Oct 10, 2010 06:30 PM
Is it right to patent human genes implicated in causing breast cancer, to be used for commercial purposes? - Hear from international leaders on their campaigns to get life-saving medicines and diagnostics to all who need them, particularly the poorest. Do universities have an ethical obligation towards ensuring that their biomedical research benefits patients in developing countries too? - Learn how students from over 40 institutions in the United States, Canada, Tanzania, Brazil, Europe, Uganda, and Australia are expanding access to drugs for HIV and heart disease, to HPV vaccines and diagnostics. Want to join an international, expanding, student-driven access-to-medicines movement? - Network with student-leaders promoting global access licensing and research into neglected diseases at their universities.
Students, faculty and community members of Chapel Hill and Durham alike are welcome! Join us for part or all of the conference.
Registration (free) and conference agenda at www.essentialmedicine.org/conference/2010
More about Universities Allied for Essential Medicines at www.essentialmedicine.org
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