Programme

Dates – 29 & 30 March 2017

Venue – Midrand Conference Centre, Midrand Johannesburg, South Africa

Theme – Access to Essential Medicines for Africa – Challenges & Opportunities

DAY 1 – 29th March 2017

TIME:
09.00 – 09.30 Official Opening
Ms Gertrude Mothibe, Chairperson, Southern African Generic Manufacturers’ Association (SAGMA)
Dr Edith Madela-Mntla, Vice Chairperson, Medicines Control Council
09.30 – 12.30 Clinical Trials in Africa
Panel Convenor – Dr Judy Coates (Innovative Pharmaceutical South Africa (IPASA))
Panel Moderator – Mr Eugene Liebenberg (Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) South Africa)
Speakers
Ms Bisola Ashiru (Novartis) – Plenary
Ms Delese Mimi Darko (Food and Drug Authority (FDA) Ghana)
Prof Vinny Naidoo (University of Pretoria)
Mr Deon Bezuidenhout (Merck)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 16.00 Regulatory Harmonization or Convergence
Panel Convenor – Ms Robyn Daniel (MRA Regulatory Consultants)
Panel Moderator – Mr Celestine Kumire (Southern African Regional Programme on Access to Medicines and Diagnostics (SARPAM))
Speakers
Dr Mercè Caturla (Janssen Pharmaceutica NV) – Plenary
Mr John Patrick Mwesigye (East African Community (EAC))
Ms Lesley Wentworth (Southern Africa Business Forum (SABF))
Mr Abraham Gebregiorgis Kahsay (World Health Organization HQ)

DAY 2 – 30th March 2017

TIME:
09.00 – 12.00 Education & Training
Panel Convenor – Ms Nontobeko Mncwangi (Tshwane University of Technology)
Panel Moderator – Prof David Katerere (Tshwane University of Technology)
Speakers
Prof Norman Nyazema (University of Limpopo) – Plenary
Prof Gill Enslin (Tshwane University of Technology)
Dr Lloyd Matowe (Pharmasyt Africa, USA)
Mr David Woo (World Health Organization (WHO) HQ)
12.00 – 12.30 Information Session
Towards Ethical Promotion of Medicines
– Mr Wayne McDuling (Marketing Code Association (MCA))
– Mr Fred Makgato, Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Advertising Standards
Association of South Africa (ASASA)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 16.00 Local Pharmaceutical Production
Panel Convenor – Dr Mbali Keele (Moteli Consultants)
Panel Moderator – Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana (Kiarahealth)
Speakers
Mr David Woo & Mr Abraham Gebregiorgis Kahsay (World Health Organization (WHO) HQ) – Plenary
Mr Juergen Reinhardt (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) HQ) – Plenary
Dr Eugenia Barros (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR))
Mr Emmanuel Mujuru (Plus5 Pty Ltd, Zimbabwe)

31st March 2017

POST- CONFERENCE ACADEMIC SEMINAR

Tshwane University of Technology, Faculty of Science Auditorium, Nelson Mandela Drive, Arcadia

TIME :

10.00 – 12.00

(Free to all but RSVP is required – Katereredr@tut.ac.za)

What is required to facilitate the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Africa?

Speakers

David Woo & Abraham Gebregiorgis (World Health Organization HQ)

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