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Mar 14, 2022 10:00 AM - Mar 16, 2022 3:15 PM

(US Eastern Standard Time)

Latin America Regulatory Conference

DIA Your Way! Join us virtually from the comfort of your home/office March 14-16 or watch later at a time that works for you. This event provides access to the materials for a full two months!

Welcoming Remarks and Session 1: Regional and National Regulatory Updates

Session Chair(s)

Sonia  Viejobueno, LLM

Sonia Viejobueno, LLM

US and Latin America Policy Lead, Global Regulatory Policy and Intelligence

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine, Argentina

Regulatory systems play a crucial role in health systems by ensuring that medicines and other health technologies, including vaccines, blood and blood products, medical devices, among others that are released for the population, are properly evaluated and meet international standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness. This session will gather regulators from Latin America and the Caribbean, who will provide a summary of the progress made on their regulatory projects, take stock of their experiences responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and describe their plans and priorities for 2022 and beyond.

Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the responsibilities or regulators in improving access to safe, efficacious, and quality medical products
  • Distinguish main actions and best practices implemented by health authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Identify current and future regulatory projects and priorities from regulators in the region


Maria  Luz Pombo

Moving Forward on the Recommendations of the Report on Regulatory Systems Strengthening in the Americas

Maria Luz Pombo

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United States

Advisor, Vaccines and Biotechnological Products, Health Systems and Services

Leonardo  Sánchez, PharmD

Regulatory Updates for the Region of Central America

Leonardo Sánchez, PharmD

Agencia de Regulación Sanitaria HONDURAS, Honduras

Comisionado Adjunto

Joy  St.John

Regulatory Updates for the Region of the Caribbean

Joy St.John

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Trinidad And Tobago

Executive Director

Ana Gabriela  Silva Flor de Olortegui, RPh

Regulatory Updates for Peru

Ana Gabriela Silva Flor de Olortegui, RPh


Executive Director of the Pharmaceutical Products Department

Miriam Jackeline Jackeline Loera Rosales


Miriam Jackeline Jackeline Loera Rosales


International Affairs Director

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