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McGeorge School of Law Global Center Conference

Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:00am to 5:00pm

3200 Fifth Ave., Sacramento, CA

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Changing Regulation of Pharmaceuticals: Issues in Pricing, Intellectual Property, Trade and Ethics

Cosponsored by University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Global Center, VIT University (Chennai, India), Drake University Law School, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, University of Copenhagen Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Wake Forest University Law School, Erin Dunston (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Washington DC), Texas A&M University Law School, China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China), Schinders Law (Guangzhou, China) and Gibson Dunn

University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law Lecture Hall
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 9581

April 5 - 6, 2019

Today’s innovative pharmaceuticals represent a modern-day miracle, the result of tremendous public and private investment in research, development, validation of safety and efficacy, and education of patients, healthcare providers, and payers.  Innovative drugs have taken on an increasingly important - many would argue indispensable - role in healthcare.  With the world’s increasing reliance on the fruits of pharmaceutical R&D, issues of access and cost have come to the forefront in the current healthcare policy debate.  This conference will bring together speakers from across the U.S., Europe, and Asia to confront the multifaceted array of problems and opportunities in the international effort to maximize access to innovative drugs at a cost that appropriately reflects the difficult balance between retaining adequate incentives for further innovation while at the same time allowing access to patient populations with finite abilities to pay.

The conference will approach the problem from a variety of aspects, with speakers from academia addressing pertinent issues from the perspectives of law, science, business, and economics, as well as non-academic speakers from the public and private sectors and the judiciary.  The international nature of the speaker lineup will facilitate an exchange of views that recognizes that the nature of the problem and the appropriate policy response varies across the globe, and provides a forum for a cross-fertilization of ideas across international borders intended to facilitate pragmatic solutions to a major challenge facing both current and future generations. 


  • General Admission, Professionals - $125
  • Non-Pacific Academics, Government or Not-For-Profit - $50
  • All Students, Pacific Faculty & Pacific Staff - $0

This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 7 hours!

The conference will feature over 50 speakers and moderators, including:

This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 7 hours. McGeorge School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of The State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law is the sole provider of California Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits.

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