Welcome to the final SUDDEN stakeholder meeting, November 30th, 10 am – 4 pm

20.10.2023 | Event

We invite you to join the final SUDDEN stakeholder meeting with the topic From SUDDEN to Sustainable Prescription: Rethinking the environmental impact of medicines! The meeting will include synthesizing presentations and discussions on the results of SUDDEN with an eye to the future. Lunch (fish) will be provided on site. 

10:00 Welcome speeches / Mikael Sokero & Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma

10.10 SUDDEN: End-of-Life yield / Tiina Sikanen

10:25 Lessons from the field

– Industry perspective / Sanja Riikonen
– Consumer perspective / Janne Martikainen
– Regulatory perspective / Mirella Miettinen

10:55 Discussion

11.15 Coffee break

11:30 SUDDEN as a part of circular economy

– Value chains of pharmaceutical packagings / SYKE
– Technology readiness for metal recycling / Mari Lundström

11:40 Discussion

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Risk assessment and mitigation measures

– Bridging the gaps in environmental risk assessment / SYKE
– Reducing the environmental exposure via water purification / Mika Mänttäri
– Reducing the environmental exposure via molecular design and synthesis / Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma

13.30 Discussion

13:45 Coffee break

14.00 Next steps toward Green Transformations in the Pharmaceutical Sector

– Hazards – Nonanimal in vitro effects models (3R) / Tiina Sikanen
– Computational models and databases / Henri Xhaard
– Will changes in EU chemicals policy and legislation affect the green transformation(s) in the pharmaceutical sector? / Mirella Miettinen
– Environmental considerations and sustainability as part of the assessment of the price and reimbursement of medicines / Johanna Timonen

14.55 Focus on the future: SUDDEN Never Dies / Reijo Kärkkäinen

15.05 Concluding discussion with Suddeners

15.30 A toast for the future 


Address: Kilta-sali, Lapinrinne 1, 00180 Helsinki & 

Online: Link will be sent closer to date


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Looking forward to seeing you,

The SUDDEN team