[Ip-health] Save the Date: 'Lives in the Balance' MSF/DNDi/Mount Sinai NY Conference - Dec 13-14, 2012

Rachel Cohen rachel.cohen72 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 08:02:11 PDT 2012

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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

December 13-14, 2012
New York City
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 Innovations to 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 the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at
NIH; 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 illnesses.
View the preliminary agenda
at: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/events/symposiums/2012-lives-in-the
Register for the conference
at: http://innovationsforneglectedpatients.eventbrite.com 
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail MSF-USA's Emily Gann,
who is managing conference logistics in New York, at:
emily.gann at newyork.msf.org or call +1-212-763-5717.   

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent
international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid
to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made
disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries.

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a patient needs-driven,
non-profit research and development (R&D) organization developing new
treatments for the world's most neglected diseases: sleeping sickness (human
African trypanosomiasis), Chagas disease, visceral leishmaniasis (kala
azar), filarial parasitic-worm diseases, and pediatric HIV/AIDS.
Mount Sinai Global Health is a new institution-wide interdisciplinary
program at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. We are working to improve the
health of people around the world by building global partnerships in
research, education, and patient care - in turn creating a forum for
collaboration among the school's students, physicians, scientists, and
trainees interested and involved in global health.

Rachel M. Cohen
Regional Executive Director
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), North America
40 Wall Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Mob: +1.646.824.3064
Office: +1.646.616.8683
Email: rcohen at dndi.org
Web: www.dndi.org 
Best Science for the Most Neglected

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