IPPOSI-MRCG Access to Medicines – Event Programme published

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Registration is still open for the second Access to Medicines round table meeting – and you can see the event programme, including finalised agenda and speaker biographies by clicking on the button at the bottom.

This second meeting is a follow-on from the patient-only IPPOSI-MRCG round table meeting in June 2017, and the arising ‘Drug Iceberg’ Report.

  • When:                  Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • Where:                 Alex Hotel, Dublin 2 (formerly the Alexander Hotel)
  • Time:                    9.30am – 1pm (registration opens at 8.30am)

The purpose of the meeting is to continue the process of engagement with relevant stakeholders on improving patient access to new, innovative and/or improved drug therapies.


9:30am                 Highlights of MRCG-IPPOSI patient consensus ‘Iceberg’ report

  • Dr. Derick Mitchell, IPPOSI

9.40am                 Session 1: Perspectives on the drug therapy approval process  

  • Chaired by: Philip Watt, Chairperson, MRCG

This session will explore the perspectives of policy, science & industry stakeholders in participating in the drug therapy approval process in Ireland.


  • Paul Gorecki, Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  • Kealan O’Reilly, Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd.

11am                     Break

11:20am              Session 2: Identifying areas of consensus and possible solutions 

  • Chaired by:  Dr. Tomas Carroll, Chairperson, IPPOSI

Using the recommendations from the ‘Iceberg’ report, this session will seek to develop areas of consensus where multiple stakeholders can come together to improve the drug therapy approval process in Ireland.


  • Dr. Avril Kennan, MRCG
  • Oliver O’Connor, Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association
  • Dr. Roisin Adams, Health Service Executive

12:50     Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Derick Mitchell, IPPOSI
Event Programme Here
18 October 2017

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