An international conference on technologies to tackle substandard and falsified (SF) medical products in global health is taking place online between 9 - 11 November 2021.
The conference will be chaired by Kate Enright, Ethox DPhil Student, pharmacist, and founder of the Global Pharmacy Exchange. It is part of the Fakes, Fabrications, and Falsehoods in Global Health project led by Associate Professor Patricia Kingori.
- Prof Muhammad Zaman, University of Boston: Is there a 'technological fix' to the problem of SF medical products?
- Dr Celine Caillet, University of Oxford: Portable Screening Devices for post marketing surveillance of medicines quality in the Lao PDR
- Dr Harparkash Kaur, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Field-friendly methods for screening and detecting SF medical products
- Prof Dr Lutz Heide and Gesa Gnegal, Tuebingen University: Implementing detection technologies in low-resource settings
- Michael Deats, Formerly of WHO & MHRA: Connecting the Dots: information exchange to tackle SF medical products
- Rutendo Kawana, WHO & ZimHealth: Balancing act: safeguarding quality & maximising accessibility as a national regulator
Delegates are invited to share their stories and contribute to the conference exhibition.
Stories are intended to be an accessible (yet impactful) way of sharing your opinions. They are particularly well-suited to those who find abstracts and posters intimidating.
The exhibition will house scientific and technical data. It will provide information about technologies to tackle SF medical products (in the form of pitches and whitepapers from innovators) - as well as research about them and their use (in the form of abstracts and posters from researchers). Submissions are open until 25th October.
The conference is free to attend. For more information on the agenda, submissions and how to register please visit the Global Pharmacy Exchange website.
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