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Programme

7:30 – 9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 13:05

Opening Plenary Session – Awareness: Policy and regulation

9:00 - 9:30

Opening remarks and welcome to the conference

Yehulu Denekew, Director General, Food, Medicine, Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia (FMHACA) (confirmed)

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

Tunde Odunlami, CEO, GS1 Nigeria (confirmed)

9:30 - 10:00

Keynote Speech

USAID facilitating track and trace using global standards
Leslie Reed, Mission Director, USAID, Ethiopia (confirmed)

UNFPA’s work to implement global standards
Bettina Maas, Representative, UNFPA, Ethiopia (confirmed)

10:00 - 10:10

Welcoming remark and introduction of Guest of Honour

Yehulu Denekew, Director General, Food, Medicine, Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia (FMHACA) (confirmed)

10:10 - 10:25

Opening speech

Guest of Honour, Ethiopia (invited)

10:25 - 10:40

Photo moment with guest of honour + opening exhibition

10:40 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00

WHO efforts to prevent substandard and falsified medical products entering the global market

Mick Deats, Group Lead, Substandard and Falsified Medical Products, World Health Organisation (WHO), Switzerland (confirmed)

Lisa Hedman, Technical Officer, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, World Health Organisation (WHO), Switzerland (confirmed)

12:00 - 12:30

The USFDA: Collaboration for Global Regulatory Strengthening

Leigh Verbois, Associate Commissioner for International Programs, USFDA, US (confirmed)

12:30 - 13:00

Global Family Visibility and Analytics Network

Julia White, Market Development Technical Officer, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, US (confirmed)

13:00 - 13:05

Introduction of afternoon sessions and the poster reception

13:05- 14:30

General Networking lunch

14:30 - 15:45

Two parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

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

  • Cyndi Poetker, Director of Enterprise Standards and Traceability, Abbott, US (confirmed)
  • Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
 
  • Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1, Belgium (confirmed)
  • Françoise Hirth, Serialisation Coordinator for Europe and EEMEA, Roche, Switzerland (confirmed)
  • Dirk Van den Wouwer, Serialisation and End-to-end traceability leader EMEA, J&J, Belgium (confirmed)
 

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:30

Two parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

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

  • Cyndi Poetker, Director of Enterprise Standards and Traceability, Abbott, US (confirmed)
  • Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
 
  • Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1, Belgium (confirmed)
  • Françoise Hirth, Serialisation Coordinator for Europe and EEMEA, Roche, Switzerland (confirmed)
  • Dirk Van den Wouwer, Serialisation and End-to-end traceability leader EMEA, J&J, Belgium (confirmed)
 

17:30 - 18:30

Poster reception

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome coffee

8:30 – 13:15

Plenary session – Traceability implementation

8:30 – 9:00

Achieving End to End Supply Chain Data Visibility through global standards

Dr. Ramy Guirguis, Senior Information Technology Advisor, USAID, US (confirmed)

Thinlay Wangchuk, IT Specialist, UNFPA, Denmark (confirmed)

9:00 - 09:30

Medicines traceability for patient safety in Turkey

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

09:30 - 10:00

Pharmaceutical serialisation and traceability system in South Korea

Hye-Kyoung Kim, Deputy Director, Korea Pharmaceuticals Information Service (KPIS) of Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA), South Korea (confirmed)

10:00 - 10:30

Ethiopia – the detailed journey

TBC, Food, Medicine, Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia (FMHACA) (confirmed)

10:30 - 11:00

Traceability and verification of anti-malarial commodities in the Ethiopian supply chain

Al Shiferaw, Deputy Country Director, JSI, Ethiopia (confirmed)

Teddy Berihun, Senior Health Information Systems Adviser USAID, Ethiopia (confirmed)

11:00 - 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 - 12:15

OpenLMIS implementation and support for global standards

Tenly Elizabeth Snow, MS, Community Manager, OpenLMIS (confirmed)

12:15 - 12:45

Vaccines traceability in Tanzania

Brian Taliesin, Director of Project Management & Knowledge Management, PATH, US (confirmed)

12:45 - 13:15

How serialisation will change our supply chains

Clinton De Souza, Director, Public Health, Imperial Health Sciences, US (confirmed)

13:15 - 14:15

General networking lunch

14:15 - 15:45

Two parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

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

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

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  • Chuck Biss, Senior Director AIDC Healthcare, GS1, US (confirmed)
  • Pascal Aulagnet, Market Customer Engagement, Pfizer, Europe (confirmed)
  • Ulf Suehrig, Head Global Business Processes, Abbott, US (invited)
 

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:45

Two parallel streams - Participants choose which stream to attend:

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

  • Cyndi Poetker, Director of Enterprise Standards and Traceability, Abbott, US (confirmed)
  • Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
 
  • Peter Alvarez, Senior Director, Identification and Data Strategy, Healthcare, GS1, US (confirmed)
  • Craig Alan Repec, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID, GS1, Belgium (confirmed)
  • Ulf Suehrig, Head Global Business Processes, Abbott, US (confirmed)
  • Dirk Van den Wouwer, Serialisation and End-to-end traceability leader EMEA, J&J, Belgium (invited)
 

19:30 - 22:30

Networking event

Yod Abyssinia (TBC)

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome coffee

9:00 - 13:30

The healthcare industry stakeholder perspective

9:00 - 9:30

Implementing traceability for patient safety

Pascal Aulagnet, Market Customer Engagement, Pfizer, Europe (confirmed)

9:30 - 10:00

B Braun’s track and trace initiatives

Collins Agoro, Project Manager, Track & Trace, B. Braun, Germany (confirmed)

10:00 - 10:30

Enabling traceability in South African hospitals

Caroline Potgieter, E-commerce Manager, Procurement, Netcare, South Africa (invited)

10:30 - 11:00

The benefits of medicines traceability to the patient home

Feargal Mc Groarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St. James’s Hospital, Ireland (confirmed)

11:00 - 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 - 12:15

How track and trace provides benefits to Ethiopia

Kalkidan Gebretsadik, Operations Manager, Office of Innovative Strategies and Operations, St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia (confirmed)

12:15 - 12:45

Inspirational speaker

TBC

12:45 - 13:15

Closing remarks

TBC

13:30 - 14:30

General networking lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Q&A with the Experts

  1. Getting started with traceability - Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Director Public Policy, GS1, Belgium / Dirk Van den Wouwer, Serialisation and End-to-end traceability leader EMEA, J&J, Belgium
  2. Choosing a traceability model - Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office, Belgium / Pascal Aulagnet, Market Customers Engagement, Pfizer, Europe
  3. Understanding the difference between standardisation and technology - Chuck Biss, Senior Director AIDC Healthcare, GS1, US / Peter Alvarez, Senior Director, Identification and Data Strategy, Healthcare, GS1, US / Craig Alan Repec, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID, GS1, Belgium
  4. Engaging Solution providers to assist – Tania Snioch, Director, Healthcare, GS1, Belgium
 

15:30 - 16:30

Q&A with the Experts

  1. Identification and bar coding - Chuck Biss, Senior Director AIDC Healthcare, GS1, US / SUlf Suehrig, Head Global Business Processes, Abbott, US
  2. Product data sharing – Peter Alvarez, Senior Director, Identification and Data Strategy, Healthcare, GS1, US / Collins Agoro, Project Manager, Track & Trace, B. Braun, Germany
  3. GS1 standards for sharing traceability information - Craig Alan Repec, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID, GS1, Belgium / Dirk Van den Wouwer, Serialisation and End-to-end traceability leader EMEA, J&J, Belgium
  4. Traceability implementation in the hospital - Tania Snioch, Director, Healthcare, GS1, Belgium / Feargal Mc Groarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St James’s Hospital, Ireland