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Global Payer Forum

A series of educational webinars about Value-Based Contracting by payers and academic experts.

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This stream is suitable for countries in European, North and South American regions 

This stream is suitable for countries in European, Middle Eastern, Asian regions, and Australia

Value-Based Contracting (VBC) is a unique way to promote cost-effective treatments, align payment with patient outcomes, and encourage equitable and sustainable patient access to innovative therapies.

Want to get a 360-degree knowledge about VBC? Register for Global Payer Forum and get access to: 

  • Five free live interactive webinars
  • Knowledge of fellow payers and academic experts
  • Certificate of completion after each webinar, issued by UPF Barcelona School of Management.

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For questions about the registration, contact [email protected].

Webinar Topics, Dates, and Times


  • VBC insights across geographies
  • VBC terminology, framework, and context
  • Importance of trust and early partnership


  • Dr. Ulf Persson, PhD – Senior Advisor and former CEO of the Swedish Institute for Health Economics (IHE); Member of the board of the Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) for 13 years
  • Dr. Edmund Pezalla MD, MPH – Founder & CEO of Enlightenment Bioconsult and former Vice-President of Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy at Aetna

Register for Atlantic stream: 4 Oct, 15.00-17.45 CEST | 9:00-11:45 EDT | 10:00-12:45 BRT

Register for Asia Pacific stream: 9 Oct, 8:00-10.45 CEST | 14:00-16:45 Chinese Standard Time| 17:00-19:45 AEDT 


  • Theory of VBC design
  • Operational contract models
  • Interactive VBC design exercise


  • Dr. Francis Fuji, MD – Medical Director at SAMU São Paulo, Brazil, and former Medical Director at Amil Health Insurer Group
  • Dr. Antoni Gilabert Perramon, PharmD – Director of Innovation and Partnership at Catalan Health and Social Care Consortium

Register for Atlantic stream: 17 Oct, 15:00-17:30 CEST | 9:00-11.30 EDT | 10:00-12:30 BRT

Register for Asia Pacific stream: 19 Oct, 8:00-10:30 CEST | 14:00-16:30 Chinese Standard Time | 17:00-19:30 AEDT 


  • Operational implementation of VBCs
  • Metrics, monitoring, and capturing outcomes
  • Data capabilities to support VBCs


  • Dr. Miguel Angel Calleja, PhD, PharmD – Hospital Pharmacist / Head of Pharmacy Service at Junta de Andalucia and Director of the Clinical Trials Platform of the Granada Research Institute
  • Dr. Jorge Ospina, MD – Medicines and Supplies Manager at Sanitas EPS
  • Dr. Maria Carmela Piccirillo, MD – Medical Oncologist, clinical Trials Unit at National Cancer Institute, IRCCS – G. Pascale Foundation

Register for Atlantic stream: 30 Oct, 14:00-16:55 CET | 9:00-11:55 EDT | 10:00-12:55 BRT

Register for Asia Pacific stream: 2 Nov, 8:00-10:55 CET | 15:00-17:55 Chinese Standard Time| 18:00-20:55 AEDT 


  • VBC for healthcare system sustainability
  • Financial flows and models


  • Dr. Patricio Levit – Payer, private sector. Specialist in thoracic tumors, decision maker with significant experience in VBCs.
  • Prof. Fei-Yuan Sharon Hsiao – Professor / Director at the Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy at the National University of Taiwan (NTU)
  • Yoon-Hee Choi – Expert Advisor at law firm BAE, KIM & LEE LLC and former Team Manager of Pricing & Reimbursement Evaluation at the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA)
  • Prof. Susanne Dietrich – Professor at the Institute for Evidence-Based Positioning in the Healthcare Sector, University of Bonn and former deputy member of G-BA 

Register for Atlantic stream: 23 Nov, 15:00-17:45 CET | 9:00-11:45 EST | 11:00-13:45 BRT

Register for Asia Pacific stream: 20 Nov, 8:00-10:45 CET | 15:00-17:45 Chinese Standard Time| 18:00-20:45 AEDT


  • Approach to VBC success assessment
  • Equitable access to innovation
  • Patient perspective on VBC benefits


  • Dr. César Alberto Cruz – General Director of Scientific and Technical Assessment, General Health Council, Mexico
  • Mark Skinner – President/CEO of the Institute for Policy Advancement, Ltd. and Patient Outcomes Research Group, Ltd. and board member of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)
  • Sir Andrew Dillon – Former Chief Executive of NICE, Chief Executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, and General Manager of the Royal Free Hospital
  • Nicola Bedlington – Former Secretary General of the European Patients’ Forum, advisor to International Society for Outcomes Research, Drug Information Association, World Economic Forum Health Futures Council, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, (ICHOM). Founder partner of Millwater Partners.

Register for Atlantic stream: 4 Dec, 15:00-17:30 CET | 9:00-11:30 EST | 11:00-13:30 BRT 

Register for Pacific stream: 7 Dec 2023, 8:00-10:30 CET | 15:00-17:30 Chinese Standard Time| 18:00-20:30 AED

This stream is suitable for countries in European, North and South American regions 

This stream is suitable for countries in European, Middle Eastern, Asian regions, and Australia

Confirmed Speakers


Dr. Edmund Pezalla MD, MPH


Dr. Ulf Persson, PhD


Dr. Antoni Gilabert Perramon, PharmD


Dr. Francis Fuji, MD


Dr. Miguel Angel Calleja, PhD, PharmD


Dr. Jorge Ospina, MD


Prof. Fei-Yuan Sharon Hsiao


Yoon-Hee Choi


Dr. Patricio Levit


Dr. César Alberto Cruz, MD


Mark Skinner


Dr. Maria Carmela Piccirillo, MD


Natàlia Pascual Argenté PhD, MSc, MPA


Dr. Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz, PhD


Mark Trusheim


Michael Rothrock


Prof. Susanne Dietrich


Sir Andrew Dillon


Nicola Bedlington

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