Conference: Lives in the Balance: Delivering Medical Innovations for Neglected Patients and Populations

Conference: Lives in the Balance: Delivering Medical Innovations for Neglected Patients and Populations
MSF-DNDi
December 13-14, 2012
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/events/symposiums/2012-lives-in-the-balance/?id=6402&cat=lives-in-the-balance

“Various R&D initiatives, including product development partnerships, have begun to fill previously abandoned or non-existent drug development pipelines, with a limited number of new funding opportunities provided by a group of public and philanthropic donors.
“While progress has been made, where do we stand today? Are urgent R&D needs indeed being met? How can we accelerate the delivery of medical innovations to neglected patients?

Lives in the Balance aims to bring together key actors in global public health to reflect on progress and shortcomings, consider the evidence and report on analyses of recent data, and chart out ways to effectively tackle current challenges by drawing on lessons from the past decade.
“A broad range of scientists and medical professionals from countries hard hit by neglected diseases; policy-makers; academics; non-profit R&D initiatives; the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors; donors; civil society organizations; and medical journalists and editors will come together to review the current scientific and policy landscapes and pinpoint the remaining gaps as well as new opportunities for progress in the delivery of medical innovation to neglected patients.

Conference Background Report: Medical Innovations for Neglected Patients