ROHO Romanian Hospital Convention 

“Innovation and Reputation in Healthcare” was the main topic of the edition. The convention promoted successful medical teams. Related event: Doctors + Hearts GALA, at the CEC Palace.

​Our Speakers & Partners

Dr. Syed Masud

Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year 2017 in the UK, Oxford University Hospital

Doctor Syed Masud is Emergency Medicine Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals and Medical Director at the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service. He was named “Doctor of the Year” at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017 in UK.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Yanev

Doctor of the Year 2017 in BULGARIA, University Hospital in Sofia

Before returning to Bulgaria to establish a microvascular surgery service for head and neck reconstruction in Sofia, he worked at Derby Royal Hospital in UK. The work and efforts of Dr. Yanev’s team have been recognized by by the Bulgarian Medical Union, who awarded him the Doctor of the Year distinction.

Dr. André Simon

Director of heart and lung transplantation at the Royal Brompton and Harefield specialist hospitals, UK

Doctor André Simon is a cardiothoracic surgeon and director of cardiac and lung transplantation at the Royal Brompton and Harefield specialist hospital.  Dr. Simon  led the implantation for the first British child to receive a total artificial heart. He is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London.

Francesco Galli

Chief Executive Officer, San Donato Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in ITALY

Francesco is also CEO of The National Institute of Obesity Treatment, international reference point for obesity, and of the Smart Clinic, innovative outpatient clinic network inside shopping centers. He was honoured with the title of Cavaliere della Repubblica by President of the Italian Republic in 2017.

Prof. Dr. Diana Loreta Păun

State Counselor, Public Health Department, Romanian Presidential Administration / ROMANIA

Presidential Counselor for Health. She is an endocrinologist and an Associate Professor in Endocrinology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest. She holds a certificate in complementary studies in Health Services Management and has graduated a Master’s program in “Public Health and Health Services Management”.

The Medical Team coordinated by Dr. Bogdan Moldovan

Triple renal transplant at St. Constantine’s Hospital in Braşov, ROMANIA

Renal Transplant Center «Prof. Dr. Gilles Mentha» of St. Constantine’s Hospital in Braşov made a real renal transplant marathon in May 2018, doing 3 robotic surgery extraction and 3 kidney implants from relatives (mother-daughter, wife-husband and husband-wife) in two days, the number of transplants performed so far in this center rising to 5.

Vincent-Nicolas Delpech

CEO, Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital, Largest Children’s Hospital in FRANCE

Vincent-Nicolas Delpech is the director of Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in France. It was the first pediatric hospital in the world. He is also member of the Board of Imagine Institut, the first research center on genetic diseases and rare diseases and a founding member of the European Children’s Hospital Organization – ECHO.

Prof. Dr. Damián García-Olmo

Chief of Surgery Department, Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital, SPAIN

Prof. Dr. Damián García-Olmo is a surgeon with over 30 years of research and clinical experience. He has performed over 7.000 surgical procedures along his career. Since 2002, he is the coordinator of the first Phase III study in the world to test cell therapy for fistulas caused by Crohn’s disease. Currently, he is also Professor of Surgery at Autonomous University of Madrid.

Dr. Evgeny Solomonov

Head of General and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Department, Ziv Medical Center, Safed, ISRAEL

Dr. Evgeny Solomonov finished in 2007 a clinical fellowship program in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and liver transplantation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is also one of the pioneers of robotic liver surgery and he is an executive member of the Clinical Association of Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Youssef Tammam

Coordinator of the paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery programme, realized in partnership with San Donato Hospital Group, at Bucharest, Iasi and Cluj

Dr. Youssef Tammam is General Secretary of the Thoracic Mediterranean Society. He has over 30 years of experience in cardiac surgery in Damascus, Milan and Bucharest.

Ole Thomsen

Executive Vice President, Midtjylland Region, New Aarhus University Hospital, the largest health investment in DENMARK

Midtjylland is one of the five regions of Denmark, and Ole Thomsen is responsible for the region’s hospitals. He supervises the construction of the new Aarhus University Hospital, which inaugurated in 2018 and 2019 as a result of a series of the largest health investment in the history of Denmark.

Prof. Alessandro Frigiola

President of the association „Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo”, ITALY

Prof. Alessandro Frigiola is the President of the association „Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo”. He is one of the most important experts in cardiac surgery, both on children, in the field of congenital heart disease and on adults, in the field of acquired diseases, performing over 10,000 operations.

Dr. Adrian Molnar

Medical Director of the „Niculae Stăncioiu” Heart Institute, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA

Dr. Adrian Molnar is the Medical Director of the „Niculae Stăncioiu” Heart Institute from Cluj-Napoca.

Prof. Grigore Tinică

Manager of the Cardiovascular Diseases Institute „Prof. Dr. George I. M. Georgescu”, Iasi, ROMANIA

Prof. Grigore Tinică is the Manager of the Cardiovascular Diseases Institute „Prof. Dr. George I. M. Georgescu” from Iasi.

Dr. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu

Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Department, Emergency Hospital for Children „Maria Sklodovska Curie”, Bucharest, ROMANIA

Dr. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu is Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Department, Emergency Hospital for Children „Maria Sklodovska Curie”, Bucharest.

Mr. Marco Trivelli

General Manager, Niguarda Metropolitan Hospital, the largest hospital in Milano, ITALY

 Mr. Trivelli has a wide experience  in the public administration. From the 2000s he took on managerial positions in the economic-financial area at accredited healthcare Institutes in the Lombardy Region, inclusive in the General Health Department of the Region.

Murat Ercan

International Marketing and Business Development Group Director, Medical Park Hospitals Group, the largest group of private hospitals in TURKEY

With 29 hospitals located in 17 cities and and more than 16,000 employees, Medical Park is the biggest hospital group in Turkey. Murat Ercan works as International Marketing and Business Development Group Director at Medical Park Hospitals Group.

James Georges

Director of International Development Department of San Donato Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in ITALY

James Georges is Director of International Development Department of San Donato Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in Italy. The group is also an European leader both, in Medical Research, as well as Medical Training.

Carmen Uscatu

President of „Dăruiește Viață” Association, the first Oncology and Pediatric Radiotherapy Hospital in ROMANIA

“We’re building a hospital!” / A trained communication specialist with 8 years’ experience in marketing and communication, in 2009, Carmen Uscatu started volunteering for projects dedicated to Romanian cancer patients. In 2012, she chose to make a radical career change and became Giver of chances of living and Defender of Romanian patients’ rights.

Oana Gheorghiu

Vice-president of „Dăruiește Viață” Association, the first Oncology and Pediatric Radiotherapy Hospital in ROMANIA

“I think that if you ever need to take a step back, it’s only so you can come back even stronger.” / She had been working for 15 years for a French company, and developing it in Romania. Until one day, in 2009, when she heard about a teenager diagnosed with leukemia who needed a stem cell transplant abroad. She decided to get involved, together with Carmen Uscatu, and found out that, in Romania, medical insurance didn’t cover any type of transplant (stem cell or organs). 

Reinier Schlatmann

CEO Philips Central and Eastern Europe

Master Partner/ Reinier Schlatmann has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of management, marketing, sales and finance – both in mature and emerging markets. Since November 2016 he is the CEO of Philips Central and Eastern Europe.

Marius Geantă

President of the Center for Innovation in Medicine

Marius Geantă is President and Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine, a non-governmental organisation based in Bucharest, Romania, focused on innovation in the healthcare sector. His passion for innovation in medicine, and in particular personalised medicine, led him to become Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Medicine.

Vasile Rușcovan

General Director, Kapamed International

Partner/ Vasile Rușcovan has over 10 years of experience in the fields of production, distribution and management of medical devices. His philosophy is delivering added value to its customers, the providers of medical services. He strongly believes that the healthcare system can be improved through a greater presence of technology.

Raul San Jose Cortés

Director Southern Europe & UK, Arcomed AG

Partner/ With over 8 years experience in the international medical devices market, Raul San Jose Cortés is Director in Arcomed AG for the Southern Europe region, and also the Managing Director of the subsidiary for the UK market, Arcomedical Infusion Ltd. Raul has extensive experience in substance infusion technology, being one of the main pioneers in Arcomed AG.

Luca Militello

CEO, Monza Group România

Luca Militello este în prezent CEO al Grupului Monza România, grup reprezentat prin Spitalul Monza, Centrul Medical Monza, Monza Metropolitan Hospital, Clinicile Ritmico, Centrele Monza–Ares şi Spitalul Monza-Ares. Acum coordonează o echipă de peste 300 de specialişti în domeniul medical şi continuă să dezvolte servicii medicale de excelenţă pentru pacienţii români.

Ramona Ivan

Director of Foreign Relations and Structural Funds Division, CEC Bank

Partner/ Ramona Ivan has more than 24 years of experience in the Romanian banking system, operating in both state-owned and majority-owned private international banks, over the last five years joining CEC Bank. The main areas of expertise are foreign financing and nationals programs aimed at supporting the investment projects of Romanian companies.

Paul Cryer

Independent innovation-solutions consultant to healthcare organisations and governments, UK

Paul Cryer is results-driven with an extensive international healthcare and central Government experience, a successful track record of delivery in the NHS and commercial sector at both strategic and operational levels. At the Department of Health from NHS, he was involved in central policy development and implementation.



Dr. Călin Gălășeanu 

Country Manager Romania, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Proffesional Partner ROHO

Dr. Rodica Mihăescu

Medical Director, Emergency Hospital of TimiSoara County

Guest Physician ROHO

Ana Smaranda Rinder

Manager, Vaslui County Emergency Hospital

Guest Manager ROHO

Dan Zaharescu

Executive Director, ARPIM

Institutional Partner ROHO

Ionela Misculescu

Development Director, Medical Division, Banca Transilvania

Supporter ROHO

Dr. Laurențiu Dașcă

Medical Director, Affidea România

Guest Physician ROHO

Frank Christian Mainzer

Area Vice President Global Software and Services, CompuGroup Medical

Proffesional Partner ROHO

Dr. Cristina Stănescu

Chief of Surgery Department, SJU Braila

Guest Physician ROHO

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Dr. Călin Gălășeanu

Country Manager Romania, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Professional Partner ROHO

“Bristol-Myers Squibb is a scientific research organization committed to the development and delivery of innovative drugs, for Immuno-Oncology also, that have the potential to transform patients’ lives and set new standards of care. Patients’ needs and scientific research are always at the heart of our concerns. “

Dr. Cristina Stănescu

Chief of Surgery Department, SJU Braila

Guest Physician ROHO

“It was an honor for me to participate at ROHO 2017, a special event that brought together specialists from several countries who came up with solutions to increase the quality of the medical act. The admirable results presented by colleagues from the neighbor countries are based on better funding, efficient and responsible medical management and a judicious use of human and material resources. In Romania, the competition between the public and the private system is becoming clearer. Sustained efforts by managers and health professionals will be needed to have an efficient public system, and such events will bring extra experience.”

Ana Smaranda Rinder

Manager, Vaslui County Emergency Hospital

Guest Manager ROHO

“I attended the Romanian Hospitals Convention since the first edition, attracted by the agenda and the impressive CVs of the guests. The exceptional guests, the information and the socialization opportunities offered, determined me to participate with increased interest each year. I would like the meeting of so many hospital managers in Romania, public and private, to be the basis for the revitalization or, why not, the re-establishment of the Romanian Hospitals Association – as a supporter and defender of the interests of the hospital medical service providers.”

Dr. Laurențiu Dașcă

Manager, Vaslui County Emergency Hospital

Guest Physician ROHO

“In the context of the accreditation of health establishments, as well as the alignment with European standards, the ROHO conference brings to the forefront the issues faced by state or private medical organizations. The concept of the event has evolved this year, bringing together professionals from Romania and abroad who spoke about the importance of clinical governance in the management of medical organizations. I have seen the same issue and orientation in guest presentations from CEE and neighboring countries and I am convinced that the safety and quality of a medical service provided by a medical institution are the most important conditions. They should equally address the structure, staff, and programs of a medical organization in order to have a patient-oriented end result and to provide it with the best experience. ROHO is also important because of the meeting of hospital directors from our country with health professionals from other European countries.”

Prof. Dr. Rodica Mihăescu

Medical Director, Emergency Hospital of Timișoara County

Guest Physician ROHO

“For me, as Medical Director of the Municipal Emergency Hospital of Timișoara, it was an opportunity to come into contact with my colleages from all over Romania, as well as from other countries, and to learn about issues from their hospitals, which can help me improve my knowledge in terms of a better organization of quality management. The organization was exceptional. The presence of speakers such as Dr. Gheorghe Borcean, Prof. Dr Guido Adler, Prof. Dr Diana Cimpoeșu or Holly McLaren gave me real pleasure in listening to them and in ‘borrowing’ new things from them, which we can implement or adapt to our medical system. It was also such a joy and pleasure to learn about the Hospital Room Concept made by Philips, which demonstrated the importance of new equipment for endowing the Emergency and, especially the Anesthesia and Intensive Care services in hospitals. Emergency medicine has an important role in Romania, and the 2nd session approached the more recent challenges in this field, aimed at increasing the quality of the medical service and of saving patients’ lives, both in Romania and abroad. The cardiology, prevention and control session complemented the day harmoniously, with important information from the two fields, and especially from the prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections, which currently requires readjustments in Romania, for the purpose of decreasing the risk of such infections. I congratulate you and I wish you great success for the future!”

Dan Zaharescu

Executive Director, ARPIM

Institutional Partner ROHO

”ROHO offers a new opportunity for industry representatives, and healthcare professionals to find, along with representatives of the main hospitals in Romania, solutions that help to reform the system, increase patients’ access to new medicines and improve hospital conditions.”

Ionela Misculescu

Development Director, Medical Division, Banca Transilvania

Supporter ROHO

”For over 11 years, the Division for Doctors of Transylvania Bank, a market leader in the field, has been dedicated to doctors in Romania.” 

Frank Christian Mainzer

Area Vice President Global Software and Services, CompuGroup Medical

Professional Partner ROHO

”We support the ROHO initiative and are pleased to be partners in the main event that promotes excellence in innovation in medicine and its related fields. At the same time, we are grateful that we can connect with specialists in the field and work together to increase the quality of the medical system in Romania.”

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Jens Jakob Gustmann

Philips Health Systems Sales Leader CEE

Master Partner ROHO


“Philips’ mission is to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovations across what we call the “health continuum”. The vision of ROHO is similar to ours, and we are delighted to be the Master Partner of this event.

Dr. Mircea Cinteză

Șeful Secției Cardiologie 1, Spitalul Universitar de Urgență București

Medic Invitat ROHO

“A fost impresionant interesul pentru Convenția Română a Spitalelor. Un mare număr de participanți au venit la București din întreaga țară. Temele dezbatute sunt importante pentru oricine este implicat în activitatea de management medical.”

Chef Ștefan Popescu

Executive Chef, Pullman Bucharest World Trade Center

FORO Guest 

A restaurant is itself a complex investment. One of the current problems in this field is the quality of services, which is why it is imperative to invest in this direction. A restaurant can remain “top” only by maintaining quality – that is why this concept must be understood in detail. Competition is growing in all sectors and the best way to distinguish yourself from others is the reputation you build. The decision to use reputation as a career building tool differs from one sector to another and depends on the professional objective. However, being a professional with visibility becomes an increasingly necessary means of career development.

Bogdan Arsene

General Manager, Best Western Stil Hotel 4*, Bucharest

FORO Guest

The policy of the Best Western Stil hotel has a very important component of customer service. We care about our guests and are very attentive to the feedback they send us through various forms (directly at the hotel reception, in direct meetings with our staff, through the hotel feedback forms, through the pages of TripAdvisor, Booking, Facebook etc.). Feedback from our guests helps us to maintain the level of services and facilities we offer to a certain standard and to make improvements. In the last 2 years we have made significant investments in this regard.

Ciprian Dogaru

Executive Manager, Hotel Ambient 4*, Brașov

FORO Guest

The quality of the services must be continuously improved, and this is done through regular trainings and last-minute information shared with the relevant departments. Maintenance of hotel spaces is also a priority, as good hotel services cannot compensate for unattended space and vice versa. A mix between the two components is ideal and leads to the success of the customer relationship. A hotel’s reputation is its business card. In the online environment, the grades given by the guests are the mirror of the activity of the hotel, and they can be improved by good management and communication with the client.

Vlad Bontaș

Manager, AGROVOC, Galați, +5500 ha

Guest Farmer

First and foremost, I want to thank you for your invitation and to congratulate you on the organization of the Forum, which was very well structured, both in terms of the guests, as well as of the topics addressed. It was a day full of – we hope – useful information; when the breaks allowed it, we made the most of the networking part to become acquainted with other Romanian colleagues and to talk about the problems in our farms and what could be improved.

Dr. Elisabeta Raț

Manager, Spitalul Municipal Carei, Satu Mare

Manager Invitat ROHO

”Vă mulțumesc pentru faptul că și în acest an m-ați onorat cu invitația de a participa la acest eveniment. Din prezentările Speakerilor din sănătate, de la noi și din străinătate, am observat că preocuparea deosebită pentru asigurarea calității actului medical și siguranța pacienților câștigă tot mai mult teren în managementul spitalelor publice și private. Cred că, în activitatea zilnică din unitățile sanitare, protocoalele terapeutice și procedurile de lucru implementate, definesc bune practici de eliminare a riscurilor clinice, combaterea infecțiilor asociate asistenței medicale și nu în ultimul rând, o abordare corectă și eficientă a diagnosticării și a tratamentului pacienților.”

Dr. Alina-Bondoc

Director Medical, Medlife Titan, București

Medic Invitat ROHO

”Vă mulțumesc pentru invitatia la ROHO 2017 și mă bucur că am avut prilejul să particip și să ascult profesioniști din managementul medical, atât din România, cât și din străinătate. Consider că un asemenea eveniment pune România pe hartă, ca țară europeană, care oferă servicii de sănătate populației, la standarde de înaltă calitate. Este extrem de important schimbul de experiență și de viziune la nivel de management, pe care îl oferă un eveniment de acest tip, și nu în ultimul rând, posibilitatea de a cunoaște persoane-cheie din acest domeniu și de a lega relații profesionale de durată. Am apreciat în mod deosebit oportunitatea de a crește vizibilitatea sistemului medical privat în fața guvernanților, atât pe plan național, cât și internațional, prin promovarea unor organizații cum ar fi European Union of Private Hospitals (EUHP).”

Petru Șușca

Manager, Spitalul Clinic Județean de Urgență, Cluj

Manager Invitat ROHO

“Convenția Română a Spitalelor se evidențiază în peisajul evenimentelor din România. Reunind profesioniști din domeniul medical, evenimentul devine un prilej de a împărtăși experiență, dar și o ocazie de a interacționa cu oameni cu preocupări similare. Am apreciat alegerea atentă a speakerilor. Cunoștințele acestora sunt de un real folos în munca zilnică și pentru rezolvarea unora dintre problemele cu care ne confruntăm. Calific ediția din 2016 a Convenției Române a Spitalelor drept un eveniment constructiv și de calitate.”

Dr. Cristian Radu Jecan

Director Medical, Spitalul „Prof. Dr. Agrippa Ionescu”, București

Medic Invitat ROHO

“Mulțumesc organizatorilor pentru conceptul și formatul evenimentului Convenția Română a Spitalelor ROHO 2017. A fost o onoare și în același timp o experiență remarcabilă să onorez invitația primită. Conferința a oferit un cadru de întâlnire ideal pentru membrii echipelor de management din spitalele românești, prin asigurarea unui cadru propice de schimbare a informațiilor, de împărtășire a problemelor întâlnite în cadrul procesului de management spitalicesc și mai important, a soluțiilor găsite. Participarea specialiștilor și a profesioniștilor din sănătate din alte țări europene în cadrul ROHO, mai ales a celor din zonele învecinate cu România, a asigurat o diseminare largă a unor proiecte și soluții specifice implementate de aceștia, care pot constitui un model și pentru țara noastră.”

Vlad Bontaș

Director, AGROCOV, Galați, +5500 ha
Fermier Invitat
Vreau în primul rând să vă mulțumesc pentru invitația acordată și să vă felicit pentru organizarea Forumului, una foarte bine structurată, atât în baza invitaților, cât și a subiectelor abordate. A fost o zi plină de acumulare de informații, sperăm noi folositoare, iar când ne-au permis pauzele am profitat pe partea de networking cunoscând alți colegi din țară și povestind unii altora cu ce ne lovim în fermele noastre și ce putem îmbunătăți.

Ene Gîrban

Manager, G, AGRO-IND COM, Buzău, +2000 ha
Guest Farmer

The RALF event, which succeeded in uniting large Romanian farmers, was a real success. There were very clear views and at the same time the guests had a remarkable presence. The whole event had a gala outfit.

Proiect: Openville

Timisoara, Romania


Openville este cel mai mare proiect de tip mixt din vestul României, aflat în plină dezvoltare în centrul Timişoarei, în proximitatea Iulius Mall. Acesta va fi principalul pol de business, retail şi entertainment din regiune şi va fi inaugurat în primăvara anului 2019, odată cu finalizarea primei etape. Openville va reprezenta o destinaţie cosmopolită de lifestyle, care va include: şapte clădiri de birouri, 450 de magazine, un parc de peste 55.000 mp, restaurante şi cafenele tematice, un nou concept de cinema, carusel pentru copii şi săli de evenimente. Valoarea investiţiei este de peste 220 de milioane de euro.

Presented by

Raluca Munteanu
Business Development Manager IULIUS
Speaker DEVO 2018
Raluca Munteanu
Business Development Manager IULIUS
Speaker DEVO 2018

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