GS1 Global Healthcare Conference 2018 - Bogota, Colombia (10-12 April)

More than 290 healthcare industry leaders, regulators and solution providers from 31 countries met in Bogotá, Colombia for the 33nd annual global GS1 Healthcare Conference, from 10-12 April.

Bogotá provided the ideal backdrop for this GS1 Healthcare conference where healthcare providers, manufacturers, distributors and regulators from all parts of the world shared insights about using GS1 standards—and how a simple scan can truly lead to safer, more efficient patient care.


All the conference presentations are displayed here during the conference.


Bogota 2018 - Presentations - Day 1


Plenary session - Hospital, Doctors and Clinicians

  • Opening Remarks & welcome to the conference - Ulrike Kreysa, Senior Vice-President Healthcare, GS1 Global Office, Belgium; Miguel A. Lopera, President and CEO, GS1 Global Office, Belgium; Rafael Florez, CEO, GS1 Colombia, Colombia
  • Panel – The Latin American perspective - Carlos Jurado Moncavo, Executive Director of the Health Industry Sector, ANDI, Colombia; Nilson Gonçalves Malta, Hospital Automation Manager, Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil; Dr. Norma Sberna, Jefa del Área de Farmacia del Hospital de Pediatría Hospital Garrahan, Argentina; Teresa Tono, CEO, Organización para la Excelencia de la Salud, Colombia
  • Panel – Patient safety around the globe – Jean-Michel Descoutures, Hospital Pharmacist, IHF, France; Tony Scanio, Director Data Management and Business Intelligence, Christus Health, US; Feargal Mc Groarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St. James’s Hospital, Ireland; Hennie Mulder, Registered Nurse, Maxima Medical Centre, the Netherlands
  • Introduction to conference charity

Breakout sessions

  • Panel – GS1 Standards for Medical Devices Identification - Mark Hoyle, Technical Director, UDI, Commercial Regulatory Affairs, Teleflex, Ireland; Volker Zeinar, Global Coordinator Auto-ID Affairs, BBraun, Germany; Jackie Elkin, Global Process Owner - Standard Product Identification, Global Regulatory Affairs, Medtronic, US; Tom Jones, Program director, Unique Device Identification, J&J, US
  • Panel – Challenges in identification at point of care - Chaired by Charity Hovey, Project Manager, 3M, US; Feargal Mc Groarty, National Haemophilia System Project Manager, St. James’s Hospital, Ireland; Tatjana Pathare, Global Supply Chain Management Team, F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd, Switzerland; Georg Keller, Manager Regulatory Affairs, Labelling Coordinator, B.Braun / Aesculap AG, Germany
  • Panel – GS1 standards for moving products through the supply chain – Jeff Denton, Global Secure Supply Chain, Amerisourcebergen, US; Heather Zenk, SVP, Secure Supply Chain & Replenishment Operations, Amerisourcebergen, US; Mike Meakin, VP- Global Quality Regulatory & Compliance, DHL Supply Chain, UK; Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations, McKesson, US



[Back to Top]


Bogota 2018 - Presentations - Day 2

Plenary session - Pharmaceutical traceability from manufacturer to patient

Breakout Sessions

  • Panel – GDSN to support regulation and trading partner collaboration - Nazly Chacon, Director of Technological Support, Coopidrogas, Colombia; MJ Wylie, Global GDSN Strategy & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson, US; Tony Scanio, Director Data Management and Business Intelligence, Christus Health, US; Stéphane Ancel, CEO, GAM, France
  • Panel – Pharmaceutical serialisation and traceability - Scott Mooney, Vice President Distribution Operations, McKesson, US; Carole Laloum, Serialisation Distribution Manager Supply Chain, Servier, France; Stefan Artlich, Director 'Track&Trace', Bayer, Germany; Senthil Rajaratnam, Affiliate Serialisation Account Manager, Eli Lilly and Company, US
  • Panel – RFID vs data matrix for pharma traceability - Grant Courtney, Manager, Falsified Medicines Directive Project, GSK, US; Pascal Aulagnet, Senior Manager, Global Serialisation - EMEA Client Partner, Pfizer, France; Sébastien Langlois-Berthelot, Project Manager, Roche, Switzerland; Camilo Higuita - IT & Innovation Manager, Crystal SAS, Colombia


[Back to Top]


Bogota 2018 - Presentations - Day 3


Plenary session - Unique Medical Device Identification (UDI)

Plenary session - Imagine one world, one standard, one vision: Improving patient safety


[Back to Top]