10th anniversary of the Medical Conference

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Institute for Medicines and Medical Devices (CInMED) was a participant of the 10th jubilee Medical Conference entitled “Current affairs in the areas of healthcare, medicine and pharmacy”, traditionally organized by the journal “Medical CG”. The conference was held from 1st to 4th June in Ulcinj.


Certificates of gratitude for contribution and support were presented on the occasion of marking the decade of organizing the Medical Conference, and one of them was presented also to CInMED Managing Director, Ms. Snežana Mugoša, MD, MSc, PhD, spec. On behalf of CInMED, she expressed gratitude for successful long-lasting cooperation and friendship and acknowledged immense effort, work, as well as responsible and attentive attitude with the aim of contribution to development of the health system, education and awareness of healthcare professionals workers, as well as patients.


“Our long-lasting and reliable partnership is based on deep understanding and common principles of solidarity and humanity, as our institution also strives to be an example and leader in corporate social responsibility and charity“, said Ms. Mugoša.


Round table was organized on the first day of the Conference with the aim of discussing the importance of revising the List of medicines, with an emphasis on savings and greater availability of medicines, then the challenges in the continuous supply of medicines and medical devices, as well as public procurement procedures and also criteria for conducting negotiations and determining prices of medicines. On behalf of the Institute for Medicines and Medical Devices (CInMED), the participant of the round table was the Managing Director, Ms. Mugoša.


On that occasion, she presented results of CInMED in the previous year and a half which are an extraordinary foundation for successful contribution of CInMED within the aforementioned areas of importance for the health system of Montenegro. She also emphasized the importance of synergistic approach of all competent institutions in achieving exceptional results in all segments of public health.


CInMED session moderated by Ms. Mugoša was organised on the third day of the Conference. It gathered a large number of participants and aroused great interest of attendees.


During this session, an analysis of medicines consumption in the period from 2017 to 2021 was presented, and Ms. Lidija Čizmović, PharmD, spec., additionally presented the data on the consumption of medicines for 2022. Ms. Anja Glušica, PharmD, spoke about similarities and differences between generic and original medicines and pointed out the issue with regard to knowledge, perception and beliefs of patients, including healthcare professionals, when it comes to generic medicines. A guest from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Croatia, Ms. Sanja Matić, PharmD, spec., spoke about the reference-pricing model for medicines in the EU. She described different reference-pricing models in the EU and highlighted the advantages of this methodology.


The fourth day of the Conference, Ms. Maja Lisičić, PharmD, spec., gave a presentation about biosimilar medicines within which the regulatory aspects of biosimilar medicines and interchangeability were discussed in particular.


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