[Ip-health] Event of AAAs Science and Human Rights Program

Judit Rius Sanjuan judit.rius at keionline.org
Mon Jul 12 12:42:36 PDT 2010

AAAs has asked us to share information about this event in Washington, DC with the ip-health readers.
Date: Monday, July 26
Time: 5.30-7.00pm (followed by a reception)
Location: AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC
RSVP: http://shr.aaas.org/events/2010_July26_27.html
Scientific advances have brought progress and prosperity to many societies. Yet, at the same time, access to essential medicines, potable water, basic sanitation and other benefits of science remain illusive for many vulnerable and marginalized populations. Enjoying the benefits of scientific progress is a human right, the practical realization of which will require a reconsideration of incentive mechanisms for innovation, a commitment to removing barriers to access, and pro-active approaches to bringing the benefits of science to remote and impoverished communities. This panel will canvass a number of innovative strategies that have been proposed, and in some cases implemented, to give marginalized persons access to the benefits of scientific progress. 
Panelists:      Gregg Alton, Gilead
                        Audrey Chapman, University of Connecticut
                        Ethan Guillen, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
                        James Love, Knowledge Ecology International
Facilitator:       Jessica M. Wyndham, AAAS Science and Human Rights Program

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