Programme

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

Plenary session – Track and trace for access to safe medicines

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 (invited)

Ravi Mathur, CEO, GS1 India (confirmed)

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India (invited)

Traceability across the world

09:30 - 11:00

Traceability across the world

Indian track & trace systems for exports

Dr. Vinay Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (invited)

The implementation of the EU Falsified Medical Directive (FMD)

Andreas M. Walter, General Manager, European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO), Belgium (confirmed)

The US regulation for traceability of drugs - DSCSA

US FDA (invited)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:50

Traceability across the world

Implementing visibility for the treatment of orphan diseases

Alvaro Rosales, Business Operation Manager, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Colombia (invited)

A full Track & Trace system for drugs in Turkey (best practices)

Dr. Hakkı Gürsöz, President of Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA), Turkey (invited)

Traceability of pharmaceuticals in Saudi-Arabia

Dr. Abdullah A. AL-Mufarrej, Saudi Food & Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia (invited)

Drug authentication in India using block chain technology pilot

Angiah Santhanaswamy, Oracle India Private Limited (confirmed)

12:50 - 13:00

Introduction to conference charity - HelpAge India

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

13:00 - 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Two parallel streams - participants choose which stream to attend

  • Panel I – Traceability happening everywhere – what does that mean to a Contract Manufacturer

    Chaired by Jeff Denton, Senior Director Global Secure Supply Chain Digital Business Solutions, AmerisourceBergen, US (invited)

    • CMO manufacturer (invited)
    • Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations Supply Chain Assurance, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, US (confirmed)
    • Dr. Oliver Nuernberg, SAP (confirmed)
  • Panel II – The hospital of the future

    Chair (tbc)

    • Dr. Eric Hans Eddes, Gastrointestinal and Oncological Surgeon at Deventer Hospital, General Director Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing, the Netherlands (confirmed)
    • Peter O’Halloran, CEO, ACT Health, Australia (invited)
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00

Two parallel streams - participants choose which stream to attend

  • Panel I – The challenges in the vaccine supply chain

    • Best practise in identification of vaccines - Mr. Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India (invited)
    • Implementing traceability for vaccines – Pfizer (invited)
  • 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.
    Moderators:

    • Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
18:00 - 21:00

Networking event: cultural evening and gala dinner

GS1 India has planned a cultural evening with networking opportunities for the conference delegates.

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:45

Plenary session – Hospital working towards better quality of care and efficiency

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson, Nuffield Professor of child health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK (confirmed)

09:30 - 09:55

Investigation of methods for preventing patient harm through national digital health safety governance – UK, Canada and USA

Angela Ryan, Corporate Chief Information Officer, General Manager Workforce & Education, Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia (invited)

09:55 - 10:20

Hospital Identification for Mediclaim process - ROHINI

Kunnel Prem, CEO, Insurance Information Bureau of India, India (invited)

10:20 - 10:45

The implementation and benefits of GS1 standards

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15

Panel – The patient pathway - bridges between the clinical processes and the supply chain

Chaired by Prof. Sir Terence Stephenson, Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Chair of University College London and General Medical Council, UK (confirmed)

  • David Berridge, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director – Operations, the Leeds Teaching Hospital, UK (confirmed)
  • Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
  • Mr. Keith Jones, Head & Neck Surgeon, Clinical Director of Surgery, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, UK (invited)
12:15 - 12:40

Hospital Award 1 and presentation

12:40 - 13:05

Hospital Award 2 and presentation

13:05 – 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Parallel streams – each participant can choose which one to attend

  • Panel II – Donor organisations implementing GS1 standards

    • USAID (invited)
    • Global Fund (invited)
    • Generic manufacturer (invited)
  • 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.
    Moderator:

    • Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00

Parallel streams – each participant can choose which one to attend

  • Panel I – Four Discussion Labs on specific areas of interest

    • Identification of products – GTIN
    • Identification of locations – GLN
    • Identification on primary packaging
    • Linking to product information from the barcode – QR code versus DataMatrix
  • Panel II – Traceability – Challenges and Learnings

    Chaired by Senthil S. Rajaratnam, Affiliate Relations Leader, Global Serialization Program, Eli Lilly and Company (confirmed)

    • Manufacturer view from India (invited)
    • Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations Supply Chain Assurance, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, US (invited)
17:00 - 19:00

International government healthcare supply chain Think Tank

(invitation only)

Open to international government healthcare organisations

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:45

Plenary session – Unique Device Identification (UDI)

09:00 - 09:30

UDI regulations across the world – harmonisation is key

Jay Crowley, VP, USDM - former US FDA Senior Advisor (confirmed)

09:30 – 09:55

UDI regulation in India

Dr. V.G. Somani, Joint Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), India (invited)

09:55 – 10:20

Update on the EU Medical Device Regulations

Volker Zeinar, BBraun, Germany (confirmed)

10:20– 10:45

UDI regulation in China

Jun Li Department of Medical Device Registration, NMPA, China (invited)

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15

Panel: UDI – changes and benefits in hospitals

Chaired by Dr. Hajo Reissmann, Head of Medical Supplies Controlling, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (confirmed)

  • Hennie Mulder, Registered nurse, Maxima Health centre, Netherlands (confirmed)
  • Mr. Shingo Kasamatsu, Technical Officer of the Faculty of Medical Science, University of Fukui Hospital, Japan (invited)
12:15 – 12:50

Closing keynote: The World largest health coverage initiative – healthcare for everybody

Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, National Health Authority, India (invited)

12:50 – 12:55

Invitation to next conference in Paris, France

Francois Deprey, CEO, GS1 France (confirmed)

12:55 – 13:00

Closing remarks

GS1 Healthcare Tri-Chairs