INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: technical symposium 2019

Cutting-Edge Health Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges

Geneva, WTO Headquarters - Room W

09.45 – 10.30

  • Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO
    Speech
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
    Speech
  • Minelik Alemu Getahun, Assistant Director-General, Global Issues Sector, WIPO
    Quotes

10.30 – 12.30 - Panel I

Cutting-Edge Technologies: Landscape & Perspectives for Health Outcomes

Moderator:

  • Mariângela Batista Galvão Simão, Assistant Director-General, Prequalification and Technology Assessment, WHO

Panelists:

  • Michael Altorfer, CEO, Swiss Biotech Association
    Presentation
  • Nathalie Virag, Distinguished Scientist, Medtronic
  • Maria Teresa Arredondo, Professor, Bioengineering and Photonics Department, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Director of Latin-American Affairs at UPM, Director of Vodafone Chair for Healthcare and e-Inclusion
  • Tim Hubbard, Head of Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Kings College London
    Presentation
  • Manuel Juan Otero, Head of Section, Biomedical Diagnostic Center – Immunology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
    Presentation

12.30 – 13.00

Discussion

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.30

Recent Work by WHO, WIPO and WTO

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019: Creating Healthy Lives - The Future of Medical Innovation

Speaker:

  • Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, Co-Editor Global Innovation Index & Head of Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO
    Presentation

Updates on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Speaker:

  • Nicola Magrini, Secretary, WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines WHO
    Presentation

Measuring Trade in New Technologies

Speaker:

  • Thomas Verbeet, Statistician, Market Access Intelligence Section, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO
    Presentation

14.30 – 16.30 - Panel II

Health, IP, and Trade Perspectives on Maximizing Benefits of Cutting-Edge Technologies

Moderator:

  • Marion Dietterich, Director, Global Challenges Division, Department for Traditional Knowledge and Global Challenges, Global Issues Sector, WIPO

Panelists:

  • Miriam Naarendorp, Pharmacist, Suriname
    Presentation
  • Martin Eling, Director, Institute of Insurance Economics and Professor in Insurance Management, University of St.Gallen
    Presentation
  • Lawrence Cullen, Deputy Director, Biotechnology and Biopharma, Patents Examining Division, Patents, Designs & Trade Marks Directorate, UK Intellectual Property Office
    Presentation
  • Effy Vayena, Chair of Bioethics, Health Ethics and Policy Lab, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich
    Presentation
  • Ayub Shisia Manya, Senior Deputy Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Kenya
    Presentation

16.30 – 17.00

Discussion

17.00 – 17.30

Closing

Speaker:

  • Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, WTO

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