Events in DC this week feature PATH leaders

March 12, 2013 by PATH

PATH is at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference and event cosponsored with Clinton Global Initiative

PATH staff are talking about our technologies and partnerships at two events in Washington, DC, March 14 and 15.

On Friday, president and CEO Steve Davis will lead a panel discussion about multisector partnerships during a luncheon cosponsored by PATH and the Clinton Global Initiative. The event launches a new policy paper on the essential role of public-private partnerships in global health product development.

Davis and three other staff members also will speak this week at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference, which focuses on how the global health community can enhance innovation and implementation to achieve greater impact.

PATH and Clinton Global Initiative event

On Friday, Davis will lead a panel discussion in conjunction with the Clinton Global Initiative to explore how partnerships with the public and private sectors can develop and deliver innovative health solutions for the world’s poorest consumers. Panelists for the event include Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House; Gary Cohen, executive vice president of BD; and Claudia Harner-Jay, a senior commercialization officer in PATH’s Technology Solutions program.

The event builds on a session Davis facilitated at the September 2012 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, which addressed best practices for designing innovative products for poor consumers. At the upcoming event, PATH will launch a new policy paper that highlights the essential role of public-private partnerships in global health product development and offers insights into the key components of successful multisector partnerships led by PATH.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference

On Thursday and Friday, PATH staff will discuss advocacy, policy, and new approaches for finding global health solutions at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference.

On Thursday, Meg DeRonghe, policy and advocacy director of the Malaria Control Program at PATH, will speak with leaders from Islamic Relief and World Vision in a session called “Forging Strong Relationships Between Faith and Secular Global Health Programs.” Lisa Cohen, executive director of the Washington Global Health Alliance, will moderate the session.

On Friday, Davis will join an ecologist, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and the chief executive of a product design company in the plenary panel titled “Innovative Approaches and Technologies for Global Health.” The session will be moderated by Alex Deghan, chief scientific advisor at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Also on Friday, José Jeronimo, senior advisor for women’s cancers at PATH, will moderate a panel discussion, “Cervical Cancer Symposium: Addressing Issues of Screening and Treatment in HIV-Infected Women in Resource-Limited Settings.” The panel includes academic researchers and professors from the United States, China, and South Africa.

Kaitlin Christenson, director of the Global Health Technologies Coalition housed at PATH, will moderate the Friday panel discussion “US Budget and Policy Realities: theLandscape for Global Health Research in 2013 and Beyond.” Panelists include a University of South Florida health professor, the chairman and president of Medicines for Malaria Venture North America, and a USAID senior advisor in the Office of Science and Technology.

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