[Ip-health] Invitation 16/5 Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Europe. Revisiting the incentives framework.

Jaume Vidal Jaume at haiweb.org
Wed Apr 25 06:38:23 PDT 2018

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018
European Parliament, Brussels
Room A3H-1

Health Action International invites you to a roundtable discussion, with key stakeholders from European Union (EU) institutions and civil society, to share perspectives on the intellectual property (IP) incentives framework and access to medicines in Europe.

High-priced medicines, resulting from the current IP incentives framework, have become an increasingly relevant problem, not only in low- and middle-income countries, but also in high-income ones. As such, there is renewed scrutiny of the impact of IP rights and incentives, and numerous calls to make use of the flexibilities in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement-and other IP management tools-in containing costs and improving and securing access to medicines in the EU and beyond.

Hosted by Nessa Childers MEP (S&D, ENVI) and José Inácio Faria MEP (EPP, ENVI)

Opening Remarks: Jaume Vidal, Policy Advisor, Health Action International

Roundtable Discussion: Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Europe: Revisiting the Incentives Framework

Moderator: Agustín Reyna, Chief Competition Advisor, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
·Nessa Childers MEP
José Inácio Faria MEP
Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Unit, Industrial Property and the Fight Against Counterfeiting, European Commission (DG GROW)
Dr Ellen 't Hoen, IP Rights Expert, Global Health Unit, University Medical Center Groningen; Director, Medicines Law and Policy
HU Yuan Qiong, Senior Legal and Policy Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign
Representative of Medicines for Europe (TBC)

Open Discussion and Conclusions

Register online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ip-and-access-to-medicines-in-europe-revisiting-the-incentives-framework-tickets-45478260702


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