World Intellectual Property Organization

Access to Medicines: Pricing and Procurement Practices

A Joint Technical Symposium by WHO, WIPO and WTO

Geneva, 16 July 2010, WTO CR II

Program Program

Time Topic
8h30 – 9h00 Registration of Participants

9h00 – 9h45

Opening Remarks: Creating Synergies Between Intellectual Property Rights and Public Health
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General - Speech by Pascal Lamy
    World Trade Organization (WTO)
     
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General - Speech by Margaret Chan
    World Health Organization (WHO)
     
  • Francis Gurry, Director General PDF, Opening Remarks, Gurry
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
     

9h45 – 11h15

Panel 1: Current Developments and Ongoing Work in WHO/WTO/WIPO
  • Procurement, prequalification, pricing, availability of drugs
    Speaker:
    Richard Laing, WHO PDF, Procurement, prequalification, pricing, availability of drugs, Laing
     
  • Relevant multilateral trade policies and available data
    Speaker:
    Antony Taubman, WTO PDF, Relevant multilateral trade policies and available data, Taubman
     
  • Access to patent information, competition policy, arbitration and mediation
    Speaker:
    Konji Sebati, WIPO PDF, Access to patent information, competition policy, arbitration and mediation, Kebati

Discussion

Moderator: Zafar Mirza, WHO
 

11h15 – 11h45

Break

11h45 – 13h00

Panel 2: Consumption Pricing and Availability
  • Data on pricing
    Speakers:
    Thuy Huong Ha, The Global Fund
    Sophie Logez, The Global Fund PDF, Data on pricing, Logez
     
  • Medicine prices, availability, affordability & price components
    Speaker: Margaret Ewen, Health Action International (HAI) PDF, Medicine prices, availability, affordability & price components, Ewen

Discussion

Moderator: Carsten Fink, WIPO
 

13h00 – 14h15

Lunch Break
14h15 – 15h30  Panel 3: Experiences on Medicines Procurement
  • Speakers:
    Zafar Mirza (WHO) PDF, Panel 3: Experiences on Medicines Procurement, Mirza
    Katy Athersuch, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)

Discussion

Moderator: Hans Hogerzeil (WHO) PDF,  Panel 3: Experiences on Medicines Procurement, Hogerzeil

15h30 – 16h00  Break

16h00 – 17h30

Panel Discussion: Taking Stock and Defining Future Needs

Panellists:

  • Jorge Bermudez, UNITAID
  • Rebecca Stevens, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (Novartis)
  • Yehudah Livneh, International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (Teva) PDF, Panel Discussion: Taking Stock and Defining Future Needs, Livneh
  • Denis Broun, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Discussion

Moderator: Antony Taubman, WTO

17h30 – 17h45

Prospects for Future Dialogue and Cooperation
  • Ruth Dreifuss, Former Swiss Federal Councillor, former Chairperson of the WHO Commission on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH)

17h45 – 18h00

 Closing Session

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