Dr. Powell and Dr. Wu to speak on healthcare in China

On Saturday, March 24th, 2012, Adam C. Powell, Ph.D. and Di Wu, B.Pharm., Ph.D., FCP will speak at the 2012 Intercollegiate US-China Healthcare Conference. The Philadelphia-based conference is jointly sponsored by Global China Connection and the Penn Biotech Group, and will feature a closing keynote by Sheldon Dorenfest, founder of The Dorenfest Group.

Dr. Powell’s speech will be on the future of the Chinese healthcare system.   In 2009, a year before the U.S. passed the Affordable Care Act, China released a healthcare reform plan of its own. The Chinese reform contained both changes to be made from 2009-2011 and from 2011-2020. Dr. Powell will review the progress to date, highlight changes planned for the future, and compare the reform to the contemporaneous reform occurring in the U.S. Dr. Wu will speak on a panel discussing the future of clinical research and pharmacology in China. China’s healthcare reform is substantially impact both how medicines are manufactured and dispensed.

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