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02: No Security without Research: On the Patients Right to Medical Advances

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
German and English language

In the community of solidarity in which we live in the West, certainty and security are the mainstays of a modern health policy. But what if economic constraints were such that the certainty that each patient is entitled to the best medical care available was no longer a given? Do patients have a right to medical progress? Or has such progress now become a luxury? Moreover, what can  and must  politics do to ensure that research into and the development of modern pharmaceuticals do not come to a standstill? The working party of the Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry (FOPI) attempts to find answers to these major issues.

Speakers

Geschäftsführer, Peri Human Relations GmbH, Wien
Vice President, European Men's Health Forum, London
Regional President, Oncology International Developed Markets, Pfizer, Berlin
Geschäftsführerin, IPF Institut für Pharmaökonomische Forschung, Wien
Moderator, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Franz BITTNER

Geschäftsführer, Peri Human Relations GmbH, Wien

1986-1987 Sozialakademie
1993-2006 Vorsitzender der Gewerkschaft Druck-Journalismus-Papier
1997-2009 Obmann der Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse
seit 2006 Stv. Vorsitzender Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck-Journalismus-Papier (GPA/DJP)

Rodney ELGIE

Vice President, European Men's Health Forum, London

 Qualified as a lawyer in 1969 specialising in commercial law and remained in private practice until 1991, rising to the position of senior partner of the practice in 1984. Suffered from clinical depression and joined Depression Alliance in the UK in 1992 and the Defeat Depression Campaign of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Became the first Executive Director of Depression Alliance in April, 1994, and oversaw the growth of the registered charity from two staff and twelve volunteers with an annual income of £30,000 to one in 1999 of twenty staff, over two hundred volunteers and an annual income in excess of £750,000. Left Depression Alliance in 1999 to head the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN-Europe) with specific responsibilities for raising the profile of mental health at a pan-European level through the European Parliament and the Commission and the implementation of training programmes for new mental illness advocacy groups operating in Southern and Eastern Europe. Currently, the Immediate Past President and a Board Member of GAMIAN-Europe and on its Executive Committee.

Dr. Andreas PENK

Regional President, Oncology International Developed Markets, Pfizer, Berlin

2002 Country Manager Austria, Pfizer, Berlin
2007 Country Manager Germany, Pfizer, Berlin
2008 President Oncology Western Europe , Pfizer, Berlin
since 2014 President Oncology Europe, Africa, Middle East, Pfizer, Berlin
since 2015 Head, Greater China and Asia Pacific Regions Pfizer, Berlin

Dr. Evelyn WALTER

Geschäftsführerin, IPF Institut für Pharmaökonomische Forschung, Wien

 Promotion in Volkswirtschaft
1998-1999 Freie Projektmitarbeiterin am Industriewissenschaftlichen Institut
2000-2003 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Industriewissenschaftlichen Institut
2003-2004 Lektorin an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 2003 Geschäftsführerin des Instituts für Pharmaökonomische Forschung

Mag. Claudia DANNHAUSER

Moderator, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

since 2011 Editor for Domestic Policy for the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse", specialised in Health Policy
since 2011 Journalist, ORF-Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Zeit im Bild, Domestic Policy and European Union

Reform Symposium

show timetable

21.08.2006

14:00 - 14:15OpeningPlenary
14:15 - 16:00Concerns about Subsistence, Jobs and Resources. Scientific Analysis - Political AnswersPlenary
16:30 - 18:30Business and Economics: Fair Competition, Human Rights in the Globalisation Process, Location Issues, Security through Regulation?Plenary
18:30 - 19:00Reception hosted by FOPI - Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical IndustrySocial
19:00 - 20:30Special Lecture: Does the EU Have an Image Problem?Plenary

22.08.2006

09:00 - 10:30Living: Energy and the EnvironmentPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Employment: The Future of Work: Security through Social Health ; Testing the European Social ModelPlenary
12:45 - 14:00Ladies' Lounge (registration necessary: fiw@wko.at)Plenary
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 01: Role Models - Gender RolesBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 02: No Security without Research: On the Patients Right to Medical AdvancesBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 03: The Magic Triangle of Infrastructure Liberalization: Market - Regulation - Public ServicesBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 04: Family, School, Company. Where are the Force Fields of the Future? - Final Speech for an Activating Labour Market PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 05: Low priced - Secure - Clean: Strategies for the Austrian Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 18:00Working Group 06: The Potential of Employee ParticipationBreakout
20:30 - 23:30Reception hosted by WKÖ - Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and FOPI - Forum of Research-Based Pharmaceutical IndustrySocial

23.08.2006

10:00 - 12:30Political PerspectivesPlenary
12:30 - 12:45Closing RemarksPlenary