APCRG Executive Director I.Margvelashvili have been invited to membership of Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) Clinical Council. Members list of Clinical Council and Council mandate have been approved by the Academic Council of TSMU
In Geneva, Switzerland on June 21-22 nd, took place IFPMA Heads of Associations and Council meeting. There were presented participants from national pharmaceutical Associations from more then 30 countries from all over the world. Meeting was conducted by the IFPMA Director General Mr.Eduardo Pisani and IFPMA President Mr. David Brennan. Invited speakers :
Dr. Lembit Rago (Coordinator, Quality Assurance and Safety for Medicines, WHO) , Rutus H.Yerxa (Deputy Director General, WTO), Dr.Tea Collins (Executive Director, NCD Alliance),
APCRG were presented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili
APCRG has organized round table, meeting there were invited representatives of Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs, Georgian Drug Agency, representatives of Healthcare and social issues committee of Parliament, WHO local office. Details can be followed via link
The representative office in Georgia of Turkish pharmaceutical company Abdi Ibrahim has joined to our association. Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceuticals was established in 1912 and carries the name of its founder. Since 2003 Abdi Ibrahim has retained its market leader position for both unit sales and total turnover in Turkey. Abdi Ibrahim is the first Turkish company to be listed among the 100 largest medicine companies of the world. Having the most important Research & Development center of the Turkish medicine sector, production facilities with one of the highest capacities in Europe (EU-approved) and a logistics center equipped with state of the art technologies, from where drugs are imported to the South Europe, Middle East, Africa, Caucasus, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Asian Pacific regions, Abdi Ibrahim allocates 4% of its total sales revenue for research and development activities (no other medicine company in Turkey allocates such a large amount for said activities). Abdi Ibrahim is also the leader in the Turkish market with its large number of international licensing firms. The company works with 40 international licensing firms, which are among the best companies in their segment.
In Washington DC, USA, on February 1-3 , took place Georgian-American Forum “Georgian Health Care 2020: Medea 2011”. APCRG was invited by the Georgian Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affair (MLHSA) as an of official delegation member. APCRG was represented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili who made a presentation regarding the pharmaceutical market development in Georgia. Event was held under the patronage of First Lady of Georgia Mrs. Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs. The forum was attended by the Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affair and by other representatives of MHLSA, representatives of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, deputy chair of Parliament of Georgia Mr. Gigi Tsereteli, Rector of TSMU, representatives of TSU, Head of Clinics, representatives of various international and non governmental organizations, representatives o private sector, Georgian physicians working in USA. The guest of honor on the opening session of forum was Minister of Health of USA Mrs. Kathleen Sebelius.
More details regarding forum can be found on web site: www.mdxp.com
he representative office in Georgia of French pharmaceutical company Fic Medical was accepted as a new member of APCRG. Company Fic Medical represents in Georgia the products of five French pharmaceutical companies ( BOUCHARA RECORDATI, ROSA PHYTOPHARMA, MAYOLY SPINDLER, NIGY, OMEGA PHARMA ) and since 2011will represent products of Italian pharmaceutical company RECORDATI.
In Washington DC, USA, on November 09-10 th, took place IFPMA next Assembly. There were presented more then 200 participants from national pharmaceutical Associations and international pharmaceutical companies from all over the world. There were representatives from WHO and other international organizations, representatives of
APCRG were presented by Executive Director Mr.Irakli Margvelashvili.
On Assemby have been discussed various important and global issues. Was elected new IFPMA President Mr. David Brennan
NGO PSI "Partnership for Social Initiative" has organized debate about topic "Costs for Drug in Georgia". Event took place in Tbilisi, hotel "Betsi" conference hall. Details regarding the PSI activity and more info about event on September 30 can be viewed at following links http://www.psidiscourse.ge/geo/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf8g-4yfmDk
APCRG has signed Memorandum of Understanding with National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) .Official ceremony took place in the office of Business Association of Georgia (BAG). Memorandum defines main principles of cooperation between APCRG and GEOSTAT and creates strong opportunity for both sides for the elaboration of qualitative and reliable statistical data.
APCRG has signed agreement with TSMU management regarding the sponsorship of events, dedicated to TSMU 80 years anniversary. Events will take place in Autumn 2010 in Tbilisi city.