Brexit, Trade and Health #BrexitHealth

Organised by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

In partnership with the University of Manchester,and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Once Article 50 TEU is triggered, Britain’s formal process for exiting the European Union will begin. There is much uncertainty surrounding Brexit, particularly regarding the future trade and investment relationship between the UK and the EU, as well as between the UK and third states.

What are the potential implications of Brexit on trade and investment from the perspective of health?

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What is the potential trade and investment landscape post-Brexit -for both parties?

The UK’s exit from the EU will have serious trade and investment ramifications for both the UK and the EU. The panel will examine the UK’s potential future trade relationship with the EU and third states – as well as the future evolution of EU trade policy.

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What is the post-Brexit future of public health promotion?

Trade and investment policies can have a significant effect on public health. Accordingly, the second panel will focus specifically on the implications trade and investment in a post-Brexit world for public health. The implications of the UK leaving the EU on public health will be discussed, particularly the impact of future trade and investment agreements.

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Speakers and Moderators

MEP Marian Harkin, ALDE

Marian Harkin is an Independent MEP for the North and West Constituency of Ireland. Marian was elected as an Independent Member of the Irish Parliament and has been elected twice as a Member of the European Parliament. As a Member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, Marian is a full member and ALDE vice co-ordinator of the employment and Social Affairs Committee, substitute member on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and substitute member on the Petitions Committee.

Stephen Gordon, Secretary General, ECCH, Board Member, EPHA

Trained osteopath and homeopath, Stephen Gordon was instrumental in setting up the European Central Council of Homeopaths of which he is the current General Secretary. ECCH has been a member of EPHA since its beginning in 1993.

Dr Nicolette Butler, Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester

Dr Nicolette Butler is an Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include International Trade Law and the Law of Foreign Investment. Nicolette is the Principal Investigator of an ESRC Impact Accelerator Account grant which examines the ongoing TTIP negotiations. She is also a Principal Investigator of a British Academy Grant which considers the procurement relationship between the UK and the US. Nicolette is also a Scientific Advisor to EPHA on trade and investment policy

Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Associate Professor in Public Policy, University of Warwick

Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge is an Associate Professor in Public Policy. Gabriel joined the department in September 2016 from the University of Manchester, where he was a Lecturer in Politics. Before that, Gabriel was a Lecturer in International Political Economy at Oxford Brookes University. He holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield.

Prof David Collins, City University London

Professor and Director of the LLM Programme, David Collins teaches and researches in the field of international economic law specializing in the law of the World Trade Organization and international investment law. Previously, David practiced commercial litigation in Toronto, Canada and was a prosecutor for the Attorney General of Ontario.

Emanuel Adam, Director of Policy & Trade, British American Business

Emanuel is Director of Policy and Trade at BritishAmerican Business (BAB). It incorporates the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and the British-American Chamber of Commerce (USA). Emanuel is responsible for the development and execution of BAB’s policy advocacy and tradeand investment promotion work, with focus on relevant transatlantic policy issues and market growth and expansion opportunities for businesses. In his role, Emanuel oversees the policy and trade support for the chapters of the British-American Business Council (BABC),
representing 2000 member companies in the UK and the US.

Emma Woodford, Director, Health and Trade Network

Emma is the Founding Director of the Health and Trade Network, which campaigns for trade agreements which support strong health and social protection measures. Passionate about the impact of free trade on health, Emma combines her experience of community development and EU Policy to establish a network that can contribute to mitigating the negative impacts of free trade agreements on
population health around the world.

Dr. Dimitrios Doukas, Reader in EU Law, University of Manchester

Dr. Dimitrios Doukas joined the School of Law at the University of Manchester as Reader in EU Law in September 2013. Prior to that he worked as Lecturer (2005-2011) and then Senior Lecturer in European Law (2011-2013) at Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a law degree and an LLM in European & International Law with distinction from the Aristotle University of Thessalonika in Greece, and completed his PhD on Freedom and Limits of Commercial Speech in EU and Comparative Public Law at the University of Hamburg in Germany, from which he graduated in 2003 with the title of Doctor Iuris (magna cum laude).

Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, Policy Coordinator Trade For Health, EPHA

Zoltán Massay-Kosubek is a Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Europe’s largest public health non-governmental organisation advocating for better health. Mr. Massay-Kosubek has more than 12 years of experience with policy issues – including Brussels based EU advocacy work, international and European affairs management matters at the Hungarian Ministry for Health, lawyer-linguist experience at the European Court of Justice (ECJ), as well as legal practice at national courts. Mr. Massay-Kosubek has received law degrees from both the University of Szeged and the University of Paris X Nanterre and is fluent in Hungarian, English, French and German. Zoltán is the alternate health member delegated by EPHA to the TTIP Advisory Group of the European Commission. Zoltán tweets from @EU_ZMK. Save

Dr Jasem Tarawneh, University of Manchester

Dr Tarawneh is Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law at the University of Manchester, teaching and researching in the areas of intellectual property rights/trademarks, company and business law and arbitration.

Elisabetta Zanon, Director of the NHS European Office

Elisabetta Zanon is Director at the NHS European Office, which provides expertise on the full range of policy detail in relevant EU legislation and uses its extensive links with
European health bodies to influence and analyse EU legislation.

Sam Lowe, Friends of the Earth

Sam leads Friends of the Earth’s policy and campaigning work on trade and Brexit, having previously headed up its campaign advocating for the UK to remain a member of the European Union.  he also sits on the board of the trade Justice movement.

Stephanie Lane, Director Public Policy Europe and Canada, MSD (Europe) Inc AmCham EU Member

Stephanie is responsible for MSD engagement on Pricing and Reimbursement and HTA at the European level.  She is an active participant in industry platforms on Pricing and Reimbursement and HTA, representing industry in the HTA Stakeholder Pool, leading MSD’s engagement on Pricing and reimbursement and HTA and Biologics policy matters as well as being engaged in MSD’s Brexit Strategic Response group and other industry groups working on Brexit issues

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