The Global Language of Business

GS1 Healthcare Conference, Washington DC, Post event Website


16-18 June 2009


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 Tuesday, 16 June 2009

  • Primer session for newcomers: The World of GS1 Standards: An Introduction
  • OPENING KEYNOTE - Dr. Daniel Schultz, Director, Center for Device and Radiological Health, FDA
    • No presentation available
  • Welcome - Chris Adcock, GS1 Global Office
  • Securing the Pharma Supply Chain: FDA’s Vision - Ilisa Bernstein, Director of Pharmacy Affairs, FDA
  • PhRMA’s Principles to Secure Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - Dr. Alan Goldhammer, Vice-President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Canada Vaccine Project: Cost Benefit Analysis & Conclusions on Barcode Requirements - Rob Van Exan, Vice-chair, Vaccine Industry Committee (VIC) and Director of Immunization Policy, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Patient Central: Development of a Patient Focused Quality Oversight Program - John Helfrick, President, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua USA) and Consultant, Joint Commission International
  • Unambiguous, Standardized and Harmonized Unique Device Identification (UDI) - Jay Crowley, Senior Advisor for Patient Safety, FDA 
  • Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF): Encouraging Convergence in Regulatory Practices - Rodolphe Muñoz, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission and member of the GHTF Ad Hoc Working Group
  • The Medical Device Industry is Ready to Get to Work on UDI - Jeff Secunda, Vice President, Technology & Regulatory Affairs , AdvaMed
  • Manufacturers & Distributors Panel Discussion
    • No presentation available
  • KEYNOTE - Why it is Important for the Healthcare Supply Chain to Collaborate based on Global Standards - Dr. Meinrad Lugan, Member of the Management Board of B.Braun Melsungen AG and Member of the Board of Eucomed

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

  • Introduction - Standardization...Stat! Industry Video - Dennis Harrison, President, GS1 Healthcare US
  • GTIN Implementation: Meeting 2012 GTIN Sunrise - Ed Dzwill, Manager of Package Technology, GPSG, J&J
  • GLN in Transactions, Mayo Clinic and Cardinal Health - Joe Dudas, Director of Informatics, Mayo Clinic
  • The GPO Prospective on Standards: Update to GS1 - Dennis Byer, Senior Director Industry Standards, Novation
  • DoD Roadmap to Data Standards - Kathleen Garvin, Program Manager, DoD Data Synchronization, 
    Program Manager, DMLSS-DLA, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Preparation for Loading and Publishing Data in GDSN, an Operations Prospective - Roy Ludvigsen, Associate Director, Supply Chain, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Barcode Verification Data Capture and Reporting - Chris Tucker, Director, Bar Code Resource Office, Veterans Health Administration
  • Pursuit of Perfect Orders: Putting GS1 Data Standards to Work in U.S. Healthcare - Dennis Orthman, Project Director, Strategic Marketplace Initiative
  • Improving Business Processes using GS1 Standards - Dennis Black, Director of E-Business, Becton Dickinson 
  • Electronic Health Records - Mary Beth Lang, Senior Vice President, Business Analytics/President Diagnostix, Amerinet 
  • RFID Implementation - Jean Sargent, Director, Supply Chain, UK HealthCare
  • Tracking/Documenting Serialized Products & Achieving 2015 Compliance - Wholesaler’s Perspective - Ron Bone, Senior Vice President, Distribution Support, McKesson 
  • Tracking/Documenting Serialized Products & Achieving 2015 Compliance - Manufacturer’s Perspective - Michael Rose, Vice President Supply Chain Visibility, J&J
  • KEYNOTE - Bedside Barcode Technology To Prevent Medication Errors and Save Lives - Mark Neuenschwander
  • Using GS1 Standards for Tracking Blood Derivatives - Feargal McGroarty, St James's Hospital, Ireland
  • Coding for Success in the UK: Purchasing & Supply - Rachel Hodson-Gibbons, NHS PASA and Chris Slater, Head of Supplies, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  • Healthcare Providers & GPO Panel Discussion
    • No presentation available

Thursday, 18 June 2009

  • KEYNOTE - Making Health Information Technology Work: For the Future of Health and Care - Vish Sankaran, Program Director, Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services
  • FDA & HL7 - Randy Levin, Director for Health and Regulatory Standards, FDA: No presentation or video available 
  • EU Traceability Pilot in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - Henri Barthel, Project Coordinator BRIDGE
  • Wegmans: The Global Data Synchronisation Value Proposition – Kathy Welch, Wegmans Food Markets
  • The Global GDSN Implementation Initiative for the Healthcare Sector - Grant Hodgkins, Manager, Strategy/Standards/Processes, Global Supply Chain at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and Joe Pleasant, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Premier, Inc.
  • UDI & Orthopaedic Surgical Care - Dr. Berry, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pilot Test for Durable 2D Symbol Marking and Reading Technology for Steel Instruments - Akio Murata, Japan Association of Medical Equipment Industries, and Ryuichiro Azuma, Sakura Seiki
  • NHS Connecting for Health: Better and Safer Care - Neil Lawrence, AIDC Manager, Technology Office, NHS Connecting for Health, U.K. 
  • The Canadian Supply Chain Standards Project Advancing GS1 Standards in Healthcare - David Loukras, Project Lead, Supply Chain, British Columbia Health Authority Shared Services Vancouver, Canada
  • Closing remarks - Tim Marsh (Pfizer), Co-Chair GS1 Healthcare
    • No presentation available