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Medical Innovation - Changing Business Models

A Joint Technical Symposium by WHO, WIPO and WTO

Geneva, July 5, 2013 (WIPO, 34, chemin des Colombettes - Room A)


08:30 – 09:00 Registration of Participants
09:00 – 09:45

Opening session

  • Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization PDF, Opening remarks by Francis Gurry Video
  • Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization icon_playVideo | Transcript
  • Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization icon_playVideo | Transcript
09:45 – 10:30

Key note: The evolution of medical innovation

Introduction by Konji Sebati, Director, Department for Traditional Knowledge and Global Challenges, WIPO icon_playVideo

  • Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance PDF, Presentation by Richard Laing icon_playVideo
Questions and Answers icon_playVideo
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30

Panel 1: Evolving medical innovation – today's challenges, tomorrow's solutions

Introduction: Denis Broun, Executive Director, UNITAID icon_playVideo

  • Richard Laing, Medical Officer, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, WHO PDF, Presentation by Richard Laing icon_playVideo
  • Anthony So, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Global Health and Director of the Program on Global Health and Technology Access, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University PDF, Presentation by Anthony So icon_playVideo
  • Petra Laux, Head of Global Public & Governmental Affairs, Novartis International AG PDF, Presentation by Petra Laux icon_playVideo

Questions and Answers icon_playVideo

Moderator: Denis Broun, Executive Director, UNITAID

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30

Panel 2: Lessons from the field – New models, new directions in innovation

Introduction: Greg Perry, Executive Director, The Medicines Patent Pool icon_playVideo

  • Niresh Bhagwandin, Executive Manager, South African Medical Research Council PDF, Presentation by Niresh Bhagwandin icon_playVideo
  • Solomon Nwaka, Acting Director, African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) and Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO/TDR PDF, Presentation by Solomon Nwaka icon_playVideo
  • Pascale Boulet, Head of Policy Affairs and IP Advisor, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) pdf icon_playVideo

Questions and Answers icon_playVideo

Moderator: Greg Perry, Executive Director, The Medicines Patent Pool

15:30 – 16:45

Panel 3:  Charting new directions for international cooperation and policy development

Introduction: Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO icon_playVideo

  • Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, WHO - Presented by Martin Friede, Leader, Technology Transfer Initiative, Office of the Assistant Director-General, WHO PDF, Presentation by Richard Wilder icon_playVideo
  • Andrew Jenner, Director, Innovation & Trade Policy, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) icon_playVideo
  • Richard Wilder, Associate General Counsel at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation PDF, Presentation by Marie-Paule Kieny icon_playVideo

Questions and Answers icon_playVideo

Moderator: Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO

16:45 – 17:00

Concluding Remarks

  • Christian Wichard, Deputy Director General, Global Issues Sector, WIPO icon_playVideo