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Anti-Counterfeiting Health Products Seminar Building International Cooperation to Protect Patients

Anti-Counterfeiting Health Products Seminar Building International Cooperation to Protect Patients

Anti-Counterfeiting Health Products Seminar Building International Cooperation to Protect Patients

Latin America Session:

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Life Sciences Innovation Forum along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,the U.S. Department of Commerce, together with the Mexican Secretariat of Health and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico invite you to a multi-day seminar to enhance international awareness of the public health and economic dangers of trade in counterfeit medical products, and to maintain the integrity of the pharmaceutical products and medical devices supply chain. The seminar will be held from February 17 through 20 in Mexico City. The seminar is intended as a train-the-trainer activity, giving regulatory authorities, customs and law enforcement officials, and other stakeholders the tools both to perform training exercises in their local economies and regions throughout Latin America and to enhance societal awareness of the hazards of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The seminar will include introductory modules on counterfeit hazards, detection and prevention, as well as sessions on counterfeit avoidance and deterrence measures. In order to truly combat and prevent trade in counterfeit medical products, a wide variety of stakeholders will be exposed to capacity-building activities, policymakers, regulators, customs officials, physicians and representatives from the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.

This seminar complements the efforts of the World Health Organization’s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) formed to develop international initiatives to fight counterfeiting of medical products. IMPACT is a partnership comprised of all major anti-counterfeiting players, including international organizations, non-governmental organizations, enforcement agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers associations, and drug regulatory authorities.

Event Details:
February 17 – 20, 2009
Mexico City
Secretariat for Foreign Relations

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Location: Mexico City
Contact: Natalie Ethridge

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