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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:

                            • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank-Learning from other countries and regions

                              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)
                            • Panel II – Traceability: how to get started? Learnings from the APEC toolkit

                              • 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:

                              • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank, continued - Learning from donor agencies on procurement and the support of local regulation

                                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)
                              • Panel II – Traceability: how choose a traceability model – Learnings from the APEC tool kit

                                • 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

                                8:30 – 13:15

                                Plenary session – Traceability implementation

                                  8:00 - 8:30

                                  Welcome coffee

                                    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:

                                                        • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank – Discussing the possibility of regulatory alignment across Africa

                                                          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)
                                                        • Panel II – The basics of identification and barcoding for traceability

                                                          • 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:

                                                          • Panel I – Government and regulatory body Think Tank, continued – Discussing the possibility of regulatory alignment across Africa

                                                            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)
                                                          • Panel II – The basics of global data standards and data sharing for traceability

                                                            • 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 hour sessions with subject matter experts; 4 sessions run concurrently

                                                                                    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 hour sessions with subject matter experts; 4 sessions run concurrently

                                                                                    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

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