Introduction to Pricing & Reimbursement in Belgium


4th edition

Novotel Brussels Airport, 2 - 3 October 2014 

This two-day course is intended to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the main principles and concepts of pricing & reimbursement in Belgium.

The course is designed for the professional with experience in the pharmaceutical world (Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Sales,...) who requires a comprehensive introduction on the subject, and for the professional who is a newcomer to the P&R department.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will have a clear understanding of the pricing & reimbursement system in Belgium, and will have gained the basic background knowledge necessary to ensure, under the supervision of his senior, the follow up of a dossier. 

Programme and speakers 

Day 1

09.00   Registration and coffee

09.30       Welcome & introduction to the course
                Marc Benijts (BRAS)

09.45       Pricing: overview legislations – commissions
                Françoise Marlier / Annick Laporte (FPS Economy)

10.15       Practical aspects of regulations. How to manage a price dossier
                Françoise Marlier / Annick Laporte (FPS Economy)

11.00   coffee break

11.15       Case studies on pricing

13.00   lunch

14.00       Social security system Belgium: Global overview reimbursement and 50 years of social security
Annemie Quanten (RIZIV/INAMI)

14.45       Orphan drugs: reimbursement
                Marc Van de Casteele (RIZIV/INAMI)

15.15   coffee break

15.30       New approach in the treatment. First example: « trajets de soin-zorgtrajecten »
                Alex Peltier (ANMC-LCM)

16.15       End of the first day

Day 2

09.30       Reimbursement: definitions, reimbursement classes, practical approach for the file Class 2 applications
Agnes Degroote (ADg Consultancy)

10.15       Introduction to Pharmaco-economic principles
Dominique Vandijck (UGent – Hasselt University)

11.15   coffee break

11.30       Specific legislation class 1 products
Marc Van de Casteele (RIZIV/INAMI)

12.00       Agreements with the authorities: practical approach
Ellen Vanhaeren (RIZIV/INAMI)

12.30   lunch

14.00       Legislation chapter IV – sick fund point of view and practical follow up
                Michael Callens (CM Landsbond)

14.45   coffee break

15.00       Specific legislation class 3 products. Practical approach

15.45       Changing the modalities for reimbursement. Line extension, new indications, new pharm form
Agnes Degroote (ADg Consultancy)

16.15       Closing remarks
Marc Benijts (BRAS)

16.30   End of course

Language: Given the specificity of the topics and their relation to national procedures, the presentations will be given in Dutch, French or English upon the choice of the speakers. No simultaneous translation available.

Be aware that the course is intended for a LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ensuring an optimal learning process


Registration :
Please register online by 24 September 2014 at the latest.  If not yet done, non BRAS-members may also register online by requesting a “Partial Membership”.

Registration Fees :

€ 900,00 for BRAS members

€ 1.100,00 for non BRAS-members

Registration fees can be paid by bank transfer on account BE18 3100 7494 0165 and this before 24 September 2014.

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