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Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb to address industry on sustainable innovation at CPhI Festival of Pharma

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The CPhI Festival of Pharma (5-16 October 2020), will see pan-global industry heavyweights join forces with more than 20,000 attendees, in a first of kind digital pharma gathering designed to meet the needs of the industry moving into 2021.

The world’s largest-ever digital pharma expo unveils its ground-breaking two-week long agenda, providing the global pharma community with a vital platform to meet and exchange ideas – at a time when the industry is still adapting to remote and virtual ways of working.

Sessions will cover affordable medicines, ultra-rapid innovation, supply change resiliency, AI, vaccine production, COVID-19, CDMO M&A, health-tech cross-industry collaboration and much more. 

Amongst more than 50 different content sessions, Dr. Scott Gottlieb – Former FDA Commissioner – will use his keynote platform to implore the industry on continuing its efforts towards combining record innovation with affordable healthcare. His seminal talk will explore how the industry can use this moment to implement more sustainable models, increased patient access, and look ahead at how alternative payment models will improve future healthcare delivery.

In another landmark address, Adrian van den Hoven, Director General, Medicines for Europe will explore the very timely question of how lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the commission’s new strategy for pharmaceutical policy. Outcomes from which will shape the direction of policy decisions in an ongoing update of pharmaceutical legislation, and therefore, opportunities and challenges ahead for manufacturers operating both within and outside Europe.

Speaking on the aims of Festival of Pharma, Tara Dougal, Head of Content at CPhI, added: “It’s vital at this moment that we empower global pharma with insights and learning in a rapidly evolving global landscape. But of course, global travel restrictions have limited in-person events, so the need for a digital platform with a holistic perspective has never been greater. To realise our aspirations, we are running the event across two weeks so that we can cover everything from drug discovery and APIs, through to pricing, vaccine development and future technologies like 3D-printed dosages, AI and cell and gene therapies. The great strength of CPhI is that we truly bring everyone together and our content reflects this”.

Register here for Festival of pharma and to hear a detailed review of the content agenda at the CPhI Festival of Pharma, tune into our 'What's on the Agenda' podcast episode.

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