Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

Information Liberation: How Data-Sharing Drives Medical Innovation

Monday, May 2, 2011 / 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

The Human Genome Project demonstrated that data can be made immediately available to the public, benefitting scientific knowledge and innovation. Yet we know that commercialization of new treatments will not happen without appropriate protection of intellectual property. How can the field of biomedicine better balance data availability, information exchange and IP arrangements among academics, researchers, and the public and private sectors? Are there models of pre-competitive sharing from other fields of R&D that are relevant to medical research?


John Dwyer

Chairman, Telcare


Anna Barker

Consultant, Transformative Healthcare Initiatives; former Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute

Eslie Dennis

Executive Director, Predictive Safety Testing Consortium, and Executive Director Polycystic Kidney Disease Consortium, The Critical Path Institute

Garry Neil

Corporate Vice President, Corporate Office of Science and Technology, Johnson & Johnson

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