Programme: 4th Summer School 27-31 July 2020

Monday, 27 July 2020

  • Basic elements
    • Pharmaceutical policies as a part of health systems and in the framework of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
    • Specificities of the pharmaceutical sector
  • Reimbursement policies
  • Introduction to case study activities

Evening: City tour ‚Vienna at a glance‘ & Get together

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

  • Medicine pricing policies
    • Why regulating prices?
    • Different pricing policies for different medicines (e.g. high-cost medicines, generics/biosimilars)
  • How to compare medicines prices across countries?

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

  • Access to medicines: challenges and solutions
    • Current challenges in access to medicines
    • How can such challenges be overcome? Experiences from countries (e.g. procurement and supply chain management, Health Technology Assessment, international collaboration, transparency etc.)
  • Public event with high-level European and Austrian experts and stakeholder representatives

Evening: Reception after public event

Thursday, 30 July 2020

  • Intellectual Property Rights and off-patent medicines policies
    • All you need to know about medicine patents
  • Strategies to foster generics and biosimilars uptake
  • Role of Horizon Scanning
  • Study visits to public pricing and reimbursement authorities and further relevant institutions in Vienn

Evening: Social Dinner

Friday, 31 July 2020

  • Poster presentations by participants on national pharmaceutical systems
  • Pharmaceutical strategies and reflections, concepts of fair pricing
  • Follow-up on study visits and presentation of case study findings
  • Conclusions and lessons learnt