The University of Iowa

2009: Conference Schedule

2009 Conference | Conference Schedule | Speaker Biographies


"Globalization of Drug Therapies"

Global Health Studies Program Conference

Oct. 16-18 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

12:00-1:30pm Registration, Ballroom foyer

Opening Remarks by Downing Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs

1:30-2:40pm Stephen Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, Professor and Head Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, Director, PRIME Institute, Century Mortar Club Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Management and Economics, University of Minnesota
Drug Access, Health and Healthcare – Advancing Health or Wealth?

2:40-3:40pm Bernard A. Sorofman, PhD, Executive Associate Dean, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Iowa
Creating Medicines

3:40-3:55pm Break

3:55-5:00pm Renata Reis, Lawyer and Journalist, MS Social Policy, Grupo de Trabalho sobre Propriedade Intelectual, Associacao Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS, Brazil
Intellectual Property and Access to ARVs: The Civil Society Experience

5:30-6:45pm Buffet Dinner, Main Lounge (Room 180)

6:45-8:30pm Video and Discussion with Maureen McCue, MD, PhD, GHSP and Center for Human Rights, University of Iowa and Coordinator Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility
Health for Sale

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Paul Hunt, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, The UN Commission on Human Rights, Professor, Department of Law and The Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK
What is the Right to Health? What Does it Have to Say About Access to Medicines? Why Does It Matter?

10:15-10:30am Break

10:30-11:30am Nuria Homedes, MD, DrPH, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Regional Campus at El Paso
Pills and Public Health: Do the Latin American Poor Benefit from Pharmaceutical Expenditures?

11:30am-12:30pm Ari M. Samsky, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, GHSP, University of Iowa
Humanitarianism Without Humans: Drug Donations and Neglected Tropical Disease

12:30-2:00pm Lunch on your own

2:00-3:00pm Marsha K. Millonig, BS Pharm, MBA, President and CEO, Catalyst Enterprises, LLC, Minnesota
Counterfeit Drugs: Imitation is Not Flattering

3:00-3:15pm Break

3:15-5:00pm Forums Inter-Relationships of Local and Global Drug Use

Ari M. Samsky, PhD, and Bernard A. Sorofman, PhD,
Topic A: Clinical Drug Studies in Developing Countries – IMU Indiana Room

William Doucette, PhD, and Maureen McCue, MD, PhD
Topic B: Generic/Branded Drugs and Direct to Consumer Advertising – IMU Iowa Room

David Bedell, MD, and Erika Ernst, PharmD
Topic C: Over use of Antibiotics in Developed and Less Developed Countries – IMU Minnesota Room

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Karen Kubby, former Executive Director of the Emma Goldman Women's Clinic and a former Iowa City Council Member
From the Global to Local Iowans: A Brief Overview of Women’s Local Struggles to Access to Family Planning Medication

Keith Johnson, MS, Director, Strategies for Enhancing Access to Medicines, Management Sciences for Health, Washington, DC
Access to Medicines in East Africa

11:15-11:30am Break

11:30am-1:00pm Panel of three local speakers: From Iowa with Love: Serving the Global Underserved

Kristi Dimke, student College of Pharmacy
Deworming School Children in Xicotepec, Mexico

Meghan Hammen, Student College of Nursing
Building Community Capacity for Prevention and Management of Diabetes in St. Lucia

Darlene McCord, McCord Research
Skin Diseases in Ghana