posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Global Health: Building a Sustainable Strategy -- Save the Date: February 21, 2007

Seattle is quickly becoming a world center for global health. Funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has accelerated existing efforts to address and eradicate complex and entrenched global health issues. Critical to the success of this evolving strategy, is the collaboration of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Researchers, drug companies and service providers are collaborating to create viable and sustainable end-to-end solutions to target global health issues. 

Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest and the Harvard Business School Club of Puget Sound at a dinner program on Wednesday, February 21st as we engage global health leaders in a discussion about emerging directions, business models and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

 Issues discussed will include:

  * The evolving landscape of global health, what has transpired and what’s ahead?

  * Strategic grant making – what problems get tackled, who gets the money and why?

  * Guidelines for sharing information IP, R&D and licensing.

  * Enabling the non-profit and outsourcing to the for-profit enterprise

        - How do the different entities including funding, research and deployment collaborate?  

        - How is success measured?

        - Key logistics and considerations on delivering global health solutions to the last mile.



Dr. Jack Faris, President, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association 


Erik Iverson, Associate General Counsel, Gates Foundation

Dr. Jacqueline Sherris, Program Leader, Reproductive Health, PATH

Craig Nakagawa, COO, Village Reach      

Dr. Ann Marie Kimball, Professor and Director, APEC EINET, University of Washington



WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - Social hour and registration begin at 5:00 pm. Dinner is served at 6:15 pm. Program starts at 7:00 pm. 

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel - 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA  

HOW: Dinner and program $48 Early Bird Registration through February 7; $54 in advance; $60 at the door.

 Reservations may be made as follows:                                                                                                            

* Register online at until 5:00 p.m., February 20th.
* Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595 accepted until February 20th, noon.
* Onsite registrations accepted
 beginning at 5:00 p.m. February 21st, space permitting.
* VISA, MasterCard and American Express are welcome.
* Companies or individuals may reserve a table of 10.                                                                                    

* E-mail questions on the topic to:

The February Dinner Program has been organized in coordination with The Harvard Club.


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