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Eric Obscherning (‘15) attends Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Third Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM-3) in Papua New Guinea

Sep. 17, 2018
Category: Career

From August 10 to 23, Eric Obscherning (B.S., 2015) attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF) meetings in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

APEC is an intergovernmental forum of 21 economies along the Pacific Rim that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation in the region. Members account for approximately half of global trade and 60 percent of world GDP. The LSIF brings together representatives of government, the private sector, and academia to promote life-sciences innovation in support of human health across APEC.

In his role as an Associate Consultant at C&M International, Obscherning serves as an advisor to the APEC LSIF Secretariat and helped organize a suite of meetings: Healthy Women, Health Economies Workshop (August 12); Roundtable on HPV and Cervical Cancer (13); LSIF Planning Group (14); Health Working Group (15); the 8th High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy (16-17); and the Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee (21-23).

The flagship event, the 8th High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy (HLM), elevates within APEC the health-economy nexus and fosters high-level attention towards key issues identified by senior health and economic stakeholders. Thus far the HLM is the key vehicle for bridging the gap between health and the economy, a unique advantage of APEC.

Obscherning credits his passions for travel and global health to his time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a Certificate in Global Health and interned at the Global Health Institute.

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