[Ip-health] 18 May Event-- "Medicines Patent Pool: Stimulating Innovation, Improving Access"

Kaitlin Mara kmara at medicinespatentpool.org
Fri May 13 05:20:45 PDT 2011

Wednesday, 18 May from 1.15PM to 2.45PM

³The Medicines Patent Pool:  Stimulating Innovation, Improving Access²

The Medicines Patent Pool is pleased to invite you to our side-event to
the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), WIPO's forum for the
discussion of international patent laws and norms. The event will
introduce the Medicines Patent Pool in the context of discussions on
patents and health at the SCP.  Speakers will are drawn from key
institutions addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis: innovative financing
mechanismUNITAID; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria;
the WorldHealth Organization, and WIPO, as well as the Patent Pool.

Those wishing to attend who do not already have a pass to the UN or to
WIPO are kindly asked to inform us of their attendance by emailing
office at medicinespatentpool.org.

Moderator:     Konji Sebati, Global Challenges Division, WIPO

Speakers:               Sophie Logez, Manager, Quality Assurance and Data
Management Team , Pharmaceutical Management Unit, The Global Fund
                        Jorge Bermudez, Executive Secretary, UNITAID
                        Ellen Œt Hoen, Executive Director, Medicines
Patent Pool
   Zafar Mirza, Department of Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual
Property, WHO
   Amb. Servansing, Permanent Representative of Mauritius representing the
African Union

A sandwich lunch will be served.

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