Tropical Diseases Therapies Development Forum -

Tropical Diseases Therapies Development Forum
October 26 - 27, 2017
Boston, MA

Explore strategic partnerships and clinical insights that will support the development of treatments for tropical diseases

Tropical Diseases Therapies Development Forum – Tropical Diseases Therapies Development Forum

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infectious diseases kill more thanĀ 17 million people a year and nearly 50,000 men, women and children every day. These diseases usually affect populations in developing countries, and are especially common in tropical areas where people have little access to clean water or hygienic sanitation facilities.

People living in extreme poverty often suffer from more than one of these diseases at the same time, which can have a crippling effect on their community. Many of these diseases could be prevented or cured for as little as a single dollar per head, but since they rarely affect populations in wealthy nations, there is a lack of investment in the development and supply of affordable treatments for tropical diseases. Because this public health burden affects dozens of global communities and can impose significant social and economic burdens on developing countries, which in turn affects the world as a whole, it is necessary to support the development of new treatments and methods of controlling disease transmission.

The mission of the Tropical Diseases Therapies Development Forum is to provide attendees with a platform to explore public-private partnerships that can support the development of new treatments, discuss how to ensure access to safe and cost-affective drugs, and provide the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions that will support the elimination of tropical diseases.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Explore different models and public-private partnerships that can bridge funding gaps and support the development of new treatments
  2. Examine the challenges of conducting clinical trials in the developing world
  3. Highlight the need for global health innovations and the utilization of big data informatics that can make a significant impact on the eradication of tropical diseases
  4. Discuss alternative policies that can lead to expanded access and efficient delivery of therapeutics to the patients that require them
  5. Understand the regulatory pathways that can assist sponsors in the development of drugs for the treatment and prevention of tropical diseases

Who Should Attend

This conference is of interest to professionals from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Clinical Research/Development/Operations
  • Tropical Disease
  • Strategic Alliance/Alliance Management
  • Regulatory Operations/Affairs
  • Policy/General Counsel
  • Market Access
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Research and Development
  • Program Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • Licensing
  • Drug Development
  • Medical Information/Affairs

This conference is also of interest to:

  • Nonprofits/Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Social Enterprises
  • Strategic/Management Consultants
  • Investment Community Members
  • Law Firms
  • Regulatory Strategy Advisers
  • Drug Development Service Providers
  • Clinical Research Organizations (CROs)
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