Resolving Global Vaccine Inequity

Innovation, Capabilities and Governance

Apr 11–12, 2024 | 9:00 – 17:00 Download .ics

| Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

The development of COVID-19 vaccines within a year of the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 was an unprecedented triumph of scientific research that saved millions of lives. In contrast, the lack of global coordination to manage intellectual property, technology transfer, production, financing, and distribution of vaccines led to excess deaths and losses in economic output.

There is urgent need for greater understanding of how to organise society on a global scale to speed up both the transfer of knowledge and technology, and the production and distribution of vaccines. This conference brings together academics, practitioners, and policymakers to explore the factors that supported or inhibited vaccine distribution and technology transfer. Our purpose is to learn the lessons of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic so that national and international society will be better organised to respond to future pandemics and public health crises.

Conference convenor:

  • Christine Oughton, SOAS University of London
  • Öner Tulum, AIRnet, Brown University
  • William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts, AIRnet

Speakers include:

  • Phil Alvelda, Brainworks Foundry, Inc
  • Julia Barnes-Weise, Global Healthcare Innovation Alliances Accelerator (GHIAA)
  • Maria Bottazzi, Texas Children’s Hospital Centre for Vaccine Development; National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Andres Cardenas, AIRnet
  • Thomas Ferguson, Institute for New Economic Thinking
  • Padmashree Gehl Sampath, African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, University of Johannesburg, Harvard University
  • Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts, UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism
  • Hsu Huang, Brown University
  • Jerome H. Kim, International Vaccine Institute, South Korea
  • William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts, AIRnet
  • Rohit Maplani, Independent Consultant, UNITAID
  • Duncan Matthews, Queen Mary University of London
  • Suerie Moon, Global Health Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Africa Union Developement – NEPAD
  • Christine Oughton, SOAS University of London
  • Petro Terblanche, Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines
  • Damian Tobin, University of Cork
  • Öner Tulum, AIRnet, Brown University

Conference ticket prices:

  • General Admission: £12 per day (£20 for both days).
  • Concession: £6 per day (£12 for both days).

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