‘Equitable access to controlled medicine: between drug control and human rights in post-market access in low- and middle income countries’ – Conference report

By Marie Elske Gispen, Utrecht University, m.e.c.gispen@uu.nl

On 8 and 9 October 2015 several GHLG members participated in a symposium on ‘Equitable access to controlled medicine: between drug control and human rights in post-market access in low- and middle income countries’ (co-organized by Marie Elske Gispen, Utrecht University). Marie Elske presented the preliminary conclusions of her Ph.D. research on access to controlled medicines at this meeting. GHLG fellows Brigit Toebes and Hans Hogerzeil commented on her work from a legal and global health perspective respectively. Brigit mainly touched upon the question whether or not the normative framework of the right to health is sufficiently equipped to further access to medicine provision. Hans particularly reflected on the progress, or lack thereof, made so far in the area of access to (controlled) medicines. GHLG fellow Katrina Perehudoff joined on the second day of the symposium as participant.

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U4 SSEL Conference – “Governance of a Contemporary Multilateral Institutional Architecture”

This year’s U4 network cluster conference is organized from 4 till 6 November 2015 in congress center Het Kasteel  in Groningen, the Netherlands.

The conference includes the following panels:

1. Governance of Politics, Conflicts and Interventions

2. Governance of E-Democracy and Internet Architecture

3. Governance of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Specifically, Professor Brigit Toebes will chair the session on Society, Human Rights, and Welfare. There is also one session on Global Health.

Check out the following link for detailed information:

Program U4 SSEL Conference 4-6 November 2015

Groningen–Osaka biannual conference 2015 – global health humanitarianism

In the context of celebrating 10 years of the Osaka university office in Groningen Osaka and Groningen propose to discuss the issue of global health in humanitarianism (an issue in both Universities’ field of interest) in an interdisciplinary setting during a one-day seminar, bringing together experts from a variety of fields engaged in research and policy on global health in contemporary humanitarianism. Conceptualisation and codification of a harmonised approach, the actual level of integratedness of global health and humanitarianism in the transformative approach and the interplay between humanitarian principles and global health values can be addressed. Please find an extended description attached. Would you like to present your research and share your insights in this issue area in an international setting? Please contact Joost Herman (j.herman@rug.nl) for further info.

Date: October 9th

Venue: Academy building, University of Groningen

Reception included

Call for Abstracts – Beneficial coercion in medicine? Foundations, areas of conflict, prevention

The Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany) will host an international conference for young scholars from Germany and The Netherlands on the topic “Beneficial coercion in medicine? Foundations, areas of conflict, prevention” (15-19 February 2016 in Bochum, Germany) which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Check out the following link for detailed information:

CfA_ International Conference_Coercion_Bochum 2016

Call for papers for the U4 Conference Cluster Social Sciences, Economics and Law

Please find the link at the bottom for the 2nd Call for papers for the U4 Conference Cluster Social Sciences, Economics and Law for 4- 6 November 2015, coordinated by Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG) and Sustainable Society with the theme “Governance of Contemporary Multilateral Institutional Architecture”.

May we ask you to distribute the call to interested researchers in your faculty, department or institution and encourage their participation. The conference has its own U4 website, including registration of interests and upload of abstracts or papers. Please take a closer look as it will provide more detail on the specific panels included in the call. The website is:
http://www.u4network.eu/SSEL-conference

The topics for the conference are:

Governance of Politics, Conflicts and Interventions
Governance of International Trade and its Multilateral Agreements
Governance of Human Behavior and Morality in Innovative Markets and Firms
Governance of E-Democracy and Internet Architecture
Governance of Internet Challenges in East Asia
Governance and Equity, Inclusion, Diversity
Governance, Identity and Social Exclusion
Governance, Equity and Diversity

By organising this conference with its various highly topical panels, researchers may present their work and look into cooperation possbilities. Panels have been chosen in such a way as to obtain maximum benefit of bringing together the best researchers, including PhD students, across our 4 universities. We look very much forward to the conference and hope to see many of you in het Kasteel on the 4 – 6th November.

U4 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS 2015