2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum

2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum

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April 10-11, 2018 – Key Bridge Marriott, Washington, D.C.

Building on the insight, work, and perspective gained at the 2017 Forum on Global Aid & Access for Health, PQMD invites you to attend the 2018 PQMD Global Health Policy Forum.

The Global Health Policy Forum will unite nearly 100 global health leaders from over 50 organizations, speakers and panelists from around the world will lead in-depth discussions in plenary and Panel break-out sessions.  This event is designed to share real-world examples on the practical implications of promoting AND accelerating greater access to health care in underserved communities AND in areas affected by disasters through excellence in medical product, device and service donations.

Attendance Fees

PQMD Member Representatives: NA

Invited Speakers: NA

Additional attendees from PQMD member companies & organizations: $250

Students: $150

Non-member NGO/Government/International Agency/Academia: $450

Non-member Corporate: $900

*Please note the cutoff date for registration is April 1, 2018. Registration includes admission to all 4/11 educational sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee & tea throughout, as well as a closing reception. 
*PQMD is a registered 501c3, and associated attendance fees may be tax deductible. 

Dress Code

Dress code for both days 1 & 2 are business attire.

What to Expect

Day 1 – Executive Forum – 4/10 – 3:00-8pm

(sponsored by Johnson & Johnson; by invitation only)

Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

The Role of Donations:  Creating Dependency or Sustainability

This high level Forum will explore the role of donations and their ability to create sustainable, enabling environments for the promotion of economic growth and prosperity.

Confirmed Speakers to include:

Amanda Glassman – Chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development

Bruce Wilkinson – CEO, Catholic Medical Mission Board

Jane Nelson – Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Jacob Gayle, Ph.D. – President, Medtronic Foundation & Vice President, Philanthropy

Michael Nyenhuis – President & CEO, Americares

Jayasree Iyer – Executive Director, Access to Medicines Foundation

Mark Chataway (moderator) – Co-Chairman, Baird’s CMC, Hyderus

Day 2 – Plenary & Panel Sessions – 4/11 – 7:45am-5:15pm (reception to follow at 5:30pm)

Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209

Humanitarian Action & Disaster Response

The panel will explore 2017’s rapid succession of on-going natural disasters and public and private organizations ability to respond and cope with the needs of multiple communities across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.  The panel will examine lessons learned from 2017 disaster response efforts by NGOs and corporate healthcare stakeholders.

Shared Values: A Common Enterprise

Philanthropy at the nexus of shared values & the common good

Unintended consequences of donations: Dependency, Incentives, Resiliency

Health System Strengthening: Can urgent response build long term capacity?

Healthcare models committed to Sustainability

How partnerships support a public good ecosystem

Sacrificing the good for the perfect:  What does GOOD look like when measuring the impact of donations?

Confirmed Speakers to include:

Dr. Andy Stergachis – UW School of Public Health

Jeff Sturchio – PresidentRabin Martin, Advisory Council, PQMD

Jeff Richardson – Global Health Advisor

Michael Thatcher – President & CEO, Charity Navigator

Jim Mitchum – CEO, Heart to Heart

Rabih Torbay – President, Project HOPE

Claire Hitchcock – Director of Community Partnerships, GSK

Andrew MacCalla – Director of International Programs and Emergency Response, Direct Relief

Ky Luu, J.D. – COO, International Medical Corps

Melissa Walsh, J.D. – Sr. Director of Global Philanthropy and Vice President, Abbvie Foundation

Martha Newsome – President & CEO, Medical Teams International

Dr. Eric Rasmussen – CEO, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

Dr. Nicolette Louissaint – Executive Director, Healthcare Ready

Adele Paterson – CEO and Head of Corporate Partnerships, International Health Partners

Ambassador William Garvelink – CCO, International Medical Corps

Joe Ruiz – Director, UPS Humanitarian Relief Program, UPS Foundation

Kim Keller – Sr. Manager, Global Community Investment, Johnson & Johnson

Jenna Daugherty – DVP, Corporate Social Responsibility & Vice President, Abbott Fund

Jennifer Farrington – Sr. Director, Social Investing & Vice President, BD Foundation

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez – CEO, The Max Foundation

Dr. Douglas Jackson – President & CEO, Project C.U.R.E.

Linnea Texin – Associate Director for NY, Corporate Citizenship

Jeffrey Jordan – President & CEO, Population Reference Bureau

Soeren Mattke – Managing Director, RAND Health Advisory Services

Darren Back – Sr. Director of Social Investments & Global Health Programs, Pfizer 

Ken Gustavsen – Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility, Merck

Dr. Don Bundy – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Rick Santos – President & CEO, IMA World Health

Michael Bzdak – Executive Director of Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Sonak Pastakia – Jefferson Science Fellow, USAID

Carmen Villar – Vice President, Social Business Innovation, Merck

Dr. Dennis Cherian – Senior Director, Health, World Vision

Doug Fountain – Global Health Advisor

2017 Global Health Forum

The 2017 PQMD Forum on Global Aid and Access for Health, held April 3-6 in London, enabled partners and stakeholders to come together and discuss global access to medicine and health care, long-term investments in disease eradication, and the imperatives of pandemic preparedness.  PQMD members, private sector and NGO representatives, along with global agency leaders, gathered to address issues relevant to access to global health and aid, and the many challenges and opportunities faced by the broad cross-section of participants. The forum, sponsored by Henry Schein and facilitated by PQMD, was made possible through additional support from PQMD members AbbVie, BD, GSK, Pfizer, and Sanofi.

Jayasree Iyer, Executive Director of the Access to Medicines Index, delivers a keynote address to Forum attendees.

Forum guests attended panels focused on access to medicine, disaster resiliency, and disease elimination. Within these panels, forum attendees discussed the Access to Medicines Index (ATMI), pandemic preparedness, the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), donation efforts, and additional health topics facing the global drug, device, and service donations community. Forum discussions focused on accountability, partnerships, preparedness and engagement as key steps in ensuring global access to health.

Over the course of the two-day forum, key themes emerged as panelists and participants created a dialogue on strategies and solutions for multi-sector engagement, partnership development, and key success factors in addressing the role of donations in health and humanitarian crisis situations.  Key takeaway themes critical to ensuring global and coordinated aid and access to health included: accountability, partnerships, preparedness, and engagement.