On April 20th, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M. Khetsuriani (Servier), M.Asatiani (Roche), M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), G.Pirtskhalaishvili, K. Ugrekhelidze (Acino Pharma).
On the position of Board Chairman has been elected Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili.
Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia, like in previous years, funded a 3-day free dinner at the House of Charity - "Catharsis" for Easter, during which more than 1,000 people will receive a free dinner.
On April 11th, Executive Director of the Associaiton, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili made a brief overview of Georgian pharmaceutical market trends within pandemic situation on information portal bm.ge.
The mentioned interview can be found at the link.
On March 23rd, Executive Director of the Association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, participated in a virtual (online) meeting of IFPMA (International Federation of Manufacturers and Associations) member associations.
At the meeting, IFPMA Director-General Thomas Quinn presented the largest work done by IFPMA during the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccination against Covid.
Various current issues of IFPMA activity were discussed, including the Global Code of Ethics. Representatives of the US, Japanese and Spanish associations presented the results of their activities during the pandemic.
Representatives of associations from 40 countries took part in the meeting.
Eurasian Virtual Pharmaceutical Summit was held on October 14th-21st, 2020. It was the first virtual event in the Russian speaking markets and included high-quality content as well as entertaining formats. 100+ speakers, 200+ participants, 8 days of content and networking. Summit participants discussed regulatory issues and trends in the market development in EAEU, Central Asian, Caucasus and Eastern European countries. Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, Mr. Grigori Pirkhtsalaishvili, Ms. Maka Asatiani and Mr. Levan Varduashvili participated in the summit from our association. APCRG was also an information partner of the summit.
At the following link, you can read the interview of Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili with www.commersant.ge, with the title - "International companies close their offices in Georgia due to unethical actions of pharmaceutical companies."
APCRG members general meeting has accepted and validated membership request, submitted by the Georgian representation of JSC "Nizhpharm" Representative Office in Georgia. More information about the company and it's international operations can be seen on company website.
In February 2019, Tbilisi joined the City Cancer Challenge (C / Can), a global program that aims to improve cancer care and management through innovative partnerships and modern approaches. C / Can has released its first year work results report. Abovementioned report can be found on the link.
Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, Executive Director of APCRG, took part in the C/Can video, which can be found on the link below.
San Diego State University of Georgia Advisory Board & Steering Committee Joint online Meeting was held on June 8th. The meeting was attended by Executive director of APCRG Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili and Chairman of the Board of the Association Mr. Grigori Pirtskhalaishvili.