Global Health Law Summer Institute 2014 Agenda


The program will begin each day at 9:00 a.m., and will conclude between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Day 1 — Monday, July 14, 2014

Access to Global Health: the Role of International Law and Global Health Actors

The first day of the Institute explores the role of law in fostering access to global health as currently evolving, with a focus on developing and transitional economies including case studies from Asia, Africa, and India/South Asia.

Day 2 — Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Access to Health Services

The second day of the Institute will focus on access to health services with emphasis on the legal and economic challenges of: (i) the global mobile workforce, (ii) the emergence of a “universal health coverage framework,” and (iii) the potential of technology to conquer distance and enhance access to health care services.

Day 3 — Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Access to Health Care Products: Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

The third day of the Institute focuses on how intellectual property rules affect access to drugs, devices, biologics, and scientific innovation. We will focus on intellectual property law and practice in the global economic context, considering its role in health care product development, financing and deployment.

Day 4 — Thursday, July 17, 2014

Access to Sustainable Clean and Healthy Environments: The Role of International Environmental Law

A healthy environment is critical to human health, and the linkage suggests that cost efficient and scalable environmental law strategies can represent an economic “ounce of prevention” to save “a pound of cure” in the form of greater resulting global health costs.

The fourth day of the Institute will focus on the changing landscape of the legal right to health as an integral part of the new concepts of sustainable development, and the related role of environmental law in global health.

Day 5 — Friday, July 18, 2014

From Access to Impact: What does it take?

The final day of the Institute focuses on implementation and the role of law and regulation in securing sustainability and improved day-to-day delivery of health services, products and technologies. The discussion will focus on how the harmonization and standardization of law and legal-related administration can enhance the ability to cost effectively and efficiently deliver services and products through the many global health “supply chains” and delivery models.

Last updated 6/30/2014