Seminar on Patient Access to Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic

Pharma Event

On June 20, 2019, U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Service in cooperation with the NGO Revenium, organized a seminar “Patient Access to Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic”. Ambassador Stephen B. King hosted the event which featured presentations from top Czech healthcare stakeholders including David Smehlik, Deputy Director of General Insurance Company (VZP); Jana Prausova, Chairwoman of Czech Oncology Society; Katerina Podrazilova, Chairwoman of Drug Committee at Union of Insurance Companies of the CR; Jindrich Kotrba, pharmaco-economist; and Ivana Plechata from Pruvodce pacienta. The seminar highlighted the importance of cooperation and open discussion among all stakeholders especially in the light of new legislation being prepared to target the topic.