The founding patient organizations that attended the March Ad board meeting convened the inaugural face-to-face meeting of the GASCDO on January 9-10, 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands to make the establishment of the corporation official. What a historic event!
Participants at the face-to-face meeting include presenters, pharmaceuticals and patient organizations from ten countries across five continents: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Oman, USA, and UK.
At this meeting, Carol Ossai was elected interim chair of the board and Lanre Tunji-Ajayi (Canada) was appointed the interim President/CEO of this new organization. Sadly, Carol died on April 10, 2020, succumbing to a brief illness. Lanre continued to serve as the founding president/CEO of the organization until August 31st, 2020 when her interim appointment concluded.