Category: Conferences/Seminars

Fourth Annual Health and Life Sciences Conference at BU

September 6th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

The Questrom School of Business would like to invite you to the Fourth Annual Health and Life Sciences Conference at Boston University.  Tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate until Friday September 9th.  Please see the flyer for more information regarding the conference and to purchase tickets.

UAEM Annual Conference

July 25th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, News, Postings, and Announcements

The Universities Allied for Essential Medicines annual conference will take place from October 14-16, 2016 at the University of California, Berkley. Registration is now open.



Seminar – Antibiotic Prescription Patterns for Children with Fever in Zambia

April 11th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Seminar opportunity – This week’s Pharmaceutical Policy Research Seminar (PPRS) will be streamed live on April 13 from 12-1pm from Crosstown room 305 for all students interested in attending. The topic is “Antibiotic Prescription Patterns for Children with Fever in Zambia” featuring BUSPH Professor David Hamer.

Negotiating for Health: The Role of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare

February 23rd, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Harvard Negotiation Law Review hosts its 21st annual symposium on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00am-4:30pm. For details, location, and to review panels, view the RSVP form.

13th Annual MIT Sloan Healthcare and Bioinnovations Conference, February 25-26.

February 1st, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, News, Postings, and Announcements

MIT Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovations Conference 2016 brings together industry, academic and policy leaders to discuss the most pressing issues and exciting innovations in the healthcare sector.

The theme of this year’s MIT Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovations Conference is “Strategic Analytics: Changing the Future of Healthcare.” With the latest trends in collecting and studying enormous amounts of healthcare data, analytics is growing immensely in the industry, from research to payer-provider networks to project management at pharmaceutical companies. We would like this conference to highlight the many ways analytics are used across the whole healthcare value chain. We will engage in discussions with industry leaders who are embracing analytics to advance the future of healthcare.

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Conference – Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions

January 13th, 2016 in Announcements, Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Infectious diseases were once relegated to the dustbin of history, but today emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten health and health care systems in every country. Recent events, such as the measles outbreak in the United States, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and litigation over a compounding pharmacy’s liability in the spread of fungal meningitis, highlight the legal, medical, and bioethical challenges posed by infectious diseases. This symposium will explore the interdisciplinary considerations and obstacles raised by these and similar developments. Panels will discuss ways to encourage development of infectious disease treatments, lessons learned from the recent H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks, the legal and moral implications of mandatory vaccination, infectious disease control within the U.S. healthcare system, and the tension between individual freedom and state control during an outbreak. Learn more and RSVP (required).

Saturday January 30, 2016, 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM

Room 102
Sumner M. Redstone Building
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

MassBio Event – Trans-Atlantic Trade: What the TTIP Negotiations Mean for the BioPharma Industry

November 20th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

The British Embassy, in collaboration with MassBio, BIO, and the British Consulate General, will host this half-day event to discuss the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the biopharmaceutical industry.  Speakers from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the European Union (EU), and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), plus representatives from US and European biopharmaceutical companies, including BUSPH alumnus Usam IqbalSenior Medical Affairs Leader, Global Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca, will discuss the current state of the TTIP negotiations, the regulatory hurdles that currently exist in the biopharmaceutical sector, and what changes to the regulatory regimes TTIP might deliver.

The event will take place from 1:00-7:00pm on Monday, November 23 at MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Please review the agenda and registration pages if you are interested. This event carries seminar credit (write-up and picture required) and offers opportunities to engage in discussion with a diverse group of speakers.

Individualized Pricing: How Serialization will Transform the Debate Between Profitability and Access to Medicines in Emerging Markets – 10/7 seminar

October 5th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, News, Postings, and Announcements

Pharmaceutical Policy Research Seminar (PPRS) DPM, 6th Floor Large Conference Room Directions OR join BUSPH Pharm Program faculty & staff in Crosstown room 374. October 7, 2015, noon – 1:00 pm

Mr. Nathan Sigworth

President, Nathan Sigworth Consulting

New York, NY

Will present
“Individualized Pricing:

How Serialization will Transform the Debate Between

Profitability and Access to Medicines in Emerging Markets”



I will be presenting about (1) counterfeit drugs have caused regulators to act to protect supply chains (2) how there has been convergence on regulatory serialization on drug packages as a part of the solution. Increasingly companies are putting ID serial numbers or bar codes on drug packages. (3) billions of drugs are out there now w serial numbers – a data scientists’ dream. (4) what some companies have done w those numbers toward public health and (5) what’s going to happen in the future.

Seminar Added!Dr. Frédérique Santerre Global Head, Access to Health (A2H) Merck Group on 9/29

September 24th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, Events

Join the Pharm Program for a seminar on Tuesday, September 29 from 5:00-5:50 in L311 as we welcome Dr. Frédérique Santerre.

Frédérique Santerre is Global Head of Access to Health, responsible for establishing a new cross -functional unit and leading global health and innovative access programs and initiatives internationally at Merck Group. She is in charge of CEO and senior management leadership engagement in global health and is responsible for the company’s representation and activities at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), the Gates CEO Roundtable for Global Health and with global health stakeholders (e.g. UN, WHO, Global Fund, funders and philanthropies, NGOs, academia, think tanks and patients) on global health and access-related issues.

In her previous position, as Head of Global Government Affairs and Health Policy, she was responsible for government affairs and public policy globally for Merck Serono, the pharmaceutical division of the Merck Group. Prior to her arrival at Merck Serono, she was Director of the Health Care Systems & Global Health Policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA). She also held various positions in international organizations, in academia, and in non-governmental organizations. In addition, she worked for the World Economic Forum (Davos). As a post-doctoral Research Fellow and Faculty member at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in the Science, Technology and Society Program in Cambridge, MA, she ran two multi-disciplinary research projects on biotechnology regulation as well as provided mentorship to doctoral students. In parallel, she ran global health and public-private partnership consultancies with UN organisations.

Frédérique Santerre was born in Paris, France, and obtained a degree in economics from the Sorbonne University, master degrees in comparative politics from Glasgow University and in international relations from Geneva Graduate Institute, and her Ph.D. in International Relations from the Geneva Graduate Institute   of   International Studies.   Her   doctoral   dissertation   was   on   the   global   governance   of biotechnology. (Source – here)

Tech, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll 2015: You’re Invited

June 2nd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars



When: Tuesday July 14th, 2015                                                   4:00PM to 8:00PM EDT

Where: Metcalf Ballroom                                                              775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Boston University’s Office of Technology Development is hosting the 6th annual Tech, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll networking event. Meet like-minded people, explore new ventures and celebrate the intersection of the medical, technology and business communities at this year’s Tech, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll. Register today!We have exciting things in store for you:Innovator of the Year The award will be presented by the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research of Boston University Gloria Waters.Exhibits and digital posters Representatives from the Boston University research community will display the latest advancements and technologies in their field.Funder Alley Investors will set up shop at the event for you to ask questions, get information, or simply interact with industry professionals.


MAPP: Mobile App Contest Participants will submit their ideas for the development of problem-solving mobile applications and audience voting will determine the winners. You can learn more about the contest here.


Kinglsey Flood Keeping up with the tradition of a local band performance, this year we are proud to welcome the rising folk-rock band, Kingsley Flood.


…And More! Lively conversations, great music, appetizing food and a special appearance by our favorite mascot Rhett the Terrier.
Click on the link below to Register for the event.

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We look forward to seeing you this summer! 


Vinit Nijhawan

Managing Director

BU Office of Technology Development

For more information, please visit our website.If you have any questions, please email us at 

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