During 19-22 May 2011, RC25 organized a regional meeting in Varna on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast in conjunction with the annual conference of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee). Following a series of health policy panels at previous NISPAcee conferences (Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008; Budva, Montenegro, 2009; Warsaw, Poland, 2010), two panels were organized on Comparative Health Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990. The following nine papers were presented (one in absentia):

Ø      Health Reforms in the Czech Republic – Marek Pavlík, Zuzana Darmopilová & Ivan Malý (Masaryk University)

Ø      Health Care Reforms: Hungary (1990-2010) – Sándor Gallai(Corvinus University of Budapest)

Ø      Bulgaria: Country Profile on Health Care – Milena Vladimirova & Georg Manliev (Technical University of Sofia); Todorka Kostadinova & N. Fescieva (University of Medicine – Varna)

Ø      Health Care Reforms in Slovakia – Juraj Nemeč(University of Matej Bel)

Ø      Review and Analysis of the Health Care System in Slovenia: 1980-2010 – Stanka Setnikar Cankar & Veronika Petkovšek  (University of Ljubljana)

Ø      Patterns of Health Care Reforms in Economies under Transition: The Case of Russia – Tatiana Chubarova(Russian Academy of Sciences)

Ø      Public Administration in the Republic of Macedonia: Necessity and Future Challenge – Branko Dimeski, Aleksandra Patoska & Violeta Panovska Boskoska(St Kliment Ohridski University)

Ø      Successes and Challenges of Health Reforms in Armenia – Lianna Mkhitaryan(AdInfoSys Management Institute)

Ø      Health Care Reform: Campaigning versus Governing – Marian Palley (University of Delaware) & Howard Palley (University of Maryland)

These papers plus those presented at previous meetings will provide the basis for an edited volume that maps the contours of health policy in the region during the past 20-25 years.