PAHO Foundation Leadership at the 2016 International BIO Convention

Washington D.C. (July 13, 2016) — During the 2016 International BIO Convention in San Francisco, Calif., PAHO Foundation President & CEO, Dr. Ward-Robinson, participated in the “Biotechnology in the Age of Convergence” Supersession, co-hosted by Scientific American Worldview and moderated by Marketplace Morning Report anchor David Brancaccio.

Taking the stage with two other notable health leaders, Luc Debruyne the President of GSK Vaccines and Paul Stoffels the Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson, on June 9, 2016, Dr. Ward-Robinson led a discussion on sustainable health systems, data-driven decision-making and predictive modeling in an ever-changing, complex environment.

Dr. Ward-Robinson’s presentation was extremely well-received by the 300 industry experts, policymakers and preeminent scientists in the audience, and her participation was lauded as an essential conversation of the day.

“Not only am I immensely humbled that I was invited to participate in this panel discussion, but I am also grateful that this imperative topic was brought to the forefront of such a reputable convention,” Dr. Ward-Robinson said,” Our region suffers from health emergencies every day. Without addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by strengthening health systems, it is likely the health of many will suffer.”

When PAHO Foundation wasn’t actively participating in panel discussions or attending other convention supersessions, leadership took advantage of their time in the San Francisco Bay Area by meeting with several current and potential partners.

For more information or inquiries about PAHO Foundation’s presence at the 2016 International BIO Convention, please contact Julie Webb, PAHO Foundation Director of Board Relations, by phone at (202)-870-0773 or via email at jwebb@pahofoundation.org.

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Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of PAHO Foundation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas.