Global Congress on IP 2015 [Dec 15-17, Delhi] and Youth Workshop on IPR, Public Health & Access to Medicines [Dec 18-21]: Apply by Oct 26

The 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, scheduled to be held from 15-17th December, 2015 at National Law University, Delhi is fast approaching.

Interested candidates who haven’t yet sent in their applications to participate are encouraged to do so at the earliest.

To coincide with the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest, ISID, PHM and Prayas are conducting a four-day post-congress youth workshop on intellectual property, public health and access to medicines. Selected participants will:

(a) participate in the Workshop and the Global Congress on IP and Public Interest; and

(b) receive full funding for their participation in both events.

Researchers, activists, journalists, scholars, public health professionals and students are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 40 years of age or younger on 1 December 2015 and residents of India. Last date for receipt of applications is 26 October 2015. You can read the complete call for applications for the Workshop HERE.

To apply to participate in the Workshop, fill out the application form and submit it along with your CV by 26th October, 2015. Queries on the Workshop can be addressed to [email protected]

Venue: ISID Campus, 4, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070

About the Workshop

To coincide with the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest being held in Delhi, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Peoples Health Movement (PHM) and Prayas are conducting a four-day post-congress workshop on intellectual property, public health and access to medicines.

Some of the broad themes of the workshop-cum-conference would include:

i) Introduction to Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

ii) WTO and TRIPS – evolution, consequences, legal aspects and reform proposals;

iii) Indian patent law and policy – history, 2005 amendments and recent developments;

iv) Patent Examination and Enforcement;

v)Trade Agreements, TRIPS-plus demands and Public Health;

vi) Challenging pharmaceutical patent monopolies: Role of Public Health and Public Interest Groups; and

vii) Research and Development: Alternative Models.

Participants of the workshop-cum-conference will be selected based on their qualifications, experience and interest in the area of law, public health and innovation. The faculty for the workshop will include Indian and International experts in this area.

Participants selected for the workshop will receive registration for the Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest and will be expected to attend all the days of the Global Congress prior to the workshop. Participants selected for the workshop will receive full funding for their participation in the Workshop and the Global Congress.

About the Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest (information is  HERE)

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest is the most significant event on the calendar for scholars and policy advocates working on intellectual property from a public interest perspective. The Global Congress began in Washington DC in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and was held in Cape Town in 2013.

The fourth Global Congress will now be held in New Delhi, in December 2015. The event would be the largest convening of public interest-oriented intellectual property practitioners ever held in Asia, and would help link in the world’s most populous region to these global debates around how intellectual property policy can best serve the public interest.

The Access to Medicines (A2M) track of the Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest will bring scholars, activists, and practitioners together to focus on how law and policy can be reshaped to expand access to quality, affordable medicines and health technologies for all.

The track is particularly interested this year in exploring four key themes (1) A2M & Human Rights: (2) Taking Stock of Current Policy Space; (3) Spotlight on Least Developed Countries; and (4) India’s Centrality in Access to Medicines.

Who should apply?

Researchers, activists, journalists, scholars, public health professionals and students who are 40 years of age or younger as of 1 December 2015 and are residents of India.

Language of the Workshop: Regrettably at this point we are only able to conduct the workshop in English.

In coming years we hope to make this a multi-lingual endeavour but are unfortunately unable to do so at this stage.

As the subject of the workshop is also technical, applicants must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Level of the Workshop: The Workshop is designed for persons with some familiarity of issues related to intellectual property, public health and access to medicines and would like to develop a deeper understanding of the legal, technical and health issues involved.

Application Process: Those wishing to participate in the workshop are required to fill the application form and submit it along with their C.V. on or before 26 October 2015.

Participants will receive

1. Travel and Accommodation from 14 December – 22 December 2015

2. Registration at the Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Process Dates

Opening Date for Applications: 26 September 2015

Final Date of Submission of Applications: 26 October 2015

Confirmation of selected participants: 31 October 2015

Workshop and Global Congress Dates

Arrival in Delhi, Orientation and Assignments: 14 December 2015

Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest: 15 – 17 December 2015

Workshop on Intellectual Property and Public Health: 18 – 21 December 2015

Departure from Delhi: 22 December 2015

For questions/clarifications please write to: [email protected]

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