The eventCapital Weekly, in partnership with the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ARPharM) and Health PR is organizing a conference under the title "Access to Medicinal Therapy - Opportunities and Challenges" on March 21st, 2019.
What changes in the regulation of medicines are being prepared in our country, how they will affect the access to modern treatment, what are the main obstacles to patients' access, are there any alternative ways for patients to benefit from innovative therapy. These are accents of the topics that will be presented and debated at the event. The aim is to discuss the achievements and the challenges to the opportunities for drug treatment in our country from the legislative and governmental institutions, regulators', industry, experts' and patients' perspective.
To participate in the event, we will invite the MPs from the Parliamentary Health Committee, the Minister of Health, the National Health Insurance Fund Governor, the Executive Director of Bulgarian Drug Agency, members of the National Council on Prices and Reimbursement of Medicinal Products, representatives of the academic circles, the consulting business and others.
Capital Weekly closely monitors the pharmaceutical sector processes for nearly 15 years by publishing daily and periodical content, annual analyzes and by organizing discussion clubs and conferences with the participation of all stakeholders in the sector.
When and Where:
Prof. Nikolay Danchev, md President of NCPRMP
Deyan Denev Director Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria (ARPharM Bulgaria)
Borislav Borisov Manager "Prescriptia"
Prof. Assenа Stoimenova Member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency, member of the CHMP (Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use)
Prof. Ilko Getov Chairman of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union
MD. Slaveyko Djambazov Managing Director, HTA
Kountcho Trifonov, MD Manager at Health PR
Prof. Toni Vekov, PhD Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy Medical University - Pleven
Plamen Taushanov Chairman of the Management Board of BAPD
Prof. Draga Toncheva Head of Department of Medical Genetics, Head of National Human Genome Center, Medical University Sofia
Dr. Dimitar Petrov expert
Boryana Marinkova CEO of BAMPTD
Access to Medicinal Therapy - Opportunities and Challenges
21 March 2019, Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sredetz Hall
08.30 Registration and Welcome coffee
9.00 Official opening –
Dr. Daniela Daritkova, Chair of the Parliamentary Healthcare Committee
Ministry of Health
National Health Insurance Fund
Prof. Ilko Getov, President of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union
Deyan Denev, Executive Director of the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Moderator: Prof. Ilko Getov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union
9.30 Access to medicinal therapy and the National Council’s role - Prof. Nikolay Danchev, md, President of NCPRMP
9.45 Access to innovative therapy. Why to slow down if we can speed it up? - Deyan Denev, Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria (ARPharM Bulgaria) ExecutiveDirector
10.00 HTA - Advantages and disadvantages – Slaveiko Djambazov, MD, Manager of HTA
10.15 Early access to medicinal therapy and mercyful therapy - Prof. Assena Stoimenova, Medical University – Sofia
10.30 - 11.00 - Coffee Break
Moderator: Kountcho Trifonov, MD, MBA, Manager of Health PR
11.00 Alternative mechanisms for access to medicinal therapy in the EU - funds, national programs, insurance packages - Borislav Borisov, MD, Manager of "Prescription Agency"
11. 15 What are the barriers to advanced treatment access? – Prof. Tony Vekov, MD, Medical University – Pleven
11:30 Cutting-edge diagnostics - genetic tests and opportunities for advanced treatment Prof. Dr. Draga Toncheva, PhD, MD, National Consultant of Medical Genetics, Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, Head of the National Genome Center, MU Sofia
11.45 Parallel imports as a solution in case of shortage of medicines – Bulgarian Association for Medicines Parallel Trade Development
12.00 Problems of access to medicines for Bulgarian patients - Plamen Taushanov, Chairman of BAPD
12.15 - 13.15 - Pannel Discussion
Moderator: Prof. Asena Stoimenova, PhD, Medical University – Sofia
Prof. Nikolay Danchev, MD, President of NCPRMP
Deyan Denev, Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria (ARPharM Bulgaria) ExecutiveDirector
Dimitar Petrov, MD, expert
Plamen Taushanov, Chairman of BAPD
Slaveiko Djambazov, MD, Manager of HTA
Borislav Borisov, MD, Manager of "Prescription Agency"
Prof. Tony Vekov, MD, Medical University – Pleven
Prof. Dr. Draga Toncheva, PhD, MD, National Consultant of Medical Genetics, Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, Head of the National Genome Center, MU Sofia
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