Conference on Anti-Counterfeiting Americas

Venue: Boston, USA

Location: Boston, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 09, 2010
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Conference on Anti-Counterfeiting Americas
Best practices for protecting the pharmaceutical supply chain against counterfeiting and fraud
8th - 9th November 2010, Boston, USA

Increasing efforts are being made to protect the national supply chain for medicines distribution. In the US, the pharmaceutical supply chain involves the daily delivery of approximately 13 million prescription products to pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare provider locations (Source: Urch Publishing, July 2009).

Visiongain's Anti-Counterfeiting Americas conference will provide valuable insights, into the latest issues and track and trace packaging technologies shaping the fields of security and supply chain management, with leading experts presenting the best-practices on tackling pharmaceutical counterfeiting and fraud, improving the integrity of distribution channels and relationships between key parties.

By attending the Anti-Counterfeiting Americas conference delegates will gain a comprehensive understanding of this rapidly changing sector, from the complex structure of the supply chain, to the growth in mail order and online pharmacies. The potential for investment in the pharmaceutical logistics market remains high. The FDA has put additional focus on "corporate responsibility" for supply-chain management, and increased vigilance and action is needed due to the rise of counterfeit drugs in the global supply chain. Anti-counterfeiting initiatives discussed include the use of technology-based measures, repackaging, consumer education, and increased collaboration with domestic and international law enforcement agencies.

By attending this conference you will:
• Measure the impact of counterfeit drugs by using a patient centric approach
• Understand the development process necessary to ensure an effective security strategy
• Improve inventory control
• Hear changes in the US FDA and European policies
• Develop global standards to increase patient safety and elevate supply chain integrity
• Learn about leveraging supplier audits throughout a global organization
• Understand the challenges of the global traceability and serialization regulatory environment
• Utilize auto-ID advancements in packaging technologies
• Hear the latest strategies for defending your brand and pursuing offenders
• Develop working relationships with US law enforcement authorities
• Balance the need for tamper-proof packaging with streamlining your supply chain
• Evaluate current methods for the detection of counterfeit medicines
• Be part of a unique networking opportunity

Target Audience:
• Pharmaceutical manufacturing and distributing companies
• Drug wholesalers
• Public health and regulatory bodies
• Legal firms
• Customs and border agencies
• Pharmaceutical packaging and labelling companies
• Anti-counterfeiting technology and service suppliers
• Pharmaceutical specialist couriers
• Anti-counterfeiting organizations
• Contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs)
• Retail pharmacy chains
• Non-governmental healthcare organizations and Academia

Who should attend:

Chief Security Officers, VPs, directors, heads, managers and specialists of:
• Supply chain/ Supply Chain Security/ Supply Chain Systems/ Global Supply Chain
• Anti-counterfeit Projects / Anti-counterfeiting Operations
• Distribution/ Logistics
• Security/ Global Security
• Packaging & Labelling
• Brand Protection
• Legal Counsel
• Regulatory Affairs/ Intellectual Property
• Quality Assurance/ Quality Control
• Compliance
• Information systems