The Global Language of Business

Global GS1 Healthcare Conference- 22-24 June 2010, Geneva, Switzerland


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  1. The World of GS1 Standards: An Introduction 
  2. Welcome, Nicolas Florin, CEO GS1 Switzerland, Chris Adcock, President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office 
  3. OPENING KEYNOTE  - Standards and interoperability in healthcare supply chain processes, Prof. Lovis, Head of the Clinical Informatics Unit at University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Securing the narcotic supply chain in Switzerland, Laurent Médioni, Canton Pharmacist Fribourg, Switzerland
  5. Accreditation: How to improve efficiency and quality in the hospital, Dr. Carlo Ramponi, Managing Director Europe, Joint Commission International  
  6. Medical devices: Unambiguous, standardised and harmonised Unique Device Identification (UDI), Jay Crowley, Senior Advisor for Patient Safety, US FDA  
  7. Why it is important for the healthcare industry to reach a global standard for Unique Device Identification now, Michael Kreuzer, Technical and Regulatory director, ABHI  
  8. Creating a common language: Developing the Turkish National Drug and Medical Devices Database, Doruk Goksin, Project Manager, TCHealth Bilgi Teknolojileri Ltd Sti, Turkey  
  9. Healthcare transformation in Turkey: Impact on product traceability and patient safety, Sinem Yaman, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Manager, Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Covidien and Arted  
  10. From paper to RFID - A brief history of time, Graham Medwell, e-Business Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  11. Healthcare supply chain initiatives, including Australia’s Location Registry, Ken Nobbs, Program Manager – Medical Products, National eHealth Transition Authorities, Australia  
  12. Redesigning the drug distribution system in hospitals, Roberto Frontini, Chair, European Association Hospital Pharmacists  
  13. Identification of surgical instruments with RFID, Prof. Dr. Yamashita, Tokyo Healthcare University, Japan  
  14. Implementation of GS1 Standards in US hospitals, Robert H. Perry, Systems Analyst, Defense Health Services System, Senior Consultant at MTS   
  15. The Canadian Pharmaceutical Bar Coding Project, Doris Nessim, Director of Pharmacy Services, North York General Hospital, Canada  
  16. New medicines coding system to help address the growing risk of counterfeit medicines, Grant Courtney, Serialisation Global Business Lead, GlaxoSmithKline
  17. Advancing global standards for Unique Device Identification, Jackie Elkin, Global Process Owner - Standard Product Identification, Medtronic  
  18. What it really took to be ePedigree compliant, Philippe Majois, Packaging Technology Development Manager, and Nathan Habeck, ePedigree Program Manager, Baxter Healthcare Corp.  
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  19. Implementing traceability cytostatics projects, Elfriede Dolinar, Leiterin Anstaltsapotheke, University Hospital Vienna  
  20. Project Prometheus: Electronic administration within the blood transfusion chain, Erik Zwarter, Project Manager Healthcare Logistics, Erasmus Medical Centre  
  21. Efficiency models in the Andalusian health service supply chain, Inés Mª Bardón, Purchasing and Logistics Deputy Manager, SAS  
  22. Combining forces to protect patients from counterfeit medicines and pharmaceutical crime - Implementation of counterfeit protection systems in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. François-Xavier Lery, Scientific Officer, European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), Council of Europe   
  23. Building blocks of health information: Classifications, terminologies, standards, Dr T. Bedirhan Üstün, Coordinator, Classifications, Terminology and Standards, World Health Organisation WHO