4th International Conference & Exhibition on Traditional Medicine
11-13 April 2005
Ministry of Health of Sénégal
The conference wants to bring together a group of medical practitioners and traditional healers in the search for an affordable and effective cure for HIV/AIDS among natural products and alternative practices
7th International AIDS Impact Conference
Cape Town, South Africa
This conference will take an in-depth look at the changing interaction between the biological, psychological and social effects of HIV/AIDS.
Global Forum on Bioethics in Research VI
17-19 March 2005
The Wellcome Trust
The theme of the meeting will be "What Happens When Research is Over? Post Trial Obligations of Researchers and Sponsors".
Global conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Traditonal Medicine
Johannesberf, South Africa
16-18 March 2005
South Africa's Ministry of Health, WIPO and others
The main theme of the Conference is "can assuring protection for indigenous knowledge lead to quality improvement in global health care system?"
WTO Council for trade-related aspects of Intellectual Property
8-10 March 2005
For further information on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) events, contact the WTO Information and Media Relations Division.
Health Research and Access to Medicines in Asia & the Western Pacific
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: 13 - 14 December 2004
Organised by: Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and Western Pacific (FERCAP), Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity for Ethical Review (SIDCER)
This conference is situated within the SIDCER International Cooperative Project on Best Practices in Health Research. This project examines fundamental questions in the ethics of health research affecting resource-poor regions. The overall aim of the project is to advance a global dialogue on Best Practices in Health Research.
Dhaka International Biotech Conference
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date: 4 - 6 December 2004
Organised by: Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
The fifth International Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Conference will be held at the Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 4 to 6 December 2004. It is organised by the Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology and is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Information and Community Technology, and University of Dhaka.
7th World Congress of Bioethics
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 9 - 12 November 2004
Organised by: International Association of Bioethics (IAB)
The 2004 congress theme of Deep Listening: bridging divides in local and global ethics will be incorporated into three sub-themes: indigenous health ethics, public health ethics from local and global perspectives and refiguring the body.
Controlling the Risk: Science to Combat Global Infectious Diseases
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: 9 - 10 November 2004
Organised by: Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR)
This global infectious diseases conference will examine how the scientific community is facing and fighting the battle against global killers. It will bring together scientists from around the world to discuss the causes, consequences and control of major infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, influenza, SARS, malaria and tuberculosis
Forum 8: Helping correct the 10/90 gap
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Date: 16 - 20 November 2004
Organised by: Global Forum for Health Research
Forum 8 provides an opportunity for presentations and exchange of views on the key issues on the global health agenda. This year's programme will focus on global efforts to expand health research in neglected areas to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It will also address issues of health priorities not covered by the goals themselves.
World Congress on Biotechnology
Location: Santiago, Chile
Date: 17 - 22 October 2004
This symposium is the main international meeting in the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology. It is the first time that the conference will be held in Latin America. The scientific programme is themed around: molecular tools, cellular tools, genomic tools, applied genome research, cultivation technology, downstream processing, biocatalysis, healthcare, plant and food biotechnology, and environmental biotechnology.
Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean
3-6 October 2004
AIDS, SARS and other diehard diseases: Asia's health hazards and their impact
25 September - 24 october 2004
This four-week print journalism training course will provide an overview of diseases such as AIDS, SARS and the avian flu, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. The journalists will also look at the social and economic consequenses these diseases have on the community.
EMBO Workshop on Proteomics and Human Diseases
13 - 26 September 2004
This two-week workshop is part of the EMBO's World Programme. It comprises a week of theoretical lectures, followed by a laboratory course. Topics covered include: Viral Proteins and Human diseases; Protein networks; Protein functions: Analysis of protein interactions; Proteomics: Techniques (practical part); Microscopy (practical part); DNA and protein microarrays (practical part).
Regional Committee for the Americas
27 September - 1 October 2004
Washington, United States
Regional Committee for the Western Pacific
13 - 17 September 2004
Regional Committee for South-East Asia
7 - 10 September 2004
Regional Committee for Europe
6 - 9 September 2004
Regional Committee for Africa
30 August - 5 September 2004
Genomics for Our World
30 August - 1 September 2004
This conference will focus on the potential of genomics and its implications with regard to global issues. Participants will be able to listen to internationally renowned experts, meet key players and share ideas, and join discussions on important world issues.
AIDS Vaccine Conference
30 August - 1 September 2004
The conference provides an opportunity to bring together scientists in the field of HIV vaccine and to review the most recent advances in basic clinical science. It will emphasize the topics of therapeutic vaccines and the role of developing countries in the research for HIV vaccines.
Roadmap for Success in International Research:Strategies for Protecting Human Research Subjects Globally
2 -3 August 2004
North Carolina, United States
The conference will give participants practical information on conducting biomedical and social science/behavioral research with human subjects in international settings.
Traditional Healing and HIV/AIDS
19 - 21 July 2004
This conference brings together traditional healers and conventional medical practitioners from various parts of the world to pursue a prioritized agenda for the search and development of low cost, effective and sustainable therapies for HIV/AIDS from natural products and practices.
ISER XVII Workshop: Intellectual Property, Innovation and Competition
11 - 18 July 2004
XV International AIDS Conference
11 - 16 July 2004
The XV International AIDS Conference links community and science to galvanize the world’s response to HIV/AIDS through increased commitment, leadership and accountability.
Ethics Issues in Human Subjects Research in Developing Countries
21 - 25 June 2004
Maryland, United States
This course will introduce those enrolled to ethical principles and formal codes of ethics, to key ethical issues that arise in international research. Ultimately, the course will be case-based to enable course participants to work through ethical challenges posed by research conducted in developing countries.
Malaria Research: East African Regional Workshop
13-26 June 2004
This is a two week workshop for young East African students and scientists interested in basic and applied research on protozoan pathogens, including malaria. The course will emphasize intensive, hands-on training in order to help young scientists develop new research and laboratory skills.
WTO Council for trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights
15 - 17 June 2004
International Conference on Stimulating R&D for Neglected Diseases
14 - 15 June 2004
Médecins Sans Frontières and the London School of Economics and Political Science is organising a one and a half day international conference on stimulating research and development for medicines for neglected diseases.
Fifty-seventh World Health Assembly
17 - 22 May 2004
Agendas, records, documents related to the World Health Assembly. Documentation for Executive Board Meetings. Available in the official languages of WHO.
Workshop on New Approaches to Technology Development in the Life Sciences
20 - 21 May 2004
New York, USA
Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, this workshop arises out of increasing concerns about recent trends in the organization, funding and incentives for R&D in the life sciences and the development of new technologies in pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
“Health of Nations”: OECD Forum 2004
12 - 13 May 2004
The OECD Forum is a multistakeholder summit which brings together business and labour leaders, civil society personalities, government ministers and leaders of international organisations to discuss the key issues of the 21st century.
The Ethics of Intellectual Property Rights and Patents
23-24 April 2004
Held under the auspices of the Secretary General, Council of Europe, and the Minister of Science and the Minister of Health, Poland in cooperation with Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Poland and the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice.
Global Forum on Bioethics in Research
22 - 23 April 2004
Global Forum on Bioethics in Research will take place in Paris, hosted by INSERM. The topics will center on intellectual property issues in health research. Sponsors of the meeting include NIH (FIC and NIEHS), CDC, The UK MRC, The Wellcome Trust, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Intellectual Property Rights and Vaccines in Developing Countries
19 - 20 April 2004
The meeting was primarily an opportunity for the participants (representing OECD and developing country manufacturers, public-private partnerships in vaccine R&D, public sector research institutions, international organizations and NGOs) to exchange views and share their experiences on a potentially controversial but relatively unexplored topic.