Program and speakers: Online Summer School 17-20 July 2023

Monday, 17 July 2023: Introduction to pharmaceutical systems and policies

  • The pharmaceutical value chain
  • Challenges for ensuring access to medicines around the globe
  • Practical exercise

Tuesday, 18 July 2023: Pharmaceutical pricing

  • Rationale for price regulation
  • Toolbox of pricing policies for new medicines and for generic and biosimilar medicines
  • Special topic: Implementing external price referencing - which is the best design?
  • Pricing in the supply chain – How to remunerate wholesalers and pharmacies?
  • Practical excercise

Wednesday, 19 July 2023: Reimbursement and procurement

  • How to prioritise and select medicines for public funding? Introduction into reimbursement
  • Pharmaceutical procurement (tools and experiences – e.g. with joint procurement)

Thursday, 20 July 2023: Addressing challenges in pharmaceutical policy

  • High-priced medicines, shortages, lack of transparency and evidence, value assessments, HTA, managed-entry agreements, collaboration, horizon scanning, introducing price regulation, design of co-payment policies to reduce financial hardship, etc.
  • “Cookbook” of pharmaceutical policy options

Please note that thematic input related to policy examples and experience will be, to a large extent, provided from European countries.



Sabine Vogler (head of WHOCC)

Nina Zimmermann

Peter Schneider

Manuel Alexander Haasis

Friederike Windisch

Maximilian Salcher-Konrad

Caroline Steigenberger

.... and external speakers (e.g. WHO, experts, national representatives, etc.)