Access to Medicines and Intellectual Property: An International Expert Meeting on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, Global Developments, and New Strategies for Improving Access

From 19 – 21 April 2007, in Ottawa, Canada, the North-South Institute and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network jointly organized an international expert meeting to discuss Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, broader global developments related to intellectual property (IP) and access to medicines, and alternative approaches for addressing the global deficit in both research into the health needs of the world’s poor and access by patients in the developing world to current or future medicines.

The agenda for the meeting and a list of participants are appended to this report of the deliberations, as is a list of background materials shared with participants in advance of the consultation.

Presentations from the meeting are available from the website of the North-South Institute.