Thursday, 11 September 2014

TTIP and global health. Panel event at Royal Society of Medicine #globalhealth

Original posting can be found here.

global health alert: the trans-atlantic trade and investment negotiations - what's the fuss about?

Tuesday 23 September 2014
VenueRoyal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
W1G 0AE  
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about this event

This lecture is organised by RSM Global Health, Medact and the Faculty of Public Health.
The United States and the European Union are currently engaged in negotiations to
establish a new trade and investment agreement with each other. This is set to
become one of the biggest such agreements – encompassing the world’s two
largest economic unions. 
The scope of the negotiations is extremely broad; and covers issues such as
environmental, food and occupational safety; public procurement policy; and the
application of commercial law to public services such as the NHS. Just about
everything covered in the negotiations will have an impact (direct and
indirect) on human and environmental health and on the NHS.
The RSM, Medact and the Faculty of Public Health have teamed up to bring together a range of trade, public health and investment experts to inform doctors and
other health professionals about this vitally important issue.
This evening meeting  will describe the broad scope of the negotiations;
highlight the key concerns (with a focus on health) and examine the argument
that the negotiations will lead to economic growth and development in Europe
that will benefit everyone.
Hear from the experts, debate the issues and engage in discussion about how the
health community can ensure that the negotiations promote and protect health.
If you are concerned or involved in any of these areas then please join us on 23
September 2014.
    • food, chemical, occupational and consumer safety
    • intellectual property rights, including those that affect the price of medicines
    • banking governance and the flow of finance capital
    • public procurement
    • the duties and powers of the state to shape and regulate their health systems
    • cross-border flow of peoples

The panel of speakers include:
John Hilary, Director, War on Want
Dr Gabriel Siles-Brugge, Lecturer in politics, University of Manchester 
Nick Dearden, Director, World Development Movement
Sue Davies, Chief Policy Adviser on Food, Which? 
The evening discussion will be chaired by Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, Lecturer in Global Health, Kings College London and Medact Trustee
If you have any difficulties in registering, please contact, 0207 290 3904

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