11th Adriatic Congress of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research with focus on CEE


Dear Colleague,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 11th Adriatic Congress of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research with focus on CEE, which will be held at the Conference Center of Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia in Sofia, Bulgaria, on April 20-22, 2023 and will be organized by the Section for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research of the Croatian Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Croatian Medical Association in collaboration with ISPOR Bulgarian Chapter.

The main objective of this year congress is to intensify and enhance professional and scientific discussions and collaboration between various stakeholders on the following topic:


After several years in which we have been focusing to problem identification, assessment and measurement, mostly around patient access and equity rights to innovation, and identifying the gaps to more developed EU countries, the main goal of this year Congress as was the last year’s is to focus on finding solutions. During our 10 years journey, the capacity of CEE countries to focus on solutions has improved, both at Academia and Government from one side, to Health Technology Industry on the other side. Additionally, and most importantly, Patients capacity to be involved and consulted in this process have also significantly improved, so we believe all pre-requisites have now been met to start focusing on the most optimal solutions for which we need all stakeholders to be at the same table, discussing, agreeing and implementing these solutions, especially in the following area, being also the sub-topics of this year’s congress:

•    Digital Health Technologies and Healthcare Digitalization

•    Patient Access Policy challenges in CEE

•    New Approaches to Pharmaceutical Pricing and Global Price Referencing

•    HTA in CEE Today and Tomorrow

•    EU Beating Cancer Plan

•    How to Facilitate the Adoption and Implementation of RWE in Healthcare Decision-Making

•    Affordable Financing Models for ATMPs

•    The Importance of Horizon Scanning for Securing Appropriate Healthcare Budget Allocations

However, the full congress agenda will also comprise other important topics as well, such as development of healthcare policies, pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement, comparative efficacy studies, outcomes research, value of health and health interventions, and many others.

Our Congress has established itself as the forum (i) to share research and help advance the science of health economics within the Adriatic and CEE region, (ii) to give opportunity for networking and interacting, and (iii) to get involved in debating controversial and complex issues of the healthcare involving a range of stakeholders. We are proud that during the past 10 years our annual Congress has become a reference point in the field of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in our region since we are not shying away from explicitly discussing pressing challenges, such as conditions of severe economic constraints within our jurisdictions.

We encourage your participation by submitting research podium and poster papers. As every year, we will organize several plenary sessions, round table discussion, issue panels, and research presentations. Preliminary program is attached for your reference.

It is important to note that we, as the organizers, will ensure participation of a wide range of stakeholders within the health care: the healthcare professionals (local, regional and international), members of academia, different associations, regulatory and payer authorities, politicians, and last but not least the pharmaceutical industry.

Congress Technical Organizers are:

•    S EVENTS Ltd. (congress@sevents.bg), Sofia, Bulgaria

•    OTOURS PCO d.o.o. (pharmacoeconomics@otours.hr), Zagreb, Croatia

We are cordially looking forward to seeing you soon in Sofia!

With kind regards,

Dr. Svetoslav Tsenov, MD

Prof. Dinko Vitezić, MD, PhD
Congress Co-Chair

Congress Co-Chair

Assistant Professor, Medical University Sofia

President, Section for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Reseach

Croatian Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics