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Lobbying and Networking for a Healthy Life Style

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Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health, Maastricht University, Maastricht; President, European Health Forum Gastein
Senior Policy Advisor, Health Promotion Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC
Member, Monitoring Board, Alcohol Policy Youth Network; Member, Stakeholder Dialogue Group, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels
Director European Government Affairs, Coca-Cola Europe, Brussels
Head, Information Office of the European Parliament in Austria, Vienna Chair

Dr. med. Helmut BRAND

Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Health, Maastricht University, Maastricht; President, European Health Forum Gastein

1984 PhD in Medicine, University of Düsseldorf
1985-1987 Clinical training in internal medicine, surgery and psychiatry
1987-1988 Master of Science in Community Medicine, University of London, Faculty of Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in cooperation with London School of Economics (LSE)
1988-1993 Social Medicine, Public Health, District Health Authority Minden-Lübbecke
1990 Pilot Study for the Cancer Registry of Lower Saxony, Ministry of Health Lower Saxony
1991 Specialist in Public Health and Social Medicine, Germany
1993-1995 Health Systems Analysis, Cancer Registry, Public Health Reporting, Medical Statistics, Ministry of Health Hamburg
since 1994 Advisor in Public Health and Social Medicine to the European Commission (e.g. DG Sanco, Office of the European Policy Advisors)
since 1995 Projects in the Public Health Programme of the European Union
since 1995 (European) Health Policy, lectures at various Universities and Summer Schools in Europe and the Balkans
1995-2007 Director of the Institute of Public Health, North Rhine Westphalia
1996 Postgraduate Diploma, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Community Medicine (DLSHTM)
2006-2008 Leader of the "Health System Working Party" of the Public Health Programme
2007-2008 Managing Director of the Epidemiological Cancer Registry, North Rhine Westphalia
2008 Scientific Director, Institute of Health and Work, North Rhine Westphalia (LIGA)
since 2008 Professor of European Public Health, Maastricht University

B.A. George A. HACKER

Senior Policy Advisor, Health Promotion Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC

1979-1981 Legal Services Specialist; U.S. Administration on Aging and Legal Services Corporation; Washington, DC
1982-1987/ 1992-2009 Director, Alcohol Policies Project; Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC
 Since 2009 Senior Policy Advisor, Health Promotion, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Washington, DC

Nathalie RODRIGUEZ MCCULLOUGH

Member, Monitoring Board, Alcohol Policy Youth Network; Member, Stakeholder Dialogue Group, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels

2002-2009 Medical Faculty Executive Board Member, Student Representative
2002-2004 Mount Sinai, New York - Valladolid Exchange Coordinator
2003-2004 IFMSA Local National Exchange Officer
2003-2004 Medical Faculty Student Representative at University Level
2004-2005 IFMSA Regional Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia
since 2004 Member of the Teaching Evaluation Commission
2005-2007 Member of the Student Activity Commission
2005-2007 Member of the European Convergence Commission
2005-2006 Vice-President IFMSA Spain
2005-2006 President AIEME-Valladolid
2005-2007 Steering Group member of "Youth for a life free of tobacco?" HELP! Campaign
2006-2007, 2008-2009 IFMSA Focal Point to the European Youth Forum
2007-2008 President IFMSA-Spain
2007-2008 Contact Group member of "Youth for a life free of tobacco" HELP! Campaign
2007-2010 APYN Institutional Follow-up Director
2008-2009 Task Force on Youth Specific Aspects of Alcohol, EU Alcohol & Health Forum
2009-2011 RAYPRO Advisory Board, EC EU Alcohol & Health Forum
2009-2013 DG SANCO Stakeholder Dialogue Group Member
since 2011 Board Member of the Alliance House Foundation/Institute of Alcohol Studies
since 2012 Member, Monitoring Board, Alcohol Policy Youth Network

Dr. Nikolaus TACKE

Director European Government Affairs, Coca-Cola Europe, Brussels

 Director European Government Affairs, Coca-Cola Europe
 Nikolaus Tacke is responsible for the monitoring and analysis of EU public policies and legislation in the areas of public health, food safety, consumer affairs, energy, environment, taxation, competition and trade and represents Coca-Cola at the EU institutions.
 Prior to joining Coca-Cola in early 2008, Tacke worked in the public affairs department of a global agribusiness company in Brussels and headed the office of a multinational PR agency in Berlin. He is member of several trade associations and chairs a number of industry groups and association committees.
 Tacke holds a PhD in Egyptology and a Master s degree in Classical Archaeology and Art History. He has published a number of books and articles on Ancient Egyptian language and religion.

Mag. Georg PFEIFER

Head, Information Office of the European Parliament in Austria, Vienna

1999 Regional Policy Coordination Unit, Federal Chancellery of Austria
2000-2003 Secretariat of the Regional Policy and Transport Committee, European Parliament
2003-2006 Secretariat of the Environment Committee, European Parliament
2006-2010 Press Officer, Information Office Vienna, European Parliament
2010 Head, Information Office Vienna, European Parliament