Introductory Seminar 2009

Andrew presenting on UAEM's international workMedical research at universities has a major
impact on people’s health around the world.

How can we ensure that universities do
the research that is most desperately needed?

How can we ensure that people in poor countries
have access to the fruits of that research?

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a student group that tackles these issues through hands-on advocacy. We have already had a lot of success at UBC and other universities, but there is a lot of work left to do, and we need your help! Want to learn more?

Date and time: Saturday, October 17th, 2009 — 9:30am – 2:00pm
Place: Medical Student Alumni Centre, 2750 Heather St. (at 12th Ave), Vancouver, BC

The introductory seminar is our annual comprehensive introduction to crucial global health topics such as drug development, patenting, and access to treatment.


1. Introduction: Making medicines for people, not for profit

presented by Mike Gretes

2. The development pipeline and neglected diseases

presented by Kerry Walker

3. Intellectual property and access to medicines

presented by Charles Au

4. Potential solutions: introduction to UAEM

presented by June Lai

5. UAEM’s international projects

presented by Andrew Gray

UAEM at UBC 6. UAEM at the University of British Columbia

presented by Catee Lalonde

7-sfu-chapter7. UAEM at Simon Fraser University

presented by Andreas Pilarinos

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