PIJIP Organizes Working Group on Access to Medicines at Inaugural Conference Global Health, Gender and Human Rights

Professor Sean Flynn and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property are organizing and overseeing a working group on Access to Medicines, as part of the Inaugural Conference on Global Health and Access to Medicines. The conference will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM and on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Its aim is to bring together international experts in global health, gender and human rights. It will feature:

• Opening plenary remarks, via video, by Dr. Anand Grover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. 

• Welcome remarks by Claudio Grossman, Dean, American University Washington College of Law and Dr. Socorro Gross Galiano, Assistant Director, PAHO/WHO.

• Background papers prepared by WCL Student Fellows and WCL Alumni will be discussed by panelists with extensive expertise on disabilities and mental health; women and adolescent girls’ health; maternal mortality and morbidity; gender identities, expressions and sexual orientation; older persons; access to medicines; and tobacco control and smoke-free environments.

• Working groups will provide an overview with situation analysis by region; share information across international borders within comparative frameworks; review current trends; and highlight public health actions for policy and law reform needed in a manner consistent with international human rights treaties and standards.
• Opportunities for networking with participants at the First Annual Michaels Dinner and Reception.

The working group on Access to Medicine will feature a presentation by Dr. Jorge Bermudez, Vice-President of Health Production and Innovation, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, (Fiocruz), Ministry of Health (Brazil). It will also include the presentation of a background paper by WCL student fellows Zugeilly Coss Sanz, Ophtlie Garnier, Chelsea Masters, Natassia Rozario, and Mina Trudeau.

For more information, including a complete list of working groups and presenters, please see the program agenda: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2012/documents/GlobalHealthPAHO1March_FINAL.pdf?rd=1

The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. To register, please visit: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2012/20120321.cfm


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