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Wednesday, June 26 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
#396: Challenges to Access: Bringing Payers to the Table

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-711-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

While the FDA and EMA avail themselves for early engagement with pharmaceutical manufacturers, non-binding joint consultations with regulators and payers have been to-date available to manufacturers primarily in Europe. With the moving target of paradigm shift from volume-based to value-based healthcare delivery in the US, the question remains if viable avenues for engagement with payers exist in the fragmented market place. Traditional engagement opportunities through payer advisory boards and standing panels have proven moderately effective and with the growing focus on health technology assessment in the US that spans comparative effectiveness, short-term affordability and long-term value for money assessments, a dialogue may be warranted to explore more formal ways to engage manufacturers, regulators and payers. A panel composed of the relevant stakeholders will have an open dialogue on the topic offering a forum for generating potential concepts for testing to enable formal early payer engagement in the medicine development process in the US.

Learning Objectives

Identify potential innovative ways of early engagement with payers in the US to enhance medicine development programs and produce a “reimbursable file” at the time of regulatory approval.


Ruslan Horblyuk, PhD, MA


Sean Tunis, MD, MSc

EMA Perspective
Tânia Teixeira, PharmD

Industry Perspective
Cristina Masseria


Ruslan Horblyuk

Chief Strategic Consulting Officer, AESARA
Ruslan Horblyuk started his career in international health policy consulting over 20 years ago working in the countries of former Soviet Union as part of the US Agency for International Development funded Health Policy Reform Initiative. He transferred to the industry in 2003 and... Read More →
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Tânia Teixeira

EMA Official at the FDA, European Medicines Agency
Tania Teixeira is the EMA Liaison Official to FDA. She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry and joined EMA in 2004. She held positions as a Head of service for Referrals, dealing with emerging concerns which require a harmonised position across the EU, and as Product... Read More →

Cristina Masseria

Vice President, Patient and Health Impact, Vaccines, Pfizer Inc

Sean Tunis

Senior Strategic Advisor, Center For Medical Technology Policy (CMPT)

Wednesday June 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 14B San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA