The conference at a glance

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*All meetings are in simultaneous translations in French


08:30 - 09:20

GS1 Primer session and Registration

Session for users for basic information about GS1 standards and conference registration

09:30 - 10:30

Plenary session – welcome and opening remarks

  • Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
  • François Deprey, CEO, GS1 France (confirmed)
  • Miguel Lopera, CEO, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)
  • Representative of MoH
10:30 - 13:00

Hospitals – clinical and supply chain processes to improve quality of care

10:30 - 10:50

The future of hospitals with GS1 standards

Dr. Georges Nicolaos, Chief Pharmacist, Grand Hospital de L’Est Francilien (GHEF), France (confirmed)

10:50 - 11:10

HIMSS Analytics

Dr. Anne Snowdon, Scientific Director & CEO, Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health, Scan Health, Canada (confirmed)

11:10 - 11:30

Dr. Una Geary, Director of Quality and Safety Improvement, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (confirmed)

11:30 - 12:50

Panel: Impactful standards: Who needs to be at the table?

Chaired by Susan Moffatt-Bruce, M.D., PhD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC, Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University;CEO The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (confirmed)

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Petzina, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Head of quality management, risk management and patient safety, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (confirmed)
  • Dr. Kengo Miyo, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan (confirmed)
  • Dr. Eric Hans Eddes, Gastro-Intestinal and Oncological Surgeon at Deventer Ziekenhuis, Director Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing, the Netherlands (confirmed)
12:50 - 13:00

Introduction to Charity and afternoon sessions

13:00 - 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Three parallel streams - participants choose which stream to attend

  • Stream I – Why are logistical processes important for patient safety?

    Chaired by Mike Meakin, DHL Life Sciences and Healthcare (confirmed)

    • Veronique Jost, Pharmacist, University hospital of Dijon, France (confirmed)
    • Raphael Passemard, Pharmacist, University hospital of Strasbourg, France (confirmed)
    • Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
    • François Bisch, Centre hospitalier Universitaire de Guadeloupe, France (confirmed)
  • Stream II – Barcodes - linking to product information

    • Dr. Hajo Reissmann, Head of Medical Supplies Controlling, University Medical Centre Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (confirmed)
    • Martin Reitstaetter, Product Architect Cardiology, Agfa Healthcare, Germany (confirmed)
    • Stefan Artlich, Director Track & Trace, Bayer, Germany (confirmed)
    • Nils Haugen, Regulatory Syndication Lead, 3M Health Care Business Group (confirmed)
  • Stream III – Improving product master data efficiency with GDSN

    Chaired by Charity Hovey, 3M, US (confirmed)

    • Kevin Capatch, Director Supply Chain Technology & Process Engineering, Geisinger Health System
    • Jeff Holzman, Director, Industry Advancement, 1WorldSync, US (confirmed)
    • MJ Wylie, Global Data Synchronization and Strategy Deployment Supply Chain Visibility, Johnson & Johnson, US (confirmed)
    • Guillaume Lepeu, Key accounts Director, BBraun France (confirmed)
15:15 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:15

Plenary session – the hospital view

16:00 - 16:25

Cyril Godard – GAM, France (confirmed)

16:25 - 16:50

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so - There is no Smart Hospital without GS1 Standards

Dr. Robert Gyetvai, Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Ference Markhot Teaching hospital and clinic, Eger, Hungary (confirmed)

16:50 - 17:15

Strategy to improve the safety and the efficiency of drug management in hospitals

Prof. Dr. Pascal Bonnabry, Chief Pharmacist, University hospital of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland (confirmed)

17:15 - 19:00

Poster reception

In parallel

International government healthcare supply chain Think Tank
(invitation only)

Open to international government healthcare organisations

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 13:00

Unique Device Identification (UDI) – across the world

09:00 - 09:25

The EU Medical Device Regulation

  • Orla Daly, Policy Officer, European Commission 
09:25 - 09:55

The role of nomenclature in UDI

09:55 - 10:30

The UDI Pilot in China overview & first learnings

Lindsay Tao, Corporate Director Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson, China

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00

UDI – implementation cases from manufacturer

  • Leila McMahon, Global GS1 Program Manager, Smith & Nephew, UK (confirmed)
  • Fabien Rouet, Global Master Data Synchronization Leader, bioMérieux
  • Christophe Belbeoc’h, Project manager Standards, Bio-Rad
12:00 - 13:00

UDI in the hospital – implementation cases

  • Yolanda Bokking, Project Manager, Amsterdam University Hospital, Netherlands (confirmed)
  • Patric Mazaud, Pharmacist, University hospital of Lille, France (confirmed)
  • Mr. David Berridge, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director – Operations, the Leeds Teaching Hospital, UK (confirmed)
13:00 - 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 15:15

Three parallel streams - participants choose which stream to attend

  • Stream I – Clinical trials and global standards

    Chaired by Hans von Steiger, Director/Team Leader Clinical Supply Chain Strategy Management, Pfizer, US (confirmed)

    • Mr. Sylvain Alberola, Clinical Supply Chain Industrial Development Head, Sanofi, France
    • Dr. Michael Juergen Hoefling, Pharmaceutical Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GMBH & Co. KG, Germany (confirmed)
    • Olivia Chauvel, Hospital Pharmacist, CH Victor Dupouy, Argenteuil, France (confirmed)
  • Stream II – Traceability for pharmaceutical products around the world – Public Policy session

    Chaired by Cyndi Poetker, Director of Entreprise Standards and Traceability, Abbott, US

    Regulatory requirements and initiatives from around the world related to pharmaceuticals – normally a closed group; it is only open for this session.

    Moderator: Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)

  • Stream III – The digital patient

    • Michael Nusbaum, IHE International Board Member and former Chair of JIC (confirmed)
    • Pat van Dyke, HL7 (confirmed)
    • Dr. Shatha Sourani, Clinical Product Development Manager, Electronic Health Solution, Jordan (confirmed)
    • Stephen Kay, Vice Chair CEN TC 251 (confirmed)
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00

Three parallel streams - participants choose which stream to attend

  • Stream I – Clinical trials – What and how to implement

    Chaired by Pierre Fernandez-Barbereau, Project Management Clinical Supply Chain, Sanofi, France (confirmed)

    • Nathan Kohner, Label Services Solutions Manager, ALMAC, UK (confirmed)
    • Jitendra Kumar, Director Digital Innovation, Pharma Services | Fisher Clinical Services, by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Switzerland(confirmed)
    • Nicolas le Rudulier, Head of Innovations and Group Synergy Development & IT, Creapharm, France (confirmed)
  • Stream II – Hospitals – realising savings through global standards

    Chaired by Kevin Downs, Director of Finance and Performance, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, UK(confirmed)

    • Joe Lever, Group Procurement Director Northern Care Alliance, UK (confirmed)
    • Philipp Lapish, Supply Chain and GS1 Manager at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
    • Dominique Legouge, Director General, Resah, France (confirmed)
  • Stream III – Single-unit identification to enable scanning at the point of care

    • Gerald Aitmedhi, CEO, PDA Pharma, France (confirmed)
    • Pieter Helmons, Hospital Pharmacist, St. Jansdal, Netherlands (confirmed)
    • Vincent Pont, CEO, Arrow

Networking event

GS1 France has organised a dinner event in one of the oldest theatre in Paris, built in 1807 by Gustave Eiffel, at the bottom of the Sacred Heart district.

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 13:00

Traceability for medicinal products

09:00 - 11:00

Traceability for pharmaceutical products – global regulatory trends

  • François-Xavier Lery, Coordinator for Technologies, Standards and Norms [TSN], Regulation of Medicines and Other Health Technologies [RHT], Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products [EMP], WHO
  • Mohd Azuwan bin Mohd Zubir, Senior Principal Assistant Director Pharmacy Policy & Strategic Planning Division, Pharmaceutical Services Programme (PSP), Ministry of Health, Malaysia (confirmed)
  • Dr. Ahmed Al-Sayed Al-Libishi, Head of Digital Transformation & Decision-Making Support Department, EDA, Egypt (confirmed)
  • GS1 standards for traceability in China, Lindsay Tao, Corporate Director Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson, China & Mr Mao, Tencent
11:00 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00

Three parallel streams – each participant can choose which one to attend

  • Stream I – Traceability in hospitals

    Chaired by Feargal McGroarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St. James's Hospital, Ireland (confirmed)

    • Sinead Moran, Special Feeds Unit Manager, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street, Dublin, Ireland (confirmed)
    • Elvira Kok, Medical centre of Leeuwarden (MCL), Netherlands (confirmed)
    • Mr. Keith Jones, Head & Neck Surgeon, Clinical Director for Head, Neck, Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, UK (confirmed)
  • Stream II – Public Policy Medical devices session

    Chaired by Jackie Elkin, Distinguished Regulatory Affairs Advisor - Global Regulatory Policy, Advocacy, Intelligence, and Standards, Medtronic, US (confirmed)

    Regulatory requirements and initiatives from around the world related to medical devices – normally a closed group; it is only open for this session.

    Moderator: Geraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Public Policy Director, GS1 Global Office, Belgium (confirmed)

  • Stream III – Implementation of FMD in hospitals

    • Prof. Dr. Martin Hug, Director, University Hospital of Freiburg, Germany (confirmed)
    • Dr. Alexander Hohl, Director Strategic Digitalization IT / Program Head Global Serialization Project, Fresenius Kabi (confirmed)
    • Grant Courtney, Principal Consultant, Be4ward on behalf of EFPIA (confirmed)
13:00 - 14:00

General networking lunch

14:00 - 14:25

The status of the implementation of the EU Falsified Medical Directive (FMD)

Andreas M. Walter, General Manager, European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO), Belgium (confirmed)

14:25 - 14:50

Implementation case study manufacturer

Anne Devaud, Global Product Security Head, Sanofi (confirmed)

14:50 - 15:15

Implementation of the FMD at the wholesaler

  • Monika Derecque-Pois, Director General, GIRP - European Healthcare Distribution Association (confirmed)
  • Jean-Claude Courtoison, Phoenix Pharma, France (confirmed)
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

Closing keynotes

15:45 - 16:15

Bedside scanning requires cultural change

Trine Spiegelhauer, Registered Nurse and Nursing Director for the Clinic for Children and Adolescents with Surgical Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark (confirmed)

16:15 - 16:25

Invitation to next conference in Cairo, Egypt

Ahmed Kalla, CEO, GS1 Egypt (confirmed)

16:25 - ...

Closing remarks – 15 years GS1 Healthcare

Rich Hollander, Pfizer (confirmed)