Invitation by the University of Würzburg
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It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to the 4th International Conference “Strategies against Falsified / Counterfeit Medicines” in Würzburg. After three successful conferences in November 2008, April 2010, and April 2012, this is the fourth conference on this topic supported by the University of Würzburg and the German Pharmaceutical Society.
Counterfeit APIs and medicines pose a growing threat to patients worldwide, with increasing numbers in Europe and the USA. Customs all over the world find more and more illegally produced drugs. And drugs are increasingly sold via the internet making it much easier to put counterfeits into circulation.
Thus, strategies against counterfeited medicines become more important. With this in mind, our this year’s conference programme will focus on:
- The activities of the authorities to combat counterfeit medicine, for instance of the MHRA in UK
- Case studies for anti-counterfeiting strategies in pharmaceutical companies and how to react when a company receives information about counterfeit products
- Actual track&trace (T&T) developments in Europe: the European Stakeholder Model (ESM) and the EDQM traceability service eTACT
- Measures to secure transportation and distribution of pharmaceutical products
- FDA’s anti-counterfeit strategies and current activities (FDA speaker invited)
The aim of this event is to provide a platform for interesting and interactive discussions with regulatory authority representatives, industry experts, university colleagues and delegates from suppliers of anti-counterfeiting products and systems to exchange experiences on the various aspects of anti-counterfeiting activities.
It will be a great pleasure for me to welcome you in Würzburg on behalf of the Institute of Pharmacy and Food Chemistry of our University.
Prof Dr Ulrike Holzgrabe
Chair of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
University of Würzburg