Saturday, March 17, 2007


The Global Outreach Students' Association presents:

(in collaboration with the College of Health Disciplines )

Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Access to Essential Medicines

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

9:00 am-5:00 pm

First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall)


Speakers include:

Kelly Bannister, UVic

Accessing traditional knowledge and biodiversity: Rights, responsibilities and related issues

Pat Howard, SFU

Biopiracy and Traditional Medicines

John Hepburn, UBC VP Research

Technology transfer, patent licensing and current research at UBC

Bob Hancock, UBC Microbiology and Immunology

Antimicrobial peptides, access to essential medicines, research funding

Steve Morgan, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Can patents promote efficiency and equity in pharmaceutical innovation?

Cailin Morrison, International Trade Law Consultant, MSF Access to Essential Medicines Campaign Legal Advisor

Trading away Health: Free Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines.

Guests from the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)

Role of universities in equal access to technology and distribution of research