Seminar Weekend 2021

Seminar 2021 Focus

Can we trust the quality of pharmaceuticals?

An exploration into the science, regulation, consequences, and future of drug quality in the U.S.

Vials of medication


Quality deficiencies in the drug supply chain, sometimes resulting in large-scale drug recalls, have captured headlines in the US in recent years. 

But are the quality issues featured in the media widespread, or are they unfortunate one-off events driven by bad actors in the system?

The 2021 Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Seminar will examine the complex and interrelated scientific, regulatory, supply chain, and system factors that underpin drug supply and utilization in the US. Experts will explain the challenges they face in ensuring that patients have access to pharmaceutical products that are safe and effective and of high quality. Participants will consider the implications of potential erosion in generic drug utilization on patient outcomes and costs. Finally, industry leaders will pose regulatory, delivery, and commercial solutions to improve the quality of the drug supply chain.


Location: Seminar will take place via Zoom
Dates: Saturday, March 6 & Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 11am – 4pm Eastern

Featured Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker

Katherine Eban

Investigative journalist and NYT best-selling author of “Bottle of Lies”


Wenlei Jiang, Ph.D.

Senior Science Advisor, Office of Research and Standards, Office of Generic Drugs

Association for Accessible Medicines

David R. Gaugh, R.Ph.

Senior Vice President for Sciences and Regulatory Affairs

Boston University

Rena M. Conti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Markets, Public Policy and Law, Questrom School of Business

Premier Inc.

Wayne L. Russell, R.Ph., Pharm.D., FASHP

Vice-President, Pharmacy

University of Florida

Joshua D. Brown, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy


Danita Broyles

Senior Market Development Manager

Long Island University

Arash Dabestani, Pharm.D., MHA, FASHP, FABC

Dean and Professor, Pharmacy


Libbe Englander, Ph.D.


Closing Keynote Speaker

Randy C. Hatton, B.Pharm., Pharm.D., FCCP

Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy

2020 Seminar Weekend Highlights

The 2020 seminar took place on March 7-8 and focused on real-world evidence.