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With the eyes of the pharma world closely watching the UK to see in which direction pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement will go, The SMi Group’s Pricing & Reimbursement in the UK Conference could not come at a more vital time. With changes to the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) and initial results of NICE’s Fast Track Single Technology Assessment (STA) System providing debate within the industry, our unrivalled panel of senior industry speakers will debate these issues and many more.

Our superior speaker panel includes,
  • Peter Conway, Director, Market Access and Reimbursement, Wyeth
  • Anne-Toni Rodgers, Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Europe, Wyeth
  • Meindert Boysen, Associate Director, STA, NICE
  • Dr Ann-Katrin Gonschior, Market Access and Reimbursement, Sanofi-Aventis
  • Alain Vernot, President, APM International
  • Donald Macarthur, Global Pharmaceutical Business Analyst
  • Dr Robert Freeman, Principle, The Freeman Group LLC and former Executive Director, Public Policy, AstraZeneca
  • Jim Furniss, Director, Pricing and Reimbursement, Bridgehead International
  • Phill O'Neill, Consultant, Office of Health Economics and Business Intelligence Executive, Commercial and Trade Affairs, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Topics covered include,
  • AN ANALYSIS of the OFT’s recommendations, and the repercussions for pharma
  • INCORPORATING Pharmacoeconomics as part of a dynamic pricing strategy
  • THE EFFECTS of Category M on reimbursement of generic drugs
  • CONFRONTING an increasingly hostile public policy towards product pricing
  • CASE STUDY on changes in the German pricing system

The SMi Group is also delighted to announce our Pricing and Reimbursement in North Amercia Conference. Click here for more information.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alain Vernot

Alain Vernot, President, APM International

9:10 THE UK- STILL A PRIORITY ONE MARKET FOR PRICING & REIMBURSEMENT?

Anne-Toni Rodgers

Anne-Toni Rodgers, Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Baxter Healthcare

·          The reality of Reimbursement in the UK
·          UK Pharmacoeconomics as part of a global pricing strategy

9:50 WHERE IS DISTRIBUTION IN THE UK GOING?

Donald Macarthur

Donald Macarthur, Global Pharmaceutical Business Analyst,

·          Why manufacturers are seeking alternatives to the traditional wholesale network
·          Direct distribution
·          GSK’s and Pfizer’s agency distribution models
·          DoG concern over size of distribution margin
·          The growth of homecare
·          Where mail order is an option

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 HOW THE CSI’S RULING ON DUAL PRICING IN SPAIN WILL AFFECT UK P&R

Phill O'Neill

Phill O'Neill, Consultant, Office Of Health Economics

·          Better controls on supply chain management
·          Should we pay attention to the ‘one product, one market’ argument?
·          Influence of Parallel Trade

11:40 DEVISING EFFECTIVE PRICING STRATEGIES WHEN PREPARING FOR PRODUCT LAUNCH

Peter Conway

Peter Conway, Director, Health Economics, Wyeth Research

·          Preparing for cost containment before launch

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:50 PRICING & REIMBURSEMENT IN FRANCE: RECENT TRENDS

Alain Vernot

Alain Vernot, President, APM International

  • Prominent decisions in the last few months
  • Cutting drug costs in hospitals
  • 14:30 INITIAL RESULTS ON THE SUCCESS OF NICE’S FAST TRACK SINGLE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (STA) SYSTEM

    ·          Criteria to qualify for the STA
    ·          Reducing consultation to one round
    ·          Confronting doubts over speed
    Meindert Boysen

    Meindert Boysen, Associate Director, N I C E (National Institute For Clinical Excellence)

    Elisabeth George

    Elisabeth George, Technical Advisor, N I C E (National Institute For Clinical Excellence)

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 VALUE BASED PRICING: THE OFT’S RECOMMENDATIONS

    Jim Furniss

    Jim Furniss, Director, Pricing & Reimbursement, Bridgehead International

    ·          What is the OFT proposing?
    ·          What are the implications
    o         For big Pharma
    o         For smaller companies
    o         For biotech companies
    o         For pharmaceutical R&D in the UK

    16:20 GERMAN HEALTHCARE REFORM

    Dr Ann-Katrin Gonschior

    Dr Ann-Katrin Gonschior, Market Access & Reimbursement, Sanofi-Aventis

    ·          Recent changes in the German pricing system
    ·          Will there be new cost-containment measures in Germany?
    ·          Will there be more competition in the German social healthcare system?

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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