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By Biocat

Today and tomorrow the Gesaworld Group, an international consultancy specializing in the development of projects in the health and social sector, is gathering representatives from the political and business class in this sector, as well as experts from multilateral organizations in a number of countries, at the Harvard Faculty Club in Boston (United States) for the 2nd Health & Sustainability International Seminar: The value of Innovation in Health Care.

The seminar will debate and look for solutions to current challenges facing healthcare systems, from the point of view of clinical practice, management and health policy. Three Catalan organizations have been invited to participate in the panel discussions —Biocat, Barcelona Hospital Clínic and Iese Business School— along with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Kaiser Permanente, Baptist Health South Florida and the National Health Confederation of Brazil. The event has received support from the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia in the United States.

Dr. Josep Baselga, associate director of the Massachusetts General Cancer Center in Boston, will give the keynote speech entitled Value of Innovation in Health Care System: Oncology as a case point.

Dr. Montserrat Vendrell, CEO of Biocat, and Dr. Laura-Sampietro-Colom, deputy director for Innovation at Hospital Clínic, with Robin Cisneros, national director of Medical Technology Assessment and Products at Kaiser Permanente, will contribute their expertise on the panel The path towards sustainable innovation in clinical practice. The debate will be moderated by Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Science Center in Boston.

The healthcare sector currently plays a highly significant role in the global economy and social development around the world. However, at the same time, it also has a huge impact on the environment. “This transformation requires dedication, knowledge and a change in public administrations, multilateral organizations and companies,” explained Roser Vicente, managing director of Gesaworld, at the inauguration of the first edition of this seminar held last year in Washington.


Gesaworld and Biocat signed a collaboration agreement in December 2011 to carry out joint activities in strategic locations like Catalonia, the United States and Latin America. 

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