Day One

Day One, 16th May 2017
08:00 Registration and Coffee
09.00 Chairman's Welcome Address : Dr. Ibrahim A. Alsarra, Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Assistant Secretary for Scientific and Research Affairs, Arab Pharmacists Union
Ministries Involvement in Superior Patient Safety
09.10 OPENING KEYNOTE: Key Drivers for Good Cold Chain Management
 
  • Government policies and framework
  • Initiatives by health authorities to integrate stakeholders
  • Building superior patient safety

Dr. Ali Al Sayed Hussain, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Dubai Health Authority

09.40 Interactive Panel Discussion: Pharmaceutical Cold Chain in Gulf Countries: Current Status and Future Directions
 
  • Government policies and procedures in cold chain management
  • Challenges faced by ministries
  • What does the rest of the ecosystem expect from regulators?
  • How to admit the concept, procedures and practical application of cold chain in university curriculums

MODERATOR: Dr. Ibrahim A. Alsarra, Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Assistant Secretary for Scientific and Research Affairs, Arab Pharmacists Union
PANELLISTS:
Dr. Ali Al Sayed Hussain, Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Dubai Health Authority
Dr.Siraj Omar Abid, Siraj Omar Abid Office of Pharmaceutical Consultations
Dr. Khalid Al-Farsi, Pharmacist, Ministry of Health Oman

10.15 Morning Coffee and Networking
Temperature Deviations: Airlines and Airports
  MODERATOR: Youssef Beydoun, Head of Cargo Planning and Compliance, Dubai Airports Cargo and Logistics
10.45 IATA Standards and Guidelines: What Progress has the Region Made?
  • How the region has adopted to the new standards and regulatory reforms
  • Industry need for standardization
  • How IATA guidelines are helpingto reverse the current lack of standardisation, compliance and transparency
  • Win-win opportunity for all stakeholders

Mazen Al-Homsi, Manager Cargo, Gulf Area & Yemen, International Air Transport Association
Ricardo Aitken, Project Manager, International Air Transport Association

11.30 Case Study: Commitment of Airports to the Pharma and Life Sciences Industry
 
  • Building a state-of-the-art cargo terminal
  • Temperature controlled facilities and real-time monitoring
  • Creating solutions in co-operation with the pharma industry

Alan Dorling, Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo

12.00 Case Study: A global case for best practice in Air Cargo subject to CEIV-IATA certification and total compliance with Good Distribution Practice
 
  • Facts & Figures
  • Why IATA CEIV Certificate?
  • Achievements in Validation Process
  • What Did We and Our Customers Gain
  • Our Future Goals and Objectives

TurhanOzen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines

12.30 Interactive Panel Discussion: Role of Logistics Carriers in Providing Healthcare Solutions
 
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Airlines and Airports
  • Initiatives to minimize temperature excursions
  • Gap analysis to identify potential gaps
  • Infrastructure development for better handling

MODERATOR: Youssef Beydoun, Head of Cargo Planning and Compliance, Dubai Airports Cargo and Logistics
PANELLISTS:
Alan Dorling, Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
Mazen Al-Homsi, Manager Cargo, Gulf Area & Yemen, International Air Transport Association
Turhan Ozen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines
Ricardo Aitken, Project Manager, International Air Transport Association

13.00 Networking Lunch
Innovative Solutions from Good Practices
  MODERATOR: Youssef Beydoun, Head of Cargo Planning and Compliance, Dubai Airports Cargo and Logistics
14.00 Cargo Covers as the First Line of Defence in Passive Cold-Chain Solutions
 
  • Heat transfer mechanisms and the science of passive solutions
  • Cargo covers in real exposure conditions - experimental results
  • Conclusions - factors to consider when qualifying cargo covers

Dr. Steve Brabbs, Technical Specialist & Research Manager, DuPont Protection Solutions

14.35 Sea Freight Containers
 
  • Best practices to guide sea freight using reefer containers
  • Implications on cost and security

Hannes Lässig, Vice President - Global Head Pharma Seafreight, Kuehne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG

15.15 Quality Risk Management Syed Huda, Regional QA Director, Roche
15.45 Closing Remarks from the Chairman
16.00 Close of Forum Day One