Lieven Annemans is Senior Full Professor of Health Economics at the Faculty of Medicine at Ghent University, and Guest Professor at Vlerick Business School, Belgium and Bern University, Switzerland.

He has twenty years of experience in health economics research in >20 countries and published >250 papers on health economic evaluations of prevention programmes, medicines, medical devices and diagnostics. He was advisor to the Belgian Minister of Health from 2001 to 2003 and president of the Flemish health council from 2003 to 2009. He was president of the International Society of Pharmaco-economics (ISPOR) in 2004-2005.

He is author of books on health economic evaluations (‘health economics for non-economists’) and on the future of our health care systems. He provides international lectures, trainings and advice on health economics, health care system reform and health technology assessment (HTA).