhD Katarzyna Kolasa has more than 16 years of working experience in the healthcare sector, with 10 years with the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry and six with the public payer.
Vladimir Zah Vladimir Zah, PhD(c), brings 20+ years of Health Economics technology and business experience. Since 2000, in various roles as Health Economist, Project Manager and Chief Investigator, Vlad has implemented more than 170 health economic models and assessments in the phase 2, 3 and 4 settings, across various disease areas for top 20 global pharmaceutical companies; work supported with over 50 publications.
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