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Building with peers and industry leaders

Across the conference, we will cover the latest trends in supply chain optimisation and evolution, global health initiatives, personalised medicines, patient identification standards, and pharmaceutical traceability, all through a lens of interactivity, networking and exchange. 

Supply chain optimisation in healthcare

  • Trends and analysis
  • GS1-driven global health initiatives
  • Seamless integration and data quality.

Standards and identification in healthcare

  • Positive patient identification using GS1 standards
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI) / Implementation, management, and quality.

Pharmaceutical traceability and safety

  • Driving traceability in the African context
  • Building a sustainable future for patient safety.

Digital transformation and data management

  • The digital evolution in healthcare supply chain
  • EPCIS 2.0: Enhancing pharma visibility
  • Mastering data quality.

Regulatory compliance and implementation insights

  • DSCSA implementation insights from community pharmacies

Innovations in healthcare delivery

  • Cold chain and personalised medicines
  • Smart hospital initiatives for enhanced patient outcomes.

Who is this conference for?

All sessions at the conference are open to anyone interested in the latest developments and best practices in the healthcare industry.

This includes:

  • Regulatory authorities and health agencies
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Medical device companies
  • Wholesalers and logistics providers
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Solution providers
  • Healthcare and Development organisations
  • GS1 Member Organisations

Whether you are looking to develop your knowledge, network with peers, or discover new opportunities, attendees from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience can benefit from the insights and resources presented during the conference sessions.

10:00 - 11:00

Starter sessions

This session provides an overview of GS1 standards used in healthcare for product, location and logistics identification, data sharing and visibility.

Open to all attendees | Session leaders: Neil Piper, AIDC Healthcare Senior Manager, GS1 Global Office, Craig Alan Repec, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, EPCIS & RFID, GS1 Global Office and Pete Alvarez, Senior Director, Identification and Data Strategy, GS1 Healthcare, GS1 Global Office.

13:00 - 13:10

Plenaries

Open to all attendees | Session leader: Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Vice President GS1 Healthcare, Global Office (Belgium). Confirmed speakers: Renaud de Barbuat, CEO, GS1 Global Office (Belgium).

13:10 - 13:55

Plenaries

Explore the evolving landscape of healthcare supply chain optimisation. Uncover the latest emerging trends and their impact on streamlining operations, emphasising how GS1 standards enhance efficiency and visibility. Learn how GS1 enables real-time forecasting to effectively mitigate shortages.

Open to all attendees | Session leader to be announced soon | Confirmed speakers: speakers to be announced soon.

13:55 - 14:40

Plenaries

Learn more on the role of GS1 standards in global health initiatives, working in collaboration with esteemed partners like GAVI, WHO, and The Global Fund.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

14:40 - 14:45

Other

Open to all attendees | Session Chair: Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Vice President GS1 Healthcare, Global Office (Belgium).

14:45 - 15:00

Meet the Experts sessions

Open to all attendees | Expert to be announced soon.

9:00 - 9:40

Breakout sessions

Open to all attendees | Session leader: Dennis Black, UDI Program Director, BD | Speakers to be announced soon.

9:50 - 10:25

Breakout sessions

Gain insights into ensuring data quality for an integrated supply chain, addressing best practices for maintaining data quality and effective master data management using GS1 standards.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

10:35 - 11:10

Breakout sessions

Discuss the last updates on pharmaceutical traceability in Africa and the collaborative efforts with national authorities.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

11:20 - 11:35

Meet the Experts sessions

Open to all attendees

 

Zebra empowers organisations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimised. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 94% of the Fortune 100 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitise and automate workflows.

Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time. In 2021, Zebra expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision and antuit.ai.

11:45 - 12:20

Breakout sessions

Discussion of the main obstacles and drivers will be addressed to provide an overview of how to move towards sustainable quality health systems and how GS1 standards can support this transition.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

12:30 - 13:05

Breakout sessions

Opportunities and challenges associated with leveraging a single barcode to enhance accessibility to product information. Discover how it facilitates seamless access to crucial information for both patients and healthcare providers.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

13:15 - 13:50

Breakout sessions

Showcase how GS1 standards can be effectively integrated into health information systems, improving health records and information management processes, enhancing data accuracy and interoperability with other SDO.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

14:00 - 14:15

Meet the Experts sessions

Open to all attendees

 

SoftGroup is a software company that provides end-to-end serialization, aggregation and track & trace solutions to pharmaceutical companies worldwide. In the last 20 years of experience, SoftGroup is recognized as a reliable long-standing traceability partner from Big Pharma Leaders with many production lines to small Marketing Authorization Holders (MAHs) with no real production.

SoftGroup Solutions provide a link throughout the whole value chain that is allowing complete traceability of every single product, enhancing transparency and fighting against the global challenge - drug counterfeiting.

SoftGroup is a Certified Gateway Provider and Trusted partner of the European Medicine Verification Organization (EMVO) and Bulgarian Medicine Verification Organization (BgMVO), as well as certified partner of GS1. Additionally, SoftGroup is an accredited solution provider and integrator of CRPT system, Asl Belgisi, Tatmeen and IS MPT.

14:25 - 15:00

Breakout sessions

Learn how the new GS1 standard facilitates positive patient identification, enhancing patient safety and streamlining healthcare processes.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

15:10 - 15:50

Breakout sessions

Discover emerging practices for leveraging UDI beyond reporting. Stakeholders are switching their focus in preparing business and system processes to handle exceptions, and prepare for suspect product investigations, audits and recalls.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

16:00 - 16:35

Breakout sessions

Brainstorming session on the challenges and strategies for maintaining integrity and traceability throughout the lifecycle of personalised/precision medicines by using GS1 standards.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

16:45 - 17:00

Meet the Experts sessions

Open to all attendees | Expert to be announced soon.

17:10 - 18:00

Breakout sessions

This session will focus on real-world experiences of different dispensers, including small independent pharmacies, large chain pharmacies and hospital pharmacies, in implementing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in the United States. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, solutions, and best practices that have emerged throughout the DSCSA implementation process.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

12:45 - 13:00

Meet the Experts sessions

Open to all attendees | Expert to be announced soon.

13:00 - 14:00

Plenaries

Anticipate the next wave of digital evolution and its implications for the healthcare supply chain, paving the way for future advancements. How to leverage data and emerging technologies to increase efficiency and outcomes across the supply chain.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

14:00 - 14:45

Plenaries

Highlight smart hospital initiatives aimed at improving patient outcomes through innovative technologies and processes.

Open to all attendees | Session leader and speakers to be announced soon.

14:45 - 15:00

Other

Open to all attendees | Session leader: Géraldine Lissalde-Bonnet, Vice President GS1 Healthcare, Global Office (Belgium) | speakers to be announced soon.