Elli Karagianni

Elli Karagianni

SNE/ Scientific Project Officer

Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 JU

Elli Karagianni, is  SNE/ Scientific Project Officer at the Innovative Medicines Initiative2 JU (IMI2 JU), a public- private partnership for health between the European Union (represented by the European Commission) and the European pharmaceutical industry (represented by EFPIA)

Elli is responsible for developing and implementing the Patient Engagement Strategy in IMI2 JU which aims to enhance the quality and relevance of the IMI programme from the patient perspective through early and meaningful engagement.

After obtaining a BA (hons) in Political Sciences from the University of Hull, UK she was  admitted in 2002 to the National School of Public Administration in Greece (ESDD),  and  in 2004 she was appointed as public administrator to the Greek Ministry of Health where she gained first-hand experience and insights of the planning and implementation of health and social policies at the national level.

Elli has held administrative positions in the public hospital sector where she  became involved  in different projects such as  the Greek Health Atlas project; a perpetual system of data used for measuring and assessing  the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the country’s health services.

She holds a Master’s degree  (Master à finalité recherche) from  the   School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences  (Ecole des Hautes  Etudes en Sciences Sociales,  EHESS) in Paris, France,  where she conducted a qualitative field research studying the evolution of patients’ rights in Europe, and the different levels of  patient involvement  in healthcare decision-making .

Elli   also  holds a  joint Master’s degree in Economics and Human Sciences  from the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay) and  the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Other speakers in 2020

Dobrin Svinarov


Prof. Dr. Dobrin Svinarov, MD. PhD, Dr. Med Sc

Head of Clinical Laboratory and Clinical Pharmacology at Alexandrovska University Hospital / Chairman of the Department of Clinical Laboratory and at the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Sofia / President of the Bulgarian Society of Clinical laboratory
Stanimir Hasurdzhiev


Stanimir Hasardzhiev, Dr.

Secretary General - Patient Access Partnership (PACT) / Secretary General - CEE4HEALTH / Genereal Director - National Patient Organisation (NPO) / Chairperson - Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine (BAPEMED)
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