Frederik Cyrus Roeder
Frederik Roeder is a German health economist. He studied hospital management, health economics and international business at the universities of Goettingen (Germany), Bayreuth (Germany), Maribor (Slovenia), and Tongji Shanghai (China). He has worked as a Visiting Professor for Health Economics at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and as a Visiting Professor for Healthcare Management and Economics at Ilia State University (Georgia). Fred Roeder is the Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions, a service focused on know-how transfer and policy advise for healthcare systems in transition.
Professor Michael Schlander MD, PhD, MBA is a health economist at the University of Heidelberg and a professor of health care and innovation management at the University of Applied Economic Sciences, Ludwigshafen. He is the founder and scientific director of the Institute for Innovation and Valuation in Health Care (Inno Val HC) a not for profit institute based in Eschborn, Germany. Professor Schlander who is also a physician has written ground-breaking studies on the role and limits of current evaluation methodology in adminstrative assessments of medical innovation.
Graduate in economics and in theology, Nicoleta is currently preparing a PhD at the Swiss Federal Polytechnicum (ETH) in Zurich. She has spoken and written on topics related to ethics, economy and theology in Switzerland, China, Denmark and others. She is the author of "St Jean Chrysostome et l'Homo Oeconomicus" a scholarly work that explores the theological roots of market ethics. She has joined Medicine & Liberty in 2009 as our research fellow in charge of Ethics in Economics.
Dr Francis Thevoz is a Cardiovascular surgeon by training. Past-president of the Société Vaudoise de Médecine he is also a former councilor of the City of Lausanne where he served as Director of finances. He is currently a member of the finance commision of the city's parliament. Francis will notably participate in the development of MedLib's, Privamed-Pro project.
Sophie Crespo MD, our special projects & editorial consultant, graduated from Basel University Medical School. She holds specialist titles in internal medicine and anesthesiology.
Dr Fabienne Gay-Crosier, joined MedLib's Medical Advisory Council in 2014. She is past president of the professional policy commisssion at the Swiss Society of Clinical Allergology and Immunology and is a firm advocate of professional independence for physicians
Loredana D'Amato Sizonenko MD
Dr D'Amato Sizonenko is a geneticist specialized in rare diseases. She is presently Coordinator for Switzerland of Orphanet, an international database of information on rare diseases and orphan drugs for all publics, designed to contribute to the improvement of the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases.
Martin Krause is the diirector of the Centro de Investigations de instituciones y Mercados de Argentina: professor of Economics at the University of Buenos Aires.
Philip Stevens, Director of Policy at International Policy Network, London is the author of numerous health policy publications, including Fighting the diseases of Poverty (2007), Free trade for better health (2006) and The 10/90 Gap and the diseases of poverty (2004). He has also held research positions at the Adam Smith Institute and Reform in London and holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Durham University.
After graduating in Biology at UPenn in Philadelphia, Ms Shahnaz Radjy was active in humanitarian action in Bolivian hospitals, and founded an A-TIC internet venture in Bolivia. She has also organized events for the International Labor Organization in Geneva and worked for the Davos World Economic Forum. Shahnaz is now based in NY.
Bartley Madden is an independent researcher who has developed "Dual Tracking": a fast lane for access to experimetal medicines, that also introduces an open database on new therapies. Bart Maddens concept is supported by Vernon Smith, Nobel prize in economics 2002 and by other reputed US economists. He has authored a monograph: "Dual Tracking, More Choices Better Health" edited by the Heartland Institute, Chicago.
Graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéerale de Lausanne (EPFL). Information and technology specialist, owner at Amadeus IT solutions. Swiss representative fo the International Society for Individual Liberty ISIL.
President of the Swiss Society for the Independence of medicine and editor in chief of « Der Arzt und sein Patient / Le Médecin et son Patient » Journal
Professor of economics at the University of Québec in Outaouais. Author of "Le Droit de porter des armes"(1993), "Comprendre l'économie (2008) and other works such as "Public Health Insurance under a Non Benevolent State". Editor of Liberty in Canada online tribune.
Georges Lane is a Professor of economics at the University of Paris-Dauphine where he teaches insurance economics.
Philip Stevens, Director of Policy
Philip is the author of numerous health policy publications, including Fighting the diseases of Poverty (2007), Free trade for better health (2006) and The 10/90 Gap and the diseases of poverty (2004). His writings on health policy have appeared in a wide range of international newspapers. Philip has also held research positions at the Adam Smith Institute and Reform in London, and spent several years as a management consultant. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Durham University.
Swiss ENT surgeon and medical philosopher. One of the founding members of IATROS, a world organization of private and independent physicians. Writes regularly on medical ethics and other issues in various medical journals and in his blog.
Ernest unfortunately passed away on March 11th, 2015 and wil be deeply regretted by all those who knew him. The founding principles of Medicine and Liberty were strongly influenced by his profound understanding of the medical mission and his uncompromising attachment to Hippocratic ethics.
Professor of economics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. Founder of Medicina en Libertad (MedLib.es) and of Madrid's Instituto Juan de Mariana.
Gabriel is now the president of Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala.
Victoria Curzon Price
Professor of economics at the University of Geneva. President of Institut Constant de Rebecque, Lausanne. Member of Geneva Parlliament. Past president of the Mont Pelerin Society.
A practicing Opthalmologist in Lausanne. Active in Swiss medical professional politics he is a staunch defender of medical autonomy. He is on the editorial board of the Swiss medical journal "Arzt un Patient" (Physician and Patient)
Alphonse Crespo founder and executive director of Medicine and Liberty. Swiss orthopedic surgeon, author of Esculape Foudroyé (Les Belles Lettres 1991), ISBN 2-251-39008-1 and of numerous essays and articles such as Black Market Medicine an Ethical alternative to State Control, Outlawing Medicine or The End of Welfare and its effect on the Poor. President of the Cercle de philosophie politique Benjamin Constant at the Institut Libéral a Swiss think tank founded in 1979. Also conducts Med-Consilium a Swiss accident insurance consulting & assessment independent service.
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Round table on clinical trials & tranparency
September 16, 2013
Maastricht University Brussels hosted a Pugatch Consilium roundtable on‘Clinical trials and data transparency – the Public Interest case’.
Speakers included Professors Meir Pugatch, David Taylor, Atholl Johnson, as well as Douglas Lippoldt of the OECD, Dr Alphonse Crespo & Dr Alex Wyke. A strong case was made for data-sharing designs that do not discourage RD nor hinder access to innovation.
ISIL MPL Conference Pully
August 23, 2013
Left to right: Dr Alphonse Crespo, Dr Mary Ruwart, Prof. Ken Schooland
The event featured prominent liberty minded thinkers and entrepreneurs. A health care session featuring Mary Ruwart, Ken Schooland, Frederic Roeder and Alphonse Crespo included topics such as free market revolution in Georgian healthcare, the deadly side effects of FDA regulations and the case for compensation of organ donors. Emerging tools to advance on the road to freedom of choice and self ownership in medical care were explored.
Institut Turgot Health Care Seminars
April 17, 2011
Discussions hinged around Prof. Clayton Christensen's "The Innovator's Prescription : A Disruptive Solution to the Healthcare Crisis." They were conducted by Louis-Marie Bachelot président of "Alternative Libérale" and Henri Lepage (photo ) president of the Institut Turgot and included speakers such as Drs Guy André Pelouze and Alphonse Crespo
The Future of our Healthcare Systems
March 7, 2011
Conference Rotary Club of Leman-Thonon
Dr Alphonse Crespo - Prof. Victoria Curzon Price
European Resource Bank Meeting in London
September 19, 2010
The 7th European Resource Bank Meeting held in London Sep 8-10, 2010 enabled free market oriented institutes to exchange on a wide variety of issues that ranged from taxes to health care.
AAPS National Doctors Tea Party in Salt Lake CIty
September 18, 2010
AAPS Doctor's tea party held in Salt Lake City, Sept 18th enabled doctors who care for patients, take a strong public stand for nullification of US health legislation doomed to spawn bureaucracies that will manage suffering human individuals as cattle.
Dr Jacques Chaoulli (left) succesfully challenged the anticonstitutionality of Canada's Universal Health Care system. He explained the moral reasons that pushed him to fight that battle. Andrew Schlafly (right) leads AAPS's legal battle to invalidate the new massive US health care bill.
ATLAS Liberty Forum 09 in Los Angeles
April 29, 2009
Vicente Fox Jorge Quiroga
Bart Madden, Scott Riccio, Alphonse Crespo
Strategies to Develop Free-Market Medicine were discussed at the event (see video). Panelists Scott Riccio, Alphonse Crespo and Waldemar Ingdahl made a case for patient-driven access to innovation as proposed by Bart Madden's "dual tracking" concept. .
Lessons from Abroad: An IPN-Galen Conference in Washington DC
March 9, 2009"Lessons from abroad for health reform in the U.S." hosted in Washington DC by the Galen Institute and the International Policy Network offered an overview of government involvement in the health sectors and also discussed comparative cost-effectiveness programs
Prof. Michael Schlander of the University of Heidelberg (member of Medicine & Liberty's MedECON academic board) explained how comparative effectiveness systems can increase health spending. He warned against formulaic approaches to health decision making that violate social value judgments about human life. Dr. Alphonse Crespo described how mandatory insurance introduced in 1994 pushed Switzerland from an access oriented health system to one dominated by cost-containment and occult rationing. Speakers included Prof. Karol Sikora, Dr Valentin Petkantchin and others.
When Ethics go Hand in Hand with Profits: Dr Ouimet at the Zurich Polytechnicum
March 3, 2009
Nicoleta Acatrinei who joined Medicine & Liberty as its Ethics in Economics research felow, invited Dr J.-Robert Ouimet, an unusual Canadian entrepreneur to speak on the role of spirituality in successful business practice at an event hosted by Zürich's renowned Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) on Tuesday 3 March 2009.
Nicoleta Acatrinei & Dr. J-Robert Ouimet
Dr Ouimet explained to a dazzled audience how a spritual approach to management and respect of human values can enhance productivity and competitive profits. Dr Ouimet whose family business "Ouimet - Cordon Bleu International - Tomasso" is worth $300 million in the food industry, also received a magna cum laude for his PhD at the University of Fribourg. He currently leads Our Project an experimental and innovative venture designed to expand and implement moral and spiritual values in business and industry management.
Ethics of Capitalism educational course: Certification event at the New Economic School in Tbilisi
March 1, 2009
At an event held on March 1st 2009 in Tbilisi, the New Economic School of Georgia awarded certificates to students who successfuly completed the Educational Course on THE ETHICS OF CAPITALISM. Dr Alphonse Crespo who had lectured for the course was guest speaker at the certification event. He spoke on the role and limits of insurance in medical care.
Conferences at the New Economic School in Tbilisi
December 11, 2008
staged a meeting on the Future of Georgian Healthcare in Tbilisi December 11th in partnership with Medicine & Liberty. Georgian private hospital directors, members of local NGO's and government health policy officials discussed Georgia's hospital privatization process with Paata Shesheitze, president of NESG and Dr Alphonse Crespo executive director of Medicine & Liberty. The professional training and exchange program for Georgian private hospital managers, currently explored by NESG and MedLib was well received by participants. A survey on this project will be launched in January 2009. On December 12th, NES organized a visit of Tbilisis's newest Aversi private clinic (read our Vox Medici commentary), before hosting a conference by Dr Alphonse Crespo on markets and medical care for the poor.
Georges Lane & Jacques Garello present their latest work in Paris
December 2, 2008
Georges Lane member of MedECON's Academic Board and Jacques Garello, president of ALEPS presented the second volume of their book "Les Retraites du futur: la capitalisation" in Paris December 2, 2008. The event, organized by Contribuables Associés, ALEPS and IREF included a panel featuring MedECON board members Victoria Curzon Price and Pierre Bessard.
1st Med ECON Conference in Geneva: A new model for patient driven access to innovation
November 7, 2008
The availability of new medicines is constrained by lengthy administrative approval processes and by cost-containment policies once a drug is approved. Medicine & Liberty's 1st MedECON* conference in Geneva, discussed "Dual Tracking" a new institutional concept promoting patient choice and accelerated access to pharmaceutical innovation designed by Bartley Madden, independent US researcher and keynote speaker at the event. The "Dual Tracking" model presented at the conference, is relevant not only to economists and physicians but also to all those confronted with chronic or life-threatenig illness. It is also crucial to those who seek therapeutic solutions to the problem of orphan diseases.
Following Bart Madden's presentation of his innovative concept, panelists discussed the damaging effects of the precautionary principle (Prof. Calzada), new developments in patient information networks on rare & orphan diseases (Dr D'Amato Sizonenko) and drug regulatory processes seen under the light of public choice theory (Prof. Curzon Price). The round table was chaired by Philip Stevens, director of policy at the International Policy Network, London.
CMPI Conference on Physician Disempowerment in Washington DC
October 14, 2008
The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest hosted on October 14 in Washington DC, "Physician Disempowerment: A Transatlantic Malaise," a conference on how cost-based government-run health care impinges on the practice of medicine. Dr. François Sarkozy, keynote speaker exposed challenges that face the future of healthcare in France and outlined possible solutions. Panelists included, Jacob Afwerdson (Sweden), Dr Alphonse Crespo (Switzerland), Tim Evans (UK) & others. A CMPI publication including an essay by Dr Crespo on The Hazards of Harassing Doctors was distributed at the conference.
Pierre Lemieux on the Economics of State Failures - Geneva
September 29, 2008
September 14, 2008
Phiip Stevens and Alphonse Crespo spoke in September to Chinese academics and health policy analysts at Beijing' Renmin University and at the China Health Economics Institute. The meetings were directed by Professor Mao Shoulong, Dean of Academic policy and by Dr Zhao Hongwen MD from Peking University Medical Selence Center. China currently faces debate between communist advocates of a single provider national health service and reformers in favor of a competititve and differenciated insurance-based model.
Dr Crespo Phiip Stvens, Huang Aili, Mao Shoulong Alphonse Crespo
AAPS 65th Annual Meeting September 10-13,2008
September 10, 2008
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, is the leading medical force in the defense of liberty and ethics in American healthcare. Innovative alternatives to regulated care and government medicine were presented by prominent american physicians at its annual conference in Phoenix, Az. Sept 10-13. Expanding forms of patient centered medical services such as concierge practice were notably discussed. Dr Alphonse Crespo's banquet speech described change of paradigms in European medicine and beyond, that will lead to the abandonment of obsolete Bismarckian and Beveridgian health care models.