Tag: Events

11 May 2017

First ISPOR SA Chapter Workshop for 2017

Topic: “What’s the evidence?”- A practical approach on the HTA process in the UK: From the NICE appraisal to reimbursement

Date: 16 May 2017
Time: 08:45 – 15:00
Venue: Protea Hotel Marriot Balalaika Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton
Faculty: Nan Oliver

Nan Oliver has worked as a health economist in the UK over the past eight years. While working for Novartis Oncology she was responsible for 13 health technology appraisals, including 6 submissions to NICE, 5 to the Scottish Medicines Consortium and 2 to the AWMSG in Wales. These submissions were for drugs used to treat various rare cancers and tumours in areas including chronic myeloid leukaemia, gastrointestinal stromal tumours, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours, myelofibrosis and acromegaly. In her last year in the UK, she was Head of Outcomes Research for Novartis Oncology. She has a B Pharm degree from Rhodes, MBA from UCT and a post-graduate diploma in health economics (PGDip HE) from the University of York. Having always worked in the pharmaceutical industry, Nan gained extensive experience in marketing, new product development and general management in South Africa before spending the last 14 years in the UK. She initially worked in marketing In the UK but it soon became evident that market access was the key to achieving access for patients to appropriate treatments and so she retrained in health economics. In the workshop, Nan will draw on her personal experience to highlight the processes and issues involved in making a submission to NICE, from planning the HTA strategy to developing the submission and managing the process through to final decision. The workshop will be interactive with plenty of time for discussion and questions.
08:45 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and background
09:10 – 09:40 Brief overview of NICE process
09:40 – 10:10 Submission strategy development and timelines for developing submission
10:10 – 10:30 TEA
10:30 – 10:45 Developing the submission: ICER
10:45 – 11:05 Developing the submission: Costs
11:05 – 11:30 Developing the submission: Effectiveness
11:30 – 12:15 Developing the submission: Results interpretation
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:00 Preparing submission
14:00 – 14:45 Interactions with NICE
15:00 Close of meeting

Registration fee: R2500 (Member), R3250 (Non Member) RSVP to info@isporsa.co.za or events@medsoc.co.za

03 Apr 2017

1st Arab International Pharmacy Conference in Cairo Egypt 30 March – 1 April 2017, Cairo

The first Annual International Pharmacy Conference was held in Cairo, Egypt from the 30th of March to the 1st of April 2017 under the Patronage of Ain Shams University. The theme of this event was PHARMACY VISION 2030 – Education, Profession and Pharmaco-Regulations.

Dr Tienie Stander, CEO of Outcomes Research South Africa and Prof. Ibrahim Labouta, president of TCD Outcomes Research MENA region, were both speakers at this prime event. Their discussions included “Clinical vs. Outcomes Research: an integrated approach for Pharmaceutical Companies” and “National Overview on Pricing Modalities” respectively.

The main topics of this event included: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry, Pharmacovigilance and Bioethics, Clinical Pharmacy Standard of Practice, Roles and Rights of Pharmacists in Health Care, Current and Future Perspectives of Pharmacy Education, Empowering and Developing Pharmacy Profession, Bridging the Gap between Practice and Education and Supporting and Making use of Pharmaceutical Research.

This unique scientific event provided attendees with insight on innovations in implementing clinical pharmacy services as well as new technologies and innovations in pharmacy practice. The conference furthermore examined ideas, such as ‘the pharmacists’ role of shared accountability in patient education and improving patient outcomes’. It further aimed to identify strategies for improving prescribing medicines in hospitals and developing highly effective medication management strategies.

Visit http://aapharmacist.com/ for more information.