[Ip-health] Today: LIVE webcast of the Lives in the Balance Conference Dec. 13-14

Katy Athersuch katy.athersuch at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 04:18:34 PST 2012

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

December 13-14, 2012
(December 13: 9 am EST - 5:30 m EST; December 14: 9 am EST - 1:30 pm EST)

View the  agenda at: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/livesinthebalance

Register for the webcast at: livesinthebalancewebcast.eventbrite.com

Read the background report:

On December 13-14, 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF), the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
and Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Global Health Program will hold a
symposium in New York titled “Lives in the Balance: Delivering Medical
Innovation for Neglected Patients and Populations." This symposium
will bring together key actors in global public health to reflect on
progress and shortcomings of the past decade, while also charting ways
to stimulate urgent research and development (R&D) and accelerate the
delivery of medical innovations.

The first day will feature a keynote address from Dr. Anthony Fauci,
Director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases; panel presentations on “Global Progress and Shortcomings of
the Past Decade” and “New Tools and the R&D Landscape”; and high-level
roundtable debates on “Setting Priorities for Global Health to Ensure
Innovation and Access” and “Mechanisms for Facilitating Financing and
Coordination.” The second day will focus on concrete ways to
accelerate the development and delivery of new tools for
drug-resistant tuberculosis, Chagas disease, and vaccine-preventable


Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), VII Photo, and UNION HZ present FATAL
NEGLECT: The Global Health Revolution's Forgotten Patients, a six-part
documentary film project, that tells the stories of millions of
patients left behind by the global health revolution. The short films
present stories of patients & doctors struggling to treat and be
treated for MDR-TB in Tajikistan, Chagas in Paraguay, Kala Azar in
South Sudan and Sleeping Sickness in Central Africa as well as the
difficulties faced by families trying to vaccinate their children in

You can watch all the videos here: https://vimeo.com/album/2183997


If you are unable to attend, or would like to tweet reflections from
the conference, please use the #FatalNeglect hashtag.

In addition, be sure to follow @MSF_USA for live tweeting from the conference.

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