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European Cross-Border Initiatives: Toward Fair Medicine Deals?

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9 December 2021

14:00 - 15:30 CET

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This timely event will explore the challenges and opportunities for cross- border collaborations and focus on concrete recommendations to improve access to health technologies considering the fast-growing prices of cancer treatments.

On this occasion, the ECL Access to Medicines Task Force (A2M) will launch a paper on cross-border collaboration and joint procurement initiatives in the field of medicines, which includes recommendations to re-energize existing initiatives and start new ones building on the lessons learnt from the EU’s vaccine procurement.

This event is organised by the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), the European Fair Pricing Network (EFPN), and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), with the support of the European Parliament’s MEPs Against Cancer (MAC).

Welcome Remarks

Yannis Natsis
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Special address

Honourable Dr Janez Poklukar
Minister for Health of Slovenia

Cross-country initiatives in the field of medicines & ECL's paper introduction

Dr Ward Rommel
ECL Access to Medicines Task Force & Stand Up to Cancer Flanders

Reflections from key players on cross-border initiatives and EU-level procurement
  • Dr Clemens Martin Auer
    Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Care & Consumer Protection
  • Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat
    WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Sylvain Giraud
    European Commission (DG SANTE)
  • Honourable Dr Janez Poklukar
    Minister for Health of Slovenia

Discussion moderated by Yannis Natsis, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

ECL’s recommendations to pave the way towards fair medicine deals

Dr Dimitri Kohler
ECL Access to Medicines Task Force & Swiss Cancer League

National perspectives on cross-border initiatives and joint EU level procurement
  • Dr Sabine Vogler
    Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)
  • Dr Momir Radulović
    Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (JAZMP)
  • Brieuc Van Damme
    National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance of Belgium (RIZIV-INAMI)

Discussion moderated by Yannis Natsis, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Closing Remarks

MEP Tomislav Sokol
European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) & MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) Interest Group

Conclusions & Key takeaways

Yannis Natsis
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Contact

Yannis Natsis

EPHA
yannis.natsis@epha.org

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