PRCCI joins PRMA Annual Health Forum

For the first time on November 13, 2020, PRCCI joined as a sponsor of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association’s (PRMA) Health Industry Forum with the participation of a group of its team members. PRMA is a private, voluntary, non-profit organization that unites Puerto Rico’s manufacturers and service industries. Similarly to PRCCI’s vision, both organizations look to enhance the economic and social well-being through integrated initiatives combining unique perspectives that converge.  Representatives from government, academia, non-profit organizations, and diverse industry sectors among others attended the forum to take part in an informative and educational exchange.   With all the challenges Puerto Rico and around the world are facing right now, including the COVID-19 pandemic, this event provided a fresh perspective that could push forward innovation from our island.

From Europe to the United States to Central America, this panel included speakers from all over the world. The panel on Global International Perspective on COVID-19 discussed the resilience among leaders of organizations throughout critical moments for the island and Puerto Rico as a Science Manufacturing Hub / Redevelopment in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries, among other conversations. Other presentations incorporated María Fernanda Levis, CEO of Impactivo Consulting sharing Telemedicine Innovation and access to patients.

“At PRCCI, we were extremely motivated to become a part of this health forum as it brought diverse voices from different healthcare areas as well as stakeholders.” Dr. Amarilys Silva-Boschetti, PharmD, PRCCI Executive Director shared. She also added that PRCCI looks forward to the collaboration with PRMA and its Health Committee on initiatives that work hand in hand with our mission.

At PRCCI, we have also been active with the PR Pharmaceutical Association working in the past for industry and social responsibility projects such as our recent blood donation campaign “Lo Llevamos en la Sangre”. PRCCI, PRMA, and all the other collaborators are committed to these types of conversations that will critically analyze spaces for growth within the clinical investigation, centering the patients, and celebrate our accomplishments. We see the participation at the PRMA’s Health Industry Forum as an opportunity to amplify partnerships while understanding the importance of health for the economy on the island and cultivate new avenues to positively impact patients.