Free event with cocktail reception
Location: Greenhouse, Berkenlaan 8A + 8B,
1831 Diegem (parking facilities available)
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Fostering a sustainable climate for generic, biosimilar and other cheap off-patent medicines is essential to keep healthcare accessible and affordable for patients and governments alike.
Indeed, these medicines, upon expiry of the patent on the branded product, create competition on the market. This leads to substantial price decreases and, as an overall result, to significant drops in expenditure for both healthcare insurance and patients. However, to keep healthcare accessible and affordable, all stakeholders need to work together to create sustainable development models, with viable prospects for all parties concerned.
Starting from their own expertise, our three keynote speakers will share their insights on the role of off-patent medicines in our healthcare system and on the ways to future-proof the multiple benefits they bring about.
Mr. Frank Vandenbroucke, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health
Dr. Sarah Garner, Senior Policy Advisor, Access to Medicines and Health Products - Division of Country Health Policies and Systems - World Health Organization (WHO)
Mr. Yannis Natsis, Director, European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP)
Mr. Dennis van den Buijs, Journalist and Radio Host at VRT