Rafaella Ravinetto (IT) works at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, as head of the Clinical Trials Unit and coordinator of the Switching the Poles Clinical Research Network. She holds a Pharmacy Degree from the University of Torino (Italy) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium). After a seven-year experience as a Clinical Research Scientist in the private pharmaceutical sector, Ravinetto worked as a pharmacist in emergency and development programs in the Balkans and in Africa. In 2002, she joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), following various dossiers focusing on access and quality of medicines and performing regular field assessments, mainly in Africa and Latin America. She is also an expert panel member of GlobalHealthTrials.org and the promoter of Quamed, a Network hosted by the ITM to develop and promote evidence-based strategies and policies for building universal access to quality medicines, and a lecturer on subjects related to quality of medicines and clinical research standards. She was the president of the Italian branch of MSF (2007-2011). Her main areas of interest include North-South collaborative clinical research and research ethics, particularly in relation to resource-constrained settings and vulnerable populations.
With prepared questions from the group, Lloyd Akrong and Karisa Senavitis will interview Rafaella Ravinetto, via skype. We will also share the progress of the Foreign Bodies research and Rafaella will advise.
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