Conference in September on illegal and spurious medicines

The Swedish Council on Medical Ethics (Smer) is together with Lund University, arranging the conference:

Illegal and spurious medicines – a danger to public and personal health

When: 19 September, 2016

Where: Rosenbads Conference center, Drottninggatan 5, in Stockholm

The purpose of the conference is to highlight the trade with illegal medicines and discuss it from a global, national and ethical perspective. The conference is free of charge but the tickets are limited.

If you are interested in attending the conference, you can make a registration on our Swedish website  or contact the secretariat ( Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


12.00-13.00   Registration and coffee

13.00-13.05      Conference opening Kjell Asplund, chair of Smer

13.05-13.25      The epidemiology and impact of poor quality medicines on global Health Paul Newton, Professor of Tropical Medicine, Oxford University and Vientiane, Laos

13.25-13.45       Substandard, Spurious, Falsely labelled, Falsified and Counterfeit (SSFFC) Medical Products Pernette Bourdillon Esteve, WHO

13.45-14.05       ‘Operation Robin’ Lina Andersson, Law Enforcement Swedish Customs

14.05-14.25       Panel discussion with Paul Newton, Pernette Bourdillon Esteve and Lina Andersson. Moderator: Susanne Lundin

14.25-15.00       Coffee break

15.00-15.20       How to stop illegal medicines – The Medical Products Agency’s perspective Tomas Nilsson, The Swedish Medical Products Agency

15.20-15.40       Falsified medicines, ethics and global justice Erik Malmqvist, Associate professor in Medical Ethics, Linköping University

15.40-16.00       Fake medicines. What the public knows and what doctors say Susanne Lundin, professor in ethnology, Lund University and Rui Liu, MA

16-00-16.50      Panel discussion with Erik Malmqvist, Rafaela Ravinetto, Henrik Rasmusson, Margareta Troein, Barbro Westerholm and Erik Blohm. Moderator: Kjell Asplund

16.50-17.00      Closing speech Kjell Asplund and Susanne Lundin