Berlin 2017 - Programme

7:30 - 9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

    8:00 - 8:45

    A starter session on GS1 standards

    Introduction to global standards for Identify, Capture and Share

    • GS1 Germany
      9:00 - 13:00

      Opening Plenary Session – Hospital Implementation

      A session for both suppliers and providers, to learn about hospital implementations from around the world.

        9:00 - 9:10

        Opening remarks and welcome to the conference

        • Ms. Ulrike Kreysa, Vice-President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office
        • Mr. Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO, GS1 Global Office
          9:10 - 9:40

          Opening discussion - Healthcare, trends and developments – global and local

          • Mr. Jörg Pretzel, CEO, GS1 Germany (confirmed)
          • Dr. Boris Fröhlich, CMO, B.Braun (confirmed)
          • Mr. Wilfried Winzer, Director, University hospital Dresden, Germany (confirmed)
            9:40 - 10:00

            NHS Supply chain strategy

            • Mr. Alan Foster, CEO, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)

              10:00 - 10:20

              GS1 standards in German hospitals

              • Dr. Oliver Gründel, Managing Director, AGKAMED, Germany (confirmed)
                10:20 - 10:40

                Procurement and patient care

                • Mr. Charles-Edouard Escurat, Deputy Director General, Resah GPO, France (confirmed)
                  10:40 - 11:00

                  Coffee break

                    11:10 - 11:30

                    Enhancing patient safety by medication checking

                    • Ms. Gertrud Türk-Ihli, Medius Kliniken (confirmed)
                    • Mr. Martin Reitstaetter, Agfa Healthcare (confirmed)
                      11:30 - 11:55

                      Supply chain, traceability and patient safety

                      • Mr. Rob Drag, Scan4Safety Programme Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
                        11:55 - 12:05

                        Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC) Award

                        The GS1 HPAC provides two awards for:

                        1. An individual who has contributed extensively to furthering GS1 Healthcare's work efforts over the years; 
                        2. A provider organisation that has implemented GS1 Standards for at least one process in their organisation.
                          12:05 - 12:25

                          Presentation of winner of the "Provider Recognition Award"

                            12:25 - 12:45

                            Presentation of winner of the "Provider Implementation Best Case Study Award"

                              12:45 - 12:50

                              Introduction to conference charity

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

                                12:50 - 13:00

                                Introduction of afternoon sessions and the poster reception

                                  13:00 - 14:00

                                  Networking lunch

                                    14:00 - 15:30

                                    Two breakout sessions about bedside scanning or hospital collaboration.

                                    Participants can choose from the parallel sessions:

                                    • Bedside scanning – facilitated by European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)

                                      This session discusses the reasons and approach for implementing bedside scanning. Topics discussed will include:
                                      - External and internal drivers for hospitals to introduce bedside scanning
                                      - Benefits, including reducing medical errors, improving quality of care, enabling traceability
                                      - Implementation considerations and keys to success, e.g., the suppliers’ role in identification of medications; patient & caregiver identification
                                      - Costs – initial and ongoing interoperability of systems

                                      • Facilitator: Mr. Rob Moss, Director of Professional Development, EAHP (confirmed)
                                      • Mr. Johannes Ros, Pharmacist, Gelre Hospital, Netherlands (confirmed)
                                      • Mr. Pascal Aulagnet, Market Client Partner, Europe Middle-East & Africa, Pfizer (confirmed)
                                    • Hospital collaboration – Healthcare providers collaborating to drive efficiency and safety using GS1 standards

                                      Groups of healthcare providers are now more actively starting to collaborate to communicate a consistent message regarding the need for GS1 standards to help drive efficiency, accuracy and ultimately, patient safety. In this session, representatives from healthcare providers and government entities who have implemented GS1 standards in collaboration with their peers will share their experiences, advice and lessons learned. Panelists include:

                                      • Mr. Lawrence Koh, Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (confirmed)
                                      • Ms. Megan Main, CEO, NZ Health Partnerships (confirmed)
                                      • Mr. Wilfried Winzer, Director, University hospital Dresden, Germany (confirmed)
                                    15:30 - 16:00

                                    Coffee break

                                      16:00 - 17:30

                                      Two breakout sessions about hospital implementations or Public Policy (pharmaceuticals and vaccines).

                                      Participants can choose from the parallel sessions

                                      • Hospital Implementation

                                        In this session hospitals will share their experiences on implementing GS1 standards in the care giving environment with highlights on the positive effect on workflow and staff time, in operating theatre and traceability, the overall gain in patient safety.

                                        They challenge the audience on drivers, why and where to start, sponsorship and funding, issues to overcome in implementation realities and their successes.

                                        • Mr. Andrew Raynes, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK (confirmed)
                                        • Mr. Terry Hoy, Regional Supply Chain Manager, South West Supply & Logistics, South West Healthcare, Australia (confirmed)
                                      • Public Policy: Pharmaceuticals and vaccines

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

                                        • Ms. Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
                                      17:30 - 18:30

                                      Poster reception

                                      Discover the latest GS1 Healthcare implementations and initiatives developed by GS1 member organisations – vote for the best poster.

                                        17:30 - 19:00

                                        International Government Healthcare Supply Chain ThinkTank

                                        (by Invitation only)

                                        Open to international government healthcare organisations – discussions will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

                                          8:30 - 9:00

                                          Welcome coffee

                                            9:00 - 13:00

                                            Plenary session – Pharmaceuticals/Traceability from manufacturer to patient

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

                                              9:00 - 9:25

                                              GS1 standards as the foundation for implementing the EU FMD

                                              • Mr. Dirk Van Den Wouwer, Serialization and end-to-end traceability leader EMEA, Johnson & Johnson
                                                9:25 - 10:00

                                                EMVO plus NMVO presentation (Bulgaria)

                                                • Mr. Andreas Walter, General Manager, EMVO (confirmed)
                                                • Ms. Illiana Paunova, Executive Director, Bulgarian Medicines Verification Organisation(BgMVO) (confirmed)
                                                  10:00 - 10:20

                                                  What Is Next After the Results of Implementing GS1 Pilot in the Public Health Supply Chains!

                                                  • Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Chief Executive Officer, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan(DRAP) (confirmed)
                                                    10:20 - 10:40

                                                    Pharmaceutical serialization and Traceability system in Korea

                                                    • Ms. JeongHwa Oh, Deputy Manager, Pharmaceutical information management department, Korea Pharmaceutical Information Service(KPIS) (confirmed)
                                                      10:40 - 11:00

                                                      Egypt Roadmap to Tracing of Pharmaceuticals: Challenges and Milestones

                                                      • Dr. Yassin Afify, Head of technical department at CAPA- MOH, Ministry of Health, Egypt (confirmed)
                                                        11:00 - 11:30

                                                        Coffee break

                                                          11:30 - 11:55

                                                          EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and Beyond – Implementation Challenges for a Manufacturer

                                                          • Mr. Stefan Artlich, Director Product Tracking and Authentication, Bayer (confirmed)
                                                            11:55 - 12:15

                                                            Implementation traceability system

                                                            • Ms. Christina Kögler, M. Eng. Packaging Technology - Print Packaging Engineer, Bausch & Lomb (confirmed)
                                                              12:15 - 13:00

                                                              The traceability regulation in US and roadmap towards implementation

                                                              • Ms. Peggy Staver, Director, Product Integrity, Pfizer (confirmed)
                                                              • Mr. Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations, McKesson (confirmed)
                                                              • Mr. Jeff Denton, Sr. Director, Global Secure Supply Chain, AmerisourceBergen Corp (confirmed)
                                                                13:00 - 14:00

                                                                Networking lunch

                                                                  14:00 - 15:30

                                                                  Two parallel sessions - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

                                                                  Participants can choose which stream they wish to attend.

                                                                  • Pharmaceutical subjects - Ask the experts sessions (90 min each session)

                                                                    • Shared packs, coding status/NTIN to GTIN
                                                                      • Ms. Joan Cahill, Director, Packaging & Delivery Systems, Pfizer (confirmed)
                                                                      • Mr. Grant Courtney, Manager, Falsified Medicines Directive Project, GSK (confirmed)
                                                                    • DataMatrix/HRI
                                                                      • Mr. Chuck Biss, Senior Director, AIDC Healthcare, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
                                                                    • Traceability/serialisation
                                                                      • Ms. Peggy Staver, Director, Product Integrity, Pfizer (confirmed)
                                                                      • Mr. Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations, McKesson (confirmed)
                                                                      • Mr. Jeff Denton, Sr. Director, Global Secure Supply Chain, AmerisourceBergen Corp (confirmed)
                                                                      • Mr. Craig Alan Repec, Senior Manager EPCglobal Technology, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
                                                                  • Medical Device, Identification and Data Management

                                                                    This session provides an in-depth look at identification, marking and master data management of high risk devices and the value standards add to medical device Unique Device Identification, including when used in implant registries and instrument tracking. Join this session and participate in a discussion with experts who share their experiences and offer advice for those undertaking these implementation steps, for either compliance with medical device regulation or for patient safety and improved outcomes at hospitals. 

                                                                    This session closes with a Q&A discussion including the speakers plus Mr. Volker Zeinar, Global Coordinator Auto-ID Affairs, B. Braun. (confirmed)



                                                                    • Ms. Linda Sigg, Associate Director for Informatics, Office of Surveillance and Biometrics FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), US Food and Drug Administration, U.S. FDA (confirmed)
                                                                    • Ms. Terrie Reed, Senior Advisor for UDI Adoption, U.S. FDA (confirmed)
                                                                    • Mr. Georg Keller, Manager Regulatory Affairs/Labeling Coordinator B. Braun/Aesculap(confirmed)
                                                                    • Ms. Jackie Elkin, Global Process Owner Standard Product Identification - Medtronic, Inc. (confirmed)
                                                                    • Mr. Volker Zeinar, Global Coordinator Auto-ID Affairs, B. Braun (confirmed)


                                                                    • Mr. Peter Alvarez, Senior Director, Identification and Data Strategy, Healthcare, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
                                                                  15:30 - 16:00

                                                                  Coffee break

                                                                    16:00 - 17:30

                                                                    Two parallel streams - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

                                                                    Participants can choose which stream they wish to attend.

                                                                    • Pharmaceutical subjects - Ask the experts sessions

                                                                      (repetition of 2 most requested from above) plus

                                                                      • Mr. Christian Hay, Senior consultant, GS1 Global Office/EAHP (confirmed)
                                                                    • 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. 

                                                                      • Ms. Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office (confirmed)
                                                                    19:00 - 22:30

                                                                    Networking event

                                                                    8:30 - 9:00

                                                                    Welcome coffee

                                                                      9:00 - 10:40

                                                                      Plenary session – UDI

                                                                      UDI aims to establish a single 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.

                                                                        9:00 - 9:25

                                                                        Medical device regulation in Europe

                                                                        • Mr. Salvatore Scalzo, Policy and Legal Officer, medical devices, DG

                                                                          GROW, European Commission (confirmed)
                                                                          9:25 - 9:50

                                                                          UDI implementation

                                                                          • Ms. Melissa Finocchio, Director, Product Labeling & Documentation, BioMerieux (confirmed)
                                                                            9:50 - 10:15

                                                                            UDI implementation at a SME

                                                                            • Mr. David Imad, Head of Information & Data Technologies Department, Ulrich Medical (confirmed)
                                                                              10:15 - 10:40

                                                                              Master data management with GDSN

                                                                              • Ms. Michaela Berlich, VP Purchasing & Logistics, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (confirmed)
                                                                              • Dr. Hajo Reissmann, Head of the Medical Services Division, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (confirmed)
                                                                                10:40 - 11:00

                                                                                Coffee break

                                                                                  11:00 - 13:00

                                                                                  Plenary session – Worldwide implementations

                                                                                    11:00 – 11:20

                                                                                    Leveraging GS1 standards at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

                                                                                    • Mr. Lawrence Koh, Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (confirmed)
                                                                                      11:20 – 11:40

                                                                                      Traceability for vaccines in Nicaragua

                                                                                      • Ms. Rehana Wolfe, Director, Global Developing World, Pfizer (confirmed)
                                                                                        11:40 – 12:00

                                                                                        USAID strategy for adoption of global standards for improved supply chain efficiency

                                                                                        • Dr. Ramy Guirguis, Senior Information Technology Advisor, USAID (confirmed)
                                                                                        • Ms. Hayley Traeger, Program Advisor for Strategic Engagement, USAID (confirmed)
                                                                                          12:00 – 12:20

                                                                                          Public-Private Global Supply Chain for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

                                                                                          • Wolfgang Herbinger, WFP Special Adviser (confirmed)

                                                                                            12:20 – 12:45

                                                                                            Inspirational speaker: Patients are ready to go digital - so are we?

                                                                                            • Dr. Volker Fitzner, Partner in the Health & Pharmaceutical Division, PWC (confirmed)
                                                                                              12:45 – 12:50

                                                                                              Invitation to next conference in Chicago, USA

                                                                                              • Ms. Siobhan O’Bara, Senior Vice President, Industry Engagement, GS1 US (confirmed)
                                                                                                12:50 – 13:00

                                                                                                Closing remarks

                                                                                                • GS1 Healthcare Tri-Chairs

                                                                                                  Site visits to hospitals in Berlin


                                                                                                  Site visits (optional, by registration only, participants can choose one from below). Please note that the number of participants is limited.

                                                                                                  • Logistic centre at Paul Gerhard Diakonie Services GmbH (50 attendees)
                                                                                                  • Hospital pharmacy at the Alexianer St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus (15 attendees)
                                                                                                  • RFID based laundry logistics at Vivantes – Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH (60 attendees)
                                                                                                  • The Paul Gerhardt Diakonie Services GmbH

                                                                                                    The Paul Gerhardt Diakonie Services GmbH is a subsidiary of Paul Gerhardt Diakonie. Paul Gerhardt Diakonie is a major force in healthcare provision. Every year, some 113.000 patients are treated at the hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation centers operated by Paul Gerhardt Diakonie in Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt.

                                                                                                    The Paul Gerhardt Diakonie Services GmbH supports hospitals and nursing care facilities in providing optimal patient care. These services include catering, strategic and operational purchasing as well as logistics for own and external facilities, operation of a central sterilization system, building cleaning, infrastructure and construction management. The management of outsourced services - such as medical technology, maintenance cleaning and laundry supplies - are also part of the portfolio.

                                                                                                  • The pharmacy of St. Hedwig-Kliniken Berlin GmbH

                                                                                                    The pharmacy of St. Hedwig-Kliniken Berlin GmbH supplies all the departments and specialist departments of the St. Hedwig-Hospital, the Hedwigshöhe Hospital, the St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Weißensee, the St. Josefs Hospital Potsdam and the Oberlin Hospital Potsdam-Babelsberg and the Addiction Therapy Center "Die Pfalzburger".

                                                                                                    In total, it provides approximately 1,700 beds with medicines and anesthetics, self-made formulas, defects, mucous membrane disinfectants, infusion solutions and a proportion of laboratory equipment.

                                                                                                     The attendees will get detailed insights regarding all relevant logistic processes in the hospital pharmacy.

                                                                                                  • Vivantes

                                                                                                    The largest communal hospital group in Germany will give the participants an exclusive insight into their laundry logistics. Vivantes has been able to cope with the costs, among other things, with RFID-based flows. The necessary processes will be presented live at a guided tour in one of the Vivantes hospitals.


                                                                                                  Visit the GS1 Germany Knowledge Centre in Cologne (optional and by registration only)

                                                                                                  With the Knowledge Center, GS1 Germany has created a unique place for promoting GS1 Standards. Discover our Training, Competence and Innovation Center in Cologne!
                                                                                                  Across 2,500 sqm, the GS1 Germany Knowledge Center is home to an inspiring Creative Lab, a supermarket, and a healthcare showroom including a pharmacy, a hospital and a production area.
                                                                                                  Learn how this helps promoting and implementing GS1 standards in the healthcare sector and beyond.
                                                                                                  Experience innovative use cases for GS1 standards ranging from direct marking to data quality, from tracking & tracing to anti-counterfeit.
                                                                                                  Create the future of the healthcare sector by seizing the digitalization opportunity in our rapid prototyping session
                                                                                                  Foretaste the upcoming changes in the Knowledge Center and get an exclusive preview on how the Center will be extended in summer 2017 including a brand-new innovation space.
                                                                                                  Meeting Point:
                                                                                                  GS1 Germany Knowledge Center
                                                                                                  Stolberger Str. 108 a
                                                                                                  D-50933 Cologne
                                                                                                  Dress code: Business casual