BioPharmaDispatch Conference.
Time to be together again

Sydney, Australia
16 May 2022

The Conference.

A day of powerful talks and a time to be together
16 May 2022
Four Seasons Hotel, George St, Sydney

About BPD.

What is the BPD conference?

The annual event of BioPharmaDispatch is a platform for the biopharmaceutical industry, its leaders, patients and key decision-makers to discuss issues impacting access to the latest healthcare technologies.


Early bird registration is available until early next year. Organisations can also request 'bespoke' registration packages that provide a combination of in-person and virtual attendance. This includes a 'license' for unlimited virtual attendance. Complimentary registration is available for patients and their representatives - for more information.









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Conference Agenda.

8.30: Venue open.


9.00 - 9.30: The reality of Indigenous health


Dr Dawn Casey, deputy CEO, NACCHO


9.30 - 10.00: Reviews and reviews


Nicole Cooper, Convalis Consulting and patient advocate

Biljana Naumovic, Janssen

Katherine Burchfield, CEO, NPS MedicineWise


10.00 - 10.30: The Monday before the federal election


Jody Fassina, Insight Strategy

Felicity McNeill PSM, Better Access Australia

Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri AM, Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia


10.30 - 11.00: Election implications and priorities


Liz de Somer, Medicines Australia

Richard Vines, Rare Cancers Australia

Lorraine Chiroiu, AusBiotech


11.00 - 11.30: Break


11.30 - 12.00 - Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee


Professor Andrew Wilson, PBAC


12.00 - 12.30 - The priorities for community pharmacy


Professor Trent Twomey, Pharmacy Guild of Australia


12.30 - 1.30: Lunch


1.30 - 2.00 - The Pharmac review, other issues and what now for NZ?


Dr Graeme Jarvis, Medicines New Zealand


2.00 - 2.30: ‘Past, present and future’


Kieran Schneemann, AstraZeneca


2.30 - 3.00 - ‘Track and trace’ and ‘price changes’


Richard Vincent, API and the National Pharmaceutical Services Association


3.00 - 3.30: Break


3.30 - 4.00: The health technology assessment review


Louise Graham, Pfizer

Paul Dale, Medical Technology Association of Australia

Simone Leyden, Neuroendocrine Cancer Australia


4.00 - 4.30: Wrap-up and insights


Chris Stemple, AbbVie

Adam Roach, BeiGene

Dr Kathryn Evans, BioMarin

Tanya Hall, hearts4heart

Professor John Zalcberg OAM


4.30 - 5.30 - Reception


Register for the BPD Conference.