Events Calendar

Health Law MAS Info Session and Lecture
Start: January 29, 2013 05:00 PM

The California Western School of Law - UC San Diego present a Health Law MAS information session:

Professor Bryan A. Liang
"Biopiracy and Indigenous Peoples: Global Policy Promoting Social Justice"


WHAT: "Biopiracy and Indigenous Peoples: Global Policy Promoting Social Justice"

WHO: Professor Bryan A. Liang, E. Donald Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Law and Executive Director, Institute of Health Law Studies; Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, San Diego Center for Patient Safety; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - Arrive
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Lecture
Followed by question and answer session on his talk and the programs
Networking and program discussions until 7:30 p.m. with staff, current students, and alumni

WHERE: La Jolla Village Professional Center, Salk Room, Suite A-124 (the Connect Offices), 8950 Villa La Jolla, La Jolla, CA 92037

RSVP: There is no cost to attend but you must RSVP to Zarin Shaghaghi or 858-534-9159

ADDITIONAL INFO: Many potentially useful medicines arise from developing countries’ biodiverse environments as well as from indigenous community knowledge. This "bioprospecting" has become an important strategy in drug discovery and development. However, global intellectual property rules have resulted in bio-piracy, where public and private entities have exploited natural and ethnic resources without benefit sharing with indigenous peoples. Further, sovereign-based approaches have not led to adequate biodiversity management. There is tremendous opportunity for public-private partnerships to fill this void. Coupling the private and public sectors with indigenous peoples, civil society organizations, and country academics, long term, trust-based relationships can provide equitable benefit sharing and effective biodiversity management.

Current students, prospective students, alumni, and staff of the Health Law, Leadership in Healthcare Organizations, and Clinical Research programs will be in attendance. Materials on the programs will be available.