World Association for Medical Law



    • 02 Aug 2015
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • 06 Aug 2015
    • 10:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Coimbra, Portugal


    ABSTRACT Submission Deadline April 1, 2015.  SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW HERE


    Early Registration Deadline May 15, 2015 - Register HERE


    Reserve your Hotel Room (Deadline June 1, 2015) - HERE



    The Congress will take place at Hotel Vila Gale and will commence with a Welcome Reception Sunday evening August 2, 2015.  The Welcome Reception is the perfect venue to meet with colleagues.  We encourage everyone to attend.  The Opening Ceremony will be the morning of Monday, August 3, 2015.  The Congress will conclude Thursday, August 6, 2015 followed by a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

    The program will consist of four topics:

    Ageing and Health law

    Information Technology and Health Law

    Migrations & Health Law

    Islamic Bioethics

    Registration is now open for t

    he World Association for Medical Law, 21stAnnual Congress in Coimbra, Portugal to be held August 2-6, 2015.  To take advantage of the early-bird discount rate, you must register by May 15, 2015, at

    Online registration is greatly preferred.  You may choose to download a registration form HERE.

    Full Registration Package Include:

    •  Admission to the Scientific and Poster Sessions

    •  Admission to the Sunday Evening Welcome Reception

    •  Admission to the Civic Reception (Sponsored by Coimbra Mayor at City Hall)

    •  Admission to the Thursday evening Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

    •  Admission to all coffee breaks


    *NOTE:  One-Day Registration Fees includes access to the Scientific Program Sessions, Exhibits, Posters and Coffee Breaks ONLY.  If you are planning to attend a daily session please complete the registration form and email to

    Additional tickets can be purchased a la carte for the Welcoming Reception and Gala Dinner/Awards Ceremony for attendees choosing a daily registration fee or for additional guests who will not be purchasing a full registration package.

    If you are registering for the Islamic Bioethics Session, this is a two day program.  The program will take place the last two days (August 5 and 6) and you will have access to all sessions on August 5 and 6.  Registration will include the Gala Dinner / Awards Ceremony and Coffee Breaks.

    The World Association for Medical Law has selected the HOTEL VILA GALÉ for your stay during the 21st Annual World Congress, Coimbra, Portugal.  The WAML has contracted a discounted group rate for all WAML attendees to include a Buffet Breakfast served in the Restaurant and complimentary wi-fi which are wonderful amenities to help you throughout your stay.

    For hotel reservations please see the Hotel Reservation Form HERE.  You must complete the form and email to or Fax to 21 790 76 40 by June 1, 2015.  The group rate is 100.00€ per single room per night and 120,00€ for double twin room per night. 


    IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you choose to stay at another hotel the WAML will have to charge an entry fee of $75 on top of your registration.   

    Ground Transportation - Due to lack of interest, bus transportation service August 2, 2015 has been cancelled.  Please see  for additional options.

     University Tour – A Coimbra University Walking tour has been planned for Monday August 3, 2015 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  You will be accompanied by a professional guide and attendees will be divided into groups of 40.  Pre-Registration is required and you will be required to pay 7€ directly to your tour guide on August 3, 2015.

    Abstract Submission - Use the following link and follow instructions to submit your abstract  Deadline to submit an abstract April 1, 2015.

    Please check website for updates.

    Best regards and see you in Portugal!

    World Association for Medical Law              




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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