Amsterdam Life Sciences Café # How to improve access to medication? CANCELLED

  • Health
  • Check out the LS Café taking place on May 14.

    The upcoming edition of the café will focus on access to medicines – in the Netherlands and also in a more global perspective. Timely access to medication is an issue not just in foreign countries – the Netherlands sees increased incidents of shortages for certain types of medication. Many factors influence the complex system that manufactures, regulates and distributes medications such as; pharma supply chain and market authorization processes, societal debate and political choices, pharma strategy and disease characteristics.

    How can we sustainably improve access to medication?

    Two guest speakers will share their insights and highlight current key activities in relation to this theme:

    dr. Gerard Schouw, CEO of Association Innovative Medicines – the industry association for the Dutch branches of innovative pharmaceutical companies

    Sjaak Vink, founder and CEO of the disruptive health startup TheSocialMedwork. TheSocialMedwork aims to empower patients and doctors globally to access the newest and most innovative medicines that are not yet available within their country of residence.

    The Amsterdam Economic Board and EY organise four Life Sciences cafés a year. In addition to inspiring presentations and debates, each meetup offers a fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues from the life sciences sector, the business community, health innovators, researchers and knowledge institutions. Access is free, registration required.

    Look at this video for an impression of the Life Sciences Cafés!

    About Amsterdam Life Sciences Café’s

    The Café’s feature presentations and debates. A great opportunity to meet and mingle with colleagues from the life sciences sector and representatives from the broader business community in Amsterdam. If you have any feedback, ideas or extra information that may influence future editions of the Life Sciences Café, please contact Jeroen Maas.

    It is important for us to prevent further spreading of the Corona virus. This means we may have to cancel events up to 24 hours in advance.

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