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The aim of the conference was to show the possibilities existing in the Nordic countries and across the Nordic Region. The main focus of this conference was on RWE and Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Better Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) etc. The aim was also to boost collaboration between pharma and academia and between the Nordic countries.
9:50-11:20 BREAK-IN SESSION
Chair: Juha Laine, Senior Health Economics Manager, Pfizer Oy
9:50-10:20 Precision Economics, Not Just Genetics – The Impact of Real-World User Behaviour and Treatment Adherence Patterns on Health and Economic Outcomes. Janne Martikainen, Professor, University of Eastern Finland
10:20-10:40 Register Based Impact Research for vaccines in Phase IV - a Finnish example with the public health perspective. Arto Palmu, Research manager, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
10:40-11:10 PICOSTEPS, Digitalization and Real-World Modelling: Communicating Complex Cases to the Decision Makers. Erkki Soini, CEO, ESiOR Oy
Chair: Arto Vuori, Development Manager, National Institute for Health and Welfare
12:15 Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) boosting innovation and collaboration for 10 years - how PPP can support RWE infrastructure and use. Magda Chlebus, Executive Director, Efpia
12:35 Pharma and Evidence Generation – What is the Future? Christin Prutz, Director of Health Economics and Market Access, Janssen
13:05 - 14.45 Session: RWE strategies and development in the Nordic region.
13:05 Denmark: Will big data and machine learning be part of authorities’ evaluation of medicines? Nikolai Brun, the Danish Medicines Agency and elected chair of the joint HMA/EMA Task Force on Big Data
13.30 Finland: The secondary use of health data legislation and the National Health Data HUB. Tuija Ikonen, SMO, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
13:55 Norway: The Norwegian Health Data Strategy – an opportunity for sustainable healthcare and for research and development of new solutions. Monica Larssen, Manager R&D, The Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Norway – LMI
14:15 Sweden: The Swedish Life Science strategy – Health Data. Anders Blanck, Director General, and Karolina Antonov, Head of Strategy, The Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Breakout session 1: RWE Activities in the Nordic Region or Break-out Session (see below)
Chair: Amy Levál, Head of RWE and Epidemiology, Janssen Nordic
15:10 NordForsk Research Infrastructure for Nordic Health Data. Magnus Eriksson, Business & Information Architect - Register Based Research, Swedish Research Council
15:35 FINOSE - Nordic collaboration in Health Technology Assessment. Vesa Kiviniemi, Head of Assessment, Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea
16:00 The Future of PROMs: the promise of PROMIS. John Chaplin, Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg
16:25 From registers to personal data. Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, Sitra
16:45 The future of health data in Denmark for Real World Studies. Jan Poulsen, Head of the Department for Data Deliverance & Research Services, Danish Health Data Authority
17:15 Turning Hospital Biobank Data into Real-World Evidence using Artificial Intelligence Tools. Samu Kurki, PhD, Senior Data Scientist, Auria Biobank
Breakout session 2
Chair: Tor Molden, Scientific Advisor, RWE, AbbVie AS
15:10 Finnish hospital biobanks and industrial RWE-studies- opportunities today and tomorrow. Mariann Lassenius, RWE manager and Iiro Toppila, Biostatistician Medaffcon Oy
15:40 How disease specific registers can help healthcare to collect RWD data in real time? Petteri Viljanen, CEO, BCB Medical
16:10 The rise of data science in healthcare and commercial pharma. Chief Researcher Arun Micheelsen, DLI MI
16:45 Enriched RWE-study in the Nordics - a case study. Susanne Kihlblom, Head of Technical Network Team Nordics, IQVIA
17:15 Introduction to the Finnish Cost of Cancer Study - Combining Patient and Healthcare System Perspectives. Marcin Balcerzak, Country Manager and Heli Salminen-Mankonen, Health Economics/RWE Team Lead, Oriola’s Farenta Expert Services
9:00 Overview of the IMI Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) Programme
Presentation introduces objectives and themes of the BD4BO overall; as well as the BD4BO disease specific programs and the European Health Data Network (EHDN).
The Innovative Medicines Initiative’s (IMI) Big Data for Better Outcomes Programme’s (BD4BO) overall objective is to improve health outcomes and healthcare systems in Europe by maximising the potential of Big Data, and to promote innovative methods for harmonising, accessing, and analysing data. The BD4BO programme comprises several disease-specific projects focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, hematologic malignancies, cardiovascular diseases, and prostate cancer, with potential others at a later date. Furthermore, the programme provided a structure for empowering patients as data owners and partners in research. Shahid Hanif from the ABPI provided overview on the BD4BO programme. Catherine Reed presented the ROADMAP (Alzheimers disease) and Alicia Uijl the BigData@Heart. Furthermore, Nigel Hughes talked about the The European Health Data and Evidence Network (EHDEN).
A panel discussion with all/various stakeholders: Kaisa Taipale moderated a session on Acceptability of RWE in decision making where Niklas Hedberg discussed a TLV diabetes project, Catherine Reed introduced the ROADMAP “data cube” and Nigel Hughes provided perspectives on practical implications of the EHDEN for decision making. These short talks provided context for panel discussion on “What is needed for RWE to be acceptable for decision making?” And “When can we expect that to happen?” We had Sören Toksvig Klitkou (NoMA), Shahid Hanif (ABPI), Niklas Hedberg (TLV), Nigel Hughes (EHDEN) and Emmi Toivonen (Patient Org.) participating in the panel.
Break-out session 1: 13:30-14:30
IMI 10 years: How to involve Academic groups, SMEs etc from the Nordic Region in IMI Calls, Consortia etc. Chair: Sampo Sammalisto, Business Finland, Speakers / Panelists: Gunnar Sandberg, Juha Klefström and Antti Haapalinna
Break-out session 2: 13:30-14:30
Chair: Petri Lehto, Director, Policy and Communication, MSD Finland Oy
Public-Private Partnership in RWD research: University Hospital perspective. Anne Pitkäranta, Research Director, Helsinki University Hospital
Managing real-world data in GDPR era. Sirpa Soini, National Institute for Health and Welfare
Swimming in data lakes: beginner’s guide. Tero Ylisaukko-oja, CEO, MedEngine Oy
More information: Senior Advisor Mia Bengtström, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +358 9 6150 4913.