[Ip-health] UAEM University Innovation Symposium - Washington DC, Nov. 20, 2010

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Wed Nov 10 12:46:30 PST 2010

Dear Colleagues,


Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is organizing a
symposium on the role of universities and public institutions as
non-profits in the medicine innovation system, particularly related to
their role in finding cures for neglected diseases as well as
open-source research methods.  


The symposium will be held at American University Washington college of
Law in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2010 from 8:30 A.M until 6:00
P.M.  The program will be hosted by the Program on Information Justice
and Intellectual Property (PIJIP).


The invitation is open to access to medicines advocates, students,
scholars and others looking to increase their involvement in this area.


UAEM has recruited product development partnerships, university
administrators, researchers, industry actors, technology transfer
officials, funding institutions and students who have demonstrated that
they are innovators in the fields of neglected disease discovery,
university licensing, and open-source methods. The symposium aims to
specifically explore the role of universities in the broader innovation
system and directions for university policy to best improve both
innovation and access to medicines.  The agenda is attached.


We urge you to circulate the conference announcement to colleagues in
research and policy alike who can contribute to the conversation.


Please register (no registration fee) at your earliest convenience at
this link: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm. 


Once at the page, select the drop down and scroll to "Nov. 20 Workshop
on Neglected Diseases."  


The symposium web site will be updated regularly and you can find it at:
http://essentialmedicine.org/uaem-university-innovation-symposium.  If
you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to register by
phone or email, please do not hesitate to contact us at (510) 868-1159,
or at rahwa.tareke at essentialmedicine.org.


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