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Access to Medicines Ireland 3rd Annual conference

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2

26 York Street

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Health systems across the world are faced with the challenge of delivering safe and effective care in the context of limited budgets. This challenge is compounded by spiralling medicines costs and the ever-increasing demand for access to new, high-tech and innovative medicines for patients in need.

It is clear that unless addressed, the current system of medicines development and commercialisation will continue to heap financial pressure on already-strained health systems. It will also continue to deny patients in desperate need access to vital, in some cases life-saving, medicines.

Economist Mariana Mazzucato in a British Medical Journal editorial states 'Pharmaceutical innovation should be structured so that it focuses on unmet health needs globally and delivers therapeutic advances that are affordable and accessible to all,not just profitable for manufacturers. This requires an approach that directs effort towards therapeutic innovations rather than “me too” drugs, and a financing and pricing structure which is transparent, focused on access, and reflects the collective investment and risk taking involved.'

In summary this conference will explore how the current medicines innovation model can develop in order to deliver drugs with public health and accessibility as the priority.

This event will be of interest to all concerned with affordability of medicines including members of the political establishment, government officials and managers of the health service, patients and patient advocates, members of the medical profession, pharmaceutical industry and general public.

Conference Speakers

Professor Michael Barry, Clinical Director of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

Mr Bas Leerink, Chairperson of Committee which prepared the report of the Dutch Health Council, Development of New Medicines: Better, Faster, Cheaper

Ms Kay English Curtin, Patient Expert

Mr Diarmaid McDonald, Just Treatment UK

Mr James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International

Ms Michele Tait, Manager, National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme 2014-2018

Mr Dimitri Eynikel, EU Policy & Advocacy Advisor, Médicins Sans Frontières, Global Access Campaign

Moderator, Susan Mitchell, Deputy and Health Editor, Sunday Business Post.

CPD 5c Points approved (Royal College of Physicians in Ireland)

Registration is required.

We are pleased to have the support of the following partners for this conference: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Comhlámh, Irish Forum for Global Health, Just Treatment, Médecins Sans Frontières and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.

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