"Regulatory Working Group" of the Association

A permanent regulatory group was established in the association, the main purpose of which is to work on regulatory issues related to pharmaceutical products.

Sofia Fifia, from the company Novartis Pharma, was chosen by the group members as the coordinator of the abovementioned group.


The event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the state universal health program

On March 27, under the organization of the Ministry of Health, an event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the state universal health care program was held.

The conference was opened by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili. Zurab Azarashvili, the Minister of IDPs from the occupied territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs, addressed the participants of the meeting.

The executive director of the association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, attended the abovementioned event.

Photo of the event.


APCRG - Board Election

On March 22nd, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M. Khetsuriani (Servier), M.Asatiani (Roche), M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), Giorgi Gvinepadze and Kh. Ugrekhelidze (Acino Pharma).

On the position of Board Chairman, by the majority of votes, has been elected Ms. Maka Asatiani.


World Rare Disease Day

World Rare Disease Day is celebrated on February 28. This year's main message is "Share Your Colors".
The event dedicated to the Day of Rare Diseases was organized at the Holiday Inn Hotel with the support of the Georgian Foundation for Genetic and Rare Diseases (GeRaD).
The event was attended by doctors, patients, patient's family members, government sector and media representatives.
Speakers invited to the meeting talked about the current problems in diagnosis, management, severity and treatment of rare diseases.
The event was attended by Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, the director of APCRG, and Ms. Maka Asatiani, the chairman of the board of the association.


Structure of Pharmaceutical sector - Irakli Margvelashvili comment on the information portal jandacva.ge

Comment of the Executive Director of the Association, Mr Irakli Margvelashvili, on the information portal www.jandacva.ge, regarding, quantity of the pharmacies in Georgia. 

Abovementiont article, can be seen on the link.


Signing of a memorandum of understanding between the health sector and the Sectoral Skills Organization

The Vocational Skills Agency has established Sectoral Skills Organizations (SSO) initiative groups. Currently, a Memorandum of Understanding on Sectoral Skills Organizations has been signed with the Health and Personal Services Sector and a SSO Initiative Group has been formed. The abovementioned memorandum, was signed by the director of the Association of pharmaceutical companies representatives in Georgia, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili.

The purpose of the memorandum is to develop a strategy for the development of SSO, consolidate the existing sectoral associations in the sector and implement the functions of SSO under the law, in cooperation with the Vocational Skills Agency and other interested parties.

Within the framework of the meeting, the parties talked about the skills sector policy and discussed the SSO's future plans.

It is worth noting that the health and personal services SSU combines the relevant business associations of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, beauty and personal services and other areas.

Photographs from the mentioned event can be found at the link.


Participation of the Association in the events dedicated to the 125th anniversary of San Diego State University, USA

Association of pharmaceutical companies representatives in Georgia has been represented in the Board of Advisors of the Georgia branch of San Diego State University USA, since 2015. The association is represented by the executive director Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili.

In 2022, San Diego State University (SDSU) celebrates its 125th anniversary, and in the city of San Diego, large-scale events were dedicated to this important date, in which members of the SDSU Georgia Supervisory Board, were invited to, by SDSU. On behalf of the Association, Executive director, Mr Irakli Margvelashvili attended these events.

A highly representative delegation departed from Georgia to participate in the events. The Government of Georgia was represented by the Minister of Education, Mr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli. 

As part of the visit of the delegation, working visits were made, with the President and other leaders of the University of San Diego, a working visit was made to Mexico (Tijuana) to SDSU's partner university - Baha California, a memorandum of continuation of cooperation, was signed between the Government of Georgia and SDSU, a meeting was held with Georgian students studying at SDSU's San Diego campus.

Photomaterials from the abovementioned event, can be found at the link.



Conference "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy"

On July 25-26, the international annual conference "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy" organized by the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia was held in Batumi. On behalf of the association, executive director of the association, Mr. Irakli Margvelashvili, took part in the abovementioned conference, and the presentation was conducted by the member of the board of the association, Mrs. Maiko Khetsuriani.

Many international and local organizations and companies, as well as international speakers, were represented at the event.

The event was attended by representatives of the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Science, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and the Revenue Service. Association of Pharmaceutical Companies, distribution Company Aversi, PSP Pharma, Insurance Company Ardi, Health Protection and Education Association were also presented.



APCRG - Board Election

On June 13th, General Meeting of APCRG members have elected members of APCRG Board. Following persons have been elected as Board members:
M. Khetsuriani (Servier), M.Asatiani (Roche), M.Maisuradze (Astra Zeneca), Giorgi Gvinepadze and Kh. Ugrekhelidze (Acino Pharma).

On the position of Board Chairman has been elected Maka Asatiani.


Funding a charity dinner for Easter

Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Georgia, like in previous years, funded a 3-day free dinner at the House of Charity - "Catharsis" for Easter, during which more than 1,000 people will receive a free dinner.