Introductory Seminar 2010

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 16th, 2010 — 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.

Couldn’t make it to the seminar, or want to review what you saw? Check back here soon for video podcasts of all the presentations!


1. The global disease burden and the research gap

presented by Jennifer Choi

2. Crash course in intellectual property and access to medicines

presented by Andrew Gray

3. Solutions: UAEM’s work internationally and locally

presented by Kevin Hooi

4. Opportunities to get involved

presented by Jiyoon Koo

This year we also had a special guest presentation from Pauline of Grandmothers to Grandmothers, speaking about their work with the Stephen Lewis Foundation and on their support of the campaign to reform Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime.

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