How Do Incentives Work for Innovation and Patient Access?
Join the next Women’s Life Sciences Network event featuring a discussion with Olga Solomon, Head of Unit, Directorate General for Health & Food Safety (DG SANTE), European Commission.
Our distinguished speaker will present the findings of a study on pharmaceutical incentives (soon to be published), which will shed light on the role of incentives in the delicate balance between innovation and accessibility of medicinal products. Olga will also address the specific situation of orphan and paediatric medicinal products and will present the ongoing work of evaluating the current legislation in these fields.
Olga Solomon studied Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and holds an MSc in Food Science from the Gothenburg University, Sweden. Before joining the European Commission, she worked for five years for a beverage producing company in Greece. She joined DG SANCO in 2000 and worked for 10 years in the field of Food Safety, in particular dealing with legislation on Food Contact Materials, Food Additives and Enzymes. In 2010, she moved to the Directorate “Health Systems and Products” where she worked in the field of substances of human origin before taking up a post in the pharmaceutical sector in 2011. She is currently the Head of the DG SANTE Unit responsible for Medicines: policy, authorisation and monitoring.
The discussion will be followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapés.
We look forward to seeing you.
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