Globalizing Therapeutic techniques and Industrial Products in ASIAN MEDICINE

12-14 February 2015, Paris, France

Panel to be held during the Inaugural Conference of the ERC-funded GLOBHEALTH Project.

 

SYNOPSIS

This panel in Asian medicine is one of the four pillars of the International Conference "From International to Global: Knowledge, Diseases and the Postwar Government of Health" that will inaugurate the ERC-funded GLOBHEALTH project.

globH1From the late 1970s onward, WHO, nation-states like China and India, as well as local firms and practitioners of Asian medicine have sought to put the question of the making, evaluation and uses of herbal preparations on the agenda of international health. In 2010, this seems to be a huge success: bio-prospection and ethno-botanical surveys in collaboration with industry flourish; the protection of traditional knowledge is an object of international negotiations; the markets for mass-produced herbal medicines link Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America; they are subjects to international regulations for production, registration and quality control; they are elements in heterogeneous treatment strategies targeting chronic disorders juxtaposing biomedical and so-called alternative and complementary therapies. This panel will explore this dual industrialization and globalization, and the way they feed 'global health', taking China, India and Taiwan as a case studies. Here the focus will be placed on pharmaceutical products and their complex relationships to policies (multilateral agencies, the state and the private sector).

SPEAKERS

Joseph Alter (University of Pittsburgh)
Stephan Kloos (Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna)
Wen-Hua Kuo (National Yang-Ming University, Taipei)
Mark Nichter (University of Arizona, Tuczon)
Laurent Pordié (CNRS-Cermes3, Paris)
Mei Zhan (University of California, Irvine)

Also find at the conference a keynote address from PharmAsia member Vincanne Adams (University of California at San Francisco).

Download the programme of the panel.

ORGANIZERS

Laurent Pordié (CNRS-Cermes3, Paris) and Jean-Paul Gaudillière (Inserm-Cermes3, Paris)

FUNDING BODY

European Research Council

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VENUE

Association Bierville, 10 route des Nations, 91690 Boissy la Rivière (40 km from Paris).

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