October 16, 2008
Wyeth Learning Center
Collegeville, PA


 

 
The PQMD Annual Educational Forum took place on October 16, 2007 at the Wyeth Learning Center in Phoenixville, PA. The theme was Making the Leap - from Donations to Sustainability– Breakthrough tools, ideas and issues impacting the development of sustainable global health solutions. The event featured keynote speaker, Paul Tebo.

Below you'll find the brief description of each panelists presentation including their complimenting PowerPoint.

Keynote Speaker: Paul Tebo, President, The Tebo Group

Dr. Tebo lead an interactive discussion covering four areas: the journey that companies follow in their attempt to become sustainable; a sustainable enterprise model that is both operational and broad in value creation; the need to embrace large change and the important parameters that affect the change process within companies; and the critical need for bold and courageous leaders. In each area, he provided his experience from building sustainable growth as the corporate mission in DuPont, and his work with many industries across the globe. With help from the Forum participants, he also related the discussion to the Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Donations, and suggested specific actions to consider. Paul V. Tebo is President - The Tebo Group, an organization focused on helping companies integrate sustainability as a framework for business growth. He is also a Visiting Executive in the Johnson School of Management at Cornell. He retired in April 2004 as Corporate Vice President - Safety, Health and Environment for the DuPont Company. His 35-year career spanned professional and management roles in research, engineering, strategic planning, and as head of two billion-dollar global business units.
 
Dr. Tebo had global responsibility for integrating safety, health and environmental excellence as a core business strategy, and for positioning and representing DuPont externally. He championed DuPont’s "The Goal Is '0'" approach to environmental stewardship, and helped shape the DuPont commitment to "Sustainable Growth" including ambitious renewable energy and resource targets for 2010. He also created and managed DuPont’s external global Biotechnology Advisory Panel.

Dr. Tebo received the 2000 Environmental Leadership Award from Tomorrow Magazine and the Conservation Leadership Award from The Conservation Fund. In 2002, Dr. Tebo received the Spirit of Keystone Award from The Keystone Center and, in 2004, received DuPont’s first-ever Sustainable Growth Lifetime Achievement Award.

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PANEL: Technology Leaps


This panel explored the challenges and opportunities posed by rapid ongoing changes in information and communications technologies, particularly those associated with open source software, social networking, wireless connectivity, geospatial modeling, relational data storage and data analysis, to the core paradigms of international humanitarian medical assistance. Open source software has sharply reduced the marginal cost of software acquisition while demonstrating the functionality of distributed socio-technical collectivities. Likewise, social networking software has been associated for many with the possibility of closer and richer spatially distributed interactions as well as with the creation of new forms of social collaboration. Extension of wireless internet and cellular connectivity, particularly in the developing world, has both enhanced the ubiquitous presence of information technologies and helped to work around many of the financial and engineering problems associated with building wired capacity in remote areas. Democratized, user-friendly forms of geospatial modeling and data analysis, associated with software such as Google Earth and Gapminder.org, promise to render conceptual and factual comprehension of global demographic, epidemiological,economic and ecological trends much more broadly available and usable in normal institutional operations.

Each of these tendencies promises to open up new fields of socio-technical relations and institutional practice, yet their combined roles within international humanitarian medical relief have, for the most part, gone unexamined. Will these sorts of technological developments prompt the creation of new kinds of international relief organizations? How can these types of technologies enhance the interactions between international NGOs, corporate partners and in-country partners? What kinds of uses will prompt greater efficiencies in aid delivery? Can new information technologies prompt greater proactive and collaborative thinking among international aid groups? What are the threats and limitations of new information and communications technologies to effective forecasting, delivery and outcome assessments of humanitarian assistance?

Moderator: Andrew Schroeder, Ph.D, Director of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief International

Panelists:

Arleen Cannata Seed, Senior Information Officer, World Bank – Rwanda
Arleen Cannata Seed has been working as a Senior Information Officer for the World Bank since 1999 and her portfolio of operational projects includes provision of eGovernment technical assistance to the governments of Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo-Brazza, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Mexico, Mozambique and Guinea. Ms. Seed presented on eHealth Systems in Rwanda.

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Clark Freifeld, Principal Software Architect, HealthMap
Clark Freifeld is a master’s candidate at the MIT Media Lab and the principal software architect of the HealthMap outbreak monitoring system. Before joining the Media Lab, Clark was a Research Software Developer at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard Medical School, where, in addition to co-creating HealthMap, he contributed to the Indivo personally controlled health record, and developed the MAMI microRNA target predictor. Mr Freifeld discussed HealthMap: Global infectious disease monitoring through automated classification and visualization of Internet media reports.

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Bas Hoefman, Founder and Chairman, Text to Change
Bas Hoefman is Founder and Chairman of Text to Change. He holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing & Communication at the Hogeschool van Utrecht. He also holds degrees in International Marketing and International Advertising. Bas has over 5 years of Marketing and Advertising experience in several areas. After graduating in 2002 he has worked for 4 years as a Marketing Manager Benelux and Central & Eastern Europe at ING Wholesale Banking Securities Services in Amsterdam. Together with two colleagues he founded the Text to Change (TTC) Foundation early 2007.Mr. Hoefman presented a pilot program Expanding HIV Prevention and Uptake of HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) through interactive SMS Messaging that was conducted in Uganda from February to April 2008.

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Kathy Pearson, Ph.D, Associate Professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at The Wharton School
Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. serves as an adjunct associate professor in the Operations and Information Management Department at The Wharton School. She has taught operations management courses in the MBA program and Executive Master’s of Technology Management programs as well as Probability and Statistics, Simulation Modeling, and other courses for the department and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pearson is a senior consultant and Director, Executive Education for Decision Strategies International (DSI), a management consulting firm focused on scenario-based strategic planning and decision-making. Ms. Wharton discussed peripheral vision, or the ability to sense weak signals in the external environment, is an important organizational capability in any business. In the area of technology the educational community is receiving many weak signals and this discussion revolved around the potential changes in the way academic institutions will deliver their knowledge content to students, managers, and organizational leaders in the future.

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PANEL: Humanitarian Aid Leaps


Humanitarian aid partnerships are evolving. The panelists discussed different strategies for delivering aid, including mobilizing a range of resources, distributing and sustaining medicines and cross section collaboration/information sharing.

Moderator: Claire Hitchcock, Director, Europe & International Community Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline

Panelists:

Celina DeSola, Co-Founder and Programs Director, Glasswing International
Celina deSola is the co-founder and Programs Director of Glasswing International, an innovative social enterprise that aims to address social challenges and promote greater social integration by leveraging and mobilizing human, financial, and material resources through strategic cross-sector alliances in Central America. Glasswing provides social investment consulting services to businesses and  philanthropic institutions, and has established the first volunteer center of El Salvador. Discussion on both headquarters and locals volunteering in the same designed program, a program that matches expertise, desire, need and financial and in-kind donations. Through this the infrastructure and knowledge is more in place for the many existing challenges as well as during disasters in Central America, not just a massive response. These initiatives will then be starting points during disasters.

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Scott Hillstrom, Founder and Chairman, The HealthStore Foundation
Mr. Hillstrom is a U.S. based entrepreneur and business/legal advisor. Prior to co-founding The HealthStore Foundation® in 1997, Mr. Hillstrom served for 10 years as the volunteer President of Steiger International, a youth evangelism ministry spun out of Youth With a Mission. After practicing business law as Managing Partner of Hillstrom & Bale, Ltd., in the 1980s, he became cofounder and Managing Director of Rehab One, Inc., a multi-state network of hospital-based medical clinics in the 1990s. Since then, he has advised and invested in computer networking, software, entertainment, intellectual property and other businesses in the U.S., Europe and New Zealand.  Presently, Mr. Hillstrom is Managing Director of Premier Mounts, based in Anaheim, California. Mr. Hillstrom presented on the CFW shops franchise distribution model developed and operated by The HealthStore Foundation since 2000.

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Doug Zimmerman, President, VisionLink
Doug Zimmerman is Founder, President, and CEO of VisionLink, the leading provider of community information system across the United States. An expert in community reform and change management, Zimmerman designed a cross-sector change management process, and then subsequently a suite of software modules designed to support the integration of social service, education, and workforce assets in communities and states. Mr. Zimmerman discussed domestic disaster response breakthrough practices across community collaborations, building relief networks, information sharing and technology.

PQMD Mapping Tool Demo

Lori Warrens, Executive Director, PQMD

PANEL: Collaboration Leaps


PQMD members and others discussed leveraging the resources of PQMD members, other organizations and the assets of the developing world to improve overall health outcomes. This panel highlighted 3 innovative cross sector partnership collaborations that are making a difference to those they serve by using the expertise of each partner to create a comprehensive sustainable program.

Moderator: Nand Kumar, Director, Access, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

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Panelists:

Danny Haddad, Director, Children Without Worms
Dr. Danny Haddad is the director of Children Without Worms, a partnership between Johnson & Johnson and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development that supports global efforts to reduce the burden of soil transmitted helminth (STH) infections in children who are most severely infected or at high-risk of infection and have limited access to safe and effective treatment. Dr. Haddad received his medical degree from the State University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Discussion focused on Collaboration in NTD control - Over the past few years the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) has noticed a major raise in awareness.

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D. Thomas Roane, M.A., Senior Vice President of Healthcare Alliances, National Cancer Coalition
Andre Butler, Chief Advancement Officer, Heart to Heart International

A number of PQMD non-profit organizations have been collaborating to help fulfill the medicine needs for the underserved of Paraguay, a country that has often been overlooked by the community of humanitarian relief organizations. Out of this spirit of partnership, the NGOs are developing a specific long-term initiative to comprehensively address this country’s leading cause of mortality – cervical and breast cancers. This demonstration program has been receiving support and is termed as the Women’s Cancer Initiative.

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Kate McCoy, Brand Manager, BioPharma Business Unit, The Twinning Program
Kate McCoy is currently a brand manager in the BioPharma business unit at Wyeth. For the past 16 months, Kate has been the US brand manager for BeneFIX, a recombinant factor IX replacement therapy for the treatment of hemophilia B. Ms. McCoy presented on the Wyeth Twinning program. The Twinning Program serves as an excellent case-study in collaboration between various external stakeholders at international, regional, and lo cal institutional and government levels. Through collaboration, the Twinning Program has been instrumental in pairing treatment centers or hemophilia organizations in economically developed countries with centers or organizations in developing countries.

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