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SMi Group’s 21st  annual European Pharmaceutical Pricing and  Reimbursement  conference returns to London this October. 
 It will be held on the 5th to the 6th October 2015 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Regents Park, London. The conference is one of the most established in the world having run for 21 years highlighting the changes in the field over this period of time.  

 

This year’s agenda will have a strong focus on international changes in policy along with an in-depth section on biosimilar drugs and the impact they have had on Pricing and Reimbursement through different nations in Europe.

Key topics include:

New models for cancer drug funding

Developing new market access models for orphan drugs

Changes in the PPRS scheme post election

Tiered pricing

• Gain key insights into the field of biosimilar drugs
• The impact of biosimilar in the field of pricing and reimbursement
• Learn about new policies
• Gain invaluable information from field leaders through in depth case studies
• Gain a strong understanding of current and potential changes in HTA
• Developing co-creation relations with payers and stakeholders.
• Using new Payment models
• Health reforms and harmonisation in Europe
 

   

Adelphi Values; Astellas Pharma Europe; Biopharm Insight; Bristows LLP; DM Pharma Issues Ltd; Ethical Medicines Industry Group; EUCOPE; Forest Laboratories Inc.; Future for Health Ltd; GBI Health; GlaxoSmithKline; H. Lundbeck A/S; IGES Institut.; IMS Health UK; Ipsen; Janssen Strategic Marketing; Janssen-Cilag Germany; Model N UK Ltd.; Model N, Inc.; Mundipharma; Mundipharma International; National Healthcare Institute; Ox Thera AB; Quintiles (UK) Ltd; Recordati Industria Chimica E Farmaceutica S P A; SOTIO a.s.; The Economist Group; The Health Access Agency; The National Pharmaceutical Association Ltd; Thomson Reuters; Tillotts Pharma AG; Two Scenarios; UCB; University of Ferrara;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Leslie Galloway

Leslie Galloway Chairman, Ethical Medicines Industry Group

9:10 The Future for Innovation

Leslie Galloway

Leslie Galloway Chairman, Ethical Medicines Industry Group

• The challenges for Assessors and Payers
• Expectations of Industry
• Adoption and Diffusion
 

9:45 New Models for European Reimbursement: Developing the Best Socioeconomic Outcome

Nick Bosanquet

Nick Bosanquet Professor of Health Policy, Imperial College London

• Issues with current reimbursement models
• Describing various new models of physician payment that can serve as a foundation for a shift away from the current reimbursement system for cancer care to support better outcomes and avoid preventable costs
• Developing Physician incentives to provide the best care for the patient.
• Value based pricing

 

10:20 Morning Coffee

10:50 IQWiG or even the G-BA in a Dilemma? The Oncology Guidelines in Contradiction to Patient Preferences in Germany

Stefan Walzer

Stefan Walzer General Manager (MArS) – Tutor , MArS Market Access & Pricing Strategy GmbH and State University Baden-Wuerttemberg

• AMNOG process and the role of IQWiG
• Key findings of the IQWiG oncology guideline
• Comparison of the IQWiG guideline recommendations with available oncology reviews
• Discussion of potential contradictions
• Introduction of a new focus: Patient preferences
• Discussion of the impact of patient preferences on the oncology guideline and future assessments
• Conclusions
 

11:25 The Commercial Environment in the UK

Jaime Edwards

Jaime Edwards Commercial Manager, Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd

12:00 The Affordability Conundrum – Patients and Patient Groups as Honest Brokers

Eric Low

Eric Low CEO, Myeloma UK

12:35 Lunch

13:35 New Models for Cancer Drug Funding

Steve  Williamson

Steve Williamson Consultant Cancer Pharmacist, Northumbria NHS Trusts / NHS England

 

•  Cutting funding of current drugs
•  Making room in the market for novel drugs
•  Understanding the impact of the cancer drug fund on cancer treatment strategies

 

14:10 German Pricing and Reimbursement

Cord Willhoft

Cord Willhoft Partner, Field Fisher

• Discover how to access the German Pharmaceutical market

• Clarifying reimbursement authorities

•  Problems with the current framework

 
 

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 The Impact of Biosimilars on the Market

Alexander  Roediger

Alexander Roediger Director EU Affairs, MSD Europe, Inc. on behalf of EBE/EFPIA, MSD

• Analysing the characteristics of biosimilars and the

development of the EU’s biosimilars market

• Exploring the likely impact of biosimilars on future

pharmaceutical budgets based on different scenarios and

models

• Identifying opportunities and challenges for industry,

patients and payers, as well as appropriate pricing and

reimbursement options

16:25 Biosimilars- an NHS perspective

Maggie  Dolan

Maggie Dolan Specialist Procurement Pharmacist, NHS Commercial Solutions

 

 

 •             What are the barriers to uptake
•             How can these barriers be managed
•             Contracting strategies for biosimilars
•             Lessons learnt for the future
 

 

 

 

17:00 Roundtable: Does the PPRS work for Patients and Innovation

Leslie Galloway

Leslie Galloway Chairman, Ethical Medicines Industry Group

 

• How is the current PPRS working?
• What are the benefits to patients?
• What are the benefits to the NHS
• What is the impact on innovation?

17:35 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Leslie Galloway

Leslie Galloway Chairman, Ethical Medicines Industry Group

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alexander Natz

Alexander Natz Secretary General, EUCOPE – European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs

9:00 Changes in the PPRS Scheme to Enhance both the Health and Wealth of the UK

David Watson

David Watson Director of Pricing & Reimbursement, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

• Ensuring the future availability of new and improved medicines in this and other countries
• Developments in the PPRS scheme and NICE
• Future developments under the PPRS scheme.

9:35 Flexible Pricing Mechanisms. Are the European Systems Ready for Them?

Peter Hertzman

Peter Hertzman CEO, Health Access Agency

• Understanding requirements
• New pricing flexible pricing and contracting schemes
• Providing value for external stakeholders
 

10:10 Morning Coffee

10:35 Tiered Pricing

Ken Walsh

Ken Walsh Head of Pricing, Emerging Markets , GlaxoSmithKline

• Increasing market access through the development of Tiered pricing
• Understanding new mechanisms to accessing a challenging market
• Developing socioeconomic methodologies to increase medication access 
 

11:10 Extended Session: HTA Uncovered

Janice Haigh

Janice Haigh Practice Leader, Market Access, Quintiles (UK) Ltd

Anke van Engen

Anke van Engen Principal, Advisory Services, Quintiles

 

 

 

• Drivers of success and failure

• What they don’t print in the rules

• Understanding the HTA map: Key agencies

• Types of assessment and evaluation

• Differences and similarities

12:40 Lunch

13:40 Orphan Medicinal Products and National Challenges: Are HTA Procedures Fit for Purpose?

Alexander Natz

Alexander Natz Secretary General, EUCOPE – European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs

• How are OMPs currently assessed in national HTAs?
• Why is there a need for a specific HTA assessment?
• What could a suitable HTA for orphan medicines look like?
 

14:15 Coordination of HTA between EU Member States: Current Pilots and Political Initiatives

Alexander Natz

Alexander Natz Secretary General, EUCOPE – European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs

• Development of further harmonisation of systems in the EU
• Pros and cons of multiple country mechanisms.
• Providing opportunities to slow or stop disease progression
 

14:50 ROUNDTABLE: Trends and Drivers - Game Changers for P&R

Matthias Heck

Matthias Heck Attorney-at-law, Head of Brussels office, German Pharmaceutical Industry Association

 

 

• Discovering the role of EMA / national competent

authorities in a changing P&R landscape.

• Understanding specific challenges for specialized markets

(orphan drugs / biosimilars).

• Transparency rules – boone or bane?

 

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:45 Latest on Drug Pricing in Japan

Donald Macarthur

Donald Macarthur Global Pharmaceutical Business Analyst, DM pharma issues

• Likely 2016 pricing reforms
• Will there be new pharmacoeconomic demands?  
• Application of new points-based system to forecast price premiums
• Prospects for an exceptional price revision in 2017
 

16:20 Market Access in Turkey: Risks and Opportunities in the Post Healthcare Transformation Era

Toros Sahin

Toros Sahin Head of Market Access & Health Economics, Sanofi-Turkey

• Overview of Turkish Market Access & Healthcare Environment
• Basics of the Turkish Pricing & Reimbursement System
• Changing dynamics of the reimbursement system: Alternative models
• Government’s mid-long term vision on pharmaceutical industry
 

16:55 New Models for Reimbursement, Developing the Best Socioeconomic Outcome: An Italian Perspective

Fabrizio Gianfrate

Fabrizio Gianfrate Professor of Health Economics, University of Rome

17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Alexander Natz

Alexander Natz Secretary General, EUCOPE – European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs

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The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.


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http://www.technologynetworks.com

Founded in 2000, Technology Networks is established as the leading news provider for life science and drug discovery professionals. In addition, we provide unique content including webcasts, videos, application notes and posters from recent conferences. Our portfolio now includes around 30 focussed scientific communities, all of which are accessible free of charge within TechnologyNetworks.com


The Pharma Letter

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http://www.thepharmaletter.com/

The Pharma Letter provides subscribers with daily, up-to-date news, business intelligence, comment and analysis for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generics sectors of the health care industry, backed by a team of respected writers with many years of experience in the field.


The Pharma Letter

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http://www.thepharmaletter.com/

The Pharma Letter provides subscribers with daily, up-to-date news, business intelligence, comment and analysis for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generics sectors of the health care industry, backed by a team of respected writers with many years of experience in the field.


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http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for professionals around the world. We provide essential information to keep you in touch with the rapidly-changing pharmaceutical and chemical markets, expert services to help you make informed, early decisions, and intuitive technology to manage and support your discovery and development activities. Our products give you the intelligence, tools and expertise to help you optimize your IP portfolio, monitor industry developments, identify licensing and partnering opportunities, deliver successful regulatory submissions, and support your scientific messaging, marketing, product positioning, and awareness campaigns.

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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