Applications now open for the upcoming executive course on intellectual property, diplomacy and global public health

10 November 2010

The Graduate Institute's Global Health Programme and the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall Law School (Newark, NJ, USA), are offering an Executive Course on Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and Global Public Health, in Geneva, 16 - 18 Frebruary 2011

Course directors: Dr. Nick Drager, Graduate Institute and Prof. Carl Coleman, Seton Hall Law School


Intellectual property issues have come to play an increasingly important role in discussions of national and global health problems. Yet, individuals whose primary expertise is health or diplomacy may find these discussions inaccessible because they lack a sufficient understanding of basic intellectual property concepts and their relationship to global public health. The purpose of this course is to help fill this gap by exploring current debates about health-related aspects of intellectual property from a global public health perspective. A key goal of the course will be to develop concrete tools for implementing the World Health Organization's Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation, and Intellectual Property.

Topics will include

  • Current and emerging issues in intellectual property and global public health
  • TRIPS and the Doha Declaration
  • Alternative mechanisms for incentivizing the development of treatments for diseases that predominantly affect developing countries
  • The problem of counterfeiting
  • Industry perspectives on IP and global public health
  • Technology transfer and open access to knowledge
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