World Association for Medical Law



    • 07 Aug 2016
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 11 Aug 2016
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Los Angeles, California USA

    22nd WAML Annual Congress  "Hollywood and Medical Law and Ethics" August 7 - 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (USA)!


    WAML 2016 Annual Congress & Exhibits

    The Millennium Biltmore Hotel

     Los Angeles, California, USA

    Welcome to the WAML 2016 Annual Congress!

    Dear Colleagues and Friends,

    Welcome to the World Association for Medical Laws 2016 Annual Congress.  The WAML Annual Congress provides an international forum for discussion of a broad range of issues covering health law, forensics, legal medicine and bioethics. This year we have much to discuss and a wonderful host city in which to discuss it.

    There will be three subthemes topics:

    1.      Patient centered innovative health care with emphasis on patient safety, no medical error practice and patient satisfaction.  Issue of medical law and ethics

    2.      Biogenetics with patent conflict, most cutting edge scientific advances including food safety.  Issue of medical law and ethics

    3.      Legal medicine that contribute to the Society – medical law and ethics

    Meeting Highlights

    This year’s annual congress is being held from Sunday, August 7th through Thursday, August 11, 2015 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.  Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world.

    Our meeting will feature presentations and posters that cover a broad range of topics including special sessions on patient rights and patient safety, biogenetics and legal medicine contributing to society.  All these matters pertain to WAML and its members, evidence of the increased visibility of WAML and the practice of health law, forensics, legal medicine and bioethics.

    More information can be found on WAML’s website at including reserving your hotel room and information about Los Angeles.


    The meeting begins with our annual Sunday evening welcoming reception and dinner to be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. 

    The WAML General Assembly Meeting will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel the afternoon on Monday after the scientific sessions.  The general assembly meeting will include discussion of matters of interest to all WAML members; we urge you to attend so that you may add your voice and vote to the decision WAML makes at its meeting. The WAML Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony will take place at the hotel on Wednesday evening. 

    Special Acknowledgements

    The leadership and members of WAML wish to acknowledge the gracious support from our vendors and sponsors, without whom the meeting would be impossible. We hope that the scientific program organized by the Program Committee will meet your highest expectations. The leadership of WAML asks all members to guarantee future successful meetings and the overall success of WAML by actively participating in the organization.   

    As the WAML President and 2016 Congress Program Chair, I welcome both our established and new colleagues and look forward to your active participation, which is so crucial to the success of this meeting. I hope that our new colleagues will consider joining our association as members to take advantage of the year-round interactions that our current members enjoy!

    We recommend bringing your family and enjoy vacation land in Southern California.


    Thomas T. Noguchi, M.D.


    2016 Program Chair


    Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles has been chosen as the WAML Congress Headquarters. 



    The Millennium Biltmore Hotel has been the premier choice for celebrities, presidents and dignitaries for nearly 90 years.  Designed in the style of the Spanish Italian Renaissance, the hotel opened in 1923 to national acclaim, and was designated a Historical Cultural Landmark in 1969.   The 11 story structure was designed by the same architectural firm that designed the New York Waldorf Astoria. The cathedral-like public room ceilings are hand-painted. Touted as the “host of the coast” from the beginning, the Biltmore became the place to be for Los Angeles high society, film industry czars and stars. Among the momentous events held at the Biltmore was the founding banquet for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was at the dinner on May 11, 1927 that the concept and design for the “Oscar” was conceived. A statue was sketched on a napkin during a Crystal Ballroom banquet marking the occasion. John Kennedy established his headquarters during the 1960 Democratic National Convention in the hotel’s Music Room.  Today, restored to its initial elegance and grandeur, the Biltmore has been the set for countless movies, commercials and print photography since 1975. Television series shot there include Alias, The West Wing, Without a Trace, Crossing Jordan, Cold Case Judging Amy, Pretty Woman and CSI Los Angeles.

    Few Los Angeles hotels boast the ideal locale and sumptuous comforts this luxury hotel has to offer. Situated at the heart of L.A's vibrant cultural district, the hotel is just steps away from major attractions, such as L.A. Live, the Ahmanson Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium.


    Just one block away is the quick Metro Red Line subway, which provides easy access to exciting venues like Universal Studios and the Dolby Theater. Just a short drive away you'll find Hollywood and Beverly Hills, as well as Los Angeles International, Burbank and Long Beach airports.


    Upon arriving at the Millennium Biltmore, you'll find contemporary comforts fused with classic European style in each of the 683 guest rooms. All guests are provided with access to our Roman-style indoor swimming pool and health club, and Executive and Club Level floors feature premium services for discerning travelers.


    The Millennium Biltmore hotel is an ideal venue for our Congress Meeting.


    All of the room accommodations are equipped with a number of thoughtful provisions, so that business and leisure travelers can make the most of their stay here. All rooms reflect the unique history and heritage of the Biltmore hotel, with each boasting fine furnishings and a warm, comforting color scheme. 


    Complimentary guest room wireless internet and room rates of $199 single or double have been negotiated for our members.


The World Association for Medical Law (WAML) was established and the first Congress was held in Ghent, Belgium in 1967.

The purpose of the WAML is to encourage the study and discussion of health law, legal medicine and ethics, for the benefit of society and the advancement of human rights. The aim of the WAML is to promote the study of the consequences in jurisprudence, legislation and ethics of developments in medicine, health care and related sciences.

Since its creation the WAML held 19 World Congresses, and used its International Journal Medicine and Law for the publication of more than 2000 articles of authors from more than 100 countries. The Association engages in educational activities and aims to promote discussion and deliberation among academic and non academic channels, through its bi-monthly Members Newsletter, its regular Radio Program and more.

If you are interested in taking part in these activities and join our growing WAML family, you may apply for membership online.

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Upcoming Events

11 May 2016 (UTC+02:00) • Amsterdam
25 May 2016 (UTC+02:00) • Logroño, Spain
21 Jun 2016 (UTC+02:00) • Venice, Italy
07 Aug 2016 8:00 AM (PDT) • Los Angeles, California USA
11 Sep 2017 • Düsseldorf/Cologne, Germany




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