Sama participated in the four day workshop organised by Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) along with People’s Health Movement (PHM) and Prayas from December 18– 22, 2015. The workshop coincided with the 4th Global congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest. Sama conducted sessions on clinical trials and women’s movements during the workshop.
Some of the main themes of the workshop were Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines; WTO and TRIPS- evolution; Consequences, Legal Aspects and Reform Proposals, Indian Patent Law and Policy History; Trade Agreements; TRIPS – Plus Demands and Public Health; Alternate Models for Research and Development etc.
Participants of the workshop included young researchers, activists, journalists, scholars, public health professionals and students.