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Monday 24 June 2024 - Programme
Venue: Princes Ballroom, Pullman Hotel Auckland

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 07.30 09.00 Registration Open, Arrival Tea and Coffee
 09.00 09.15 Welcome
Hon. David Seymour, Minister of Regulation and Associate Minister of Health - Pharmac
The Minister is scheduled to open the conference and share his insights regarding the Pharmac Reform and the Therapeutic Products Act.
09.15 10.00 Pharmac Reform
MP Todd Stephenson, ACT Party Spokesperson for Health
Todd will offer a comprehensive overview of the Pharmac Reform during the session.
 10.00 10.30 New Chair of Pharmac - To be confirmed
Paula Bennett, Chair of Pharmac
Paula will present an outline of her aspirations for her new position as Chair of Pharmac.
10.30 11.00  Morning Tea & Showcase
 11.00 11.30 Clinical and Patient Perspectives - Medical Device Management
Secretary, David Barnes (Patient) and Chair, Maree Warne (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Representatives from Ostomy NZ, including an ostomy patient and a clinical nurse specialist specializing in ostomy care, offer insights into the potential effects of alterations to the regulatory framework in New Zealand or adjustments in Pharmac funding on patients and workforce.
11.30  12.00 Pharmac - Medical Device Management
Michael Johnson, Director of Strategy, Policy and Performance  
Michael will provide a briefing on the strategic initiatives underway at Pharmac.
12.00  12.30  Pharmac - Medical Device Management
Catherine Epps, Director of the Medical Device Directorate 
After being in her role for almost 12 months, Catherine will deliver a tactical and strategic progress report regarding the medical device directorate.
12.30 13.30 Lunch & Showcase
13.30 14.00 Pharmac HTA Presentation
To be confirmed
14.00  14.30 Health NZ Procurement and Supply Chain Update
Andy Windsor, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain (P&SC)
During this session, Andy will introduce himself, having recently assumed his new position three months ago, and will outline his priorities for the role.
 14.30 15.00 Overview of the Health Technology Management Programme at HNZ
Louis Havinga, General Manager - Health Technology Management (HTM), Health NZ.
Louis will discuss his responsibilities and outline the objectives and tasks of the Health Technology Management programme at Health NZ.
15.00  15.30 Afternoon Tea & Showcase
 15.30  16.15 Political Commentary on the Coalition Government - The 3-headed Taniwha
Mark Watts, Managing Partner, GRC+PN & Talani Meikle, Director GRC+PN
Mark and Talani will provide their perspectives on how well the coalition government is performing in health.
16.00  16.30 Panel of Speakers - To be confirmed
 16.45 18.45 Networking Event
Included in registration fee

Tuesday 25 June 2024 - Programme
Venue: Princes Ballroom, Pullman Hotel Auckland

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06.30  08.00 WiHT (Women in HealthTech) Breakfast Meeting
08.00 08.55 Registration Open, Arrival Tea and Coffee
08.55 09.00 MC Recap on previous day
 09.00 09.30 Medtech-iQ Aotearoa, a national innovation hub for medical devices and digital health technology
Professor Denise Taylor, Auckland University of Technology
Denise will discuss how Medtech-iQ Aotearoa is supporting the sector and accelerating the MedTech innovation and commercialisation journey.
 09.30 10.00 What part will innovative medical technology play in achieving national health targets?
Jon Herries, General Manager of Emerging Technology, Health NZ
Jon will give an overview of his responsibilities and discuss Health NZ's strategies for facilitating the introduction of innovative medical technology into hospitals.
 10.00 10.30 Innovation in Health Technology Assessment 
Liesl Strachan, PhD, Director - Global Health Policy, Health Economics and Reimbursement, Medtronic
During this session, we will delve into international best practices and emerging trends in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for devices. This includes examining the utilization and evaluation of AI, as well as other innovative assessment methodologies.
10.30 11.00 Morning Tea & Showcase
11.00  11.30 Regulatory Sessions - To be confirmed
11.30  12.00 Regulatory Sessions - To be confirmed
12.00 12.30 Regulatory Sessions - To be confirmed
12.30  13.30  Lunch & Showcase
13.30 15.30  Market Access Workshop (Members only session) - To be confirmed
15.30  16.00 Afternoon Tea & Showcase
16.00 17.30 MTANZ Annual General Meeting - Members Only


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