"Scientific Research and Medical Provision:
The Anglo-American Dynamic"
The Future of Biotech, Pharmaceuticals and the Life Sciences
Conference hosted by The Atlantic Bridge at
Merton College, Oxford on May 10th 2003
9:00 Welcome Address
Mr. Robert MacLaren DPhil FRCS,Lecturer, Merton College
9:30 "An International Dilemma: How Much Health Care Can We Afford?"
Is the current UK health care model sustainable? How will the UK cope with an ageing population? What is the future of the welfare state? What lessons can be learnt from the US?
Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute
Dr. Liam Fox MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
11:15 "Critical Issues in Biotech and the Pharmaceutical Industry"
Is America carrying the world? What is the level of competitiveness in the European pharmaceutical industry and is it healthy? "Convergence" between biotech and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. David J Brickwood, Vice President of Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
Spiro Rombotis, Chief Executive, Cyclacel Ltd
12:45 Lunch in the Savile Room
Kevin Rigby, Vice President of Public Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
14:00 "The Damaging Effects of the European ‘Brain Drain’"
How is the exodus of top scientific minds affecting companies with investment in Britain? Is Britain an anti-innovation culture? What is the future of Research and Development in the UK?
Dr. Peter R Farrow, Senior Director of Science Policy, Pfizer Global Research and Development
16:00 "The Threats to Development: Regulation, Finance and the Militant Activists"
What are the structural, cultural and political obstacles to Research and Development in Europe? How best can we tackle the destructive force of activists? The future of intellectual property protection.
Dr. Timothy Morris, Head of Comparative Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline
19:30 Cocktail Reception in the Savile Room
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