Within recent years, pharmaceutical counterfeiting has evolved into a sophisticated, global enterprise. According to the World Health Organization, "A counterfeit medicine is one which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to identity and/or source. Counterfeiting can apply to both branded and generic products. Generally, counterfeit products may include products: with the correct ingredients, wrong ingredients, without active ingredients, with incorrect quantities of active ingredients or with fake packaging.

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are the most lucrative sector of the international trade in illegally copied goods. Drug companies have spent billions in an effort to curb counterfeiters with no real success. Developing countries are the worst affected since the regulatory structure is weaker and measurement is difficult.

According to the World Health Organization, approximately one million people die annually from fake drugs. Fake drugs can cause serious health implications even when they don't directly kill users. The absence of anti-counterfeiting measures exposes millions of the world's population to potentially lethal chemicals. The law enforcement agencies, customs division and other stakeholders in the Caribbean are constantly seeking ways to reduce or eliminate the problem of drug counterfeiting.

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), as a stakeholder in the pharmaceutical industry is immensely concerned about the growing drug counterfeit market. In an attempt to address this problem, CARIRI can undertake testing of pharmaceutical products using our highly trained staff and state of the art laboratory.

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About

Consumers may not knowingly purchase a counterfeit drug but detection is extremely difficult. The aim of this conference is to increase public awareness and identification of counterfeit drugs in the region. This conference will provide a platform for dialogue between the academia and the industry. We therefore aspire to develop stricter measures to protect pharmaceutical production and distribution systems.

We feel assured that this event will contribute to valuable information dissemination and awareness building, as well as advancing efforts to find meaningful and lasting solutions to this enduring problem.

 

Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the "Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting Conference" hosted by Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI). It is carded for April 26th, 2018 at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Center.

Pharmaceutical counterfeiting has evolved into a sophisticated, global enterprise. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are the most lucrative sector of the international trade in illegally copied goods. Drug companies have spent billions in an effort to curb counterfeiters with no real success. Developing countries are the worst affected since the regulatory structure is weaker and measurement is difficult.

As a stakeholder in the pharmaceutical industry, we are immensely concerned about the growing drug counterfeit market. This conference aims to bring together key players in the pharmaceutical industry to increase awareness and identification of counterfeit drugs. It will provide a platform for dialogue between the academia and the industry. Join the discussion with leading decision makers in the pharmaceutical industry. Experts from all over the world will share their experience and insight on this topic.

 

Cost

  • One participant TTD $2500 or USD$ 370
  • Group Discount for 3 or more participants TTD $2250 or USD$ 330 per person

 

Conference Highlights

  • Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting – A Global Threat (Issues & Trends)
  • The Caribbean Story – The Role of Governmental Agencies in Drug Counterfeiting
  • Challenges to Patient Safety – Drug Availability & Online Purchasing
  • New Technologies for Identifying Counterfeit Drugs
  • The Role of Patients, Doctors, Pharmacists and Caregivers
  • Combating the Counterfeiters – Managing the Problem
  • A Manufacturers' /Distributors Perspective on Counterfeiting
  • Impact on Medical Tourism
  • Standardization, Measurement & Quality Assurance

 

Registration

You can register by filling out the following form: 

 

Become a Sponsor

Cost TTD $10, 000.00 or USD $1,470.00

As a sponsor you will benefit from:

  • Recognition as a major sponsor of the conference
  • Exhibition space with display table
  • 2 complimentary registrations for the conference (10% discount for additional passes)
  • High visibility of logo on printed and online material for the conference
  • Either a 2 minute presentation or 1 minute video( provided by sponsor) at the opening session of the conference
  • Prime locations for company visuals (e.g. banners, pop-up stands etc) at conference entrance and exhibition area
  • Acknowledgement of partnership on social media (including logo)
  • Promotional material in a tote bag
  • Recognition in conference program (at least 8 Podium mentions during the programme)
  • Networking with expert international speakers
  • One (1) 100-word corporate profile featured on the sponsors page of the website
  • Company logo with link on the conference website

 

Contact

For additional information kindly contact Ms. Fareeda Mungal Tel: (868) 299-0210 Ext. 5049/ 304-5153 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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