Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines


Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization?

Session One
The Scale of the Challenge: Overview and Case Studies
Welcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Opening Remarks: Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
David Heymann
, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, United Kingdom
Gary Jay Kushner, Partner and Leader, Food and Agriculture Practice Area, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Paul B. Orhii, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Nigeria
Presider: Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News
8:15 to 9:00 AM Breakfast Reception
9:00 to 10:30 AM Meeting

Session Two
Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era

Dirceu Barbano, Director-President, National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance, Brazil
Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Howard Zucker, Senior Adviser, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital; Former Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization
Presider: Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Meeting

Session Three
Potential Solutions

Caroline Smith DeWaal
, Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Aline Plan
çon, Head of INTERPOL-IMPACT Project and Head of Medical Products Counterfeiting, and Pharmaceutical Crime Unit (MPCPC), INTERPOL, France
Michael Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Inc.
Greg Simon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Policy, Pfizer, Inc.
Presider and Closing Remarks: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
12:00 to 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 to 2:00 PM Meeting

Related Reading:
Backgrounder: Food and Drugs by Laurie Garrett and Yanzhong Huang


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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy

Session One:
The Science
Arnold Monto, Professor, Epidemiology, University of Michigan
Peter Palese, Professor and Chair, Microbiology, and Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Lone Simonsen, Research Professor and Research Director, Department of Global Health, George Washington University
Presider: Jon Cohen, Correspondent, Science Magazine
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 9:45 AM Meeting

Session Two:
The Economics
Andrew Yanzhong Huang, Director, Center for Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University
Andrew Jack, Pharmaceutical Correspondent, Financial Times
Michael Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota
Presider: Robert Rubin, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
10:00 to 11:15 AM Meeting

Session Three:
Foreign Policy
Helen Branswell,
Medical Reporter, Canadian Press
John E. Lange, Senior Program Officer for Developing-Country Policy and Advocacy, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Presider: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM Meeting
12:45 to 1:30 PM Lunch Reception

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