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2013 BUSPH Pharmaceuticals Symposium

Innovation + Implementation: Bringing Health Technologies to LMICs

Boston University School of Public Health Pharmaceuticals Program

Friday, February 22, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Boston, MA

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The 2nd Annual Pharmaceuticals Symposium focuses on the challenges of addressing unmet medical needs in low and middle income countries in the context of a complex economic landscape.

The first session will explore defining disease burden and the various financing mechanisms and collaborations utilized in business development from the industry perspective. The second session will examine current innovations in health technology and the challenges to implementation in low resource countries.

This event will assemble a diverse selection of industry and public health experts in an interactive format to stimulate discussion and debate surrounding these complex issues. These varying perspectives will provide insight on the future implications of the increasing interface between the pharmaceutical industry and public health. The symposium will conclude with a networking reception.


                                          Confirmed Speakers

Elizabeth Bailey, Director, MGH Center for Global Health Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) 

Seema Basu, PhD, Associate Director, Research Ventures and Liscensing, Partners Healthcare

Jonathan Behr, PhD, Senior Director of Technology and Business Development, Elight Biosciences

Beverly Brown, PhD, Director of Development, BU Center for Global Health and Development

Erin Hasselberg, MS, Principal Advisor, Human Resource Capacity Development, SCMS Project, John Snow Research & Training Institute

Patrick Ho, JD, Co-founder & VP of Licensing and Regulatory, Vaxess Technologies

Gillian Javetski, MPH, Program Analyst, Dimagi

Joel Lamstein, Co-founder & President, John Snow, Inc.

Vas Narasimhan, MD, Global head, Vaccines Development, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

Jonathan Payne, MS, Director, Maternal Concept Lab; Technical Advisor, mHealth Alliance, United Nations Foundation; mHealth Informatics Specialist, Partners in Health

Ting Shih, MBA, MS, Founder & CEO, ClickMedix



                               12:30 - 1:00  Registration & Networking

                               1:00 - 1:20    Introductory Remarks

                              1:20 - 3:20    Session 1: Unmet Needs and the Business Case for Investing in the Developing World

                               3:20 - 3:50    Coffee Break

                               3:50 - 5:50    Session 2: Innovations & Challenges to Implementation

                               5:50 - 6:00    Concluding Remarks

                               6:00 - 7:00    Networking Reception


Networking reception in collaboration with: Propel Careers and the Boston Young Healthcare Professionals Organization

Parking Information

Paid parking is available in the garage at 710 Albany Street

Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the medical building


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When & Where

Boston University School of Medicine: Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor
72 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

Friday, February 22, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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Boston University School of Public Health Pharmaceuticals Program

The Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Pharmaceuticals Program is a unique educational experience designed to acknowledge the important role that the pharmaceutical industry plays in public health. Beyond drug development and regulatory processes, students are challenged to further their comprehension by synthesizing and integrating knowledge from other key areas of study in public heath such as health policy and management, epidemiology, biostatistics and international health. A diverse curriculum provides the flexibility for students to explore their area of interest in the pharmaceutical sector. As the pharmaceuticals program offers a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise to build upon, students will be adequately prepared to address future pharmaceutical issues from a public health perspective.

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