Professor Bryan A. Liang talks bio-piracy and indigenous peoples

The California Western School of Law and UC San Diego present a Health Law MAS information session with Professor Bryan A. Liang, director of the Health Law program and Professor of Anesthesiology at UCSD School of Medicine. Professor Liang will speak on "Biopiracy and Indigenous Peoples: Global Policy Promoting Social Justice," January 29 from 5-7pm at the La Jolla Village Professional Center.

liang_at_desk-(1).jpgMany potentially useful medicines arise from developing countries’ biodiverse environments as well as from indigenous community knowledge. This "bioprospecting" has become an important strategy in drug discovery and development. However, global intellectual property rules have resulted in bio-piracy, where public and private entities have exploited natural and ethnic resources without benefit sharing with indigenous peoples. Further, sovereign-based approaches have not led to adequate biodiversity management. There is tremendous opportunity for public-private partnerships to fill this void. Coupling the private and public sectors with indigenous peoples, civil society organizations, and country academics, long term, trust-based relationships can provide equitable benefit sharing and effective biodiversity management.

Professor Liang is a prolific scholar and an outstanding teacher who has authored or co-authored five books and over 300 articles on a range of health law and policy topics. He is well known for his policy work in the interface between law, medicine, economic incentive structures, public health, ethics, and patient safety, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Journal of Patient Safety, Hospital Physician, Survey of Anesthesiology, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, and the National Faculty of Core Content Review of Family Medicine.

Current students, prospective students, alumni, and staff of the Health Law, Leadership in Healthcare Organizations, and Clinical Research programs will be in attendance. Materials on the programs will be available.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Lecture followed by question and answer session on his talk and the programs. Networking and program discussions until 7:30 p.m. with staff, current students, and alumni.

WHERE: La Jolla Village Professional Center, Salk Room, Suite A-124 (the Connect Offices), 8950 Villa La Jolla, La Jolla, CA 92037RSVP: There is no cost to attend but you must RSVP to Zarin Shaghaghi or 858-534-9159

Program Materials will be available for attendees interested in these healthcare master’s degree programs:
MAS in Clinical Research:
MAS in Health Law:
MAS in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations:

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