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Making medicines affordable: role of pricing policies

Sunday, October 12
Timekeeper:   Roxana Bonnell, Open Society Foundations
9:00 – 12:00
Registration in the lobby (Participants pick up per diems and meeting folders)
12:30 – 14:00
Armada Roof Terrace Restaurant, located on the top floor of the Armada hotel.
14:00 – 15:00
Welcome, Objectives, Introductions, Framing
Roxana Bonnell
15:00 – 16:30
Medicine pricing regulations – overview
Presentations: Sakthivel Selvaraj, Public Health Foundation of India
Facilitator: Amit Sengupta, Delhi Science Forum
16:30 – 17:00
Tea break
17:00 – 17:45
Continued discussions
18:00 – 19:00
Welcoming Drinks
Wine and snacks at Armada Terrace
Dinner on individual per diems
Monday, October 13
Timekeeper: Azzi Momenghabalif, Open Society Foundations
9:00 – 9:20
Recap Day 1
Ann-Isabelle Von Lingon, EATG
9:20 – 10:30
Current pricing policies in countries
Thailand. Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, Drug System Monitoring & Development Program, Chulalongkorn University
India. Aasna Mehta, Public Health Foundation of India
South Africa. Andy Gray, University of KwaZulu Natal
Facilitator: Mara Kardas-Nelson, Consultant
10:30 – 11:00
Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00
Current pricing policies in countries
Spain. Rafael Vilasanjuan, The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Australia/New Zealand. Deborah Gleeson, La Trobe University
United Kingdom. Shilpa Modi Pandav, Consultant
Facilitator: Raminta Stuikyte, Consultant
12:00- 12:15
Major themes coming out of country presentations
Amit Sengupta
12:15 – 13:00
How price regulation relates to access to medicines, national health outcomes, and state of national pharmaceutical industry
Group work.
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Models of Price Control
Reference Pricing. Marcus Low, Treatment Action Campaign
Health Technology Assessment. Sripen Tantivess, Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program
Ceiling prices based on cost plus formula. Sakthivel Selvaraj                                                            
Tiered pricing. Shilpa Modi Pandav, Consultant
Facilitator: Roxana Bonnell
16:00 – 16:30
Tea Break
16:30 – 18:00
Assessment of different models of price regulation; what works and what doesn’t.
Group work. Amit Sengupta introduces group work
19:30 – 21:30
Group dinner
Sardunya Restaurant
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No:22 Salı Pazarı
34427 Fındıklı, Istanbul
Tuesday, October 14
Timekeeper: Kiti Kajana, Open Society Foundations
9:00 – 9:30
Report back from Day 2 group work
Joan Tallada, FEAT
9:30 – 10:30
Price Control of patented drugs – what are the options?
Panel discussion: Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee; Gaelle Krikorian; Azzi Momenghalibaf
Facilitator: Amit Sengupta
10:30 – 11:30
Trade, IP and Manufacturing – tracing the global roots of medicine prices
Panel discussion: Deborah Gleeson; Amit Sengupta
Facilitator: Diarmaid McDonald, Stop AIDS
11:30 – 12:00
Tea Break
12:00 – 13:15
Medicine pricing policies – role of civil society, experiences to date
Panel discussion: Umunyana Rugege, Section27; Chalermsak Kittitrakul (Jockey), AIDS Access Foundation; Diarmand McDonald
Facilitator: Raminta Stuikyte
13:15 – 14:15
14:15 – 15:15
Changing narrative around medicine prices – what can be done and how?
Mara Kardas-Nelson
15:15 – 16:30
Country/regional/global based advocacy on medicine pricing
Group work   (coffee and tea available during group work)
16:30 – 17:30
Panel discussion – take homes from the meeting
Yupadee Sirisinsuk, Chulalongkorn University; Vanessa López, Right to Health Foundation; Marcus Low; Andy Gray
Facilitator: Amit Sengupta
Dinner on individual per diems

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