The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation estimates that neglected tropical diseases affect one billion people worldwide, and that these diseases have the greatest impact on the most vulnerable patient communities. At our DIA EuroMeeting 2017, Dr. Murray Lumpkin, Deputy Director, Integrated Development; and Lead for Global Regulatory Systems Initiatives at the Gates Foundation, chaired the session titled Vaccine Pandemic Preparedness: New Approaches, and joins this exclusive Global Forum podcast to discuss regulatory and caregiver responses to pandemics, and a new collaboration between The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organization. “Uncertainty as to what the pandemic will be adds a real complication and a real challenge as you look to putting together systems in place to meet the outbreak. Likewise, you don’t know where the outbreak is going to be,” he explains. “This uncertainty as to where the outbreak is going to occur and what the outbreak is going to be caused by really puts a level of challenge forward.” To learn more about these topics, plan to attend Designing & Implementing a Robust Pharmacovigilance System for Vaccines or Update from CBER: Advancing the Development of Complex Biologic Products at our DIA 2017 Global Annual Meeting.