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Access to Medicines Ireland Conference: Towards an Alternative Future for Medicines

Access to Medicines Ireland

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (IST)

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Rising prices of new medicines are having a profound impact globally as even the wealthiest countries struggle to pay exorbitant costs. 

A panel of leading international experts, patient advocates and pharmaceutical industry representatives will come together in Dublin on April 7 to discuss the current model of drug development and propose interventions and alternative models that place population health front and centre, while reducing the price of new medicines.

Conference Programme

9.00 am    Registration and coffee 

9.30 am    Welcome  - RCSI 

                 Opening Address Ms Emily O Reilly,  EU Ombudsman, 

                 Introduction AMI rep


10.00 am  Panel and discussion 

                 Moderator  - Susan Mitchell,  The Business Post 

                                     - Prof Sam McConkey, RCSI


Current models of drug development and the impact on global health


  • Mr Simon Brasch, Just Treatment
  • Dr Andrew Hill .- Dept Pharmacology, University of Liverpool
  • Representative of Pharmaceutical industry (TBC)
  • Ms Gaelle Krikorian, Head of Policy, MSF Access Campaign


11.15 -11.45  Refreshments


Access to Medicines on a global level- What Ireland and the EU can do?


  • Prof  Susi Geiger, Misfires / AMI
  • Dr Manuel Martin, MSF -An alternative Model
  • Jaume VidalHealth Action International - Transparency
  • Natalie Rhodes, UAEM -A public health gain on Public investment 


1.15 Lunch


2.00 - 3.30  pmWorkshop options


  • An alternative model (societal driven innovation) - Dr Manuel Martin 


  • Ensuring a public health gain on public investment in R&D - Natalie Rhodes


  • Translating the WHA Transparency Resolution into action: what can we do? , Jaume Vidal 


4.00 PM     Conference Closure Remarks



This conference intends to engage and inform all stakeholders: government officials, policy-makers, patient advocates, health care professionals, industry representatives, NGOs, civil society groups and members of the public. It will provide participants with the opportunity to examine how Ireland can implement proposed reforms and use its influence internationally to support the global reform movement.

CPD approval pending



FILM SCREENING: 120 Beats Per Minute


As part of the AMI 2020 programme, there will be a free film screening of 120 Beats Per Minute, a French AIDS activism movie at RCSI in Dublin. REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND






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26 York Street
off St Stephens Green
Dublin 2

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (IST)

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Access to Medicines Ireland

Access to Medicines Ireland is a membership group of Comhlámh and is committed to exploring and promoting policies to make new medicines affordable globally. This conference is hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and is supported by Medécins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in Ireland, The Irish Global Health Network, The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Universities Allied for Essential Medicine, Just Treatment  (UK) and Misfires (UCD). 

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