The conference at a glance

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07:00 - 07:30

Registration and welcome coffee

07:30 - 08:30

A starter session about GS1 Standards

Introduction to global standards for Identify, Capture and Share

08:45 - 13:00

Opening Plenary Session – The future of healthcare

A session about trends and developments in healthcare- and where GS1 standards can play a role.

08:45 - 09:30

Opening remarks and welcome to the conference

Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)

Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)

Prof. Emeritus Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand (invited)

Supant Mongkolsuthree, Chairman of The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.), Thailand (invited)

09:30 - 10:30

Panel – Standards, Digitalisation and hospitals, what impact for the future of the Healthcare Community

  • Peter O’Halloran, CIO, ACT Health, Australia (invited)
  • Alan Foster, CEO, North Tees Hospital, UK (invited)
  • Dr. Hajo Reissmann, University Hospital of Schleswig Holstein, Germany (confirmed)
  • Patricia Van Dyke, past Chair HL7 International, US (invited)
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Panel – do clinicians care about standards?

Chaired by Susan Moffatt-Bruce, USA (confirmed)

  • Mr. David Berridge, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director – Operations, the Leeds Teaching Hospital, UK (confirmed)
  • Dr. Chun-Che Shih, Chief of Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Professor of Institute of Clinical Medicine National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan (confirmed)
  • Dr. Hinne A. Rakhorst, Plastic Surgeon, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, Chair, Dutch Association of Plastic Surgeons, ICOBRA member, The Netherlands (confirmed)
12:30 - 12:35

Introduction to conference charity – Home for Disabled Babies (Bann Fuengfah)

GS1 Healthcare supports a local charity with 5 USD for every feedback form received

12:35 - 12:55

Introduction to GS1 Healthcare Awards

12:55 - 13:00

Introduction of afternoon sessions and the poster reception

13:00 - 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Two parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

  • Panel I – Value based Healthcare

    • Mr. Keith Jones, Head & Neck surgeon, Clinical Director of Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital, UK (invited)
    • Natalie Lawandi, Senior Manager, Medtronic, Australia (invited)
    • Karen Conway, Vice President Healthcare Value, GHX, US (confirmed)
    • Dr. Dirk de Korne, Deputy Director Medical Innovation & Care Transformation, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (confirmed)
  • Panel II – Public policy: Pharmaceuticals

    Regulatory requirements and initiatives from around the world related to pharmaceuticals – normally a closed group; it is only open for this session.


    • Cyndi Poetker, Director of Enterprise Standards and Traceability, Abbott, US (invited)
    • Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Two parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

  • Panel I – Improving patient care with single unit identification

    • Vicki Ibrahim, Senior Clinical Reference Lead, Clinical Strategy, Clinical & Consumer Engagement & Clinical Governance, Australia Digital Health Agency, Australia (confirmed)
    • Sebastien Langlois-Berthelot, Pharma Global Technical Operations Supply Chain Project Management, Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Switzerland (confirmed)
    • Dr. Guadalupe Fernández Porto, Pharmaceutical Director at the IADT - Argentine Institute of Diagnosis and Treatment, Argentina (invited)
  • Panel II – Hospital transformation using GS1 Standards

    • Jean-Michel Descoutures, Hospital Pharmacist, IHF, France (confirmed)
    • Yolanda Bokking, Policy staff officer and Process manager Procurement, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands(confirmed)
    • Dr. Kingsley Huang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Chief Technology Officer, Xuzhen Medical Co., Ltd, Taiwan (confirmed)
17:30 - 18:30

Poster reception

17:30 - 19:00

International government healthcare supply chain Think Tank (Invitation only)

Open to international government healthcare organisations

08:00 - 08:30

Welcome coffee

08:30 - 13:00

Plenary session – Pharmaceutical traceability from manufacturer to patient

Traceability is an ubiquitous requirement in Healthcare – to improve patient safety through visibility in many business processes.

08:30 - 08:55

Thai FDA

Dr. Wanchai Sattayawuthipong, Secretary-General, Thai Food and Drug Administration, Thailand (invited)

08:55 - 09:20


Scott Mooney, Vice-President Distribution Operations, McKesson, US (confirmed)

09:20 - 09:45

The traceability system in Korea


09:45 - 10:10

European Falsified Medicines Directive

Patrick Deboyser, Professor at the European College of Parma, Thailand (confirmed)

10:10 - 10:30

Implementation of medication traceability and single-dose packaging with GS1 DataMatrix

Dr. Guadalupe Fernández Porto, pharmaceutical director at the IADT - Argentine Institute of Diagnosis and Treatment, Argentina (confirmed)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:25

China traceability pilot

Lindsay Tao, Corporate Director, Global Health Policy, Johnson &Johnson, China (confirmed)

11:25 - 11:50

Implementing traceability in Indonesia

Dr. Rahman Roestan, MBA, President Director, PT Bio Farma (Persero), Indonesia (invited)

11:50 - 12:15

The new developments in Kazakhstan for traceability of pharmaceutical products


12:15 - 12:40

The approach of the Taiwan FDA towards traceability


12:40 - 13:00

GS1 standards for patient safety

Associate Professor Cholatip Pongskul, Associate Dean for Information Technology, Faculty of Medicine Khon Kaen University, Srinagarind Hospital, Thailand (confirmed)

13:00 - 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Ask the expert sessions – length 45 minutes, so everybody can attend two sessions

Topic 1: The appropriate data carrier in Healthcare – GS1 DataMatrix, RFID, GS1 QR code, GS1 Databar. What information is needed in a barcode – from pill to carton – GTIN plus application identifier (AI’s), packaging level

Topic 2: What information is needed in a barcode – from pill to carton – GTIN plus application identifier (AI’s), packaging level

Topic 3: Saving money with GS1 standards in a hospital: Why and how

Topic 4: The surge for information – mobile apps

Topic 5: The importance of data quality

Topic 6: Understanding barcode quality and its need

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:15

Three parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

  • Panel I – Big data, master data, data quality, regulation and GDSN

    Description: these are terms and phrases we hear often and at times used interchangeably. What does all of this really have to do with healthcare? Join this session and learn what these phrases have to do with patient safety, improved medical outcomes and increased efficiency. These experts will also share what they have learned, how they and their patient are benefiting and using data to improve care delivery while reducing costs.

    • Using the suite of GS1 standards for medical device identification, barcoding and data sharing

      Sarah Lankshear, Operations Manager Master Data & Analysis, Stryker South Pacific, Australia (invited)

    • Developing Thailands Healthcare Supply chain: The Big data project

      Dr. Duangpun Kritchanchai, Associate Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand (confirmed)

    • The value of data for a GPO

      Dr. Gruendel, Managing Director, AGKAMED, Germany (invited)

    • Do clinicians care about standards?

      Dr. Eric Hans Eddes, GastroIntestinal and Oncological Surgeon at Deventer Ziekenhuis, Director Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing, the Netherlands (confirmed)

  • Panel II – Public policy: Medical Devices

    Regulatory requirements and initiatives from around the world related to medical devices – normally a closed group; it is only open for this session.


    • Jackie Elkin, Global Process Owner - Standard Product Identification, Global Regulatory Affairs, Medtronic, US (confirmed)
    • Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
  • Panel III – GS1 standards to move products through the supply chain – the view of wholesaler and + logistic provider

    • Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations Supply Chain Assurance, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, US (confirmed)
    • Jeff Denton, Global Secure Supply Chain, AmerisourceBergen, US (confirmed)
    • Mike Meakin, VP- Global Quality Regulatory & Compliance, DHL Supply Chain, UK confirmed)
19:00 - 22:00

Networking event at Riverside Terrace, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

  • Departure at 6:00 pm from the hotel
  • Return to the hotel: shuttles from the restaurant will be available as early as 9:30 pm and will run on a loop with the last shuttle leaving at 11:00 pm
08:00 - 08:30

Welcome coffee

08:30 - 11:05

Plenary session – Unique Device Identification

Unique Device Identification (UDI) aims to establish a single medical device identification system that is consistent, unambiguous and globally standardised. The session provides an overview of the status on UDI across the world and informs on other initiatives regarding track & trace for medical devices.

08:30 - 08:50

The new regulation on UDI in China

Ms Li Jun, State Administration for Market Regulation (former CFDA), China (invited)

08:50 - 09:10

The new regulation on UDI in Korea

MFDS (Korea FDA) (confirmed)

09:10 - 09:30

Medical Device traceability in China


09:30 - 09:50

UDI regulation in Saudi-Arabia

Eng. Meshal A. Al-Amri, Executive Manager, Premarket Approval & Scientific Evaluation, Saudi Food & Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia (invited)

09:50 - 10:15

Implant registries – the need for correct data to improve patient safety

Ingrid Hopper, Head Drug & Device Registries, Australia (invited)

10:15 - 10:40

Discussion on new IMDRF UDI guideline

Mr. Hiroshi Ishikawa, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency, Japan (invited)

10:40 - 11:05

GS1 Healthcare Award 1

11:05 - 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 - 13:00

Plenary session – Imagine one world, one standard, one vision: Improving patient safety

11:35 - 12:00

GS1 Healthcare Award 2

12:00 - 12:05

Invitation to next conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pieter Maarleveld, CEO, GS1 Netherlands (invited)

12:05 - 12:50

Margret Murphy, WHO Patient safety advocate, Ireland (confirmed)

12:50 - 13:00

Closing remark

GS1 Healthcare Tri-Chairs (confirmed)