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SMi Group’s 22nd annual European Pharmaceutical Market Access, Pricing and Reimbursement conference returns to London from 10-11 October 2016. The conference is one of the most established in the world, focusing on the changes in pricing and reimbursement and market access.

As pharmaceutical global spending is predicted to increase by 29-32% by 2020*, the need for access to cheaper alternative medicines and technology is essential. The use of generics is on the rise and it's expected that by 2020, 88%* of total medicine use will be attributed to generics, over the counter, and non-original branded products.

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This year's agenda will have a strong focus on the future of pricing and reimbursement. Other key topics include:

  • Updates on AMNOG and its implication on pricing and reimbursement
  • How biosimilars are affecting your pricing strategy
  • Capture on emerging markets’ regulatory framework to adapt your market access and P&R models
  • Orphan drugs using recent examples to highlight the impact on pricing
  • Cancer drug funding and budget cuts in the UK
  • Innovative solutions beyond the pill
  • Japanese and Turkish regional updates

Attend this conference to:  

  • Learn about new strategies, their strengths, weaknesses and future implications
  • Gain an insight into new pricing strategies in oncology
  • Hear about regional updates and understand how we can learn from these
  • Recognise current trends in HTA: Harmonization of HTA
  • Understand how to use pricing data to maximize profit
  • Consider how biosimilars affect pricing and reimbursement

 

CEO, Directors, Associate Directors, Senior Managers, Managers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Senior Consultants, Consultants, Professors in the following fields:

  • Pricing
  • Market Access
  • Health Economics
  • Regulatory
  • HEOR
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Commercial Pricing
  • Medical Affairs
  • Government Affairs
  • Strategic Development

Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia; Apex Healthcare Consulting Limited; Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI); Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd; Bristol Myers Squibb; Da Volterra; DOLON LTD; EIMC Pharmaceuticals; Ethical Medicines Industry Group; EUCOPE; Field Fisher Waterhouse; German Pharmaceutical Industry Association; GSK; GSK Biologicals; Hospira UK; Imperial College London; IMS Health; IMS Health UK; Ipsen; Justpharmareports; KOWA; MArS Market Access & Pricing Strategy UG; Meteos Ltd; MSD; MSD Ireland; Myeloma UK; NHS Commercial Solutions; Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust; Open Access; Orion Pharma; Pharmavision; ProQR Therapeutics; Quintiles; Quintiles (UK) Ltd; Sandoz Ag; Sanofi-Synthelabo; The National Pharmaceutical Association Ltd; Thomson Reuters; University of Ferrara;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Bertram Haussler

Bertram Haussler, Chairman of the Board of Management, IGES Institut

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS: Current challenges in European market access, pricing and reimbursement

Alexander Natz

Alexander Natz, Director, EUCOPE

  • A better understanding of pricing issues: Euripid Database
  • EUnetHTA
  • Differential pricing vs international reference pricing
  • 9:50 New Cancer Drug Fund (CDF) UK 2016: What have we learned from the transition period?

    Smita Sealey

    Smita Sealey, UK Engagement Manager, Market Access, IMS Health

  • Is the new CDF working as well as expected?
  • How has this new process increased market access?
  • What to expect next
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 AMNOG: Strengths, challenges and where next?

    Bertram Haussler

    Bertram Haussler, Chairman of the Board of Management, IGES Institut

  • Strengths and challenges of AMNOG
  • How well is AMNOG working for orphan drugs
  • Potential healthcare reform steps
  • 11:40 Gene Therapy - focusing on expensive and process-intensive therapies

    Panos Kafalas

    Panos Kafalas, Head of Health Economics and Market Access, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

  • What is different about reimbursement strategies for gene therapy?
  • Challenges associated with this
  • Looking to the future - how to overcome these challenges
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Rare diseases and orphan drugs: A market access outlook

    Gordon Spencer

    Gordon Spencer, Regional Market Access Lead, EU & Canada , Shire

  • A lucrative market but how to gain (and sustain) access?
  • R&D incentive vs. access
  • Evolving (regulatory) funding environment
  • The role of RWE
  • 14:00 Market access trends in oncology

    Ulf Staginnus

    Ulf Staginnus, Head Market Access Oncology Region Europe, Baxalta

  • The structure of the oncology market - P&R outlook
  • What's new in generic oncology?
  • How to build the optimal market access strategy for cancer drugs
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Japan: 2016 P&R reforms

    Donald Macarthur

    Donald Macarthur, Global Pharmaceutical Business Analyst,

  • The changes and their implications
  • New cost effectiveness demands
  • Is Japan still a pharmaceutical pricing paradise?
  • 15:50 How to effectively use global pricing data to maintain a sustainable business model

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bertram Haussler

    Bertram Haussler, Chairman of the Board of Management, IGES Institut

    9:10 OPENING ADDRESS: Biosimilars and their impact on pricing and reimbursement

    Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz

    Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz, Director of Consulting, Office of Health Economics

  • The economics of biosimilars
  • How should we price biosimilars?
  • What can be done by payers to ensure long term savings?
  • 9:50 A Nordic update - market access outlook

    Rasmus Jensen

    Rasmus Jensen, Owner, Drewes Jensen Consult

  • The transition to the new system - how well is this working?
  • What are the challenges?
  • How is this affecting market access?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The UK pricing and reimbursement landscape

    David Watson

    David Watson, Director of Pricing and PPRS, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

  • Accelerated Access Review (AAR) - an update
  • Current pricing strategies and market access arrangements
  • The future of UK pricing
  • 11:40 East meets West: The Turkish story on market access

    Donald Macarthur

    Donald Macarthur, Adviser, Proceutica

  • A fast-growing, high-potential emerging market
  • Access strategies including named-patient use
  • 'Alternative reimbursement model' pilots
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 An update from the US

    Ken Walsh

    Ken Walsh, Senior Principal, Payer Strategy , Evidera

  • New biosimilars that have been approved
  • Lessons to learn and the impact this has had on pricing strategies
  • The recent price-hiking scandal - how did this happen?
  • 14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovative solutions: Improve quality and reduce costs

    Simone Breitkopf

    Simone Breitkopf, Head HEOR, Governmental and Public Affairs, Alcon

  • New technology in the pipeline
  • Performance based pricing - is this sustainable?
  • Is a "beyond the pill" revolution near?
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Current trends in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and value-related measures

    Simone Breitkopf

    Simone Breitkopf, Head HEOR, Governmental and Public Affairs, Alcon

  • Synergy between payers and European HTA bodies
  • Current requirements for harmonisation of HTA and challenges associated with it
  • Early dialogue for medical devices
  • 15:40 Value based pricing - is it affordable?

    Patrick Mollon

    Patrick Mollon, Director Health-Economics & Outcomes Research, Novartis

  • Cost of the product vs. value to the patient
  • What effect would value based pricing have on market access?
  • Is there potential for this strategy?
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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