11th- 13th October 2019
Skeppet Ärans Väg 23, Nya Varvet, 426 71 Västra Frölunda
version 7th October 2019
please bring your laptop/ tablet
Friday, 11th October
Nordics hubs meeting (arrival the evening before)
13.30- 14.30 Coffee and Registration
14.30- 15.00 Welcome to our first MPNE nordics!
Meet the organisers
15.00- 15.45 Session 1- Opening session
Chair Magnus Dale
Comparator report on cancer in the Nordic Countries
Nils Wilking, The Swedish Institute for Health Economics, confirmed
Comparator Report on Cancer in the Nordic Countries – Disease Burden, Costs and Access to Medicines
15.45- 17.15 Session 2- How novel medicines reach Melanoma patients- Sweden in focus
Chair Bettina Ryll
Novel therapies have turned advanced Melanoma from a disease with no hope to one where survival is a real possibility. Due to their high cost, the introduction of these novel therapies was however not without challenges and timely access to new therapies has been one of our biggest concerns in Melanoma.
Most countries try to use their resources so that the largest number of people has the highest possible benefit. Countries therefore assess new medicines and therapies, also called 'Health Technologies' for their value and cost-effectiveness ('value for money'). That assessment helps to decide whether a new therapy is covered by the national health insurance- or not.
The way medicines are assessed and how that assessment is taken into account differs from country to country- so in this year's session, we will start with the Swedish example.
At the same time, collaboration between different HTA bodies is already increasing and comes with the hope that this translates into faster and more equal access to new medicines for patients. Finland, Norway and Sweden have already started a collaborative project- FINOSE- so what will that mean for patients in the Nordics?
- What is HTA- Health Technology Assessment?
- Why do it?
- Discuss concepts like value and opportunity cost
- HTA collaboration between different countries
- and where is the patient in all this?
Health Technology Assessment in Sweden
Niklas Hedberg, Tandvårds- och läkemedelsförmånsverket, TLV, confirmed
Jan Liliemark, Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services, confirmed
Health Technology Assessment in the Nordics
An overview of the Swedish system for pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals (2017)
17:15- 18.00 Session 3- Melanoma QuickStart
Saturday, 12th October
8:45- 10.15 Session 4- The latest Melanoma developments:
adjuvant treatment- and the very latest: neo-adjuvant treatment.
How do we treat Stage 3 Melanoma today? And what about Stage 4 resected?Who needs CLND (Complete Lymph Node Dissection)? Which therapies are approved in the adjuvant setting and which are reimbursed? And for which stage? And what is happening in the neo-adjuvant setting? And what about Stage 2?
Adjuvant therapy in Melanoma
Ana Carneiro, Lund University, invited
A patient perspective on Lymphedema
interviewer: Magnus Dale, speaker invited
Adjuvant versus neo-adjuvant Melanoma treatment
Judith Versluis, NKI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, confirmed
The latest approvals for Melanoma treatment were in the adjuvant setting for patients with Stage 3 disease. Now, neo-adjuvant treatments are also tested. Find out what we know about adjuvant treatments so far and how neo-adjuvant treatment differs.
Access to adjuvant therapies in the Nordics
Tone Skajaa Rye, Melanomforeningen Norway, confirmed
Further reading on neo-adjuvant therapies
10.15- 10.45 Coffee
10.45- 11.30 Session 5- When therapies fail patients
The patient's perspective
Kristian Øye, Norway, confirmed
The oncologist's perspective
Marius Normann, Norway, confirmed
11.30- 12.15 Session 6- The latest from ESMO 2019
ESMO 2019 has just concluded and
we will be sharing the most relevant updates
for the Melanoma Community.
You can already listen now to Teresa Amaral's
summary on ecancer!
Teresa Amaral, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
12.30- 13.50 Lunch
14.00- 15.00 Session 7- Brief introduction to Rare Melanomas: uveal, mucosal, paediatric and acral Melanomas
Introduction to rare Melanomas
Bettina Ryll, MPNE
Erik Näsman, MPNE, confirmed
Patient perspectives on mucosal and rare Melanomas
Interested in rare Melanomas? Please consider a last-minute application!
MPNErare 2019 in Berlin, 25th- 27th October 2019
15.00- 16.00 Session 8- Access to treatment
Clinical trials as way of accessing treatment
Bettina Ryll, MPNE
Accessing clinical trials abroad
Eric Näsman, MPNE, confirmed
16.00- 16.30 Break
16.30- 17.30 Session 9- Panel discussion on communication between oncologists and patients and on what social media can do for you with Gil Morgan, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden
'Have a Margarita with your oncologist'
Good communication between patients and their medical team is critical for high quality care. We felt that the current way of dealing with the challenge- patients attending workshops 'how to get the most out of your oncologist' and oncologist attending workshops 'how to talk to difficult patients' were painfully illustrating what wasn't working in that communication- and decided to therefore have a session TOGETHER. Find out why talking to patients can be hard- and why talking to oncologists is as least as hard. And obviously also how we ended up having margaritas with our oncologists!
Social Media have changed the way we interact- not only for patients but also for oncologists. Find out what Gil has been up to- and what we can all do to keep patients online safe.
19.00 Conference Dinner
Sunday, 13th October
Advocacy day- patient advocates only
9.00 - 10.30 Session 10- WORKSHOP
Reading the very latest Melanoma Scientific literature
Our flagship workshop: learning how to read original Scientific literature as the fastest way to know what's going on. And with our MPNE cheat-sheet, not as difficult as it might sound, we promise!
In parallel groups, we will be reading the 3 recent Melanoma studies published in the NEJM that were presented or updated at ESMO. We'll annotate them and publish them for our community on the MPNE MELANOMA ESSENTIALS.
We will be reading
Five-Year Outcomes with Dabrafenib plus Trametinib in Metastatic Melanoma
Five-Year Survival with Combined Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma
Combined Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Melanoma Metastatic to the Brain
Material and tools provided but please bring your laptop/ tablet.
10.30- 11.00 Coffee
11.00- 11.45 Session 11- EUPATI- you cannot change a system you don't understand
Chair Mirjami Tran Minh
EUPATI is a former IMI program designed to train patient advocates in the development in new medicines. A crucial topic when survival depends so much on new medicines like in Melanoma! Members of our network have participated in the program since the beginning- hear how they program came to be in the first place, experiences from participants and from EUPATI nordics, the sister initiative for our region!
Why care about medicines' approval- an EMA experience
Lucy Davis, UK, MPNE
Background on the European Patient Academy for Therapeutic Innovation
Anders Olauson, former EPF president and the 'grandfather' of EUPATI, confirmed
The EUPATI experience
Kari Anne Fevang
Mirjami Tran Minh, Kari Anne Fevang, Merete Schmiegelow, Roald Nystad
11.45 - 12.30 Session 12- Knowledge protects.
‘Fake news’ are a real danger for Melanoma patients- but finding correct information isn’t always easy. This session will explain the difference between real science and pseudoscience and how to check whether medical information is valid. And end provides a chilling example about how difficult it can be to find out what is actually solid evidence. So what can we as MPNE do to keep patients save?
Pseudo Science versus Real Science
Gilly Spurrier, MPNE, France, confirmed
Rigvir- a drug without evidence
Olga Valcina, MPNE, Latvia, confirmed
12.30- 12.45 MPNE- what's next?
Bettina Ryll, MPNE
13.00- 14.00 Lunch and departure
We are looking forward to seeing you in Gothenberg!
Last update 7th October 2019 BR
The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, TLV, is a central government agency whose remit is to determine whether a pharmaceutical product, medical device or dental care procedure shall be subsidized by the state. We also determine retail margins for all pharmacies in Sweden, regulate the substitution of medicines at the pharmacies and supervise certain areas of the pharmaceutical market.Skriv ditt stycke här.
MPNE nordics 2019
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SBU, the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services, is charged with undertaking independent assessments of methods used in health, medical and dental services. SBU also evaluates methods used by social services and services provided with the support of the Law regulating Support and Service to persons with certain functional disabilities (LSS).