Guest Speakers Announced for AXIS Market Access Masterclass 18th & 23rd Sept 2020

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AXIS Consulting is delighted to announce the confirmed speakers for its 5th Market Access Masterclass. Due to Covid-19, this year’s masterclass will take place as a virtual event on 18th and 23rd September from 9-12.15pm.

This exciting event will review the reimbursement process for Orphan and Oncology medicines as well as submissions to BeNeLuxA and present important relevant perspectives from a number of high-profile guest speakers.

Keynote speakers on 18th September are Dr Valerie Walshe, Senior Health Economist and advisor on drug reimbursement, Health Service Executive who will discuss the funding of new medicines in Ireland and Mr. Philip Watt, CEO Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Chairperson of the Irish Rare Disease Taskforce, who will speak on the role of Irish Patient Organisations in reimbursement decisions of new medicines as well as the process for determining the value of new orphan medicines in Ireland.

Ms. Patricia Heckmann, Chief Pharmacist & National Network lead of Systemic Therapy Programme, National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and Ms. Fionnuala King, Chief Pharmacist, Acute Hospitals Drug Management Programme will deliver keynote presentations on Wednesday 23rd September. Ms. Heckman will discuss the role of the NCCP in the reimbursement of new oncology medicines and Ms. King will present on the Acute Hospitals Drug Management Programme.

Announcing the speaker line up, Brenda Dooley, CEO and founder of AXIS Consulting said “the AXIS Market Access Masterclass has gained a reputation for being the go-to event for market access professionals seeking to hone their knowledge of the Irish market. This year will be no different with the high calibre of guest speakers who have accepted our invitation to present. We are confident that those attending will gain unique insights of this specialist market and leave with a confident signposted map to reimbursement applications in Ireland.”

The virtual masterclass will also feature presentations from the AXIS in house team who have over 21 years of experience in Market Access in Ireland. They will advise on how to avoid common submission pitfalls and share case studies on successful reimbursement applications in Ireland.

The fee for attendance at the Market Access Masterclass on September 18th – 23rd is €495 inclusive of VAT. Bookings can now be made directly at

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