SAMED 2021: Growing Medtech Post Pandemic: Adaptability, resilience and sustainability

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Closing date for registration: 8 October 2021

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  • SAMED Member – FREE
  • Non-Member – R 1 000/p ex. VAT
  • SALDA/MDMSA Member (Non-SAMED Member) – Special Reduced Fee of R800/p ex. VAT

Closing date for registration: 8 October 2021

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SAMED Member (Free), SALDA Member (R800), MDMSA Member (R800), Non-Member (R1 000)

Our Preliminary Programme

DAY 1
09:00-09:10 Conference Opening
09:10-10:10 General:
Innovations in medtech: Trends and opportunities
– What has changed with the pandemic?
– Where is growth expected?
– What are the opportunities?
– What trends are happening that could translate in SA?
– What are the short-term and long-term considerations?
Panel: Dr Terry Parlett, Commercialisation Director, Cambridge Enterprise; Dr Vuyisile Phehane, Executive: Bio Economy, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
10:20-11:05 Code/Ethics:
Fair market value: Industry remuneration standards for speakers and trainers in medtech
Presenter: Natasha Naidoo, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
11:05-11:35 Tea/Coffee Break (30 min)
11:35 – 12:20 Transformation:
Transformation in the healthcare sector: What can medtech companies do to grow our healthcare workforce?
Dr Gavin MacGregor, Director, Umthombo Youth Development Foundation
12:30-13:15 Regulatory:
An overview of the workings and strategic intent of SAHPRA
1. SAHPRA as the regulatory and the transition from the MCC
2. Role and vision of the SAHPRA Board
3. Position of harmonisation with international regulations and memorandums of understanding
4. SAHPRA’s strategic intent
5. Challenges and success
6. The Board decision making process for legislative changes
7. Role of the various expert committees with a focus on medical device expert committee
Presenter: Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, Chief Executive Officer, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority
13:15-13:20 Closing
DAY 2
09:00-09:05 Conference Opening
09:05-09:50 Market Access:
African Free Trade Agreement: Medtech implications and opportunities
Presenter: T.B.C.
10:00-11:00 Regulatory:
Advancing global regulatory convergence: Perspectives for the future
The global landscape of regulatory requirements continuous to evolve. With 2021 marking the 10th anniversary of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) what are the perspectives for advancing regulatory convergence in the medical devices and IVD fields? This session explores the experience with attempts to facilitate regulatory convergence so far and what are the perspectives for the future.
Panel: Dr Dimakatso Theresa Mathibe, Senior Manager: Medical Devices, South African Health Products, Regulatory Authority; Dr Paulyne Wairimu Kamau, Chairperson, African Medical Device Forum; Gugu Mahlangu, SADAC Regulatory Convergence Programme; Steven Bipes, Vice President – Global Strategy & Analysis, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
11:00-11:30 Tea/Coffee Break (30 min)
11:30-12:15 Code/Ethics:
T.B.C.
12:15-13:00 Southern Africa Laboratory and Diagnostic Association (SALDA):
COVID-19 Testing: lessons learnt for future pandemic/ outbreaks
Presenter: Prof Lesley Scott, Professor and Head: Department of Molecular Medicine & Haematology, Wits University
13:05-13:10 Closing
DAY 3
09:00 – 09:05 Conference Opening
09:05 – 09:50 Transformation:
Partnering with small business to unlock South Africa’s local manufacture capabilities
• Driving transformation through partnerships with local manufacturers
• Who are the manufacturers, what are they manufacturing and where are the opportunities
Presenter: Simone Rudolph Shortt, Chairperson, Medical Device Manufacturers of South Africa (MDMSA)
10:00-11:00 Market Access:
Medical technology and alternative risk-sharing models, DRGS and global fees
Understanding pathways for suppliers and funders to work collectively to ensure patient and HCP access to innovative medtech
Panel: Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director, Board of Healthcare Funders; Dr Ronald Wheland, Chief Commercial Officer, Discovery Health
11:00-11:30 Tea/Coffee Break (30 min)
11:30-12:15 Medical Device Manufacturers of South Africa (MDMSA):
MeDDIC: Localisation plans for a self-sufficient medical technology sector
Presenter: Dr Michelle Mulder, Manager: IP & Business Development, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
12:25-13:25 National Health Insurance
Unpacking National Health Insurance
What is your view on universal healthcare?
What are the current concerns with the proposed Bill?
What will hold it back and what can be implemented to take it forward?
What are the principles you can align to and what principles are you against?
In your view, what should the role of the private sector be under NHI?
Panel: Dr Nicholas Crisp, Deputy Director: National Health Insurance, Department of Health; Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director, Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF);
13:25-13:30 Conference Closing

Our Speakers

Steven Bipes

Vice President for Global Strategy and Analysis, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Steven Bipes is the Vice President [...]

Natasha Naidoo

Senior associate: insurance litigation, Norton Rose Fulbright SA Natasha focuses on insurance litigation and general liability claims, more [...]

Dr Ronald Whelan

Chief Commercial Officer, Discovery Health Dr Ronald Whelan is Chief Commercial Officer of Discovery Health. A medical doctor [...]

Dr Nicholas Crisp

Deputy Director-General: National Health Insurance, National Department of Health Dr Crisp is a medical doctor and public health [...]

Dr Michelle Mulder

Executive Director, Grants, Innovation and Product Development, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Michelle has a doctorate in [...]

Dr Katlego Mothudi

Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Dr Katlego Mothudi is the Managing Director of the [...]

Dr Gavin MacGregor

Director, Umthombo Youth Development Foundation Dr Gavin MacGregor is the Director of the Umthombo Youth Development Foundation, a [...]

Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela

Chief Executive Officer, South African Health Products REgulatory Authority (SAHPRA) Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlelais the CEO of the South African [...]

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Details

Start date: 19 Oct 2021

End date: 21 Oct 2021

Start time: 09:00 SAST

End time: 13:30 SAST

Venue: Virtually

Phone: +2782 905 5763

Email: conference@samed.org.za