The GS1 Healthcare Online Summit is a 3-day event (20-22 April 2021) organised by GS1, who is one of the founding members of the recently launched Fight the Fakes Alliance. The event offers the opportunity to understand how global standards are being used across all parts of the healthcare supply chain – to help enable traceability and authenticity of products, in hospital clinical and supply processes, and in distribution.
Fight the Fakes Alliance will be there with Andrea Vassalotti, Director Partnerships & Programs at World Heart Federation and Vice-Chair of Fight the Fakes Alliance, speaking in first session of the GS1 Healthcare Summit!
Early on Tuesday 20 April from 7:00 AM CET, Miguel Lopera, President & CEO, GS1 Global Office, Belgium will be opening the Summit, and introduce the first session of the summit “Creating a secure and optimised supply chain during a pandemic”. The session aims to show how organisations from around the world are leveraging global standards to help strengthen supply chains and business processes in the current pandemic.
Andrea Vassalotti will be showcasing the dangers of falsified and substandard medicines and how Fight the Fakes Alliance and its members work collectively to tackle the growing burden of substandard and falsified medicines to safeguard public health and strengthen health systems. In the fight against fake medicines, securing the global medicines supply chain is a key measure. The implementation of global standards for identification, barcoding and data exchange is one of those important processes that helps ensure a safe distribution and administration of medicines.
Other confirmed speakers in the session are:
- Dr. Duangpun Kritchanchai, Associate Professor, Centre of Logistics Management and Healthcare Supply Chain (LogHealth), Mahidol University, Thailand,
- Mike Meakin, Vice President Global Quality Regulatory & Compliance, DHL Supply Chain, UK
- Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria, the session will look at how organisations from around the world are leveraging global standards to help strengthen supply chains and business processes in the current pandemic.