PharmaConnect Africa 2018

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The PharmaConnect Africa 2018 conference will be held from the 27th to 29th of March 2018 at Midrand Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Various stakeholders including EFPIA, USP, Industry, Academia, SAHPRA and key regulators from West Africa, East Africa (ECA) and Southern Africa (Zazibona), have been invited to share their knowledge and experience at the event.

The theme for the 2018 event is “Before and Beyond Registration”. In line with this theme we will have a dedicated session focussed on Clinical Trials (“the before”) and a second on Building Capacity for Pharmacovigilance (‘the beyond”). Another exciting feature this year is a half-day post-conference symposium jointly organized by USP, GSK and SAGMA. It is aimed primarily at information sharing on a chlorhexidine formulation - particular interest to local manufacturers in the region.


The conference will follow a roundtable format with plenary speakers and discussants for each of the themes, followed by Q&A sessions. We have found that this engendered important dialogue. Below are the thematic areas of the programme:
Clinical Trials in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges
Building the Capacity for Pharmacovigilance
Implementation of Sound Policies to Improve Access
Innovator - Local Manufacturer Partnerships
Information session - Medical Device Regulation – Where are we and what to expect next?


In 2018, for the first time the conference will have a poster session for students and researchers. This will be hosted in the exhibition hall for the duration of the conference to facilitate networking.


PharmaConnect Africa 2018 is an ideal platform to market your services and products to a wide and diverse audience. The conference will welcome organisations to sponsor the event and /or exhibit their services and products at the venue.

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