Annual Conference

2016 UAEM NA Annual Conference

Dates: Friday, October 14th – Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Location: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720
 Saturday: Dwinelle Hall (Room 155)      Sunday: Pauley (East)


Keynote Speaker: 

Amy Kapczynski, Founder of UAEM, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Global Health Justice Partnership

Confirmed Participants:
Rachel Kiddell-Monroe, Special Advisor UAEM & International Board Member of MSF

Peter Maybarduk Director of Access to Medicines Program, Public Citizen 

Judit Rius SanjuanU.S. Manager & Legal Policy Advisor, Access Campaign Medicins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders

Jamie Love,  Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)

Talha Syed Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law

Samantha CorbinActions Director, the Other 98%

Nick ShockeyDirector of Programs and Engagements, SPARC

Fran QuiglyClinical Professor of Law, University of Indiana, Health and Human Rights and People of Faith for Access to Medicines (PFAM)


UAEM 2016 Conference Agenda | UAEM 2016 Welcome Packet | UAEM 2016 Conference Speaker List

UAEM’s annual North American conference is an opportunity to inspire, educate, skills-build and mobilize students from a variety of disciplines to become part of something bigger and act now on the access to medicines crisis at their universities.

This year’s conference marks our 10th anniversary as an NGO in the United States!

Join us to celebrate a decade of student-driven activism for equitable access to life-saving medication! There will be attendees from UAEM India, Brazil, Europe, and all across North America.

 *** To register for the conference, click here***

UAEM strives to help students attend the conference, no matter what their financial situation. Your school may also offer travel assistance, so please check UAEM’s database and guide, or your student resources center on campus to try to secure funding! Getting external funding for your own travel means that more UAEMers will be able to attend!


Fall Conference Video Competition

UAEM would also like to invite all current students and chapters along with UAEM alumni, wherever you are in the world, to send us a 30-90 second video highlighting your experience with UAEM to include in a montage that we will share in person at the Fall Conference as well as with the broader UAEM audience!

The chapter and individual who submit the most creative video will be eligible to receive additional funding to support travel to the Fall conference!

Please send us your video entries by September 15th via, where you can email your file to

Please include:

Your name, current or former university, country (where you were a UAEM member), and a message for the broader UAEM community (eg why UAEM matters, what you gained or simply be creative & have fun showcasing your chapter!)


This conference is made possible through the generous support of the Open Society Institute, the Perls Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and donations from UAEM students, alumni, and supporters.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please reply to this e-mail address: (

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