Programme Veselības projekti Latvijai

Public conference "Access to Medicines in the Baltics: Changing the Narrative"

October 13, 2017 | Albert Hotel, Riga, Dzirnavu street 33

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Conference Agenda

8.30 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 9.05 Welcoming Remarks

Moderator - Tim Reed, Health Action International

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Part I 

9.05 – 9.30 Keynote Address 

Yannis Natsis | Policy Manager for Universal Access & Affordable Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

9.30 – 11.00 Panel session: Political Developments in Access to Medicines Debate in Europe. Where We Are and What Can be Done

        - Raf Mertens | General Director, Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre

      - Erki Laidmae | Head of Insurance Benefit Package, Estonian Health Insurance Fund 

     - Inese Kaupere | Director of Department of Pharmacy, Ministry of Health of Latvia

    - Romualds Ražuks | MP, Chair of Public Health Subcommittee of the Social and Labor Commission

Moderator: Yannis Natsis 

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

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Part II

11.30 - 12.00 Keynote Address

Beate Wieseler | Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care in Germany (IQWiG) 

12.00  - 12.15 Case study 

Availability of oncology drugs in the Baltics | Alessandra Ferrario, Harvard Medical School

12.15 – 13.45 Panel session: The Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe

       - Ancel.la Santos | Health Action International

       - Juris Bārzdiņš | University of Latvia

       - Igors Trofimovs | Director for Development, Riga East University Hospital

      - Tomas Alonderis | Head of Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Pricing Department, Ministry of Health of Lithuania

Moderator – Alessandra Ferrario

13.45 – 14.45 Lunch

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Part III

14.45 – 15.15 Keynote Address 

Ellen 't Hoen | public health advocate, LLM, Medicines Law & Policy/ Global Health Unit – University Medical Center Groningen

15.15 – 15.30 Case Study

C hepatitis case study in Latvia. Lessons learned. Are we ready for the next Sovaldi? | Elita Poplavska & Anda Ķīvīte, Health Projects for Latvia

15.30 – 16.45 Panel session: Private patents and public health. Changing Intellectual Property Rules for Access to Medicines

    - Antons Mozalevskis | WHO, specialist in epidemiology and infectious diseases 

    - Signe Mežinska | Health Projects for Latvia

  - Kristaps Kaugurs | Head of Latvia Hepatitis C patients organisation

Moderator – Ilze Aizsilniece

16.45 – 17.00 End-notes and conclusion