Mar 21-22: Inaugural Conference on Global Health, Gender and Human Rights

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 03:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603

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.

The conference will bring together international experts in global health, gender, and human rights. Working groups will produce recommendations on: disabilities/mental health; women/adolescent girls’ health; maternal mortality and morbidity; gender identities, expressions and sexual orientation; older persons; neglected diseases; access to medicines; and tobacco control and smoke free environments. The 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 needed in a manner consistent with international human rights treaties and standards. 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