Prof. Tit Albreht, M.D., Ph.D. in Health Services Research at the University of Amsterdam, Head of the Centre for Health Care at the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia, and member of the Scientific Committee of EUPHA. He served as President of the Slovenian Preventive Medicine Society (2016 – 2022) and was elected President-elect of the European Public Health Association for the term 2024-2026. His research and policy work has predominantly been on policies in health workforce, patient mobility, cancer control and cancer care. He was the scientific coordinator of three EU cancer policy projects, Joint Actions.
Dr Mariluz Amador, M.D., PhD., has been a Medical Director in AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer) since September 2019. Dr Amador is a Medical Oncologist trained at Hospital Doce de Octubre, she holds a PhD from Complutense University in Madrid and has an extensive post-doctoral training which includes a Fellowship in New Drugs development in Oncology at Johns Hopkins University and a Graduate Program in Clinical Research at Bloombert School of Public Heath at The Johns Hopkins University. Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). She has more than 15 years of experience working in pharmaceutical industry. She has extensive experience in clinical research, development and commercialization of new drugs in Oncology at global, regional and country level.
Dr. Marcos García is Director of the Andalusian Integrated Smoking Plan (P.I.T.A) at the Andalusian Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs. A specialist at the Regional Hospital of Malaga, his main objective is to reduce the number of smokers, especially among young people. He holds a degree as a Doctor of Medicine, University of Malaga. He also has a Master’s degree in smoking from the University of Seville, University Expert in Smoking from the University of Granada, University Expert in Smoking from the University of Las Palmas, SEPAR Expert in Smoking.
Psychologist degree with demonstrated experience in psychological care for elderly, in Neumology Services with asthmatic patients and smokers with chronic disease and in the use of new technologies in the psychological treatments also. I have acquired these experiences both in Spain as in Japan where I’ve been working during the last three years. This multi-country and multicultural experience has allowed me to be fluent in three languages, Spanish (mother tongue), English (bilingual) and Japanese (bilingual) and understand different cultures and ways to see disease.
Francisco Javier Ruiz is the technical secretary and coordinator of Spanish Heatly Cities Network. During 17 years, he’s been university professor of Political and Administration Sciences at University Carlos III of Madrid, and later Professor of Spanish Politics and European Politics and Director of the Hispanic Studies section at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great.
Joseba Zabala Galán is an emeritus Public Health Doctor of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country, with a master in Drug Addiction. Has worked as a promoter of socio-educational measures in minors as alternatives to the sanction of young offenders for drug use in the application of the Drug Laws. He was the Director of the Pedro Anitua Center in Vitoria-Gasteiz in preventive work with vulnerable youth. In his health advocacy work, he has been one of the promoters of the Spanish and Basque Tobacco Laws with the achievement of smoke-free stadiums and sports centres, as well of the Citizen Initiative XQNS for the defence and improvement of the Tobacco Law in Spain, and together with National Committee of Tobacco Prevention CNPT, he received the Reina Sofía Award for drug prevention. He co-founded the ÉVICT Project – a Working group for studying Tobacco-Cannabis knot evidence in cannabis joints.